as ya'll know, our oldest child is leaving in just a few weeks to move halfway across the country to attend college. this is not the first time that one of our kids has been gone for a prolonged period of time. boy1 spent 9 months on the road with the Jeremiah People, 3 months traveling to New Zealand and Fiji with a singing group and girl1 spent 4 months going to Kenya and 3 weeks in Cambodia. the difference is that this time there is no return date attached. it's just a leaving. and i find myself getting a little melancholy. so this weekend has been really special to me.
on friday night, we saw the American Idol Tour. soooo much fun. Adam Lambert ROCKS!!!!!!! Allison commands the stage and Matt was much better live than he ever was on the tv show. It was awesome watching boy1 and girl1 together. I think the separation is going to be harder on them then they realize.
saturday was just a lazy day of hanging out around the house. sometimes those are just what the doctor ordered.
today, we carried on the tradition of seeing the Harry Potter movies as a family. this is the first time that we've actually seen one in our home town. for whatever reason, we've always been traveling when they come out. we saw four of them in Las Vegas and one in Canada. We've decided that boy1 will have to fly back when the next two come out.
then we went out to dinner. if you've been following along for awhile, you know that restaurants bring out the sillies in my family. storytelling is an art form and my kids and husband have perfected it. we laugh until we cry and the waiters frequently join in the fun. tonight was no different. it takes us HOURS to eat a meal, but the time is sweet and i wouldn't have it any other way.