Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Recovering from the weekend

Well, our trip to St. Louis was successful. We ended up leaving on Friday instead of Thursday, which was fine. Didn't matter to me either way. It was nice to catch up with Gordon & Ginny (Greg's parents) and Cori & Dave (his sister and BIL). The kids had fun with Aaron. On Saturday, I got to go visit Roberta for the afternoon!! She lives 25 minutes from Cori & Dave. I went while the kids were napping and while I know she would have liked to have seen them, it was a nice little break for me! Her kids are so cute and were so well-behaved. Gillian practically leapt into my arms before I was even through the front door, LOL! Roberta looks like she's about 18, which made me feel old. Tony had to go to work, so we loaded up her kids and she took me to Archivers. I've never been, so it was nice to see one in person. Wish we could have had more time, but I needed to get back to go to church. I'll definitely call again on future visits, though, if time allows!

Aaron's birthday party was Sunday afternoon, which was fine. Cori and Dave invite ALL their friends. I guess the upside for us is that it's the same circle of friend's they've had since they got married, so we've sort of gotten to know them a tiny bit over the years. At least enough to make small talk for a few minutes here and there. Ginny pretty much made all the food. We're not really sure why Cori and Dave feel compelled that these kiddie bday parties have to serve a complete buffet. There was BBQ brisket, chicken strips, pasta salad, regular salad, cheesy potato casserole, broccoli/rice/cheese casserole, fruit salad and then cake/ice cream. For 14 adults and 11 kids. Eek.

We ended up leaving after the party, which was fine. Probably better to drive at night anyway. The kids watched Milo & Otis a few times and then slept the rest of the way. Now we're just trying to get back in the swing of things. Natalie had tumbling yesterday morning and then we had to get groceries after. Today is just at home, I think. May run to the library later - we'll see. Otherwise, I really need to be scrappy since I'm behind in my art journal AND my Done & Dusted class...it's just a matter of finding motivation.

Anyone have any extra just lying around?