Friday night, we had reservations at Old Germany Restaurant in Choctaw, OK.
The waitress brings out salads to everyone that ordered one. Mine came with a little something extra. A FLY!!! It was just walking around all over everything. We quickly get the waitress' attention and she takes my salad, all the while making light of the whole ordeal. As she was walking off with the salad, she says,'Oh, he just flew off!" I just KNOW that the salad she brought back to me was the same one I started with and I just couldn't eat it.
The main course finally arrived and all looked good until Ashley began to poke at my potato dumplings. They jiggled. Potatoes are not supposed to jiggle. After much salting and peppering, I was able to eat one of the dumplings. The grilled chicken was very good, so I was a happy camper.
At most family gatherings, there are always 'those' family members:
Something else that happened that cracked us all up was when the word got around that we were celebrating an anniversary, the German lady that owned the place came to our room, offering congratulations and such. She then said, in her thick German accent, "Later, I bring you shots." To which, Allan's mom politely replied, "OK." As the woman walked off, kids and grandkids yelled out, "Grammy, you just agreed to have shots later!" We laughed and laughed over that. The lady never did bring them though so we weren't faced with how to handle that situation.
Saturday morning after breakfast, Allan and I met up with our kids and then boys and girls went in different directions for a bit. Ashley had been part of an adoption finalization on Friday so there was a party at a local park to celebrate this new little family. It was such an exciting and happy time to see these children now with their forever family!
We left the party and met up with the guys at a furniture store to do a little window shopping and then we had lunch at a BBQ place nearby. After more shopping around, we went back to the kids' apartment to get ready for an OU party.
Ashley & Joyce
Me and Allan
My and my girl
Colby & Kazuki, another college student they have 'adopted'.
My pride and joy! These kids are the greatest!
Wade & Joyce-my kids are so blessed to have them in their life.Or course, we all know boys will be boys and for some reason they love, love, love to pester.
We had a fun time at their house and went home with full tummies!
Sunday, we went to church and then to a family dinner at Charleston's. We had a great time there also. After lunch, Allan and I headed back home.
Monday was NOT a day of rest like Labor Day is supposed to be! We got up early, headed out to the new house to do some clean up work. Carpenters evidently just leave stuff wherever it may fall. We spent the whole day hauling extra lumber from the front to the back and just general cleaning up around the place. We went home exhausted!
I hope everyone had a great weekend also.