This was just another normal Sunday - which means it was a great day! Church meetings were good, lessons were great.
The kids were at the house when I got home, and the crockpot was making the whole place smell wonderful! I fixed a new recipe today and it turned out really good. It was a pork loin, seasoned up with Tony's and garlic, cooked with chicken broth. When I got home, I added two cans of beans (one black bean and one white navy bean), a can of tomatoes, and some spinach. It cooked another hour, while we made rice and corn muffins. Not only did it taste good, but it looked really pretty in the serving dish with all those colors. Everyone liked it. Even Brooks gobbled it up. Bill managed to get home just in time to eat and then the bishop picked him up for a stake priesthood meeting.
After cleaning up, the kids went into the backyard to play a little. It was a little chilly, so they couldn't play in the water, but Ashby really wanted Ethan and Eric to come over and play again. She loved having Ethan chase her around the yard. They did come over for a bit and she just giggled. I told Lisa they are in for a big ride with her! She already knows how to flirt.
Lisa shared a funny story, too. At preschool this week, they had a pirate's day on Tuesday and Princess day on Thursday. There are 3 girls and 1 boy in the class, but Hiram has sisters at home, so gets along just fine with the girly themes. Anyway, the teacher gave each of them a little booklet and said that every princess (and prince) writes her (or his) own story, so they were to take their book home and write their story. Hiram couldn't wait to write his story, so while the car filled with gas, he dictated his story to his mother. It went something like this: "There was a prince named Hiram who was looking for his princess. He finally found her and her name was Princess Ashby. There were two other princesses, too, and they were all friends." How funny! At 3 years old, Ashby has a boyfriend. The two of them sit together in primary (they are both in Lisa's class) and one or the other puts an arm around the other one and they are so sweet to each other. It is too cute now - but it sure won't be when she is 16!!
After everyone left, and Bill was not back home yet, I watched the last episode of season 1 of The Grand. I had to interrupt watching to take a phone call and was excited it was from Bill and Shirley Cochran. We discussed the upcoming trip and they are as excited as we are for our reunion week. Bill got home before we hung up, so he got to talk to them, as well. It will be a busy week getting things done and packed, but we can hardly wait until Thursday!