Lisa was here from Virginia this past week, initially to bring Paddy the beaver to her new home, and then for a visit with family and friends. After the tragedy with Paddy, we had a mission….distract, cheer and keep Lisa busy. I think we did a pretty good job:
-We had a family get together with just about the whole gang at Patrice’s house…including many of the younger folk, they love their Aunt Lisa!
-See the jar that says MONEY….it actually reads “no money, no eatey”…… that’s the only way Patrice could bribe us, as we are food motivated. She spearheaded a family donation to the Howell Nature Center, which is where Paddy would have found a home for life.
-We had a party at Kel’s that included a fondue feast, singing, and directing Jackie’s text messages to a new friend. For some strange reason, Jackie didn’t invite him over to meet all of us.
-We had another dinner at my home, this time with TJ, Amber and Colt in attendance too-
And nephew Logan….who just got new braces, is one whole lot of energy, talk and questions bundled into an 8 year old body. Uncle Jeff and Logan were playing cat and mouse under the piano. I feel sorry for Logan’s mom, Nicole, who had to get that wound up little guy to bed soon after leaving our house.
-And, lastly, we did something that didn’t revolve around food—-mosaiced…..visit Cut, Stitch, Paste for details
It was a “Capri-licious” week. Lisa left this morning. Back to real life for all of us, but life made all the sweeter with the memories of this week to savor.