Mar 10, 2013
Exactly 10 Days
I probably don't need to remind you that Teach is leaving on her mission exactly 10 days from today. Her farewell is next weekend and we will have tons of friends and family here to celebrate with us, so I told all the kids that I wanted to have some family time this weekend.
It's always difficult to plan around everybody's schedules, so this is what we got. We took all the little kids out to Lowes so they could make Monster Jam Dalmation Monster Cars. Bossy met us there with her boys, but then they headed their way and we went ours.
We met up again after lunch. She and the girls had planned a craft project that ended up taking pretty much all day because each and every child wanted one of their own. I wish they could take the credit for this cute idea, but it is one they found on Pinterest and then modified to what they wanted.
After an hour or so we all drove to Mt. Mikes for pizza. Then we drove over for a 10-minute walk through Asian City just to make the Dog Walker happy. My sweetie bought these coconut rice cookies but they tasted so bad none of the kids would eat them so we had to open a package of chocolate chip cookies just to get the taste out of our mouths!
We spent the rest of the evening watching Planet Earth for the Dog Walker's meteorology class while Bossy and Drama Queen finished their wreaths. Princess and Prima Donna took off for the stake dance, the boys played with Legos and my sweetie and I cleaned all the debris out from under the furniture in the family room. (So next Sunday when the crowds are here if somebody happens to move a couch, we won't be totally embarrassed...yeah, right!)
We have big plans for tomorrow too. After church Bossy is staging her annual Easter Egg Hunt in the front yard, and then we will all sit down for our last complete family dinner for the next 18 months. My heart is breaking, partly because I'm so sad to be losing her and partly because I am so proud of her. We will miss her so much! But I can't think of anywhere I would rather have her be...no, not even here with us.