There was some confusion around here this weekend which somehow ended up with me making a Thanksgiving dinner on Saturday for the teenagers who petitioned their favorite meal. They decided having Grandma and Grandpa in town was reason enough to celebrate so we had turkey, pumpkin pies, mashed potatoes, noodles, green bean casserole, rosemary rolls, roasted sweet potatoes and grilled asparagus. I anticipated leftovers for Sunday but seriously underestimated the amount of food this family could consume. Valentine's peanut butter sandwiches anyone?
Mom, Dad, Lauren and Taylor left after dinner but Erin remained here in bed. I guess you need your mom when you don't feel well despite having your own place. It was nice to baby her a bit. We lit a fire in the fireplace where I finally found some quiet time while the little kids showered before a movie night. It was a cozy ending to a busy week.
In typical low-key fashion, our Valentine's Day plan consisted of a hot tea for me and a cup of coffee for Greg while we stole some time away from the kids for uninterrupted conversation. Mother nature destroyed that plan leaving Makenna stranded with her sisters at their house after church. Once the roads were bad, we decided it was just as peaceful to hang out at home. Less is best, I think overall but we have decided we should dress up and go out again soon. Prom night was fun but we might be due for a real date.
We visited Erin's church today to celebrate A Night To Remember. It's a brand new church plant of 13 members. They got the approval at the end of December to host the event and by Friday night, had 255 volunteers, 125 guests, and numerous donations of limo service, food, DJ, karaoke, photographers, decorations and hair dressers. It was pretty awesome to hear the details of how God showed off and pulled it all together.
On the way home we all had frozen yogurt and then bunkered down for the latest round of winter weather. Spring can arrive anytime now. I think we are all ready for warmer temperatures and less road condition concerns.