Really, it was so fun. When we showed up at the boat and the kids and Steve were already there, Steve just had this look of, well, giddy on his face and he couldn't have been more excited. It's pretty sweet to see him that way, out of the daily grind, and in his happy place. He had on a U.S. Navy suspender outfit on cause, of course. Shannon bought them for him at a yard sale however long ago, and he sometimes whips them out for snow-blowing and extremely cold boat rides, naturally. He claims they're really warm but I just think he wants to look cool. After the frigid boat ride, we hopped back in our cars, heat on full blast, and drove back to Wolfeboro. The men picked up some pizza, we got back to the room and had a pizza feast. Then, hide-a-beds pulled out, pajamas on, we watched a DVD of Alison Krauss and Union Station (one of my Dad's absolute favorites). I fell asleep listening.
That night, it was like musical beds. William was a bed hog (seriously, like sleeping with an octopus), so Lindsey ended up on the floor at some point between 12 am and 2 am. Steve and I took our hide-a-bed mattress off the pull out and put it on the floor, Parker woke up and ended up in bed with us, flailing about till Steve bailed and tried to get in bed with William, waking Lindsey and having her get on the sofa. My Mom came in at some point after hearing an exclaiming Parker (what, kid?! Too hot?? Too cold? What?!) and offered her bed in another room. I told her absolutely not and sent her back to sleep! Then, when sleeping with William proved unsuccessful, Steve moved onto couch cushions on the kitchen floor. I was awake through it all though in the same place. Couldn't sleep, imagine that. Nevertheless, it was nothing some bad coffee the next morning couldn't sort of cure. Despite that most ridiculous summation, it was fun. And then we had them back to our house till Monday morning which was really great. We watched Ellen's Here & Now, listened to music, ate steak tips and green beans, and apple pie. I showed my Mom how to work some of her phone apps, they helped us talk out our one-day dream kitchen, and we just hung out. It's nice being around the ones you love.