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.
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.