Wednesday, September 24, 2008

The moon's gonna follow me home.

I went home last week because wonderful friends were going to Savannah and so my wonderful mom decided to drive up and pick us up halfway... with me losing my job it has been hard to figure out when we would ever be able to go back down to Jacksonville. We took some fun pictures in the car with the sweet kids we traveled with here are some of the great ones.
above is Avalee in all her sweetness

and here is sweet Emma

And Piglet Ty

We(I) was super excited about seeing my brothers and sister and my parents it hasn't been terribly long since I have seen them but it has definitely been an adjustment not being able to just drive over and sit on my parents bed and just talk with them so when we got there on a Friday night my mom and I were up until 4 am. I know we are crazy but in staying up I got to see my dad and my brother Zach get ready to go out for the first day of hunting season and Zach's first trip hunting with dad.

It is incredible how big he has gotten and that he is now in the third grade. I remember holding him and just rocking him to sleep. Oh man I love him to pieces. Nickity was especially excited to see us and well they both love Shawn to bits and so it was good to be with them. The most difficult part for me was waking up at 7:15 after going to bed at 4 am but we really needed and wanted to go and see Shawn's parents so we went and had breakfast bright and shiny in the morning and then went back to my parent's house and hung out with my Mom, sister Con and Nickity Nick. We decided to go to Sushi for lunch which isn't necessarily Shawn's favorite food but it was fun to figure out how to use the chopsticks.
Shawn what a cutie eating his Yakatori

Above is my main man Nickity Nick and how about he is the coolest almost 7 year old that I know. I know this is really long post and that I wanted to show our trip so I took pictures and that would be fun for our blog but then I wait forever to post it... Anyway back to Jax and the trip there I was really very fortunate to be able to visit my grandparents and see my great-grandmother who is in her mid-nineties. She is amazing and was and still is a woman who has such tenacity and well spit-fire. She is now suffering from dementia... there are a few things that she remembers but if you walk out of the room after you have just introduced yourself she will be so excited when you walk back in like you just arrived. When she met Shawn for the first time she asked my mom if he was her husband and my Mom said, "No Nana he is a little young for me." We all got a good laugh! She put on her show for my husband telling him how she used to tame horses and ride them and how she would work on her farm. My mom told me that she gave her spiel that she does when she meets a new man and well it just made me laugh but I do miss her and although she is still Nana I miss her recognizing me but I don't mind giving her hug after hug because she forgot the first one.
She has an amazing talent in that she can hear a song and be able to play it. She cannot read a lick of music but you sing her a song and she can play it.
I have videos of Nana playing the piano and maybe I can get it up on here but it is taking a long time to upload. So hopefully I can get it to work so you all can see Nana's mad piano skills.
I was really grateful to go home for our quick little trip and it buoyed me immensely. I really hope that another trip can happen soon. I love my family and I am so grateful for them and well I love my husband so much and I am so grateful that he made some sacrifices for us to be able to go and spend a whole weekend with my family because I needed it so badly.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

I need help.

My blog site is boring... I am lacking a real color scheme and I can't find anything really cool to talk about... Oh well... maybe someone can send me some info on how they made their blogs so cute(Tiffer...Kate... anyone).

So plans for today are to shower... clean house... clean kitchen... dirty the kitchen by cooking... feed the 4 missionaries, one husband, one brother-in-law, one sister-in-law, and myself. That is one jumbo meal by the way... 4 missionaries these are big boys y'all! Anyway it gives me an excuse to make my favorite dish EVER. Stuffed Shells whoo hoo... I haven't had them since my mom made them forever ago... I'm super stoked about supper. And I am going home for the weekend thanks to some wonderful people that I love who live here in the ATL area... yay for them and their generosity. So anyway that is all for now and I would post the stuffed shell recipe but if you buy the jumbo shells box it is on the back of the MUELLER's pasta box!!! I am going to start posting seriously on a regular basis real soon... I just have to re-upload(not a word but it will do for now) all of my pictures... and that will take oh a good afternoon. Hope all is well in the blogging world.