After dinner we played this fun little Bingo game for kids. We laughed and laughed. I think Allan just laughed and laughed and realize he's not the only one with crazy sisters ; )
That night we went over to our friends the C's and visited with them and the W's. Oh, great times. I am so grateful for good friends.
On Tuesday we headed up to the wine country. We thought we had found the place we stayed at a few times in the past, but when we got there realized it wasn't the same place. It was still beautiful and we had a lovely stay. Hey, any place that leaves chocolate on your bed is OKAY with me.
I could write a whole post about vineyards and how much I love the analogy in the scriptures. So cool.
When we headed back we decided to go and visit my Uncle Jerry, so Allan could meet him. It was a wonderful visit and we were so happy we took the extra hours to go see him.
We then met up with the C's and W's again. (I didn't get a picture when we were together the other night, so we decided to meet up at the old Ice Cream shop where we spent many fun nights throughout the years.) Pat and Dennis are beginning a mission in April at the Family History Center--where Richard and Priscilla served a few years ago) When I joined the Church, those two families played such a critical part in my life. They were my examples of everything I wanted in a marriage, and Pat and Priscilla were my examples of the kind of woman I wanted to be. I'm still not there but I'm so grateful for their fantastic tutoring and love. Richard was our Stake President and when he was called to be Mission President. Dennis was then called as our Stake President and Allan was called as his counselor. (And when Allan decided to ask me out on our first date, Dennis was the first one he told.) These kinds of friendships are the ones that you know will last forever.
As we were driving back to our hotel after meeting up with everyone, Allan and I were talking about what a cool trip it had been and how we were so grateful we had the chance to pack so much into a couple of days. And I know just like Barbara sings, "People who need people, are the luckiest people in the world". Although I have to say, I know it is that I am truly blessed.
We know the rest of the trip will be wonderful, too, because it will be filled with more visits with wonderful people.