I don’t quite know why I only post about what we do on weekends. Maybe it’s because that’s the only time where we do anything even remotely interesting? Our weekdays are so routine.

7:30 – 5:00 pm (roughly) Ryan and Jenn work
5:00 – 7:00 pm Ryan and Jenn travel back to Kingsburg, embrace like they’ve been apart for days (duh, newlyweds!), and make dinner, if they have the energy to (if not… they eat out, probably way too much)
7:00 – 10:00 Ryan and Jenn marvel at how fast the day goes by, how they haven’t accomplished anything and then plan for the next day. Oh, and sometimes they cuddle and watch a DVD.

So I guess we come alive on weekends???

Friday, we headed out to our dear friends Joel and Amie’s house and had a wine tasting party with several couples. It was super fun and totally different from anything we’ve done. Good company! Good food! Good wine! We did come to the harsh conclusion though that we are “wine racists”. We only like white wines, not reds. And we’ve tried! Yes, we’ve tried to like the reds. We just can’t do it. And, we realize this probably makes us banned from the real “wine people” club, but we don’t care. God made us with specific palettes, which are remarkably similar, and we will not be ashamed!

Most of Saturday was spent tidying up the house for our guests (more on that later) and prepping for a show at the Road 56 house. I, on the contrary, spent most of the day in the kitchen baking cookies for the show. Baking is my true love and an expression of who I really am, but man, I was so dang tired after a long day in front of the oven, and on my feet, not to mention being covered in flour, sugar and butter. I didn’t have the heart to wash the dishes after baking some 14 or 16 dozen cookies and was satisfied to leave them in the sink all weekend, which is so unlike me. However, I was greatly satisfied by the results and was all to happy to serve them to the guests and concert-goers.

We had the wonderful privelege of hosting the Road 56 artists at our home and I cannot say enough wonderful things about these girls. Though we only had a short time together before the show and after, I can tell you that they radiate sweetness and joy and were so much fun to be around. Valeri, Gayle and Soyu… you are welcome at our home anytime!

It was a great show, even if we did have a smallish turnout. Those girls and their talent just amaze me. I can’t even play one instrument well and there they were, picking up 3 or 4 and playing their hearts out. I was awed and inspired. I was able to snap a few pics, despite the awful lighting (for photography) but will have to post those later. Poor Ryan pressed through the show even though the flu was quickly overtaking him. He made it through but spent the rest of the night fighting a fever and the whole next day in bed or on the couch. Despite my plans to go to Fresno and have a “me” day, I was quite happy to ditch out on that join him, because I was exhausted myself. I think we ended up taking a 4 hour nap after I got home from church! Sometimes your body just tells you to quit and that is exactly what it felt like.

Even with illness creeping in, we had a nice weekend.


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