I have had such a good weekend!
Saturday Summer and Sabrina planned a Painting Party in Downtown Garland for a group of family and friends that are as close as family.
We had a ball!!!
My sister, Luann, drove from her home in Haslet to mine in Irving and then we rode together to Garland. Luann is always on time! I am not. Unless I am with Luann.
She and I were the very first ones to arrive!
The teacher was still setting up the the table.
We had a visitor!!
And, man, did we have food and drinks!!!
The teacher said this was the best snack spread she had ever seen at a class!
Even our special guest helped himself!
It was such a fun and happy evening!
Summer, Luann and I are all related and Sabrina, Linda and Lisa are longtime friends from childhood. We make a good group. Back in September a few years ago, we all spent a long beach weekend together!
It was wonderful to see Summer enjoying herself!
She and I sat down at one end of the table.
This is Lisa......
You can tell we had fun!
We had a party of six - perfect!!
Summer and I paint fast and slipped outside to get some fresh air.
Fresh COLD air on that night!
Here we all are with our paintings!
Teacher Linda is in the middle.
We had plenty to eat while we painted and I think all of us drank at least some wine.
After class was over, we carried our things back to the cars and then walked down to the square.
It was beautiful!!!
The lights were synchronized to the music.
Just a great evening!
Summer had the great idea of us all having coffee before we headed home.
At least all the drivers ordered coffee.
Designated RIDERS sipped another glass of wine!!
I'm not naming names but you can see the wine glass in front of the smiling lady!!
Have I said we had so much FUN??
Luann spent the night with us since it was so late when we got home.
By the time I got up this morning, she had already left to get home in time for church.
Louis Dean and I got ready to go to ours.
After church the kids love to run across the meadow to the parking lot.
Good way to loosen up after sitting still in church.
Amber had invited us to spend the afternoon with them in Quadville.
Mike took the chalk board down from the fireplace and they are enjoying using it now.
Harrison had gathered up some kindling and sorted them according to size.
You can see how excited he was to get to help start the fire!
We had the most relaxing day!
It's a joy to listen to the children play and watch them being sweet.
You can see Shiner in the background as he is walking out of the family room.
He is still in pain and he loves spending time inside with the kids.
The quads are faithful in praying for him and they are tender and gentle in playing and petting him.
Amber dearly loves having everyone around the dining room table.
She fixed a delicious meal - as always.
Later the kids took naps while she and I watched a TV program and the guys watched football.
We enjoyed just hanging out together and when Amber said she was going to Target to buy groceries - I jumped at the chance to go with her! It was daylight when we went in.....
and dark when we left!
Buying groceries for a family of six is not easy!
She bought spiral notebooks for each of them and colored gel pens.
The kids LOVED them and thanked her - repeatedly!
They are just about the most grateful children I have ever met!
We had a great time in Quadville today and came home at half time in the Dallas Cowboys game against the Giants. Alas, the Giants won.
It's late and I need to get to bed.
Tomorrow is Quad Monday!!