It was quite a weekend! Lem and Jessica were home for the last few days before going back to college, and we decided to take the family to the new steakhouse in Camden, DE. We had tried once before, and the wait had been too long, so we thought we would get there before four o’clock in the afternoon, and maybe we wouldn’t have to wait quite so long. Well, we got there and we had a grand time waiting:
These are the faces of waiting:
Deborah and Jessica and Rachel, sit on the bench and wait.
Certain Man explains something to Eldest Daughter . . . and waits
Youngest Daughter was chilly. She finds an armstrong heater while she waits.
Don’t let this angelic look fool you for a minute. Beloved Son in Law is thinking about stealing the sign he’s leaning on while he waits. (It WAS very conveniently loose!)
Youngest Son and Girl Jess are very hungry, but still smiling (and waiting!)
Certain Man and Certain Man’s Wife wait and hold down the bench, too.
Beloved Son in Law and Youngest Son solve some of the most pressing political issues while Girl Jess listens in.
Finally, after about 45 minutes, they called our number. But when we got into the restaurant, they were seating us at two separate tables. And their only solutiion (Although we had waited that long because we were a party of eight) was to say that we would have to wait a long, long time to get a table together. Youngest Son pulled out his cell phone, called Lone Star Steak House in Dover, explained our problem, and was told, “Come straight up here. I will set the table now, and seat you when you get here.” So we all piled back into the van, went on up to Dover and had a simply wonderful time — and the manager gave us a free appetizer as well! The food was wonderful, the service was wonderful, and we didn’t WAIT.
We came home to play a came of “True Colors”
Eldest Daughter’s find at “God’s Way to Recovery” Thrift Store
(Some of us had more interest in this game than others did!)
Yesterday we had some dinner guests, and I got to do one of my favoritest things of all:
I had bought this “Mammals” book for Nevin’s big brother, Carson, a long time ago. The animals intrigue the little guys, and we can spend hours looking at it.
(My other favorite little guy was dodging the camera just off to my right, and none of the pictures with him turned out very well.)
What a great weekend! And now it is back to the regular schedule —
Which, quite truthfully, I am more than ready for!