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david and chad playing guitar.

sunshine and a very cold breeze at the park.

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starbucks break

reading stories on the top bunk

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the most beautiful sandcake i’ve ever seen

shoes and toys and lots of laughing

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the kids had sooo much fun running and playing and pretending.  they didn’t want to say goodbye.  the adults had lots of time to catch up and talk and dream together.  sarah and chad shared their story on sunday and it was real and honest and beautiful.

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i was a little worried about making our guests comfortable.  our house is small and i didn’t have a lot of time to clean as well as i would have liked.  then i remembered our guests are also our dear friends, and they don’t mind a mattress on the floor or a stack of papers near the phone.  i doubt they would notice if i dusted my bookshelves or cleaned out my fridge.  and because i didn’t spend a lot of time cleaning and tidying, i didn’t worry about the toys strewn all over the house or the sand and leaves the kids tracked inside.  i think our friends were more comfortable in an imperfect home with relaxed hosts.  do you enjoy having overnight guests?  how do you make friends feel welcome?

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and tomorrow i’ve got a new design to show you!!

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