I've been wanting to sit down and do a little update, maybe throw in a few pictures, but really and truly, there is nothing exciting going on! Well, besides the fact that Sheri, Amy and I are taking a photography class on Monday evenings...(which, of course, is directly followed by a girls' evening out to dinner!!! Whoo hoo!!) so that is a little exciting. For me, anyway. Not so much for you!
This weekend, my mom and Joe came for a visit. The kids were beside themselves...asking over and over again, "WHEN will Grandma and PaPa be here???" By the time they finally did get here, the kiddos were totally wound up, and I'm pretty sure Papa Joe was sore the next day from Noah and Kendall climbing all over him! On Sunday, we lounged around in the morning and then all went into Columbus for lunch...chinese!!! There's a little place on Riverside Drive that we call McDonald's Chinese because it is in a building that used to be a McDonalds. I think it's really called Eastern Bay, but anyway... it's really good and we got there in time for the Sunday buffet, so it was win-win!!! Noah was completely in awe of the urinals in the men's restroom. When I came out of the restroom, I could hear my darling son, talking in his always-loud voice..."Yeah, dere's urnals in dere!!! Dere's TWO urnals!!!! Did you see them Dad? I saw a URNAL in dere!!! Yeah, I used a URNAL, Grandma!! Mama, dere's URNALS in dere!!!! I need to go potty again, Dad...I need to go potty in the urnal! Seriously, he would NOT stop talking about the damn urinals. The few people that were in there were laughing...and we were all trying not to. I never knew urinals were so cool...
Then we headed down the road to Griggs Reservoir to walk off some chinese. There's a river and a dam there and lots of trees...and lots of places to play. Boy, was I sorry I didn't bring my camera!!! It was a truly beautiful fall day. We walked and walked, ran up and down the hills with the kids, tossed walnuts, checked out the dam, and just had a really nice time. So much so, in fact, that we lost track of time! It was 4:15 when we got back to the van, and Shawn, Deetra, Shea and Will were coming for dinner and to help Barry put the new windows in Noah and Kendall's rooms...Barry had told them to come between 4:30 and 5:30...YIKES!!! We were a good 35 minutes away, and we hadn't even stopped at Jeni's for ice cream yet! So we called Deetra, high-tailed it outta there, went for ice cream (Noah and I shared the triple with Lime Cardamom, Goat Cheese with Cherry Compote, and Passionfruit Frozen Yogurt...YUM!), hit the grocery quick for a few items I needed for dinner, and got our butts on the road!!!
As soon as we hit the door, I started dinner...Chicken with Bowties, roasted veggies, and country rolls. Deetra brought cake and ice cream to celebrate Shawn's birthday...yeah, like I needed more ice cream, right? I took it easy, believe me. Just a tiny bit of pasta, and mostly veggies. I wasn't even hungry, but who could turn down this yummy meal? Of course, I did partake of a piece of cake...it was a celebration, after all!! The time went so fast that before we knew it, Shawn and Deetra were hustling their kiddos home and we were trying to get ours to bed...it was a school night!
I can't believe it's already Monday night, and I'm headed off to photography class. Fun, Fun, Fun...and then dinner afterward with two of the most fun, creative gals I know! Who knew I could look forward to Mondays so much???
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