Monday, December 15, 2008


It's been awhile. But I have a good excuse. It's called finals. However, they're over now, we're on Christmas break, and we only have about 7 months left til we graduate! Yippee! These last few weeks have been insane as we've had finals, meetings, Christmas programs, Christmas shopping/wrapping/decorating, and so on and so forth. I'm so glad it's break, but I'll be even more glad once it's December the 28th because that will be that we're back from Alabama with 2 weeks until classes start with relatively nothing planned and nowhere to go. Until then, we have plans I think 6 of our remaining 8 evenings here. And driving to Alabama and back after that. I'm super excited to see Shannon's family...just not so excited about the drive.

This past weekend our small group raked leaves for an old couple that Shannon met last year. There were 7 of us and we raked and hauled leaves for 4 1/2 hours. Check out the craziness:

The whole yard looked like this (or worse) when we began.

Hilary hard at work.

Kristel raked and raked and raked and raked...

Shannon preferred the "hog" leaf blower.

Anyone else think Allison's got the harder job here?

I fell in the ditch when we went to dump our leaves.

Last load of the day!

When we finished, the whole yard looked like this!

Group shot. I think Alex might be tired...

We had a lot of fun raking, even though most of us were (or still are) quite sore from all the hauling. It was a nice day, even if the leaves were still wet from Thursday's downpour, and we all got to know each other better and laugh a lot. There's nothing like serving alongside of people to get to know them! It's too bad we don't have the time to do something like this every week!

1 comment:

  1. How wonderful of you guys to do that for the older couple. Such a thoughtful idea. I bet they were thrilled to have their yard cleaned.


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