31 January 2010

Weekend Joy

It has been such a wonderful weekend here in the Windy City (which isn't very windy...nor is it that cold for this time of year...but that's beside the point).
Friday night was spent at Kelly and Nicolas' new apartment where they invited us over for dinner. Nicolas made a wonderful dish of chicken and rice (with a French sauce). Lauren and I whipped up an awesome salad to compliment the dinner. We spent nearly four hours that evening in their company while we shared stories, played games, and had fun.
On Saturday I (Micah) went to work for a few hours while Lauren was able to sleep in and catch up on much needed rest.
Later in the afternoon we went to see a movie, "The Book of Eli." I will save my review for another time and place, but as a believer, and with high standards for when a movie should be watched, I would caution against seeing such a film. If you feel a burning desire to see it in order to develop some sort of critical opinion of it, at least wait until it comes out on Red Box so you don't throw your hard-earned money away. At least we went to a matinee.
Saturday evening Lauren and I went out to Edwardo's Pizza to celebrate my birthday again, thanks to the generosity of Lauren's parents! Thank you guys! We even got a free slice of chocolate cake out of the deal!!
After dinner we met up with Uncle Mark, Aunt Tammy, and Dayton at Loyola University to watch them defeat #5 Penn State in men's volleyball. We later enjoyed ice-cream at McDonalds (thanks to the Erickson's)!
Today we went to church at First Free and fellowshipped with other believers, while worshiping our Lord and Saviour Jesus the Messiah. Our pastor spoke on Abraham's faith, and what it means for us a believers to exercise that same amount of faith.
This afternoon Lauren made a KILLER AWESOME chicken something-or-other with a salad. She's an incredible cook! We spent the rest of the afternoon just hanging out, Lauren exploring the web, while I read several chapters of various books for school.
Hope all of you, our dear family and friends (and those we don't even know who happen to come upon our blog) are in good health, and are continuing our given mission to Love the Lord our God with all of our heart, soul, mind, and strength!


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