I feel like I’ve been giving you my leftovers all week–throwing you scraps under the table. I’m sorry.
Except not. Because it means that I’ve been too busy living to write about my life. That’s a good thing.
Our friends, Josh and Liz (and their 2 adorable kiddos and Josh’s brother, Micah) came over for dinner tonight. I made Elizabeth‘s Poppyseed Chicken for the first time. Huge hit! And Gabe’s aunt Chris’s Broccoli Cauliflower Salad. Yum! And please don’t ask me for the recipes–I just don’t have it in me right now.
We took a walk through the woods to a park after supper, right after we looked at the foreboding sky and decided we had a good 30 minutes before the sprinkling began. Who’s afraid of a couple raindrops? Not the 10 of us.
We had a delightful stroll to the park. Two minutes later, thunder cracked. Thirty seconds later–downpour. HUGE raindrops. We were soaked instantly. nowhere to run, nowhere to hide. Thankfully, our friends are quite free-spirited and loved every minute of it. We collected toads on the way home. The kids were a muddy mess. It was awesome.
We handed out dry clothes, made coffee and rootbeer floats, and chatted the night away. Great fun.
Our friends Duey and Holly and their kiddos are coming over tomorrow night (Friday). B-day party for a special 1-year-old Saturday. Family cook-out at Gabe’s grandpa’s Saturday evening. Sunday–church, then a 6-hour nap.
Friends, I was SO blessed today by your RSVPs! So far, 49 of you are coming to the Big Zoo Bash! And I have some of the most amazing friends in the world. Gals who are DYING to do whatever they possibly can to make this event awesome, unforgettable, and God-honoring. Gals who are GIFTED in ways that blow my mind. (Ali, Valerie, Kim, Holly, Denise, Jen…) I could never, ever, ever in a million years pull this thing off. But YOU! YOU! Wow.
And then there’s my brother-in-law, Tug, who has offered to welcome people as they arrive. He says (and I quote): “I would also like to jump out of one of the zoo-themed cakes dressed in a caveman leopard costume. But that would be a fee of $500.” I know people who would drive hours to this party just for the chance to meet Tug. He’s one in a million, folks.
Just thinking out loud here, but we’re considering doing our East Coast Zoo Trip first this summer (then following it up with MI/WI/IL). That means we’d be in NY, DC, MD, and Philly sometime between the 10th and 18th of June. If you’re willing and able to host us for a night during that time frame, let me know!
I’d give you a teaser for tomorrow’s Swirly Saturday, but I’d hate to promise and not deliver.
Have a great weekend, friends!