Sunday morning came EARLY.
I had to be out of the house for an early morning meeting, but realized that getting the crew to church was going to require some planning. (not enough seats in one vehicle to accommodate everyone for the later trip) I asked Leeli if she wanted to come along; she was a good sport.
When we arrived to an empty parking lot, I knew I had missed a memo.
(How could I miss a meeting cancellation email?!?)
Church is a 30 minute drive from home, so we had an extra 90 minutes of quality time together in the car.
Maybe that was her quiet time quota for the day, because there wasn't a lot of concentrating in church:
We bid a bittersweet farewell to Enrique in the same parking lot. He went back to Amherst in the afternoon, where he'll spend his summer working as a New Student Orientation guide.
We accepted a spontaneous invitation for lunch and games, and then went home to feed the missionaries, entertain an eight-year-old
and turned the dining room into the campaign headquarters for Rooney's political debut. We listened to her speech and practiced cheering at the appropriate parts. We also put together some personalized campaign favors:
Sticks of gum taped to shipping tags that say
"CHEWS Roonie for Vice President!"