What a whirlwind weekend! And I loved every minute of it! The conference on Friday was excellent and coming home to visit with my family was wonderful. The kids were so thrilled to see their best buddy Trooper again. While my family stayed at Lane's Cottages, Trooper got to stay with us. The kids got the responsibility of taking her on her morning walks and they did an amazing job! Definitely an encouraging thing if and when we ever get a dog.
On Saturday we made the crazy decision to go shopping. What a madhouse! The parking lot at the Superstore was positively packed! The lines to the checkouts were incredible. But we sucked it up and carried on and managed to pick up the few things we needed. Marko and I tried another burger love for lunch and it was an absolute hit, can't wait to try that one again! After lunch we all sat down in the living room to play some games. We began by playing a rousing game of charades. The kids made up their actions while the rest of us got ideas from the Pictionary box. It was a blast. Then we sat down on the floor and put together our map of the world puzzle.
For supper we enjoyed a delicious turkey dinner with all the trimmings, so thankful for Gramma's and Marko's help. After supper the kids went with Auntie Karina to walk the dog while Gramma and I hid Easter eggs. What a hoot to see their eyes light up when they got home. This was Levi's first egg hunt and he was a pro at it. Although he did try to eat the egg, tinfoil and all. The adults had fun giving the kids clues when they got stumped trying to find their last remaining eggs. Once we got the kids to bed, we all sat down to watch the Amazing Race together. It was a blustery night that met my folks as they headed back to their place but that didn't dampen anyone's spirits.
Sunday morning the sun was shining and we all had our breakfast and headed out to church. My family joined us there and we had a lovely time worshiping together as well. We enjoyed having lunch at church as well. And then they were off again for Nova Scotia. My heart is full to bursting with joy and contentment. It was such a wonderful weekend with them.
In the afternoon Marko and I worked together to get the scalloped potatoes ready for supper at Auntie Linda's house. We had a lovely time meeting Linda's fiance's family and enjoying yet another yummy meal. The kids got a ride on the ski-doo and had the BEST time playing with soon to be Uncle Henk!
Now everyone is tucked into bed and it's back into the routine tomorrow. Sigh..such happy memories.