Yesterday was my mom AND dad's birthday, and it happened to be my dad's 60th, so after we picked up Jack, we hid out at my grandparents', waiting to surprise my dad at the downtown street dance. In my little hometown, they barricade one of the blocks and have live music occasionally. It just so happened to fall at a great time to throw a surprise for Dad. My mom invited their friends and Sunday school class to join them for cake and music. I left before any Baptists started dancing.
See the cute downtown brick streets in the background?
I love my hometown.
We left around 9:30 to get our boy back to Fort Worth and his own bed. The remainder of the weekend was well spent resting and hanging out at home. I've been sick for two weeks straight and needed it. Mr. G planted some crepe myrtles in the backyard, and I cooked a pot roast, squash casserole, and mashed potatoes, with veggies straight out of my parents' garden.
Every time they see me, they give me another two grocery sacks of squash. I'm giving it away to everyone I know. Seriously, I'm like the Oprah of squash (you get squash! you get squash!) Do you know me? Do you want squash? Give me a call.
That is the second time in my whole entire life that I've made mashed potatoes. Mr. G was willing to eat them as leftovers, so I guess they were decent. The crock pot roast recipe I used came from here (so easy,) and the squash casserole is here.
I hope you and yours had a great weekend as well!