Wednesday, June 24, 2009


Well, school's out for another year. Last Friday was the final day of school, and graduation in the evening. It was a great day!
Saturday was wet and rainy (ugh) for a not very nice kick-off to summer vacation. We took the opportunity to sign up for the Summer Reading Program at the library. We've already made two trips there....
This week, however, is nice and scorching hot! We had to turn on the AC for the first time this year. The problem with that is that the kids would rather be inside where it's nice and cool, than playing outdoors in the fresh air. Solution? The splash pad! Deanna and Tim both had sleepovers at friends houses last night, so I only had the three little girls home. So we picked up the twins' friend Zoe, and headed out to the park. I brought my lawn chair and a book, and a good time was had by all!

Yesterday, I accidentally left the hose on in the front of the house. Natalie and Allison took full advantage of this by having a water fight:

I hope they are as easily entertained all summer. ..

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Goodbye, Farewell, Until We Meet Again....

This week the Pot family leaves London to take up a new calling in West Albany, Australia. Our congregation here at London will certainly miss them. We will miss the wonderful preaching we have received, we will miss the games nights, we will miss Monica's smiling face, and we will miss all 5 Pot children. As was said at the farewell evening, there will be lots of Pot-holes left behind. Since our children are all around the same age, from Tim & Byron in Grade 7 all the way down to Natalie and Alyssa, who would have started kindergarten together next fall, our house will have many Pot-holes.
This past weekend was Rev. Pot's farewell service. It was a rather emotional afternoon. Not too many dry eyes were found. It's not like they are just moving down the 401 to another congregations, but all the way to the other side of the world! In all likelyhood, we will never see them again - this is difficult.
Tim, Cody, Jared and Byron came here for lunch for one last Sunday get-together. Hard to believe that is the last time Byron will be here.... they had pizza for lunch, and played lots of Wii. Tim had rented some fun four-player games...I'm sure they will have lots of good memories. These boys have been good friends for the past 5 years, and as they get older, they develop much closer ties. I hope they will keep in touch, for a while anyway.
I had to get this on camera:
This game kept them in stitches, and Natalie enjoyed watching too!
I tried to get at least one nice picture before the mayhem started...
Come on, boys, just be serious for one minute!
I guess that was too much too ask
Oh well, boys will be boys....
We wish the Pot's a safe journey, an enjoyable and restful break in Holland, and God's blessings on their new life in Australia.