Side Story: I found chargers like I had envisioned at Hobby Lobby last Thursday but never found any great napkin rings. I refuse to pay retail prices for something that is just OK. So Friday morning Rachel and I went yardsaleing (or as I tell Rachel, "treasure hunting") and I found napkin rings just like I was wanting! It was a bag of 10 new, silver napkin rings with the Dillard's tags still attached. I got 10 of them for $7! Yay! AND I found them in time for the dinner party! Bonus!
Back to Saturday...Chris wanted to get the yard looking nice before everyone came over, and it has rained to much this past week (to clarify, I am not complaining!) that he had to do it all on Saturday morning. With a 17-month-old and Christopher in the house, there's pretty much no point in cleaning ahead of time, so of course I waited until Saturday to do most of that, also. Then I had to make Pasta Fagioli and Lasagna. (We had made the tiramisu the night before.) So it was a very busy day, but I think everyone had a good time! It is so nice to have a break from the usual dinner routine, and we had some excellent company! Thank the Lord for church families, both new and old.
Sunday we made a short trip to Stillwater. I always try to think of things to do on the weekends since Chris likes to have plans, but rarely likes to make plans. So Friday night I called a couple of friends and thankfully they planned to be in town! I got to eat lunch with one of my oldest friends, Julie Brown. (Sorry Julie, I still call you Julie Brown!) We had a good time catching up! And then I got to spend the rest of the afternoon with my cousin Lydia! Rachel loved running around campus, but of course she was too busy to take a nap so it made for a long day for her. Thankfully, we were able to keep her up on the car ride home, and she slept like a baby all night long! Oh what a difference a good night's sleep makes!
|Rachel has hit the going limp phase. Why do kids do this? And where do they learn it??|