this will be the highlight reel of sorts I have way too much to write about this weekend-if only my brother could have fixed my computer.....
just kidding! on a lucky & happy note Mom & Dad have an older laptop they are going to send us after my brother cleans it up-it's good to have a computer geek in the family!
so grab a cup of coffee pull up a chair & smoke 'em if ya got 'em
Friday-much cleaning in the a.m. and the harsh realization I have turned into my mother-pack rat disease runs in the family and I have vowed to stop the madness. Next month we get a dumpster toss bunches of stuff and the rest goes to Goodwill I am not even going to try a garage sale or it will sit collecting more dust.
Family all in town by late afternoon we hung out a bit, Oscar got groomed and yet another gay bandanna was bestowed upon him. Took entire group(minus Oscar) to Sam & Andy's a little K-town tradition for supper the Vol burger a big hit as was the chocolate creme pie. My mom & SIL have me thinking I need to get a BLT next time they looked yummy as well.
Saturday-Cracker Barrel for breakfast, much food consumed. C had to go to first communion practice for an hour not really quite sure what was practiced as I ran to the store to get party stuff for the big day. My dad & brother went off to Turkey Creek to hang out & have male bonding, my mom read and napped, D had a friend in from out of town and he was given a day pass to go do boy stuff as well. SIL & I clearly gluttons for punishment took the 3 kids down to Portrait Innovations to get a cousin pic taken, the last one was almost 2 years ago so it was over due. It is a good thing we do, it means lots to my parents and the 3 kids are cute together but let me tell you I think I would rather have a kick in the teeth next time. They are older now 9-7 & 6 but they are still KIDS and it was work wrangling them to behave while we waited-why do they not have more than 2 studios really? then the actual photos were exhausting as well plus I never noticed the youngest never smiles she has that whole pouting thing down-look for her on the runways let me tell you! Luckily D was in the are so we did not have to wait the 45 minutes for the photos to be finished.
Then the mass exodus to Outback for dinner-10 of us. For now let's just say Outback had an off night in their kitchen so my mom did not have to use her gift certificates. It really deserves a blog onto itself. So watch for that one soon!
Sunday-big day arrives! I started making a few things for later in the day plus got a big breakfast organized we managed to get everyone showered & dressed and to the church on time. C looked very sharp in his new suit however I must admit to a twinge or two of jealousy, wishing for a girl when I saw gaggles of them in their pretty white dresses & veils. C would just not even try a dress on for me-damn kid!
Mass ran a wee bit long but went well. My father being a deacon in the Catholic church was on the altar and gave C wine at communion. A special moment and we are lucky my father has performed the weddings of my brother & myself as well as baptised all 3 grand kids. And speaking of weddings D & I celebrated 12 years on sunday. How have I put up with him for so long? It was really a footnote for the day we plan to celebrate this upcoming weekend.
Party went well would have been better had it been warm & sunny but fun was had nonetheless-the cake from VG's was excellent-no Jesus cake but a nice cross decoration, the cupcakes from Magpies were a huge hit, D grilled chicken and I made the usual sides I think everyone had fun and were well fed. It was a run up to the large Memorial Day cookout we normally have which I am already looking forward to!
Monday-C got to stay home from school, he does not see his grandparents often enough so I do not have a problem with a 1 day "skip". We went to Mimi's for breakfast-again much food consumed. Then we just hung out all day it was enjoyable! Dropped the parents at the airport around 5 then back to the humdrum of every day- laundry, dishes, bedtime! The weekend went by much too quickly!!! So there are lots of details and back-stories I will write about later!