Since we moved, exactly two months ago we have had a nonstop friends and family traffic here at our new/old house. It's been such fun to serve meals in the pretty dining room by candlelight or sit around the dining nook table over a cup of tea and good conversation, to show friends and family to their room, the one with the pretty robin-blue walls and wake up to the smell of coffee brewing and a bowl of my homemade orange/cranberry granola ( it's my current culinary obsession ) in my bright + cheery kitchen, to have so much laughter filtering through the halls and rooms of this big old house.
really hard in-love with each others kids. These four little people who we have prayed for, loved from afar, written and shared all the sweet + funny ( and not so sweet and funny ) little things they say and do over, since the day they were born. So to finally get to be family friends well it was just such a dream come true.
Playing the bean game that first night was hilarious. And then we taught them dutch blitz and had a ball with that. I can still hear Leslie saying in bewilderment " you people, are stressing me out!" I loved watching the competitive, not as nice side of each one of us come out. It was a scream. I couldn't believe the insults that flew back and forth between David and Leslie...so brutal. And I am ashamed to admit that I slugged Nick in the arm, that last night. Hard. It was the same night Nick started calling David something I refuse to repeat on this blog. And I am afraid we were just getting warmed up.
Now for the whole the bummer part of the trip: going home. And once home realizing just how too far away the northwest is from So. Cal.