Saturday was pretty mellow and short - they didn't get in till about 8. But we had a yummy dinner and chatted until they were ready to crash. Sunday was a church, nice dinner, relax, game type of day.
Monday was Labor Day and after the boys went golfing, we all went to the lake with our dogs and friends - the Merkley's, Althoff's and Andelin's. It was a glorious day. The water was so warm. We were practically the only ones who didn't wear our swimsuits. Don't know what we were thinking. It was pretty hot out and the water felt so good, we ended up not being able to resist the temptation and then it just didn't matter we didn't have suits!
|The dogs were in absolute heaven. Samson would not stop playing fetch in the water. We are both convinced he'd drown before stopping.|
The next couple days were really mellow again. Tanner had to work all week. I came down with a stupid cold. And we like relaxing :) Tuesday was the grand Williston tour. It was sad because my mom LOVES quilting and I was excited to show her Williston's own quilt shop. But apparently it went out of business and it's last day was the Saturday they got here. Bummer. We also did some reading and napping and talking and crafting. My mom brought up a cross stitch project I had started back in high school and I got kind of back into that. I was a cross stitching fool in high school. Betcha didn't know that about me.
Merkley's had us over for dinner on Wednesday. Delicious pulled pork sandwiches and I made an awesome cheesecake. And we played games. Perfect evening. My parents were so happy to put names to faces up here. And they were great sports meeting everyone. They love that kind of stuff cause they are awesome like that. Friday we actually got motivated to leave the house :) We went and hit a bucket of balls. My mom even got into it too :) And messed around on the putting green.
And to complete the Williston experience, we needed a trip to the local bowling alley :)
Then we headed into Theodore Roosevelt National Park and drove around the whole park and did some of the smaller hikes along the way. Again - weather was PERFECT. Last time T and I were there it was SOOO hot and we couldn't even enjoy it that much. It was gorgeous and lovely and so much fun. It started getting ugly right as we were leaving.
|Just enjoyin' a fig newton|
|Competitive boys trying to throw rocks across the river...|
|This chic was INSANE. Like a rubber band or something else that isn't human. So cool!|
(one other thing that happened that Tanner was SUPER happy about...his uncle inherited him a sweet record player that my parents delivered. Tanner has tons of vinyl and loves it so having a big sweet player that's easily accessible is a very happy time for him. Thanks to them for helping bring it up and get it set up in our spacious abode!)