Friday, November 16, 2012

A Visit from the Parentals

My parents came to visit last month and it was such a pleasure having them here.  Sometimes I don't realize how much I miss them until I see them and then they leave or I leave.  I can't wait until this time next week and I'll have already been home for a few days!  Whoo hoo!
While they were here we had a lot of fun!  They also brought a trailer full of new goodies for my house.  After my Nana passed away, I decided that I would love to have some of her things to remember her by.  That meant that my Mom and Dad brought over a few things like a china cabinet, a pink love seat that everyone in my family thinks is hideous (but I love it), and a few other things.  I love everything that they brought over.  I miss my Nana terribly, so it's nice to have things that were hers to remember her by. 
So while my parents were here, I made them come to work with me one day.  I made them sing and play the piano at the place that I work at.  It was wonderful and so much fun!
We also went to Carolina Ale House to eat!  Yum!
And the next morning Aunt Jemima made them some waffles!
(This is my new apron that Maw sent me in the mail.  Isn't it lovely?!  I even got a hair doo rag too!  I got a Duke apron and Jon got a North Carolina apron.  We're a house divided.)
Here's the waffle:
It was quite tasty. 
Later that day, I took my parents out shopping....we went to a few different store, ate some Mexican food, and I took them to this place....Goodberry's (only the best frozen custard place around) and something huge happened!
My Dad doesn't eat sweets.  He hasn't for a long time now.  And he ate some custard at Goodberry's!  I was in shock!
This is him telling me that it's Sugar Free and not a big deal....

Now look how excited he is to be eating that custard!!!!

Yum-O, Dad!  You did it!  :)
Here's me and my parents...if you look close, you can see Jon taking the picture!

Later that night we hung around the house and Preacher Man and I sat on our lovely, new pink love seat.  I love it!

I love when people come visit...especially those that you love the most!  I can't wait to get home soon because it feel like I haven't seen our family in forever!
Have a Happy Friday!
The Preacher's Wife

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Jon Makes Kool-Aid

Do you know how to make Kool-Aid?
I like to think that most everyone knows how to make Kool-Aid.  However, this past week I found out that my husband doesn't know how.
You see, two months ago to this date we both gave up cokes.  If you know either of us, you know that is a HUGE deal!  We love our Diet Coke and Dr. Pepper.  For crying out loud, that's what we drank at our wedding in goblets because we love it so much.  My Mom even bedazzled the cans that we would use too!  Crazy--I know!
Since we haven't been drinking any kind of carbonated beverages, we've been drinking Crystal Light.  When you make Crystal Light all you have to do it dump the packet in the pitcher, add some water, stir it around and ta-da, it's ready to drink. 
Recently we were at the store looking at the flavors of Crystal Light and I pointed out Kool-Aid to Jon.  He thought that we should try it so we threw some different packs in the buggy.
Later that week we were home one night when he was talking about how bad the Kool-Aid was.  He said that he was going to pour out one batch a try a different flavor.  (I haven't been drinking Kool-Aid...I've been drinking water more than anything lately so I didn't try the kind that he made.)  So that's what he did, he made a new batch.  Grape Kool-Aid.
I'm sitting on the couch and he says that is just terrible and pours it out too.  He told me that he didn't want to get anymore Kool-Aid.  Much to my surprise, I asked him how he was making it.  His reply?  Well I just dump the packet in, add water, and stir it up like the Crystal Light.  My reply?  Babe!  You have to add sugar to Kool-Aid.
The light bulb went off in his head.  And then we made a new batch of Kool-Aid and now he loves it.
Bless his heart.
I love my husband so much--more than I could ever type into words!  Just look at him:
Cutest thing ever!  And he's good at making messes too....although I did help with this mess.  Never a dull moment in our house!
Let me know if you need directions on how to make Kool-Aid anytime soon,
The Preacher's Wife