Monday I took a friend out for her birthday and we went to Iguana Grill. Every time I'm there I can't help myself and I take pictures of the gorgeous view. She ordered fajitas and a Golden Iguana and I didn't feel bad for not being able to find her a present (besides the beautiful lavendar peonies I gave her last Friday the day before her actual birthday). I did tell her I went to about five different stores and couldn't find her anything and she knew she was hard to buy for so that made me feel better.
Tuesday a friend from church came over and hung out by the pool with the boys and I. She is so much fun to talk to. Her childhood and mine is freakishly similar, down to the same cult homeschooling curriculum and religious rules both her parents and mine used. And the severed family relationships as a result. We've also got extremely similar tastes, addictions (same flavor and brand of ice cream), and certain body measurements :D and our birthdays being consecutive days after each other. She's so much fun to be with and loves the kids which is always wonderful to find. S says a few minutes after she got here, "I love her because she tickled me." After she left he asked when we were going to see the movie with her and when we were going to see her dogs that she showed him on her cell phone. I said two more sleeps for the movie and five more sleeps for the dogs. B was out late that night going to a ">meeting with his brother so K came back here to chat and I made us grilled chicken baby greens salad with fresh mozzarella, grape tomatoes, avocado, and balsamic viniagerette for dinner. We talked some more and ate chocolate covered strawberry ice cream and looked at fun pictures and talked some more.
Today the principal of J's school next year came by for a home visit. She visits every family and it takes her until December to do it! It was neat to get to know her better. She got to see J's room and talk with him a little more and hear a little more of our background, and we got to hear a little more of hers. Her daughter and hubby go to our Sunday school class at church. We're going to keep an eye out for them the next few times we go.
So far for the rest of this week and this weekend we have J's nice lady appointment, plans to go see Cars, a girls night out with dinner and The Devils Wears Prada with the girls from our couples small group -FREE thanks to the lovely Ms. Allison - long story : ) . A blissfully free Saturday then church on Sunday, a barbeque at K's and her hubby's house, and then a bbq and seeing the fireworks with a couple from our small group. Fun, fun!