Monday, November 03, 2008

Friends From All Over

This past weekend was one of the best we have had in a long while. It started off on Friday afternoon with a visit from my bestest friend Deanna! She was just in town long enough for us to enjoy a delicious lunch at Cora's. I have only been there a couple of times but I didn't remember the portions being so large!!! The crepe Dee ate was Ginormous!

That evening we headed over to some friends house for supper and a games night. There were lots of us there so we had to split up and play different games. One of the my favorite games is pit. Which we got to play. Its so much fun!!

Later that night our wonderful friends Phil and Genieve showed up for the weekend. We got back home pretty late (good thing we have a pack and play and can put the babe to bed anywhere). The next morning we got up (not too early) and headed out for breakfast. One of my favorite breakfast places here is Jean's Restaurant. Its good old home cooking that's not too expensive. We ate so much; eggs, sausage, toast, home fries and pancakes. Next it was off to the market to say hi to The Dutch bakers and Harry! But before we went there Phil wanted to see the completion of the bridge; so we took the long about way and headed for the market by going through Riverview. Of course we only made it over the causeway before Phil spotted the new outdoor gym and like little kids him and Micah both wanted to go, so after driving on a trail that I am pretty sure was the TransCanada walking trail they were out of the car and trying out all the equipment. I must admit that it was pretty fun.

It was a short visit at the market because we had a lot of work to do around the house. When we got home the boys got busy cleaning up the yard for the winter, while Genieve and I started conquering 50lbs of squash. Thats right 50 lbs!!! Our hands were very sore and orange by the time were were done. It was a lot of squash but we sure had fun getting in lots of gal chat.

When the yard was tidy the boys came inside to install a baby gate.

I know that it doesn't sound like it would be a big project, but because of where it needed to go (no studs in the wall) there was a lot of work that needed to be done in order to install this thing properly.

Afterwards it was spagetti pizza and squash (of course : ) for supper, then a Bible sharing time complete with caramel popcorn! And of course it would not be a complete night without a little Dutch Blitz.

It was so much fun and we thank Phil and Genieve for helping us out so much! God Bless you guys!

"Ok Eben, it's safe, you can start walking!"


Anonymous said...

Hi guys!
Great to hang out with you last night! I read your most recent post and could identify with the sore hands....BUT lately I've been putting the wedges of squash with the peel still on them in a bit of water in a deep frying pan or wide-bottomed pot. Heat for a few minutes (maybe 5?) and cool. THEN's SO much easier on the hands! For that much squash, it might be tedious to keep warming up and cooling down the squash wedges, but you might be able to get a good rotation going!
Enjoy the results!

Always and forever said...

Hey! nice pics, but where's Eben? :)
Hope to see you soon, my dear friends...