This new year has brought with it some good direction, clarity, and motivation for me personally, but we still have some scatteredness in our lives. Case in point, this weekend, Aelah sported an owl puppet mitten since we could only locate one of her mittens.

It was a good and full weekend! Friday afternoon, I joined Mark and his friend Nate for a couple brewery drinks. We then joined the Meier family at their home for a rocklette dinner. Aelah and I did a small bit of grocery shopping on Saturday, then enjoyed a daddy-daughter lunch date of grilled cheese, tomato soup, monkey bread and root beer at Pow-Wow Grounds Coffee and All My Relations Gallery. That evening, Dave, Carly, Adam, Josh, Mark, and I gathered for a game of Battlestar Galactica wherein which I managed to play very little. Sunday morning, Prepare the Way led music for worship at Trinity Lutheran in Waconia after which we enjoyed lunch at a mexican restaurant with the Meiers.

All in all, an enjoyable start to the new year!