Hello, Imaginary Friends! I feel like I walked away in the middle of our conversation about Thanksgiving! I’m sorry I disappeared. Cold season is upon our house and I’m not even talking about the kids. I have a raging ear infection and a sinus infection. Loads of fun, let me tell you. The weird part is that I don’t really seem too sick (except for the fact that my right ear feels like it’s filled with lava…). I just feel kind of crummy and run down.
I went to the doctor today and brought Bean with me because Chris had Gracie at the pediatrician for vaccinations (have I told you lately how thankful I am for health insurance?). Bean was awesome. I forget sometimes how fun it is to hang out with just him. He’s talking in full sentences now and saying the funniest thing. When the nurse handed him four Cars 2 stickers, Bean exclaimed, “I can’t believe it!” He then announced to the nurse and the doctor that his stickers were, in fact, Band Aids. He spent the next half hour as the doctor examined my ears (“mommy’s ear are broken” is how Bean put it) putting his “Band Aids” on his legs. He’s one entertaining little dude.
Anyway, enough about my broken ears.
I wanted to finish telling you about my awesome husband and the incredibly huge projection screen he put up in our backyard for the Florida State/Florida football game on Thanksgiving weekend. We had some friends over for a football party this past Saturday and I told Chris as we were planning that I was worried about where everyone would fit. We were expecting about 20 people and it would have been hard for everyone to see the game on the television.
“Maybe we could bring our television down from our bedroom and put it on the back deck and then people could watch inside or outside?” I suggested.
“Or maybe I’ll bring home the projection screen from my office!” Chris countered.
And so, he did.
This screen was massive. When Chris said it was big, that was such an understatement. It’s like the size of a billboard.
By the time our house filled up with family and friends that night, we had the football game on in our backyard so big that our neighbors could watch it from their backyards, too! (Though, they ended up coming over to our house instead…we had more beer…)
We stayed out in our backyard until after midnight that night. It was so much fun! I already have so many plans for that projection screen. Like, for Bean’s birthday, inviting people over to swim in the pool and watch a movie! Or, having a Christmas party and playing a Christmas movie out in the backyard during the party! So many options!
Every now and then it pays to be married to someone who is so creative, artistic, and smart. Life with Chris often feels bigger and better, but this time he made it bigger and better for other people, too!