Sunday, October 10, 2010

Quiet

Today has been a busy, busy day.  Bryan was sweet and let me sleep in a little, but once we were up and going we were up and going.  Folding tons of laundry, putting it all away, Bry helped clean the church, later we went on a long jog/walk/hike, baking a cake for my (younger) sister-in-law's birthday, going grocery shopping, getting dinner in the crock pot (thank heavens the birthday girl requested a crock pot meal), walking down to campus on a last-minute errand, meeting up with the birthday girl and her friend, walking back home, and cleaning up the front of the apartment to get ready for a handful of freshman college girls to come squeal and giggle for a couple of hours.

Happy Birthday Alison!

It was a fun little party.  We ate chicken curry and then cake and ice cream.  Then we played "Life."  By the way, it takes way longer with six people than it does with two.  Who knew?  Anyway, Alison's friend won.  Not me.  I almost won.  But didn't.  But I'm over it.  Then they took group pictures in a way only freshman girls can and then Bryan drove them all home.  It was a fun night with a lot of fun girls.  Fun girls who truly do squeal.  And giggle.  And text.  Wow.  Oh the world of texting that I hope I never understand.  I'm only 24 and I already feel a generation gap coming on.  I felt a little old and lame.  Perhaps I am.  Although, in my defense, I never had the equivalent of a Justin Bieber poster up on my wall even when I was a freshman in college.  Obviously Alison is already cooler than I ever was.

We love having her close now that she's out here at school and we're so glad we could celebrate her birthday with her.  It's strangely quiet now that she and her friends are gone.  Come back soon!  And, of course, Happy Birthday!

4 comments:

Janie said...

I am super lame and don't text, either. So don't feel too weird. :)

Patricia said...

THANK YOU to you and Bryan for taking such good care of Alison on her birthday!! She's so lucky to have you guys close.....

Greg Lewis said...

thanks for keeping an eye on the birthday girl......it's okay to be lame.....but i am kind of cool in that i can write this in all lower case letters......from: the b-day girl's dad

alison said...

i just read this again. it was so wonderful having you guys live so close, move baaaaack! and thank you for always feeding me and being awesome :)