At least they gave us the back room so we could have a few monkeys free to roam!
This is Hunter and Hayden (and Jake, and Maddi, and Ellie, and Gabbi's) MimMim! She is actually mom to Hunter's dad.
Staci was just about as fired up about Olive Garden as I was! Wait. Maybe she really was! She looks so happy!
Hunter brought his main squeeze around for the first time EVER!! He is now 16 (to be 17 in May), and maybe he thinks we are worthy now! Yay. Big moment in our family's evolution!
These two couldn't get over the endless breadsticks.
They decided to eat the breadsticks with the salad tongs.
Hayden Bieber and his two grandmothers.
Is it just me, or do you think he resembles Justin Bieber?!
These are two of the chicas who work at Staci's store.
And in true Gabbi fashion, she climbed all over me like a little spider monkey!
And then petted me, and hugged me, and kissed me, and I just sat back and patiently reminded myself to RELISH it!
Yep. I am relishing!
By the time we left, we had totally redecorated the entire back room! You are welcome, Olive Garden wait staff!
As for Hayden. I love that boy. I worry about him sometimes. I know he had a very abnormal childhood, in light of growing up with a brother with cancer and being away from his mama during some very formative years. He lived with me and Todd, but I ain't mama! And Hayden was a Gabbi as a baby/ toddler! He loved (LOVES) him some mama! I would appreciate some prayers for him. He sometimes struggles, but I know he'll find his way! Junior high can be a challenge!