Got ourselves ready and it was a really nice day on Thursday. Kids finished their breakfasts around 1200. Company arrived around 1400. We hd snacks and of course they brought more stuff. Karen made a delicious potato salad. Interesting how many variations of potato salad there are isn't it?
|Some of the party group|
|Aaron playing with Noah..Noah is deaf..so it's kind of hard to communicate..|
|Noah is a great shot! He really liked Aaron 💖|
|Mason and Natalie playing..hmm..did she get him??!!|
|Walked in on Aaron and Noah playing Grand Theft Auto..they were having the best time!!|
|Ken and Karen's mom, Izzie having a conversation|
We enjoyed conversation and food for a few hours. The kids all played ping pong and seemed to enjoy that. A lot of food and conversation before people started splitting off and going their own way.
Ken made a fire as it started cooling off so that was nice. Eventually it was Ken, the boys and me. Ken had told Aaron he'd cook burgers so he did. Mason actually wanted a couple of grilled ham sandwiches so i made those for him.
|Mason and Aaron 💜💚💙|
|Waffle, chocolate chipes, ice cream and cool whip...yumm??!!!|
|2 egg, bacon, cheese sandwich X 2..Aaron had another|
Ken cleaning the Mansion
|We got 5 plants from Karen (she got them free from nursery in town)|
Ken got them planted, as we will be gone until Wednesda
Friday morning we had plans to meet Eric at Hope Valley to exchange the boys :(
Got them up and fed. Mason wanted his waffle with ice cream and whipped cream :) Aaron wanted two breakfast sandwiches...their wish is my command..LOL.. Aaron was funny, he said he didn't know what he was going to do when he gets up and there's no one to cook him breakfast :) It's called cereal honey..or learn to cook..but he likes my cooking :)
We saw Eric and Christina for the exchange so that was nice. She gave me this beautiful bracelet..
|Grandma and the dress blues hat along with medals..|
The boys went home and we stopped at Tractor Supply in Minden to pick up weed killer and a few things. Amazingly we didn't stop at Walmart. Home in time for lunch.
I got a text from our Marine, Seth. He got his orders and he'll be stationed at Camp Pendleton, San Diego..does it get any better?! Nope. He's a happy camper for sure.
Our Sailor, Jacob was supposed to have started his schooling last Thursday, but apparently a typo in his orders pushed him back a week or so. We'll hope it starts soon for him.
We went over to Karen's for a fire last night. The wind didn't cooperate so we made do with her propane fireplace on the deck for awhile.
Saturday morning I woke Ken at 0600 and the day got started. Visiting with our blogging friends while having coffee and a treat. Then the day flew by before we knew it. I made potato salad, visited Raleys, laundry etc. Ken brought the Mansion over, washed it (gorgeous), fixed something with the tow hitch, planted plants we got from Karen and more stuff.
We're pretty much ready to head over the hill in the am. Our middle son, Eric turns 45 tomorrow (impossible!) Our first grandson Adam, turns 21 on Tuesday so we've got a trip to CA starting tomorrow. We plan on being home on Wednesday.
I walked into the Mansion and oh my I'm so ready to go! Anywhere! It's just too bad that coming home there's no place to stop for the night yet...hopefully soon!
I did see that we'll be making a stop at Total Wine while we're that way..CA stores are open while Nevada are not..weird huh!
Have a good night everyone!