{life happenings}

And thus, life continues to roll on at the Lambert Estate.

I’ve still been spending a lot of time with Stanley. I’m not sure if my love of the deep and melancholy notes will ever go away. I always feel much more “cool” with the cello in my hand than I do without the cello in my hand. I guess it’s because it’s so big. Who knows.

What else have we been up to? Well, we painted the church eating area about a month ago. I posted the following picture and caption on my Instagram stream. 😀

So we went to church this morning and immediately following the fellowship meal we changed into painting clothes and started painting our church eating area and everyone was pitching in and doing their thing and I was painting like a boss until I stepped backwards into a pan of paint and it got all over my pants and shoes so I had to take my shoes off and paint in my socks and then my socks were stuck to my feet because there was paint on them too and then we kept painting and taping and painting and taping and painting and taping and then we were cleaning up and so I was finally able to pull my socks off of my feet and then I drove home barefoot in the big van with the radio going full blast and that is why I call myself the Awesome Courtney Lambert and you now know the story behind the name.

It was a lot of fun, and it looks SO much better now than it did.

Oh, we made fried green tomatoes!!! We hadn’t had them in a very long time, and the last time I actually had them, they were terrible. Never count on a restaurant to do something that is best done by the southern cook at home in their own kitchen. 😉

There have been to-do lists made and worked on:

Laundry washed

Sunrises admired

And then there was Ultimate Frisbee. Well, let me back up. We recently came back in contact with a friend of Daddy’s that he grew up with. As it would turn out, as the Lord has worked in both of our families, we’ve become incredibly like-minded and had no idea! We’ve actually been to many of the same social events over the past couple of years and didn’t realize who they were or how our families were connected. Recently, they were at an event held by some other friends of ours and put two-and-two together. Since then, our families have been enjoying getting to know each other better and have thoroughly enjoyed the fellowship. God is so good!!

Their family invited our family and some other like-minded folks out to a local park one recent Sunday afternoon. And that, my friends, is how I ended up playing Ultimate Frisbee for the first time. I’m still not exactly sure what we were doing, but I figured that as long as I ran with my team in the direction that they were going, I couldn’t really mess anything up. I’m not particularly good with sports or outdoor competitive games, but it was actually a lot of fun! The next few pictures were taken by another friend who was there.

Yep. I’ve totally got this. Not.


I’ve been able to get some more trailer-hauling experience lately as well. These photos are from our most recent dump haul. We’re still working on getting construction debris and leftover junk from the previous owners out of our driveway. It’s a slow process, but I am very thankful for the hauling experience. You never know when that might come in handy!

Last week, we were able to visit the zoo one last time before our passes expired. It was so much fun!

packing the coffee – love using mason jars for this!

Go to the zoo to see animals- have your picture taken by a minion!! I love minions. :)

Mama and Daddy actually brought me this folder from one of their more recent shopping trips. Isn’t it cute?? 😀

Well, I think that’s all for this particular post. Stay tuned for the next post about getting to meet two of my sweet friends in person and about driving across the state line for the first time! 😀

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