Friday Anne and I spent all day at Ikea and Jungle Jims. We bought a new coffee table, kitchen table, 4 chairs, and other assorted goodies. It barely fit in the back of the car. I’m glad we didn’t take the van.
Saturday started out with Soccer games for the kids in rural central Ohio. It was amazing how we went from over-crowded suburbia to wide open farm land in the space of about 3 miles. After the games (Emily tied, Nathan won, all had fun!) we ran to The Andersons to get some stuff for Tom and Kathy. Again, we were back in over-crowded suburbia where the car noise and exhaust made it difficult to enjoy the beautiful spring day. We then took the stuff to Tom & Kathys where we met them and friends Tom and Kristin to work on the garden. We did that for about an hour (after some lunch) and then had to head home. The kids finished their showers just in time for Sandy to pick them up to see Peter Pan at Otterbein. We showered and went to pick up our friend Linda to go to the Columbus Destroyers game (they won! shocker!). We watched about 2 minutes of the Penguins vs. Redwings game 1 Stanley Cup game at the R Bar, then headed to Lindas to watch the last 8 pathetic minutes (poor Penguins!). We got home to releive my mother so that she could go home. Fortunately our kids were already asleep.
Sunday started a little slower than usual (ok, about like usual), with some coffee cake, eggs and bacon for breakfast. We eventually made our way out of the house back down to Tom & Kathy’s for more garden work with Kevin and Kristina. We spent all afternoon and into the evening planting, weeding, mulching, etc. On our way home, Emily was invited to a sleep over at Tom & Kristin’s with their daughter, so Emily got through her shower, and went over with Anne.
Today, Monday, we’re going to help Anne’s mom do some planting, and then have dinner with my mom, somehow picking up Emily in between.
There isn’t a thing I wish we hadn’t done, but boy we have been busy.