Thursday, May 29, 2008

friday nights

We have instituted Friday Dinner and a Movie Nights in the Campbell house. Last week I was looking for a way out of cooking so at around 4:30 I asked Shawn if he would humor me and get everyone in the car. He looked wary but curiosity won out.
I drove about 5 minutes down the road to our first stop -where else - the strawberry patch. I know what you're thinking (Again?!) but Shawn hasn't been yet! Besides, the berries are still ripe and just $1.15/lb so why not? After a quickly filling our basket and completely staining one tiny purple dress, we were off to our next stop.

Another 5 minutes down the road, seemingly in the middle of nowhere, is a tiny Mennonite bakery and bulk store. There we purchased a glass bottle of milk, a hunk of pepper jack cheese and a loaf of Sourdough bread just minutes out of the oven (Seriously, we could not have timed that one better).
Back home we had a totally messy carpet picnic and then a showing of The Lion King.
Tristan got the best seat in the house...

This Friday, Shawn and I might have a real dinner and a movie date while Tristan and Kenna hang out with my parents who just arrived last night! Shawn is now officially on post deployment leave so we are going to enjoy some time with Grandad and Yiayia and then sneak away for a couple of days to sail, drink iced coffee, wander around coastal towns and have actual conversations that don't include words or phrases like, potty or poopy or tell your sister sorry.
This should be nice!


  1. I am so happy you two will get some time away together! Thank goodness for grandparents!! I have been praying Shawn is settling back in easily, your family is connecting easily and that you are really able to enjoy each other!

  2. You are a wonderful mom and wife, Kelli. I hope you two enjoy this romantic little get-away--the potential is enormous! Love you.

  3. Kelli,

    I love how incredibly spontaneous you are. I would have been worried about the stained purple dress & the mess the picnic made. You are actually helping me to work on being a bit more spontaneous. Thank you for that gift!

  4. Oh, how wonderful! I hope your weekend was fabulous - full of actual conversations and precious time together just the two of you!
    Say HI to your folks for me! :)

  5. Kelli~

    Your parents just sent me the link to your blog and I've had fun reading some of your posts. I loved this one! You sound like such a fun, creative wife and mom!

    I don't know if you remember or not, but our family visited you all in Texas a couple of times years ago. And somewhere, I'm pretty sure we still have a picture of you sticking your head through a head cutout of a cardboard person at the Blue Bell ice cream factory... :-)


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