Sunday, June 21, 2015

Father's Day 2015: SURPRISE! was Saturday night.

We'd had a good day. Jim made a big breakfast and we had a good morning. About 10 a.m., Jim and Clark went to go ride some trails on their mountain bikes. Joshua and I stayed home. I made a lemon ice-box pie, and some of those peanut-butter chewies (cornflakey-peanut-buttery things). When the guys got home, I had warmed up the left-over pizza from the night before...and we all had lunch.

Jim and Clark were so incredibly tired from their ride, so we just hung out and napped and were lazy by the pool.

Holly and Aaron-the-son-in-law weren't going to be here for Father's Day, so we decided to go out for dinner to celebrate Jim on Saturday night. After dinner, they came over and we gave Jim his Father's Day presents. Holly had gotten him a tiki pot to use out on his little table. Jim loves to sit outside, so this was a perfect gift. The boys gave him a new net for the pool, and a decorative globe thing for his garden. Joshua gave him some "sneaker balls." They are deodorizers that you put in your shoes to make them smell good. Jim had been talking about how one certain pair of his running shoes smelled bad.

We ate pie and peanut-butter chewies...and chocolate chip cookies that I made for Aaron-the-son-in-law. And then Jim went outside with all of his new toys, and was as happy as he could be out there. At dark, he came inside and we visited until 10. Holly and Aaron went home...Jim, Joshua and Clark all went to bed...and I sat in our family room in the quiet by myself.

At 10:45, I heard a noise...and sat straight up. All of a sudden, I heard the doorknob turning...and in walked Logan and Morgan! We had hoped to meet them for dinner on Saturday night, but they said it wouldn't work...could we do it on Sunday? And, of course, we said that we's just that Holly and Aaron wouldn't be able to be there on Sunday...but, oh well. The rest of us could be there.

And here were those two stinkers walking in our door...grinning from ear-to-ear.

Well, I squealed...and then everyone in the house woke up and came downstairs. And then, because Logan had texted Holly, she and Aaron came BACK over...and we had us a little par-tay. Holly and Aaron left around midnight, and Jim went to bed after that. Clark and I stayed up and visited with L/M until probably 1:30 in the morning...and I kept thinking how hard it was going to be getting up in the morning for church.

But it was SO WORTH IT.

Logan said he started thinking how much it would mean to Morgan, for her to get to see her family on Father's Day. And how much it would mean to JIM...and they wanted to see Holly and they just came.

I know it goes without saying, but it was the BEST.NIGHT.EVER.

"A wise son brings joy to his father..." Proverbs 10:1

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