Mrs. Chili came to church with us this morning ahead of another top-notch meal at ‘seester‘s, this one brunch. We gabbed and laughed. Meester ‘seester came home from a campout in time to enjoy some fellowship, as well. I’m glad that lined up. These visits are logistically dear and likely to be rare, so it’s lovely that everyone was able to meet everyone.
Finally, just short of 2 pm today, we got sunshine—the first Mrs. Chili had seen on her junket. So the three of us, Lea, and the boys went to the Huntsville Botanical Garden. Note the rays in the locks of my lovely Dark and Stormy colleagues:
This was the best of four shots (‘seester, if you don’t believe me I’ll show you the other ones).
Finally, the three of us sat and ate airport bar appetizers just outside security until it was time for Mrs. Chili to go home.
Part of me didn’t want the weekend to end. Another part of me remembers how deeply I miss my family when I’m away, and how much Mrs. Chili is looking forward to seeing hers. They were generous to loan us their queen. Wives and mommies are important people.
Thanks so much for a beautiful weekend, Mrs. Chili and Saintseester. I’ll cherish these memories always.
Finally, a word on Lea. She took on a lot this weekend to enable me to do what I wanted, and I appreciate it very much. Thank you, sweetheart. I love you.