Happy 1st anniversary, Grandpa Grant and Grandma Eleanor! I only got to see you for a couple of minutes at church; but I hope you’ve had a fun day.
June is almost over now, but Rowen and I don’t plan on staying awake just to see the start of July tonight – it’ll happen without us being conscious to witness the event; and it’s been a long, busy day.
We started the morning out with Tai Chi at Uncle Adam and Aunt Leanne’s. We should really do that with them more often, but that’s getting harder to make time for when we’re all so busy; and Aunt Leanne and Uncle Adam can start their day a bit later than we need to most days. We had breakfast there too, and while Dad and Violet helped out with the cooking; Mom and I had the early time slots for showers and getting dressed up for church; which we again tag-teamed doing while getting the twins ready for the morning too.
I’m sure that I was right about Mark’s mother appreciating the Jacuzzi, but that couldn’t have been the only reason why Aunt Grace was smiling so happily this morning. Aunt Leanne probably needed some details, but I’m good with knowing that Aunt Grace and Mark are happy, so if you need more information than that; you aren’t going to find it here.
While last night was more about getting to know Aunt Grace’s in-laws-to-be, the wedding was our main breakfast conversation topic. Aunt Leanne led that chat, and they went over most of the schedule for this week – including the meet-the-Pastors time they had at, and after, dinner tonight. That part of the morning was fun, and we were kept entertained while cleaning up too, but my favorite part of the morning was walking to church with Michael, Rowen, and Rebecca; and getting teased by certain members of my family when he sat with me during the service instead of with his family. We had fun helping out with some work that the teens needed done during Sunday school to get ready for the service they’re leading next Sunday; and I walked with Michael to the Inn after church before hurrying home to help Mom and Dad with the lunch barbeque they were hosting. There was some tweeird while we were at church too, but it’s been too good a day to bother including any of the details.
Rowen met up with me at home after she got changed and packed an overnight bag for the sleepover we’d decided to have this morning after I’d gotten the schedule for the day. We were put to work setting up tables and chairs first before moving on to do whatever else Mom needed us to help with in the kitchen. The men were all outside as required when grilling is going on; and Ethan needed to be with them too while Ehlana wanted to stay in the kitchen and near to Aunt Deborah and Leah. When it was time to eat, Rowen and I took Ethan and Ehlana down to the river so we could have our lunch on the dock and let the adults entertain themselves.
There was more work to do after lunch, but that didn’t take long, and then Ethan, Ehlana, Rowen, and I got to go along on the walking tour of the town that Uncle Adam, Aunt Grace, and Mark took Mark’s parents on while the rest of our family and friends moved on to doing other things – like nap time for Aunt Leanne, Aunt Deborah, and Leah – for a few hours. That included a bit of shopping while we were wandering around town; a visit to the falls where I got to tell the Witch Falls Witch story; and a walk around the park path before we wrapped up our tour with a little playground time that Michael joined us for while on his afternoon break.
When we got back home, Michael, Rowen, and I took Ethan and Ehlana swimming for a while, and then we had time for an ice cream snack break before Michael needed to get back to the Inn. There was still a little time to play after he left, so Rowen and I kept the twins entertained while Mom and Dad were both working in the office until it was time for all of us to get ready for dinner at the Inn. I wanted to get dressed up because we were going out with Mark’s parents for the first time, but the added bonus of seeing Michael’s reaction when I stopped into the kitchen for some hugs with Jacob, Jake, Dillon, and Rebecca was pretty good too.
Yes, he got a hug and kiss too – and was teased about it by the other guys.
Backing up for a second, one of the highlights of our tour around town was at the Olde Bakery; where Mark’s father had his first introduction to one of the best advantages of living in Witch Falls. His reaction to the buffet dinner was even more entertaining. Rowen and I were at a kids’ table with Ethan and Ehlana, so we weren’t in on a lot of the dinner conversation; but we did hear enough to know that Mark’s parents both loved discovering our town’s best-kept secret.
Our time at the Inn was as entertaining as always, and the food was amazing; but my highlight from there was when I went back into the kitchen before we left; ‘borrowed’ Michael for a couple of minutes; and had everyone in the kitchen laughing at us when I led him into the back room so we could share the goodnight kiss I’d been wishing we’d gotten together for last night. Hopefully Michael thought that the kiss was worth the razzing he was getting even before I was out of the kitchen. I was teased too, but a ‘that’s my girl’ hug from Miranda and the comments from Aunt Leanne and Aunt Grace were all much nicer than the jibes Jake and the other guys were dishing out to Michael.
Rowen needed to tease me too, but she waited until we were home with Ethan and Ehlana to do that while Mom and Dad went on with the rest of the adults to Uncle Adam and Aunt Leanne’s house for the meeting with the Pastors. Going along had been an option, but we had more fun going home; playing some games and music; and wrapping up our night with a movie and cuddle time in the lounge.
Ethan and Ehlana went to bed at ten-thirty; Rowen had a quick visit with my Jacuzzi; and we were in bed with Mandy by eleven. I had most of my nightly computing done by then, and Violet and Dillon are downstairs; so we don’t need to wait for Mom and Dad to get home. Rowen’s running out of chat material and steam; we’re both going to be doing holiday weekend work around our houses; and that really is all I have for tonight, so...
...until next time, this is Magi Master Cassie Proctor; logging out!