As you could probably tell from my posts from the last 2 days, my brother Jon came to visit us from New Jersey. We had such a good time. I am really, really tired, though, because we stayed up late (like 11:00 pm late-- cuh-razy, huh?) Ben set the light under our microwave to come on every night at 10:30 so we could have a kitchen night light, and the last 2 days are the first time I have ever been awake late enough to see it.
It was a wonderful weekend-- my mom came up on Saturday and we got to hang out with my brother Ben, too. Jon even showed me how to use my KitchenAid mixer, which my parents got us for a housewarming gift. I really wanted one and was happy to have the counter space for it, but it was strangely intimidated by it. No more! It is super easy to use and worked really well on the apple bread we made, which was really, really thick (also, I am totally addicted to Penzey's spices).
We had a great time, and we miss Jon already (and OMG I am so tired, as is Jon I am sure because Harry and Jack ran downstairs to beat on his door every morning at the crack of six).