I normally don’t go to bed before midnight at least 4 nights out of the week at a minimum. Jennie is in bed most of time before or around 10:30 every night. A couple nights ago I was on my way to bed about 12:30 and Jennie had been in bed and asleep for at least an hour. I turned off all the lights in the house as usual and walked through the dark to the bedroom.
When I got to the bedroom door and opened it, Jennie was giggling. I said, “What are you laughing at?”
Her response, “He He He…noises”.
I walked up to her in the dark where she was lying down and went to kiss her. She leaned up and kissed me, but then, and here is the weird and awesome part, she reached her arms out and started tickling me around my chest and ribs making funny gibberish noises.
I was cracking up. I turned on the bathroom light, and said, “Are you ok? What are you doing?”
She said, “What are you doing? Why are you waking me up and turning on lights?”
So I realized that she had finally actually woken up.
Monday afternoon, Chad sent me an email telling me that he had plans for a date on Thursday night, but it was a surprise. Fortunately, Chad is not very good at keeping secrets from me, so by Tuesday, I knew the plans- a murder mystery dinner!
So tonight we went to the L & N Depot and watched the performance put on by the Fountain Square Players. We went through different cable cars to hear from all the different suspects. It was fun. The mystery was set in the 1950s, so guests were encouraged to dress from that era. It’s a good thing that Chad broke down and told me where we were going. It was funny when we first got there because we didn’t see anybody dressed up, and we thought everybody was going to be staring at us. No one did though and more showed up in dress as the night went on. There was a prize for the people who had the best outfit. Chad and I could have totally won that, but we didn’t. I wore a skirt, cardigan, and a scarf around my neck, and Chad wore his letter jacket from high school. I have to admit, we were cute.
There was another prize for whoever could solve the mystery. Chad and I thought it was the financial advisor, Aldo Soldi, and we were right. Everyone who solved it correctly got their name put in a basket and then they drew the winner. Guess who it was? That’s right, it was me and Chad. Well, technically, it was Chad’s paper (we both turned one in) but we are a team. The prize? A necklace. Yeah, that’s right a necklace. I know it’s kind of weird prize, but apparently it was designed by a local silversmith especially for the event and has a retail value of $145. It’s not really me, so I don’t know what we are going to do with it yet, but it’s neat that we won.
Chad did a great job planning a wonderful date night. It was lots of fun and memorable. Thanks, Chad. I love you!
Here is the slideshow that Chad and I made for my grandfather’s visitation. I think the family enjoyed it a lot. The funeral was very nice (sad, but nice). His friend, Elmer, spoke and shared about my grandpa’s faith in God. It was a blessing to hear that confirmation that he loved the Lord and is now spending eternity with Him. If you love the Lord, let everyone know. Then, when it is your time to be called home, you will give your loved ones great peace and be able to give an account to Jesus of all the work you’ve done for His kingdom.
This morning, my grandfather, Nick Nicholson, passed away. He was 92 and his health had been failing for a while now. I praise God that he was able to live as long as he did. I’m grateful that I was able to have him in my life for so long and that he got to meet Chad and be in our wedding. I also praise the Lord that he is no longer suffering. He was a great man who was so kind. Even though he was in his nineties, he was still very sharp and liked to talk about WW II (in which he served) and current events. He was a mall walker up until just months ago. Pappaw was also a great guitar player and would play every chance he got. I loved him, and he will be greatly missed.