day of week

In-laws, movies and weddings

2 February 2004

During the week, my in-laws stayed with us for a night. We had the whole family over for dinner, 13 of us. I single-handedly [literally, one hand was in a cast] managed to cook the largest and most delicious pot of spaghetti bolognese in my life. Damn there were a lot of tomatoes.On Thursday some friends shouted us to a Turkish dinner and La Premier tickets to see Lord of the Rings. We ate the most amazing dinner at this Turkish place in Vic Park (opposite the International Food court + Macs). I had fresh, hot Turkish bread dripping with chicken, tomatoes and melted cheese. Yummm. It was absolutely awesome. Our movie session finished at 12am and I was too tired to bitch about the movie.

On the weekend, we drove to Dunsborough to attend the wedding of some good friends. The ceremony was held in a cute little church in town and the reception at a local winery. The delicious food, breathtaking views, short speeches, silly dancing were all perfect. It was one of the best weddings I’ve ever been to!

We left Callum in Perth with my sister in-law. It was the first time I’ve been baby-free for 24 hours. I enjoyed spending time alone with my husband too. It was nice to feel like a young crazy couple again. But at the end of the day, I laid my head on the tacky floral pattern of the motel pillow, and I missed Callum’s silly babbling and baby cuddles. I looked up in the dark at the strange shadows dancing on the ceiling and I was struck by a sense of fulfillment that, I’m sure, only a child could bring.