Monday, March 03, 2008

A Weekend Pleasure!

We just returned home from walking and playing basketball in the park. I jumped on line to post really quick while Agustin and Shane are in the back yard grilling burgers. It has been so beautiful here today. I can't imagine all of you reading this who are still fighting snow and ice. *prays for Ginger and Sarah*

Look who took time out of his oh so busy schedule to meet up with us for an early supper Saturday evening!

My first born! With his job, church, and social life keeping him busy, and due to the fact that he lives almost an hour away, we don't see him often. He was looking fine, tanned, fit, and rested and was in oh such a pleasant, talkative mood. His natural tendancy is to be somewhat subdued, serious, and quiet, unless he has something he feels is important to say. He doesn't talk just to hear his brain rattle, if you know what I mean! Don't misunderstand me here though, he can be quite the clown and the life of the party if he feels so inclined! He is usually quite happy to slip into a party unannounced or to give advice only when asked. So anytime I catch him in one of his talky moods, I relish it! He shared some business plans with us, some prayer requests, some of his goals, and some of his funny life stories. It was such a blessing to have him share his heart with us and to learn how the Lord is truly working in his life. It's hard for this mama to grasp that her baby boy will be turning 21 on April 6th! Where has the time gone? I must be honest, my heart swelled with pride as I watched him interact with the server, his dad, his little brother and I. Oh yeah, and with that certain someone behind me who kept distracting him! *winks*

You can click on any photo to enlarge it for better viewing.

A Happy Mama with her two treasures!

(I'm so sorry Josh is squinting. The sun was so bright. It was a gorgeous evening!)

The three most important men in my life. My two sons and husband!

Supper was delish. We met up at Red Lobster. Agustin had his regular, "The Admiral's Feast", Shane had his regular as well, "Kid's Chicken Fingers". Josh had his regular, although it's no longer on their menu, they prepared it for him, his beloved "Cajun Shrimp Alfredo". I tried one of their promotional items, "Lobster Stuffed Tilapia". It was super delicious! Of course, we all enjoyed the Cheddar Bay Biscuits, YUM! Yes, I endulged! But I must emphasize that although the food was great, the time spent as a family was even better. Thanks Josh, honey, for the wonderful visit.

Side note to my brother in law (Yekwanaman): Thank you so much for taking time out of your busy schedule to visit and counsel with Josh about a week or so ago. He appreciated it so very much, which makes me appreciate it so very much.


Penless Thoughts said...

I can hear the joy in your voice!!!! Happy you all 4 had this time together.

jennifer said...

I am so glad that you all were able to get together! I know what it is like to have the oldest off on *his own*!

Great looking family!

Jackie said...

Who, oh prey tell, who is the "certain someone behind me" that kept distracting him??????? I'm dying to know.

Pat said...

I know you are one proud Mama!! So glad he took time to travel North to visit the Fam!!! Everyone looks like they had such fun!

Josh is a man of few words, so I know he must have wanted to share quite a lot with you, his parents. I know he values you both and your guidance, and loves you very much!!

And, WHO was the distraction????LOL

OH, yes, thanks for posting, Pam!!

justabeachkat said...

I can see why your weekend was a pleasure. There's just nothing like having all our "babies" home and under one roof, is there?! Great photos. Your boys are so handsome.


A Note From Theresa said...

I love Red Lobster! But it is a "Date" place for my Husband and myself so when we go no children :)

I'm really happy you got to have a great family dinner.

Jungle Mom said...

I'll be calling! Gotta know about the winks!!

Frazzled Farm Wife said...

Such handsome men you have there!!!!

I love Red you got me craving it!

groovyoldlady said...

Those are some great looking men. Reading your post made me realize just how much I miss Scout. Sigh.


You have some fine looking sons and I know you must be proud of them and I don't blame you. You and your husband have done a great job.

Family time is the most of happy times and I am so glad that you had the time together. God bless you all. connie from Texas

Happymama said...

I'm glad you were able to spend time with your men! I know it meant the world having Josh there with you!


Rebecca said...

How exciting! I'm sure you had fun with your boys. I wish I could have one of those cheddar bays right now!

Mishel said...

So glad you were able to spend some special time with ALL three of your handsome guys!