A bit of regular gaming:
And a bit of computer gaming:
We made a few furry friends, too:
We reviewed some of the drawings we made the previous night. I feel like I should explain. First there was a pirate ship. Then some silly girl (me) leaned over and added cacti, seaweed, and fish. This prompted a shark to be drawn to eat the fish and other “girly additions”. This launched into an all-out crayon battle of cages, additional sharks, sparkly love unicorns on rafts with rainbows, falling atomic bombs, and Jesus dying and rising again. There was no clear winner…. But lots of laughter.
There was lots of couch crashing:
I decided to “exercise” by dashing outside for all of 30 seconds into the freezing cold rain and wind storm that has been raging since we arrived to grab a photo of a genuine farmland barn. We are on a country acreage in a great heritage home after all! Anni, Caroline’s nine-year-old daughter made the mad dash with me so we could suffer together:
A bit more gaming in the evening:
Then the Jensens took us out for dinner to a local restaurant. They are seriously so amazing and sweet! This little guy was at the restaurant. I have named him Steve.
When we got back to the house, their oldest boy lit a fire in the hearth and we all settled down to relax.
Nick is deemed super cool and quickly gathered a little posse around him that he introduced to some favourite video games. Also, family reading this, you should know that the boy in the center is a mini Jessie! It’s JUST like hanging out with Jessie – FOR REAL!! (Nick’s younger brother for those of you reading that aren’t family).
And thus concludes Day 12. We’re almost half done the trip, but not until noon tomorrow!