Monday, July 6, 2009

A Sad Attempt At Days 4-6

How has it possibly been 3 days since my last post? Vacation must be getting the best of me.

Friday we, (well, mostly Sam the Butcher,) hosted an anniversary party for my parents. Back in May they had been married for 45 years and since I was going to be here we had a few of their friends over for cocktails and apps. It was a really lovely party and fun to see both of my parents with their tribe. This group goes to dinner (most) every Friday, often plays golf together, and just generally hangs together. I love knowing that they have such good friends right here where they live. Some of them have kids that I went to high school with so it was fun to catch up with them and my old friends too. Someday I'm going to write more about my parents and their story. It's really awesome but also really messed me up when I was younger--I thought everyone married their high school sweetheart!

Saturday was my mother's birthday. Since the party was on Fri. night we lounged around for most of the day then headed down to Sam the Butcher and Alice's house. They live about a mile for one of the best firework's viewing areas in the Denver area. We could see the shows from about a dozen cities as well as the Denver Tech Center, Invesco Field, and Bandemere Speedway. Fireworks are always for my mom...that's usually all she wants for her birthday-to see the fireworks!

Sunday, the 4 of us went to a church where an old high school friend is the pastor. It was really cool being in a very small church again. I was bummed that my friend wasn't there, but the pastor that was speaking was great. If we lived here we might just go to that church, but that is a whole other post...

After church we went to see Kelly from Something Funny... (If you've been reading around here for any length of time you would know that we've been friends for *gulp* 30 years.) I really miss her so much *waves* Hi Kel! Our time together is never enough. We are so lucky that our husbands get along so well, and our kids do, too. One of these days maybe we'll vacation together or something, and get to spend more than 3 hours!

Headless Dad cooked the greatest dinner last night! Steaks on the grill, my mom made fried corn (mmmm, maybe I'll post the recipe some time,) my aunt made asparagus, there was also green beans and broccoli and garlic bread, and a homemade pineapple upsidedown cake. Heavens, we eat good around here!

Later today I get to see another friend that I've known since high school, and meet her 1 1/2 year old for the first time. Now there is one that has some stories! She's been all around the world and seen some amazing, historical things first-hand.

Anyhoo, so that's what we've been doing. I'm tired. And I still have 10 days of this! (I know, I know. Don't throw anything, OK?)

Headless Mom

4 comments:

kyooty said...

So now I REALLY need to know what fried corn is, and where are the headless pictures?

Just Breathe said...

I am so happy that you are having such a wonderful time. I thought I recognized Kelly's picture. I do read her blog. Isn't wonderful when your parents have great friends. My Mom & Dad at that years ago at your parents age. Have a great birthday tomorrow. Love you.

Kelly said...

yeah, where ARE the headless pictures? I wanted one of us! You are so right, our time together is never enough! Have a WONDERFUL birthday today and I will see YOU tomorrow! I'm jealous about the fried corn, Craig said it was super yummy! muah! and a pinch to grow an inch----

Rocks In The Wash said...

Sounds like you are having a WONDERFUL time!! Happy Birthday!!