Those of you who are avid stevansheets.com fans know what happened this weekend, but my perspective is slightly different, I’m sure!:-) I won’t tell you the play by play, but here are a few things worth mentioning.
Becky French and I have been e-mailing (well messaging on Facebook so Stevan couldn’t read my e-mail, actually) back and forth for over a month. I was so proud of myself for not telling Stevan at all–me, who cannot lie if asked straight up about anything because my face and neck get all splotchy–I didn’t tell. The look on Stevan’s face was priceless–one I won’t get to see again any time soon because he’ll suspect for the rest of his life if I try to plan something now. But, it was all worth it.
Shawn, Becky, James and Cassie were breaths of fresh air Friday night. I don’t think Stevan or I realized how much we needed to hang out with friends who already knew us and who were our age until they were here! There’s also something about being with easy-going people who don’t have to have set plans and are willing to just go with the flow.
I’m the one who usually looks for structure fearing someone else will get frustrated with no plans. On the other hand, if there are set plans, they can frustrate me, too, if they aren’t what I planned out in my head earlier in the week. I do the best just being flexible–that is what the weekend was, too! I didn’t even get worried over what time it was on Sunday morning when we walked over for church.
I did feel bad that my house had some things that still needed done before guest arrival, but being with people who already love you helps you get over yourself and just start in while they’re there. (Becky even brought stuff for breakfast and Cassie loaded my dishwasher and my dryer while she was there–and all of that help didn’t make me feel inferior or insecure–it was just a blessing to have understanding mom friends!)
Ella, of course, entertained them all weekend. She was so tired today–it was hilarious!