Thursday, March 5, 2009

Sibling time at Olive Garden

My mom came home Friday February 20th. My dad and mom agreed that there were to be no visitors or kids at the house. Well... what are three sisters supposed to do all weekend without going to moms and dads? It's something we have not experienced in months and will not be experiencing again for a long time! Kristi decided it would be a great time for all of us to get together and just have dinner as siblings. Oh goodness! What fun. Luckily none of us had plans or work. We met at Olive Garden in Nampa at 5:30. It was already pretty packed! We had to wait a while. I enlisted Gunnars help to tie my shoe. He was concentrating so hard and was so proud of himself to be able to help me. (Of course he could not tie my shoe but he sure thought he did!) Gunnar, like always, had the ladies next to us just cracking up. What a cute little nut.

While we were waiting, Gunnar, Kristi, and Heidi were sitting on a bench. There was no room for me and Gunnar was so worried that I couldn't sit down with them. When some people left the bench Gunnar grabbed me and made me immediately sit down. What a considerate gentleman.
Here is Kristi, Jeff, and Gunnar. Gunnar tried to get in everyones pictures.

Here is lonely me. In my pictures I always have a crooked smile. Heidi and I practiced making my smile even. They say I look like a pirate. Thanks everyone for the confidence booster! :)
Kristi and Jeff... Finally got a picture of just the two of them. Gunnar is typically always in the pictures with them. I insisted that it just be them! How cute!

Heidi and Ren... I don't think they have had a picture of just the two of them being casual for a while either.

The three of us girls... and Gunnar of course. I love my sisters so much and they are always a blast to hang out with! I feel so lucky to be so emotionaly close to them and have them live only 1/2 hour away!
You know how I said my dad and mom said no kids allowed all weekend... well I get a call at 6:30 on Sunday night from my dad saying...what are you doing tonight? Want to come to the house and hang out for a while. So funny! So off Rillz and I go to my parents to hang out with them. They were both so happy to be home together!
I am blessed with a wonderful family that I know loves me very much and that are very supportive of my decisions in life! We are a very strong family and wouldn't want it any other way! Thanks everyone for a really great weekend!


Danielle said...

What a fun weekend:) You don't look like a pirate- you look gorgeous! I saw the pic and thought, wow- she is sooo pretty. I loved all the pictures- it's nice to see you all!

Kristi M. said...

Now that I look back, it was totally a fluke that we all had the time to go out together on such a whim. That never happens without so much planning. It was SO much fun. We should figure out how to do it again in about 7-8 months. :) That weekend was actually pretty funny when mom first got home. Dad kept calling me to come over and watch mom while he went out to get errands and things done. Their rule really didn't work now did it. I love you so much, so does Jeff and Gunnar. I am so glad that we all live so close and can get through anything together.

Heidi said...

That was a lot of fun, we'll have to do it like a year! Haha! Love ya!

jeff said...

Pirates can have pretty smiles. A'RRRighty! :)