Labor Day weekend around our house is generally pretty quiet. Jon and I usually just DSC02217 kick back and catch up with ourselves and those long forgotten chores around the house. So as we headed into this past weekend the proverbial question was on the table- “What’s on the docket this weekend”. Friday and Saturday were pretty much scripted for us with a wedding at church. But we had no idea what we were up to the rest of the weekend. As it turns out this was a weekend to remember. Thinking back on the beautiful wedding that joined a young couple together as they begin a new adventure in their lives, a day trip to Galena to enjoy the beauty of the area, some shopping and beautiful weather and then an expedition up north to Effigy Mounds National Monument I’m reminded of how blessed we are by the beauty and the grace of God that so totally surrounds us each and every day. Standing up on the bluff at Effigy Mounds overlooking the mighty Mississippi, watching eagles soar overhead, enjoying time together with just each other and friends made this a weekend to remember. I hope you all had such a weekend!