We decided to have a traditional Saturday this week, and plan a fun outing together, shop a little, and eat out for dinner. It hasn't happened in a while, because Ben is in school, now. He tends to be "here, but not here" on the weekends. Though we're technically free to do what we want, he usually has some chapters to read, leftover from the week. Saturdays kind-of run into the weekdays, now. (Like "normal people," I'm told.)
We braved it to the Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium. It was pretty awesome. We saw some of the native NW creatures in the cold, wet environment they were probably used to. By the time we left, it was--appropriately--snowing.
We saw a very cool Cuttlefish, doing its thing: (surprise ending, watch the whole thing!)
We also said hello to the walruses, and one of them came right up and said, "Hello" back to us!
We ended the day at the Tacoma Mall, where Ben collected his "reward" for being a satisfied customer with AT&T: a "microcell tower" which brings 100% bars of service to our phones when being used in our home.
We finished with supper at BJ's Brewhouse , and then shopped around for some killer deals at H&M, picked up my birthday coupon's-worth at Victoria's Secret, and made our way home by evening. It was an awesome day! And a very good excuse for not posting. :)
Sunday after church, we were invited to our pastor's home for an impromptu lunch, and ended up staying most of the afternoon with the girls, just talking, laughing, taking it easy. It was like---ALMOST like---being at home with family. I can't say how much I appreciate this church right now. It has us almost feeling like we have a real home here.
Today's agenda: making invitations to an Irish tea party for some church ladies. :)