Pete's older brother, Mark, came to visit this weekend sporting his new convertible. We were so happy to see him; it had been nearly four years since his last visit. He has been working hard all over the country, from the east coast to the west coast and even Canada. Thankfully, Mark has come to his senses and made a permanent home in the Texas panhandle- eleven hours away, but at least in Texas!
Everyone had the chance to "go for a spin" in the convertible, and it was a beautiful day for that; clear, crisp and deep blue sky. I was dismayed, though, when it was my turn because as we sped onto the highway, someone in front of us threw a glass bottle out of their truck and we ran right over it. Luckily we were going so fast it didn't hurt the tires, but these idiots did it again not long after (we didn't drive over that one, but it was very loud). Littering is one thing, but throwing out glass beer bottles? Come on!
Uncle Mark had the opportunity to watch Andrew test for his green belt (which he earned), too. Pete and the kids went out for breakfast with him, and I was able to sleep in. We had the chance to hang out and visit, and we even had a backyard barbeque. Everyone enjoyed Uncle Mark's visit. Thank you Mark!