The other weekend the family got together to celebrate Nani & Papa's 35th Wedding Anniversary! A very belated one, but nevertheless...
The VA dwellers of the family planned to come down on Friday, but due to the stomach bug, their trip was delayed until Saturday. Our family of 4 headed over to M&G's Friday night to kick-start family weekend.
The reason it was so belated was because apparently we are all very busy people, and unfortunately there was never a free weekend from Oct. 25th and beyond. :( And even then, P&K sacrificed a very busy weekend to accommodate us finally all getting together. Which meant, they were unfortunately unable to stay in Durham....
We took family dinner to Gboro to allow us to all be together for the fullest amount of time possible. We ate at Leblon, a brazillian steakhouse where they brought out an endless supply of meats for your eating pleasure. I wanted to taste them all, so my plate looked like a slaughter house of various animals :)
We all headed over to P&K's new home for dessert. Yes, that's right, I said their new home! A cute townhome in GBoro that is perfect for them. I couldn't be happier for them to finally have a place of their own! This allowed the chance for everyone to see the new place, a great place to eat a yummy cake from Delicious Bakery (which is only a few minutes from their home...added bonus!), and a great way to hide M&G's Anniversary Present....A pair of Adirondack chairs! Who can't resist the impression of pure relaxation that these chairs emit?! We hope they love them!
We tried to plan a way to surprise them with the chairs, but as soon as they got there, Marlan walked straight into the living room where the chairs were hiding and said "I wish I had a chair like this", well, "SURPRISE! These are for you :)". Sorry, I didn't get a picture of the chairs, you'll have to visit M&G for a chance to ogle and admire them for yourself ;-)
I always enjoy the times that we have to all spend together. Hopefully we'll be able to have a real family weekend sometime in the near future.
Happy 35 years Nani & Papa!