They also brought Garrett's bike and he went on the bike ride with them and he went back home with them. After we said goodbye, Kathi and I went thrift store shopping! We had so much fun!
When we got back home we found Grayson and Harrison out working on Grayson's buggy. Hayden was at work at the gas station.
Our other sister, Kelli, is just starting to collect them as well.
We cannot put our finger on why we love them so much, but there is something about the cute illustrations showing the mother busy in the kitchen. It is so comforting and gives us a cozy feeling. Also, it is so neat to find old ones that are kind of beat up and you know they were used by a hard working woman cooking for her family. They also have great recipes and meal planning ideas!
Kathi is cracking me up in this picture. She's up on a stool looking at all of my cookbooks I have stored in the cabinet above the TV.
Later on we made popcorn and watched a chick flick.
I am so thankful for both of my sisters and I'm so thankful that we have been able to have so many wonderful, wonderful memories together with our children. Over the years all of us have traded off at spending the night at each other's homes with our kids and it has been so much fun! I am so thankful that all of teh cousins really love each other and enjoy each other and that we have a lot of really great memories of spending time with each other.
This visit was definitely different. I found myself getting sad at times, because we didn't have children all around us, but then I realized that sometimes change is good. This is another phase of the Empty Nest Syndrome and this new type of visit where we get to shop, have girl time and sister time is really wonderful. Although it would be fun to now and again go back in time to those old days, but we know that it is not possible, so we must embrace the new ways and find joy in them!
"I, the Lord, do not change." Malachi 3:6a