We had a semi-normal weekend this past weekend, unlike the last few when we had extra teaching and school activities.
Friday night, we went over to Dan and Kristen's house and got to have a yummy dinner with them and their three fun kiddos! Then, we played Seafarers of Catan, which is Settlers--PLUS! It was really, really fun, especially since I won the first game and Matt won the second game. :)
Saturday morning, we both woke p at 5 am and couldn't go back to sleep--random! So, we watched a few episodes of Friends and thankfully went back to sleep. We woke up around noon, then went to the store, ate lunch at McDonald's and then had ice cream at Swensen's. A particularly expensive day. We bummed around for a couple of hours after that (some school work, working on Christmas presents, and Matt working on his Christmas movie wish list). Then, we went to dinner with Junior's family (one of my students). We went to this Thai buffet where you make your own soup. I didn't like it very much at all, but the conversation was good. Junior's parents both speak great English and help us learn new Thai phrases when we hang out with them. After dinner, we walked around the mall for awhile. We got back fairly early and then bummed around for awhile.
I'm re-reading some books I read when I was younger. My friend Kristen has a bunch of good books here, and I'm averaging about one a day. Robin Jones Gunn rocks! Anyone else ever read any of these books?
After bumming around until 11:30, we hiked across campus for our Skype date with Steven. I hadn't talked to him (or any family) in a really long time, so it was a wonderful treat! I didn't even mind staying up until almost 2 am.
Sunday, one of our students from 'summer school' named Tana came to church with us. His parents are Thai, and he grew up in California. But he lives in Thailand now with his grandmother. He looks Thai but only speaks English, so I think sometimes Thai people are confused by him. Anyway, he had a good time at church (his first time), and then we took him out to lunch at our usual Sunday restaurant, Que Pasa. (I just noticed on their website, you can watch the restaurant on a Live Feed. Interesting.)
The rest of the Sunday was very relaxed. We did Matt's favorite thing--sat around and watched movies (with some laundry mixed in). We watched Star Wars episodes 1 and 2.
Now, it's Monday and back to work!