John and I spent the last week on a mission trip in Toledo, OH with over 300 Catholics from all around the midwest. The week was wonderful! Sure, there were some hiccups here and there, but for the most part, I'm smiling.
I'm going to keep this Little Happies post short because most of my Happies last week were Big ones. Don't worry, you'll hear about them soon in my trip recap post, to come later this week. Until then...
My service for the week was at a neighborhood outreach center run by one awesome whippersnapper of a nun. My group spent the week helping with the center's Vacation Bible School for the K thru 8th graders in the neighborhood. Of course there was lots of recess time in the mix. And of course the kiddos LOVED the swings. The teen helpers in our group were pro swing pushers by the end of the week.
I decided to snap a few pics of the fun in action and caught this gem. Look at those little piggies! And her adorable smiling face! I look at this and still feel the joy of the moment.
When we got back from our trip, we celebrated Johnny's Day (in place of Father's Day)! I surprised him with Cosmic Encounter, a board game he's been eyeing for some time now, and promised that I'd play it with him, even though it seems quite nerdy. Unfortunately, it requires 3 players minimum, but fortunately, we're not above playing with a stuffed animal as player number 3.
Speaking of Johnny's Day...
Earlier in the day, we got a call from one of John's good friends, Reuss, (a groomsman in our wedding). He told that he was at the airport on his way to Memphis for a business trip this week. We made plans to hang out later in the week and sorta left it at that.
For dinner, John requested Pyro's Pizza, so we made that happen. As we're sitting down to eat on their storefront patio, who does John see walk by (out of the corner of his eye) but Reuss! SO RANDOM! We didn't even know where he was staying, but it turns out it was only a block over from Pyro's Pizza. And he just so happened to be walking over to find somewhere to eat dinner as we were eating ours. A most wonderful coincidence!
We spent the rest of the night catching up with our good friend, smiles on our faces and delicious pizza in our tummies. A Happy evening indeed.
Have a great week, friends!