My folks were here last week. 🙂
That sentence makes me smile.
They haven’t been here in almost a year. Although we had seen them frequently through-out the past year (2 weddings, a graduation, a camp-out, bridal showers, grandpa’s funeral, and even an early Christmas celebration), they hadn’t been here.
At my house.
So we had some catching up to do!
We had games to play, projects to work on, and a birthday to celebrate.
We had a trip to town – which included grocery shopping with my dad, a stop at the thrift store and coffee for the girls.
Of course – we visited both of the Amish stores so Mom and Dad could stock up.
And one afternoon Mom and I even escaped to a quilt store. As we drove out of the driveway we both realized that we had forgotten our cell phones and left my dad and 3 teens in charge of the house.
I think we went a little giddy with the freedom! After increasing our fabric stash at the quilt shop, we stopped at the newly-opened tea room for afternoon tea and gi-normous chocolate hazelnut muffins.
That sentence also makes me smile. 🙂
After consuming a few cups of tea – our highly caffeinated minds thought it would be a good idea to drive into the next town and find the thrift store. And since we were right there – we hit the grocery store and dollar store.
When we escape – we do it right!
Thankfully the house was still standing when we returned. And everyone was still alive. The dishes were even done.
And we might have started a new tradition for the next time they visit!
Which we hope is soon.