Fun, Fun, Fun. The three words that come to mind whenever we spend time with these two.
This past Saturday was Minock Day! And not just Minock Day but Minock Christmas! Woohoo! Our 3rd Christmas this season!!! Wow! We hit the jackpot!
It was such a great day! We headed up their way around 9:30 and arrived before noon so we made really good time. It was a really pretty day out too. Sunny but not hot, a little breeze, humidity was very mild (Marsha would argue that one). In short, it was absolutely gorgeous. And I still marvel over that sort of weather in January!
One of the first things we did was to head over to see the model of the home that they are building. We enjoyed that so much. First of all, as you all know, Tim and I love visiting model homes. But this one, in particular, was awesome. First of all, it's like having a sneak peek at their future home. But also because it really is the perfect home for them. As we sat in, first the family room and then the living room to chat with them, it really felt as if we were just sitting in their actual home. I didn't get that vague displacement vibe that I normally get in a model home. It just felt like...their home. That's very cool.
Then we went to see the lot that it's going to built upon. The last time we saw the lot it was like visiting a forest. A great place to hike if only I could find a trail :) This time..it was a building lot that a house where a house will exist in short order. They - and by they I mean the Minocks themselves - have done a fine job of clearing the lot. And I love that while they took out dead trees and scrub, they have left as many of the lovely mature and interesting trees as possible. They didn't clear-cut as so many builder do.
We headed back to their temporary digs so that Marsha and I could yakyakyak and the guys went out into the forest behind the rental house to safely practice shooting Tim's crossbow and throw Paul's Hatchets. Marsha and I got to witness a little of the hatchet throwing...pretty doggone impressive gentlemen! Eventually we settled in to enjoy a fine meal and an exceptionally yummy chocolate cake. Which - since it also has oatmeal and walnuts in it - wen declared a healthy food. (I had a piece for breakfast this morning. Hey it has oatmeal in it therefore it is, obviously, also a breakfast food)
Then it was time to open presents! Woohoo!~ We laughed, we giggled, we chortled, we guffawed. We smelled lovely fragrances and tasted delicious goodies (and re-experienced poprocks) and played with our new toys. It was a Great belated Christmas!!!
All too soon, the day was nearly done and it was time to head home. Tim and I talked about what a good time we had all the way back.
I'm not sure when we will be able to get together in February and I have no idea what we will be doing, but whatever it is I know it will be a blast!
With them, it always is ;)
Yup, this is me. Some people said, "Sam, you should write a Blog". "Well, there's a thought", I thought to myself. And so here it is.