How fun it is to have house guests! OK, sure it’s a little work getting ready for them. I mean you want everything to look nice in the house and out on the farm right? But once you get all that yucky stuff done (which should have been done anyway!) I’m ready to have a good time.
Our house guests this week were friends of Kyle’s. He had a chance to meet one of them when he was in the United Emirates and just by chance she was coming through Iowa and stopped in. Now just because he met her in an other country doesn’t necessarily mean that she was from there. Nope she was originally from Ireland and her travel friend was from London.
OK, flashback time. When I was a kid when we went to Oelwein Iowa for school clothes shopping once a year .. I mean… well it was a BIG day! We got to eat at a lunch counter at Woolworths and we were thinking that this was pretty big stuff. We were walking at least an inch or two taller because we were so cool! And what were the other kids that we knew other than the brothers and sisters? Well your cousins of course. I did have a pen pal from England when I was a kid but I think she lost interest in me. That’s a whole nother story. Where I’m going with this rambling on is that life sure has changed a lot in just one generation! And is it bad? Heck no! I think it’s about the coolest thing.
Now to get back to our house guests. I wanted to make sure that everyone had plenty to eat and even I knew that I had over done it. Check out the food as it was cooking,
There was 5 at our table for supper and we had enough for about 15. No lie! And this doesn’t even include watermelon and warm brownies with ice cream. Yup I made too much.
But it’s always better to have enough than not have enough right? Well we’ve got warm ups in our fridge for awhile.
The rest of their visit was hanging out on the farm feeding chickens, having campfires and s’mores, feeding apples to No Ears, playing with the dogs, and riding tractors. When Daryl and the girls were driving away for a ride tonight and they were sitting on both sides of him, it sure made me smile that even though our farm doesn’t have much fancy stuff, it’s still pretty cool!
So it’s got me thinking and I wonder if I need anything from Oelwein?