I failed to write about Jacob's confirmation, which occurred last Sunday. The day started off at church, of course. Jake had a good showing of family members there and we all got to sit through an hour and fifty minute(!) service (which really isn't that much longer than the normal service there, unfortunately).
After church, it started to rain, which didn't make me happy because we were planning an outside party. It didn't rain too long, though, so we still were able to hold the festivities outside. Brian set up a tent on the patio and we also have a big tree (and a table with an umbrella) that kept most of the rain off of everyone.
Despite the rain, it was a nice afternoon. I guess our next big bash will be graduation in four years!