...unless you live in the Huntsville/Madison, Alabama area. Yes, that is a rocket, which explains the high percentage of engineers who live here. Grandma and Grandma Betty came to town and we finally made it to the Space Center. We spent four great hours there learning all about the history of space flight and imagining the projects they have lined up for the future. Later that day we strolled through historic downtown Huntsville drooling over the beautiful homes. Huntsville was not burned during the Civil War so some of the houses we see today were built in the early 1800s. Halloween night brought the Hallelujah party at church and trick-or-treating with friends. *Costumes courtesy of Grandma's love, skill and sewing machine.
We had a great time today at Davis' Club EXTREME Cookout in our neighborhood. We had a handful of neighbors drop by and eat a hot dog or two. One of our neighbors is a Razorback fan from Jonesboro. She and Scott felt obliged to call the Hogs. Another neighbor brought her friends from Tennessee Tech where she and her husband were involved in campus ministry. They have a 16 month old son. We hope to visit more with them soon. Davis and his fellow 6th graders learned a lot about putting themselves out there and serving their neighbors.
Today we braved the elements and trekked out to Tate Farm with our friends, the Benders, to find a great pumpkin or two. Boy, was it cold! The kids wrestled in the corn cribs, survived the hay maze, pet the farm animals and took a hay ride. We took the picnic on over to our house and enjoyed Deanna's wonderful carmel, chocolate apples, yum! No one lost fingers to frostbite and everyone had a great time.
Our team had a great time this weekend going to Austin for a training session. After exchanging Davis and Bailey for Jo in Conway, seven of us crammed in Mom's car early Friday morning and made our way to Austin. About 8:30 we made a stop at Walmart and then went across the interstate to Starbucks. 5 hours later we were back on the road. The ladies got to enjoy Juli's baby shower Saturday morning while the men did training with Phil and Mark from MRN. Sunday allowed us the opportunity to worship with the Brentwood Oaks C of C and devour the awesome fajitas provided by the cooking committee. We rolled back into Cabot around 12:30 am and the Memphis crew drove on home from there. Here are a few pictures from the adventure.