It was wonderful to sleep in this morning!
This was the LAST morning we will be doing that until the weekend because we have moved over to Quadville. Amber and Mike are celebrating their 10th wedding anniversary with a trip to a tropical paradise!! We promised to carry on the established routine they have established with the kids while they were gone.
But before we left, I spent some time fluffing my nest and making things pretty for when we return on Friday.
The first thing I did after our morning routine was to change the tablecloth on the kitchen table.
I bought this fall plaid one at a garage sale in Mart for $2!
Then I changed the cloth on the table in the sewing room.
I'm a sucker for anything with sunflowers on it!
I will never forget the words of a favorite weatherman here in Dallas - Troy Dungan.
"THIS is what passes for fall here in North Texas!"
My niece caught my excitement when I posted this on Facebook! So she sent me.....
I think I'm going to stay up all night Saturday just to soak in every chilly degree!!!
Of course, I will get to wear my flannel nightgown and wrap up in a winter robe!
Louis Dean and I packed up his music, my art, our books, special food to prepare for the kids, a basket with note cards, needlework and extra things, my bag of clothes, his bag of clothes, my laptop and assorted technological devises, his laptop, music stand, guitar, his shave kit....and the list goes on.
As we looked at everything piled up in the living room ready to load - we decided we needed to take the truck to Quadville! And so we did!
The quads LOVE the big white truck!!!
They also love to play like they are grown ups!!
Harrison is a good driver!
He LOVED honking the horn!
The kids are so good at playing pretend!
They can sing the months of the year!
Amber and Mike are pretty amazing!!
She fixed a wonderful family style dinner - fresh salmon, grilled chicken, green pasta, roasted carrots and fresh fruit tonight. They didn't leave until the children were in bed fast asleep and the lunches were packed for in the morning, their school clothes all laid out and everything was done!
We are wishing them the best trip possible and pray they have peace in their hearts every day they are away knowing that the grandparents - both sets as we will take the weekend off to rest and recover while Mike's parents hold down the fort before we return next Monday for round #2 - will keep as close to their normal routine as possible!
I will close this journal entry with a photo of the entire group at the family reunion on Sunday.
Several were missing because of various circumstances but we hope to reunite in full force next year!
My alarm is set for 6:00 am.......
I better go take my 'nap' now!!!