Monday, October 29, 2007

Chili Suppers

My mom loves to celebrate things.
Several years ago she started a tradition of a "Chili Supper" to celebrate the coming of Autumn.
When we first started this chili meal, our entire family was together in Florida. The house was full, there were little kids running around, and there was lots of noise and carrying on. Fast-forward about 8 years and the family is all spread out. My brother, Jon, is still in Florida and my sister, Elizabeth, is in Georgia. For the last 8 years it has been my parents, Cliff, I , and our kids. Now, fast-forward another 2 years and Josh is away at school, Amy spends Sunday evenings with her boyfriend, and last year Jacob was at a youth activity. It was just me, Cliff, Emily and my parents. It was the quietest family celebration ever had in my mother's home!!!!!!!!!
This past week mom decided it was time for the annual chili supper. It was held last night at my mom's house. It wasn't as quiet as last year because Jacob, being the ever active soul that he is, is NEVER quiet!!!! The chili was delicious as always.
We capped off the evening with a rousing game of Mexican Train. Grandpa played and that makes the evening even more special because my mom is the big game player and my dad...well, dad is dad. :-)
It was a really nice evening and a good way to end a really busy, very full weekend.
Tonight I'm so tired. I feel a nice headache setting in signaling me that it's definately time for bed.

1 comment:

Paul Sr. said...

I am sooooooooooooooooo jealous! I miss the chili nites. You don't realize what you've got till its gone:-(