My Airport Cafe staff Maria was planning for her husband's birthday for days. She invited me to attend. Since I was home alone and had no plans, I went to her house after church. I had a wonderful time meeting her extended family... and enjoyed live mariachi band! I didn't know about the culture of this.... they take requests, guests sing along, step up to sing their favorite songs.
It's a rare sighting. ENK and the girls went to visit Hawaii komo for couple of days. It's rare since Lindsey has a busy schedule. She's been studying non stop for years in medical school. Allison on the other hand is always happy to hang out and have fun with unnie. ENK had Thursday and Friday off and Hawaiian airlines ticket ready to use anytime so why not. They are having the best time together. I don't think they hung out like this for days without me. Randy and I will have a trip like this soon? Where shall we go Randy? New York? Chicago? I bet daddy would still like to go with us. We'll say no.
ENK wanted to eat shabu tonight. Would you believe that I would prepare all this just for the two of us? We invited our close friends over. We love entertaining friends and eating together. Love my Shabu Shabu split pot! Look at Jeremy waiting patiently with his hands folded like a good proper young man. It was indeed delicious.
The closet is not finished as you can see. But ENK has put his clothes here. I refuse to. Why? Because I feel like he would never get it finished. He said it'll be easy to get it trimmed and painted... You can see his red tool bag. He knows it's not done. I love how it turned out though. Look at the little vent on the bottom. He is truly a gifted handyman. I am thankful.
This is Grace unnie and I when I got married 29 years ago. She came to visit us and we had a great weekend together. I made her several homemade dinners, went out to eat, just watched tv together... it was a short and sweet time together. We are both empty nesters so we can get together anytime.
I took my brother in law and sister in law outside the cafe for a quick photo shoot. Love the fall colors!
Dinner prepared by Ed and Bonnie next door. The outdoor fire pit was first used. They loved it. The youth members are getting younger and younger each year. I love these kids. They have so much fun being together. Do you see the beautiful glow our house in the background?
Tilly is our next door neighbor's dog. She's such a cutie. She came up to our window and scratched on it, looking at us like "hey, do you know where my mom is?" We brought her in and snapped this picture of us. We love the idea of having a dog. But we can't. We would just get so attached and wouldn't get to travel anywhere. I took Tilly back to Bonnie. She said she forgot about her.... So sweet to live next to a brilliant little doggie.