Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Memorial Day Weekend!!

What a weekend. Mom and Dad came down on Friday afternoon and we spent the weekend here at the house getting things done and trying to stay cool in this humid and hot state!! Paul had to go to Oklahoma City to bring down a load of furniture from our parents homes that they had been holding onto for us. So he drove up on Saturday and back on Sunday, within 36 hours he spent 14 of them driving!! He arrived on Sunday with a van FULL of furniture and other misc. bits. The kids were so happy to see Paul they all ran from the back yard and into daddy's arms! While mom and dad were here they played with the kids and just hung out. Mom had a good time playing baseball and tag with Nathan and Kayla. Dad helped to hang the spice cabinet and went to the hardware store to help me find the right things I would need to hang our cabinets all over the house. We spent Saturday at Home Depot and Lowes buying paint, trash cans, dry wall anchors, and towel bars. There was no where to hang a towel in any of these bathrooms. Well, there still isn't anywhere to hang a towel, I have purchased the towel bars, but they are currently sitting on the counter in the kitchen waiting for my husband to hang them. I thought about hanging them myself, but I know that Paul would enjoy using the power drill much more than I would. Plus he is much better than I am at making sure things get done correctly!! While the kids were entertained with Gram and Pop I was able to paint the half bath a light blue color that made the bathroom 10 times brighter than it had been. it was painted a brown color, which was fine, but made the bathroom so dark. I have to find things to put in there to decorate next. That is however the last thing on my list, decorating. First I have to get the boxes unpacked and furniture ordered. All in time.... Sunday night for dinner we feasted on hamburgers, corn on the cob, deviled eggs, potato salad, baked beans, and strawberries. It was like Thanksgiving dinner in May. We all ate more than we should have and enjoyed every bite!! On Saturday the kids shard watermelon with Gram and Pop. Gram than proceeded to cut the watermelon into bite size pieces and deseed it. By the time the day was over I think that Nathan had eaten half of a large watermelon by himself!! On Monday we went to a neighbors house were they hosted two other families for a cookout of hamburgers, hot dags, and brats. Plus all the sides you could think of. There were deviled eggs, pasta salad, potato salad, chips, grapes, cantaloupe and some other bits. For dessert there was ice cream with sprinkles and chocolate syrup. It was a good time of play and everyone had a good time getting to know one another. It was a nice way to get to know the neighbors. That is how we celebrated our memorial day weekend!!

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