As you may remember reading about in an earlier blog, Jake had a date with an older lady (Amelia) a few months ago...he carried on this tradition this past weekend on his first date with Lanna. Lanna's mommy, Mandy, and I both belong to a local internet chat group (yes, I have internet friends....I meet them in real life and they do not turn out to be 12 year old boys, as my dad thinks they do) Anyway---the four of us met at McDonalds and even though the kids were too young to enjoy the play area, they had a good time checking out each other and "talking". A match made in heaven? Perhaps...we'll give it a few years & see how they feel.
The weather cooperated again this weekend (I'm scared to mention it too much for fear of jinxing ourselves & having a tornado blow through here next weekend) so Brian got more house stuff done (including finishing the paint job on the shutters-YAY!) Sunday we went to visit my parents in Washpa where we were served steak and more desserts than I normally eat in a week (I'm not complaining!) My dad threatened to sue me if I posted pictures of him on here without his written permission, but that's just too bad. Here is that side of the family:
At one point during the visit, I expected Uncle Nate to bust out some protective face gear, he seemed to have a paranoid fear of catching pink eye from us (we're all pretty much cleared up, by the way!) but I finally talked him into holding Jake. He has yet to carry out his formal initiation as an uncle by changing a diaper, we need to work on this.
In case you were wondering, Nate has a thing for "Cops" so he was wearing his wife beater, just in case we ended up on an episode of it during the family cookout. I guess you never know when a domestic dispute is going to break out; that's my brother for you, always the prepared one.