This weekend was spontaneously more fun than first planned. We honestly didn’t have any plans. Friday we stayed in, made dinner, put up the new Christmas tree, and watched Netflix. I know it is a bit early but we just bought it and there is no reason to store it for a couple weeks and get it back out. Everett was intrigued to say the least.
Saturday we cleaned up around the house and lounged for a while. My brother and his family came over to help me move the stove out of the way, so my wife could park in the garage. He was also there to collect the money for the gift we all went in on for my mom.
After they we went and got groceries, and thought about what we could do the rest of the day. We had a light bulb turn on in our heads, game night! First we gathered intel on whether or not people even wanted to. Once we had the interest we got a hold of my parents, my brothers family, and my other brother who also brought a date. We had successfully had eight adults and two babies over for game night. We played a game called Telestrations. It is like the traditional telephone game except instead of whispering to each other you draw a picture and the next person has to guess what you drew. by the time it gets to seven people the word you started with is not what you ended with. It is quite comical. I failed hard at getting a picture. This is mostly in part due to the fact that no one other than my wife knows that I run this blog. So they see me snapping pictures and think I’m really weird.
My parents bought chicken wings for us to eat for dinner and we all sat at the table and had a nice meal. This was also the first time any of us met my older brother’s date. Her name is Taylor, and she fit right in. They seem like a good fit and I hope that it works out the best way it can. He deserves someone in his life and she could be that someone.
Sunday we did stay in. I played a few video games, we watched Netflix and later watched some NFL games. My wife isn’t a fan so I’m sure she didn’t have the best time through that haha.
Today we are dealing with internal struggles about finances. We have a sewer main pipe that is busted and in need of repair. I want to have it done before the snow really sticks. It is costly and we don’t have the money in hand. They will accept credit cards and that may be the way we go, but I don’t want to back myself into a corner I can’t get out of. I think realistically that we can do it it will just take some time to pay off. We are hesitant because we are trying to have the whole basement waterproofed this spring which will cost a real pretty penny. On top of this with winter coming and having to trade vehicles with my dad I want a snow blower to clear our driveway, but of course a new one is about $500 for a small one. This would all be OK if there were happening one at a time but they will all run together and ruin my stress levels haha. So to counter act that and end this post here are two pictures my dad sent me from way back when. (I’m the one with dark hair)
Here I’m sitting with my older brother, while he reads books. I was about three in these.
Here is one of my little brother and I at the local barber shop.
So this was 1991. Enjoy! 😀 😀