As a teacher, every once in a while I would give my students a bellringer on Mondays entitled; Wow! What a Weekend! They would get to write about their adventures and family happenings since I last saw them. To commemorate school starting up (and celebrate me staying at home!), I thought I would give you a little Wow! What a Weekend!
Friday evening Skyler and I had planned to go with our homegroup to visit Marian Days. Marian Days is a big Vietnamese bash in Carthage. Vietamese families from all over the country come for a reunion of sorts . . . well here, this is what Wikipedia says about it:
The Marian Days (Vietnamese: Đại Hội Thánh Mẫu, officially các Ngày Thánh Mẫu) is the main festival and pilgrimage for Vietnamese American Roman Catholics. The annual event in honor of the Blessed Virgin Mary has taken place the first weekend in August since 1978 on the 28-acre (110,000 m2) campus of the Congregation of the Mother Co-Redemptrix in Carthage, Missouri. Tens of thousands of attendees come from throughout the United States, while non-Vietnamese locals and some visitors from Canada and Vietnam also attend.
Pretty cool, huh!? So our homegroup was going to go walk around and grab some authentic Vietnamese food for dinner. Unfortunately, at 5:00 is was 103 degrees! Yikes! I was a little leary of taking Kyria for a few hour stroll in that kind of heat. Skyler and I decided it would be best if we didn't go. So we packed up and headed to Neosho to clean - Skyler cleans the church where his Grandparents attend once a week for a little extra cash.
Saturday, we woke up fairly early and headed to my parents house 3 hours away. Kyria made it the whole way, and I was able to feed her once we arrived! My dad loves cooking breakfast on Saturday mornings, and he had eggs, bacon, bisquits, and gravy waiting for us! Yum! After breakfast, we watched a little of the Olympics, and then headed to see my grandparents! They hadn't gotten to see Kyria in person yet! It was so awesome to see Kyria's Great Grandparents ooh and ahh over her!
That evening, on our way back to my parents, we stopped to eat at one of my favorite restaurants, El Tapatio! I worked as a waitress at this authentic Mexican place the summer after my senior year in high school (yep! I was the only blonde running around taking orders!), and I still love it! Once we got to the house, we chatted awhile, and then I went to sleep early! Whew! It was a long day! :)
Sunday morning my mom made us French Toast! Mmmm I love her French Toast! We got ready, and headed to my old church! I just adore the body of Christ at Maplewood! It was so great to bring Kyria, and see some familiar faces! (NOTE: Pastor Eddie mentioned that one of the two things he is really good at is proofreading. The mispelled words just jump off the page! This is not my forte, so I'm really sorry to all of you who get annoyed when I have typos! So sorry!)
After church, we headed to my mom's family reunion. Again, we got to show-off Kyria, and everyone wanted to hold her! Sometimes I get nervous when everyone wants to hold her, and they are getting in her face etc., but this time I was just happy we could come up so my family could see her and love on her!
Once we got back to my parents (again!), they had a big pile of stuff for me to go through from high school . . . ugh! not my favorite thing. I have tried telling them several times to just throw it away, but they insisted I go through it. I must admit, I was glad I did! I found lots of stuff that brought back memories - yes, I still wanted to throw most of it away, but there were several things I wanted to keep! Plus, I had lots of old clothes I think I can refashion into some pretty fabulous items! :) Yeah!
We headed home after that . . . had to stop a few times for diaper changes and feeding, but it went by pretty fast! We got home at a decent hour, and Skyler and I were able to share a nice evening alone together while Kyria was finishing up her nap!
Kyria slept plenty last night, but this morning I was still so tired! Hmmm wonder why!?
How was your weekend!?