Over the weekend we traveled to my hometown for a good friend's wedding. It was a blast from the past to see so many old friends.
As we drove in on Thursday night we beheld the most gorgeous sunset and even pulled over to watch a crop duster fly for a few minutes. You know it must have been well worth it as it was the 5th hour of trip.
We busted out some old toys for the kids. My sister and I spent countless hours playing with this toy kitchen when we were little. Our favorite feature was to fill the coffee pot with Coca Cola. It made for a sticky mess, but it a lovely memory.
My good friend, L, came also for the wedding and brought her little fam. It was a real treat to see them and have them stay at my parents' house with us. Our (combined) 4 kids all slept through the night - which is nothing short of a miracle.
We had a ball at the wedding. We danced all night and then we danced some more. Capt' Steve found a $10 bill. I thought that a good sign for us since we were staying out way past our bedtime.
We also had a quick visit with my brother, who by the way recently got a job. Congrats, George!
Sunday was a day of major relaxation. We sat on the front porch and drank coffee like we were in an episode of Andy Griffith. We laughed and carried on.
We are home again and minus one bambino....my parents are keeping Stephen Small for a few days. I have dreams of extreme productivity while he's away. But the fact that I kick started this "time off" with a 5 hour session of catching up on Downton Abby makes me wonder how much I will really accomplish. My head wants to scrub the floors and organize the Tupperware cabinet, but my heart wants to watch TV and pick up Chinese food.
Here's to hoping I will find a happy medium of work and rest.