Several weeks ago, we held our Secular Franciscan meeting at Patoka Lake on one of the member’s houseboats. It’s one the things we look forward each summer. I didn’t take any pictures myself, but Gary shared some with us and I wanted to pass them on as well. It’s such a great event of prayer, fellowship, food, family, and fun!
The boys enjoyed tubing:
And taking the slide off the back of the boat:
Sophie wanted nothing to do with getting in the water where she couldn’t touch (surprise, surprise) and instead made herself the monitor and dog watcher. She enjoyed throwing the tennis ball off the back of the boat and watching the dog swim to retrieve it.
We are so grateful for the Boice’s hospitality and the friendship of the entire group of Franciscans!
On Labor Day weekend, we celebrated with a parade in Clarksville. Sophie and her friend were not fans of the sirens!
The Scouts participated by carrying the “ginormous” flag.
Speaking of Scouts, today was a very special day. Our former preschool building was dedicated as the new Scout Lodge. When the preschool moved into their new facility, there was question of what to do with the “little apple building”. I’m so glad the Scouts will be occupying the little house where I went to Kindergarten! We were very blessed today because Bishop Gettlefinger, retired bishop of Evansville and retired National Liason to the National Catholic Committee on scouting. What an honor to have him dedicated our little lodge.
I’m so glad our family has been involved in Scouting and I’m thrilled for the troop to have a new home!
On another exciting note, I applied to graduate in December!!!!!
Of course, there’s still the minor matter of editing and defending my dissertation – but who’s counting?