The highlight of our Friday night was when our four-year-old niece called Eric and me and Eric asked if she would make up a song about us. She told us that she would, because she thought it was a great idea, but she would have to think about it. A few moments later, however, she informed us that she was "inspired", and asked if we were ready to hear our song now. We said, "yes", and she sang the following (to the tune of "Hark the Harold Angels Sing"):
"Uncle Eric is so sillyyyy. He makes really funny faces. But not Aunt Jenny, no no no no no no no no no (repeat)."
Naturally, we were laughing hysterically, and hope to get it on video the next time we see her. It just doesn't get much better than that, friends.
Saturday was spent lazily until about 11:00am when we realized we really should go to the grocery store since we were having company. I cooked and baked all day, until our friends arrived in the evening for dinner, a movie, and a lot of laughter. It's true. We ended up watching "Taken 2", in which the most unrealistic part of the movie lies in the moment when Kim has to find clothes to wear in a room full of lockers, and finds a pair of jeans that fit her perfectly in the first locker she opens. I couldn't take the movie seriously after that.
We also came up with our own version of Taken, where the build-up is really high in the beginning of the movie, and as the plot moves along, you realize that they are actually going to be able to enjoy a really relaxing vacation on the beach. The worst thing that happens to them is that they get sun-burned. Something like that.
After church, we hurried home to prepare lunch for more friends with whom we spent the afternoon enjoying Eric's famous tacos, and a dessert that could not have been chocolate-ier. In the evening, I finished reading the book I have not been able to put down, A Severe Mercy, with no tears this time (ask me about a few days ago), but a tingling spine and a silent vow never to read a mediocre book again. The bar has just been set a little bit higher.
Good company all weekend, good food, happiness, and cozy weather. It was really pretty perfect. Happy Monday to you all!