We also had great music, including a solo from one of Matt's friends that's visiting from school. This friend sang, "Then Came the Morning", one of my favorite songs.
Along with the major importance of the Resurrection, we also had some fun and enjoyment and learned a few minor lessons this weekend.
Lesson #1: The kitchen is still not a place where I exhibit great skill. We had a delicious meal, but I broke four fingernails and cut myself twice trying to prepare the food. I need a cook.
Lesson #2: You can actually burn baked beans in the crockpot. After that, they can be hidden in the microwave while you serve the rest of dinner. But one of the boys will ask about them, and then later they will discover the discarded dish in the microwave when they're cleaning up.
Lesson #3: Sunscreen works well, but only if you use it.
Lesson #4: Sunscreen will only work where you use it.
Our boys were sunburned on Friday after going out on the boat. I gave them all sunscreen, but most of them ignored it. Joel put it on haphazardly, giving himself a weird, striped zebra sunburn. Paul and Nicky were both painfully red.
Today, the guys all went fishing and swimming in the ocean. Again they mostly ignored the sunscreen. They're all lobsters now. Nicky put sunscreen on his face, but he missed the sides of his face, so he has a white streak down the middle and sunburn on either side. Joel missed the area under his eyes, so his face is white except for deep red marks under the eyes. He now looks like a zombie child. I'd show you pictures, but they all fell asleep while I was charging the battery to my camera. I'll have to post zombie pictures later.
In spite of the pain and suffering, a good time was had by all. So how was your weekend?