Then we met the Hulse family from Bagdad at the Chucky Cheese and had a grand ole' time there. A funny thing happened as we drove to the Chucky Cheese. We had swapped Caroline Hulse and Cassidy and we were going to swap them back after lunch. Caroline, who is truly the sweetest little girl ever, said to the other kids while we were driving. "I imagine that Chucky Cheese has lots of fun things to do and games to play and it is wonderful. At least when I dream about it, that is how it looks! I dream about it a lot!" Hopefully, it met all her dream requirements. She did look like she was really enjoying herself while we were there.
After that we had a break and then my wonderful parents came over and watched the kids while Morgan and I went on the first date we have been on in a very long while.
Alisha Newman, otherwise known as my brilliant older sister, set up the dinner and it was TREMENDOUS! We ate at Tia Rosa's, and pushed all our tables together and talked until they closed down the restaurant. Wahoo, it was so much fun and I really, really like the gang that was gathered there. Some really great people! And everyone is at different stages in their lives, some are single moms trying to make it by, others are done with school and have great jobs and still others have been in the military for years. Some are returning to school after years of "floating", and some are just single still looking for the "right one". Everyone had a different story, but everyone had a tremendous time!!! I can't wait for the next gathering!!!
Here is the dinner group gathered together when we were about to leave. (My dad let me borrow his camera to quell my withdrawals.)
Again, here is everybody. I am in the back row. My hubby had the "sleeper hold" on me!!
This was a happy moment for me!!! I have sworn off of treats in the home, but I allow myself to eat a treat when I eat out. This was tremendous, but very big. Morgan had to help me finish it off. Dang, it is making me crave it just by looking at it.... I had better scroll down now!
these two crazy cats are Mike Richardson and his new, adorable wife, Kelly. When I was in high school, Mike Richardson (Lurch), used to pick me up when I was walking to Seminary. But then again, he picked everyone up! In fact, I think he is the only one who ever picked up my dad and mom. he he
These two were such a hoot together. Morgan and Lurch were great friends in High School and it was so hilarious to see them together again. The serape (spelling?) in his hand was a decoration at the restaurant, but they wanted Morgan to hold it because he used to wear one around school all the time. I don't remember it being pink though!!!