Saturday, September 30

Kids at the Neals

We had 16 high schoolers in our living room last night! Boy are we glad we have a larger house than in Kentucky. Matt and I went to the girls' basketball game and then invited everyone over to our house. We thought it would be a good chance for us to start interacting with the kids ouside of the school setting. It was a lot of fun. We played "Apples to Apples" which was nothing less than chaotic. 16 different conversations, yelling, oh and trying to play an organized game! 11:50pm didn't come soon enough. Mr. Neal retreated to bed around 11:00pm. I was left to entertain and clean once everyone left. Popcorn ground into my area rug...popsicle wrappers littering the floor, empty plastic cups with remnants of Mt. Dew in them? Amazingly it only took me a concentrated 15 minutes to get my home back in order. Needless to was worth it. We both woke up this morning feeling refreshed and good about what had occrred the night before. We could have never imagind that this is what God would have for us. But here we are...and we're loving it!


Meliss said...

I'm so glad things are going well for you guys!! sorry I've been a bad e-mailer has been so busy...i can't seem to get it together these days...hopefully things will slow down in a couple of weeks!

Anonymous said...

you are mighty brave

Tim St. Clair II said...

Isn't it fun to have students over to your house? My wife and I do it often and love it. It is a great way to get to know the kids in a different atmosphere. And they see that you are "normal"! HA! Glad you guys are enjoying life here in Holland. It's great to have you here.