no this is not a post about condiments.
this was my attempt to play off the fact that I haven't posted in a while. So heres some quick ketchup for you.
Will's brother, Ben and his wife, Jordan came into town 2 weekends ago to hang out with the family. It was a really great time to spend with them before Ben deployed for Iraq and Jordan headed back to New York.
It was also Will's dad's birthday. So of course, we had to celebrate with a family golf outing!
the cute couple
speaking of birthdays...
I feel as thought I need to do another huge b-day shout out!! (told you this was catch up!)
at Jada's 1st dance recital in May
Chester & his hot wife at the wedding... sweet dance moves!
Happy Belated Birthday friends!
Biggest loser started on Tuesday.
so great. so excited. tuesday nights. watch it.
onto other news....
I went garage sale shopping with my wonderful Grandma Smith. she is garage sale queen. I have so much to learn from her. She walked away from the morning with a stash of wonderful treasures. The first sale of the morning, I picked out 2 good books I found and walked to the check out to pay for them. The sweet lady told me they were free because they were "jesus books." saweet.
Later, I found this classic:
do you remember reading this? anyone? I picked it up and laughed out loud. How could I forget about "Tikki tikki tembo-no sa rembo-chari bari ruchi-pip peri pembo"??? When my teacher read this to us, I would say the name aloud as fast as I could with her. So I bought it, (actually dad gave me the quarter) and proceeded to take it home to read to Will.
We laughed at how racist this book is. really. it's a folklore tale about why the Chinese name their kids with short names. how did I miss that as a kid?
and it's got some weird stuff in it that I'm not sure I will ever want me kids to read... like the idea that the mom values the firstborn way more than the second child, and references to evil spirits bewitching tongues and an old man "finding his youth again" in a dream. weird.
anyways, it was worth a good laugh and a glance down memory lane.
at the last stop I found this:
yummy! I've been debating on getting a tea maker or not. you can make tea without one... but its easy with this contraption. its about $20 at target and I bought it for $5, brand new, in the box, complete with card from the wedding! can't beat that!
ok, I've officially made the most random blog post...
tonight: date night with my wonderful husband. we are going to a dinner that my sweet friend, April, is hosting to raise money for her journey on the world race. The food is going to be AWESOME and the fellowship: even better. To find out more about her story and how to support her, here. and for your viewing pleasure:
Pictures from tonight to come...
hope everyone is having a great weekend!