clay and bread

We've really enjoyed our time here with Tom and Slate (he's much bigger now than in the picture). Yesterday Tom showed Heather how to make some small platters, so she got her hands in the clay and shaped fifteen of them. And their appreciation of good food here inspired me to try a recipe for French baguettes, which involves spraying water in the oven to make steam while the bread bakes. I was surprised how good it was. "Outta this world," Tom said. Even Heather was impressed, and she knows the real thing.

Talking about communion with Tom today led to us asking if we could buy one of the chalice and plate sets he makes—but he offered them as a gift instead. It'll make our celebrations of the one Body that much more meaningful. And remind us of how blessed we were in our time here.