He was married a few months after we left, before he deployed. He and his wife are coming home this week and next week, we will have a big reception to celebrate the happy couple.
We've been at work planning a 'rehearsal dinner' of sorts, except it's not really a rehearsal dinner, because they've already had the wedding. It's actually a chance for the families to be together before the big event.
Marine Son will take a quick road trip with his buddies to see some baseball games while his wife finalizes plans, and Son #2 (formerly Airman Son) will arrive at the end of the week to participate in the festivities as well. We'll have a full house next week and I'm SO EXCITED!!!! It's been several years since we've all been together.
Meanwhile, I traveled to D.C. to see my oldest niece graduate from high school. My brother and sister-in-law were very gracious hosts.
|This was after graduation, and locking keys in a running van, and taking turns waiting for the locksmith to come so my brother wouldn't miss his daughter's graduation. |
(my dad, my sister and me)
|This is a pic of my mom (dinosaur mask), my sister-in-law (pink squid), |
my sister (one of the green squid), me (red), and my nieces.
This is what we do when you let us out in public.
Here's what we ate after I got home:
Tuesday~ Spaghetti, cooked by my sweet husband, because I had enough restaurant food while I was gone.
Wednesday~ Beef tips, mashed potatoes & gravy, Caesar salad. Cooked by me.
Thursday~ Rotisserie chicken, salad, and homemade rolls.
Friday~ Lasagna (from the freezer), salad, and french rolls.
Saturday~ Burgers, hotdogs, and sausage on the grill. Baked beans and cucumber salad to go with, and chocolate cake for dessert. My mom came to eat with us while my dad is on a missions trip in Nicaragua.
And this week??
Sunday~ for lunch: leftovers from the grill. For dinner: pizza & swimming with friends.
Monday~ Sticky chicken, mashed potatoes, cucumber salad.
Tuesday~ The newlyweds arrive! We're going to Olive Garden for dinner with them.
Wednesday~ Tacos with all the trimmin's
Thursday~ Pasta toss (pasta with tomatoes, mushrooms, zucchini, whatever veg we have on hand, tossed with cheese - usually feta)
Friday~ 'Macho' nachos with any leftover taco fix in's
Saturday~ Son #2 comes in.... so it'll be whatever he requests!
Take the time to savor moments with your loved ones this week.