Sunday, August 06, 2006

A Week of Visits

Well, I had another busy week last week. I started with visiting my friend Stephanie (see picture to the left) in Binghamton. I made the three hour (almost) drive last Monday, all by myself and without getting lost. I hadn't seen Steph since last November as she couldn't make it for my wedding and hadn't had the time to go see her in between then and now. We met at O.B.C. when I was ten and we have been friends ever since. We managed to have a nice visit together despite myself being a little under the weather. I even got to meet her boyfriend, Stephen. He's quite the character ;)

My week didn't stop after I returned home on Wednesday. Thursday I stopped by Mom and Dad's house and spent the afternoon there. Friday, after teaching my pupils for the morning, I was back at Mom and Dad's. They were going away for the weekend and Adam and I were going to spend the night with my brothers and sister. My brother's nieces were also there for a while because my Mom babysits them. Alysa and I spent some time together wandering the backyard, vacuuming the dining room and my car, and making fudgy brownies. We made a good team.
I also had the privledge of making dinner for my siblings. After looking through the cupboards and a quick run to the store for some cheese, I began making a masterpiece. My very first lasagna ever. Mom had these cool no-boil lasagna noodles in her cupboard and they worked really well. I must say I was quite impressed with my first lasagna. A little sauce, a little meat, some zucchini (sliced thin), a bit of ricotta cheese and mozarella, and some more sauce. And noodles all layered between. Mmm, good. Eventually Adam came home from work and we commenced playing a good game of Duck Hunt with the Nintendo I had bought from a garage sale earlier that week. We also played Jenga and Mario. It was nice spending the evening with Hannah. Ben had gone off to Juniors at church, so we didn't get to spend much time with him, although we did have the whole morning the next day. I made blueberry pancakes for breakfast, which weren't as good as if Dad had made them. But I have time to perfect that, right?
I'm really glad that Mom and Dad were able to celebrate thier 25th anniversary and have some time away all by themselves.


Rachel said...

Sounds like you've been busy! I think it's great that you guys got your parents a weekend away together. It sounds like they had a really nice time!

Priscilla said...

Blueberry pancakes are the in-thing now! I made them on Saturday and then again this morning...and our neighbors joined us.