Michael, and Christina's husband JK, were away Friday night at a men's retreat. We girls decided to have our own little retreat and Christina came to spend the night. Saturday morning we all pitched in to make a pancake breakfast.
One of my favorite memories from childhood is my mother and father reading aloud to us in the evenings. We read so many, many books together. Now, I love reading to my kids. We usually read right before bed and just now we are reading "The Long Winter" by Laura Ingalls Wilder. Sometimes we read during the day, and James' favorite book is "The Poky Little Puppy."
"You may have tangible wealth untold;
Caskets of jewels and coffers of gold.
Richer than I you can never be --
I had a mother who read to me." ----Strickland Gillilan
Our new couch cover arrived in time for the weekend! Yeah! Now I'm working on some blue/green pillows to replace the off-white ones.
The kids and I made cookies on Saturday! It was a lot of fun, especially since I hadn't done it in so long.Here are the boys in their new sweaters which Grandma found on the clearance sale at Old Navy! Don't they look handsome! :)