Whew! What a weekend.
As most of you know by now, my family is preparing for a big move. But there were a few events we had to get out of the way first. So, in typical Obenhaus style, we simply crammed them all into one weekend.
First there was this.
Our youngest son had his Eagle Scout Court of Honor. But it wasn't just about him.
These four young men started out as Tiger Cubs in the first grade. Together, they later transitioned into Boy Scouts as part of the Ninja patrol. And Saturday, they were all recognized for achieving scouting's highest rank of Eagle Scout.
It was so much fun to not only see these guys together one last time, but to watch the video one of the parents made, reviewing the kids' journey from little boys to men.
I laughed, I cried... Such a fun time of remembrance.
Then it was on to the same son's graduation open house. Of course, you can't have an open house without food. So I prepared my go-to meal for feeding a crowd--
Time to smoke a big ol' brisket for Texas barbeque.
You can find that recipe here.
Throw in some beans (recipe here), Cole Slaw (recipe here), chips, salsa and queso and it's a party.
Oh, and the all-important graduation cake.
But before the party even got started, the most amazing thing happened.
I'd like you introduce you to my new grandson, Max (short for Maximilian), born Sunday afternoon.
You know, there's just something about babies that makes you forget about the worries of the world. So much love, pure trust and innocence all in one tiny, little package.
Thank you, Max, for making your grammy's life just a little bit better.
And now, the countdown is really on. Only ten more days until that big move. So let the packing frenzy begin in earnest.
Mindy Obenhaus lives in Texas with her husband and the last of her five children. She's passionate about touching readers with Biblical truths in an entertaining, and sometimes adventurous, manner. When she’s not writing, she enjoys cooking and spending time with her grandchildren. Learn more at www.MindyObenhaus.com