Monday, February 27, 2006

Weekends Are Way Too Short...

...or maybe we just try to pack in too much...

This past Friday night was movie night at the house. Diane got home late from work, and I was just not moving too fast (more on that in a later post), so we decided to get Sonic for dinner. The movie? An oldie but a goodie...and one my kids had never seen...Star Wars (the original one that came out in the 80's...or...Episode IV for you serious fans). They now think it's the most awesome movie they've ever seen (but...you guessed it...they say that about every new movie). Star Wars was good enough for them that there were a number of showings throughout the weekend.

Saturday morning was sleep-in day, followed by some much needed house-cleaning. Saturday afternoon Clara attended a Pump-It-Up birthday party for a classmate while Hannah and Noah hung out at the house.

Saturday night was DATE NIGHT!! We don't get those that often, but thanks to Jeremy and Shea's offer to babysit for us, we had a much needed night away. First we had dinner at a local Mexican restaurant, then we went to see Glory Road. I'll give it 3 1/2 stars out of 5. Good story line, but several characters and the story line itself could have used some more development. I felt more like I watched a documentary than a movie. Don't expect something to the caliber of Remember The Titans.

Sunday was church, followed by lunch at our friends Keith and Gina Richardson's house (mighty tasty). The kids played there all afternoon. Diane and I went back to church for a couple of hours for "training." We're going to volunteer as teachers for the 5-year-old Bible Study on Sunday mornings. Fun, fun, fun! We almost chickened out once. Diane asked how many kids we could expect, and everyone in the room just laughed. The goal is 10 - 12 per room, but sometimes it goes as high as 24. Oh boy.

Back at Keith and Gina's after training and we settled in to a heated game of Settlers of Catan. I love board games. This is one we'll have to add to the game closet soon.

All in all, a very fun weekend...

1 comment:

Tom said...

YESSS...another Settlers of Catan player! All of my friends, myself included, are addicted to it! Here's an online version you can play: Xplorers. The game pieces might look different than the ones you used...you can change them to the American style in the settings. Have fun!