I have the coolest kids.

Yesterday morning I get a text from youngest daughter: "What are you having for dinner"

I replied: "I have a couple of steaks out to cook"

She says: "Expect company"

Me: "Let me know how many so I can get them out of the freezer"

I thought a minute and sent another text: "You know, your older sis has to go pick up her son at his other grandma's, your older bro has a cold, and your younger bro isn't a big steak eater, will probably want a burger"

A minute later the reply: "Lol. You're behind. They're all coming, even the grandson….and little bro will eat steak."

So about five o'clock youngest daughter showed up with groceries and started hustling in the kitchen and about an hour later the rest of the troups tromped in for supper. It was terrific. Thanks Em for all your hard work… and thanks to all you other kids for making your dad have a great Father's Day. He was thrilled. You like him! You really like him!

In other news: We're going on our third dry day. (Crossing fingers and knocking on wood.) There is a slight chance of rain on Thursday, otherwise it is looking like a dry week. The farmers are all getting ancy to get going… including Hubs. Here's hoping they get all the work done and the crops pull out of this flooding with some semblence of a good yield come fall!

Eldest daughter is improving every day. Yesterday at dinner she was back in fine form. She made a comment (that I can't repeat) and the whole family burst out laughing… Hubs just looked at her and said, "She's baaack!"  It feels that way more each day. What a blessing. Thank you every one who kept us in your prayers.

The family reunion? 700 miles of driving. My mother never stopped talking once. More on that later.

Happy Monday!

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13 thoughts on “Fam-Damily”

  1. What a great time!

    She really didn’t stop talking? The entire time? And you’re still alive? Maybe I should ask, is she still alive? 😉

    P.S. You text?!

  2. Glad to hear things were great. You’ve had your challenges lately, and it makes the good times all that better.

  3. Your children are awesome like their parents! They had great role models. Glad you had a great day. 🙂

  4. Oh that sounds wonderful. I love surprises like that.

    Your mother sounds like my FiL. Same thing happened, he talked the entire way. Finally The Man has sworn never to go anywhere of any distance with him again. ha!

  5. 700 miles of mother talking — ack! Sounds like you had a nice weekend, I’m so glad to hear that you and your family are doing well.

  6. What a great gathering. 🙂 Even if you are behind.

    Yea for dry days! Let’s just hope it doesn’t turn to drought. 🙂

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