It was a bright and beautiful Thursday. A perfect day for…..What? Hmmm…. The night before four people had been making plans. Hmmm…..I wonder what they were?, ……….It was time to visit the, (drum roll please)the……. Wilkes!!!!
Yes, it was time to visit our dear friends the Wilkes. But, since we didn’t need to be there until 2:00 p.m., Dad had a secret plan for the family. “Why not visit Grandpa?” was the thought that he had. We hadn’t eaten lunch, so we decided to visit the China Buffet and Sushi Bar which Elijah pronounced as Buffet with the “t” on the end and Sashi instead of Sushi! What a young, enthusiastic reader, even if there are some pronunciation skills that need to be sharpened!
So, after a good meal and a family memory later, ….we were headed to the Wilkes team’s land!
On the way to the Wilkes Barn, we were talking in the car about Joshua and Lisa and their house. Most of us had not seen their house since they had painted and put furniture into it and thought it would be neat to drop by and see them. Seconds after we had said that, Elijah shouted “There’s Joshua and Lisa!”(great timing!) they had Stopped at a Plant nursery, so we turn around the van to say “Hello”and BTW,It took longer to say”Hello”,than we though it would!!!
So…, then we went to the Wilkes team land. When we arrived at the Wilkes, we found that they had a new baby goat to care for as well as a Mama goat named Honey in the field. We saw their new dog , and talked with the Wilkes that were home at the time. We were waiting for Jenny and Mr. Wilkes to arrive before we could go to the Christmas Tree Farm for a tour. We found out that Mark Wilkes is interested in a tree farm(in the future ) so that was one reason for our tour of the farm!
After our tour of the farm, we had a delicious meal at the Wilkes house followed by a delectable dish of ice cream! Who doesn’t like ice cream?! after a full day of chatting, goat petting, dog walking, game playing, eating and ice cream, we headed back to the Johnson home.
On Friday, we went to another dear friend of ours, the Prestons. They invited us for a delicious taco mexican style dinner. Mmmmmm……refried beans, homemade guacamole, and all the fixings to go with it! We had fun talking, and talking and, oh yes, more talking! (Some of the Johnsons really like to talk, we won’t say who!)
Mr. Preston made popcorn for us all,and made us work as a team to cleanup the mess (you know how popcorn is rather messy not to mention kids and Mr. Preston can’t stand a mess at all ,to say the lest!!)
So to sum it all up,we had a great week!!!