A week ago, my family rolled in from Iowa on their way to West Virginia. This summer they were able to come for a whole weekend between meetings. Throughout the weekend we feasted on spaghetti with garlic bread, steak with baked potatoes, brownies with icecream, and peanut butter s’mores bars. The Moodys also came over, along with another family from church, for a cookout on Saturday. Stephen is quite the chef with his grill. I didn’t realize how expensive it is to feed 7 people! No wonder Stephen’s mom clips coupons and shops at multiple stores to get the best deals. 🙂 And, of course, no visit to Anderson is complete without a stop at King Gyros for some greasy Greek food. If you’ve never been there, you’re missing out! It’s a Greek restaurant that’s “like McDonald’s only a step down” as Stephen says.
Anyway, enough about the food. Charis, Ruth Anna, and I stayed up late so we could get in some girl talk. They camped out in our living room while Mom, Dad, and Rebekah stayed in our church’s ministry apartment. The next day we went on a shopping spree, played instruments together, watched a movie, bought a car…you know… the usual weekend activities.
Wait! Did I say we bought a car???? Charis is moving to Plymouth, IN to teach German and English at a Christian school, and she needed a car. So, Stephen and Dad visited a used car lot owned by a friend of ours. He had an amazing deal on a Chevy Blazer. They made a deal that very day!
All in all, we had a fabulous time catching up on each others’ lives, introducing my family to everybody at church, and hanging out together. Stephen and I are going to pick up Charis tomorrow and help her move into an apartment in the next few weeks. It’ll be so good to have her close!