I wanted to be outside the whole day.
Elijah has some math he is finishing up so we headed out to the back deck.
Around these parts, I am usually the one behind the camera. But the sneaky Captain took the opportunity to capture a rare photo of me doing school stuff.
We re-arranged a few rooms, I sewed a little, we sat outside with neighbors eating popsicles (Thank you Julie!), and then we headed off to the Portland Timbers soccer game.
A patient gave the Captain three tickets a few weeks ago and then just this morning our neighbor Jeff gave us two more tickets.
Our whole family was able to enjoy a great game (we won 2-0) in an outdoor stadium on the most beautiful, perfect Portland day... all for free.
We felt so blessed to have such a treat. The fact that they won was icing on the cake.
On a funny side note--
We parked and walked a few blocks to the stadium. I kept encouraging Elijah to walk near Karl and I.
In reference to the tribes of Reuben, Gad, and the half-tribe of Manasseh (which settled on the non-Promise Land side of the Jordan River), I leaned over and said to Karl,
"Your son is straggling back there. He's going to get picked off by the Amalekites."
Abby was walking right behind us and she leaned forward and asked,
"Did... did you just call me a mountain bike??!!"
I love how even the simplest things (like misunderstanding words spoken on a busy, noisy downtown street) can make us laugh and draw us closer to each other.
Now if you'll excuse me...
I need to kiss my