Ms. Dana (as James quickly learned calling her that could get him anything he wanted!) fed them all chocolate ice cream for their Super Bowl treat and boy did they enjoy it!! She also fed it to them the next night and uh, lets just say they had a little trouble going to sleep that time!
We spent Sunday and Monday night with them and had all day Monday and Tuesday to hang out and catch up. The kids played really good together, for the most part anyway! James and Audrey (I learned) need to learn how to play with other children their own size. They were a little territorial over Joshua's toys, not for him but for themselves!
The kids not only got to eat whatever they wanted but so did us grownups! Ms. Dana cooked some of the most delicious meals I've had in a long time and talk about having to hit the gym H-A-R-D when I got back home! But it was worth it. You know, being from the South and being a Primitive Baptist, you really can't get together with friends and NOT eat good food. You really can't, I think it would be against the law or something!
I am so glad we had this opportunity to get together and spend some quality time with each other (even if we did have to do most of our talking at night time!). Dana is one of my nearest and dearest friends and I miss her greatly. I miss her being right around the corner from me but I am so thankful we've kept our friendship alive despite the miles between our families! So, thank you Dana (and Michael) for being "given to hospitality" and sharing your home with me and my kids for a few days! We love y'all and can't wait to see you again soon!