Saturday, July 25, 2009

Our trip was good. We had a great time. First of all I want to thank the boys for doing soooo well in the car. 5000 miles in 10 days is a lot of car time. I also want to thank my dad for all his help and company and my cousin Jimmy too. Then we need to extend a huge thanks to all our family in Tennessee and Mississippi for ALL their hospitality. I did a lot of the driving and the reason I bring this up is I didn't know I had it in me to drive all through the night. I have done it as a passenger before, but not as a driver. I know it had to be my little angel helping and watching over us. I was super excited to get there and then super excited to get home to my super husband. I missed him tons.
So, let me tell you the south is a completely different life style than here. Yes, I stood out as the city slicker. First of all, almost running out of gas on the way home from the mud bog show. I let the light go on thinking I had plenty of time not knowing that there was not a gas station on every corner. As a matter of fact, there was only one in the town where we were staying at, and it didn't stay open past ten, and it was eleven. I did not run out but was going to so we had to have our cousins Jimmy and Emily bring us a gas can full of gas. They thought that was pretty funny!!!!!! The kids loved the mud bogs. They got to ride in the back of the big monster truck. They thought that was the bomb!!!!! They got to play outside in the beautiful grass under the big trees all day long. They also had a swing tied to the big tree witch they loved. Our family was sooo sweet. We had a small reunion BBQ. It was a lot of fun. It was so nice that our family who we really don't know that well all knew about Andie. That's one thing about the south, their kin folk is very important to them. They asked a lot of questions and looked at her pictures. It was as if she was there with us. Which I'm sure she was.On the note of kin folk, we learned a WHOLE new vocabulary there.

kin folk-family
the law-police
red light-signal light
four way-four way stop
po po- the police
four lane- the highway
your mom-mother
your dad-daddy
grandmother-ma ma
grandfather-pa pa
everyone says-yes ma 'm
WalMart is-THE WalMart

Needless to say, we had a really good time. We hope to see them all again soon.

Friday, July 24, 2009

We are back from TN and now Brogan is leaving for Seattle with his dad. I'm a nervous wreck. I guess I have always been protective of ALL my babies, but now even more since I lost one. Please pray he will have a safe and healthy trip and return. He literally walked out the door 15 minutes ago and I'm already a mess. Thank God my sweet husband will be home soon (earlier than expected) so he can console me and keep my mind busy. Can't wait!!!!I love and miss him sooooo much.I will post about our trip later.

I love you Brogan have a good time. Can't wait for you to get home!!!!


Wednesday, July 8, 2009

The boys and I will be leaving this weekend for Tennessee with my dad. We are driving , so it will be an interesting and long journey. The boys are soooo excited to see their cousins again under different circumstances. They came out here for Andie's memorial. I know our Angel Baby is watching over all of us. Thank you baby girl. We were supposed to make this trip in May with Andie, so it is again another one of those bitter sweet moments. She is and ALWAYS will be with us. We all know and feel that. We miss and love you tremendously. I will miss my lovely husband soooo much too. I wish he was going with us. He is probably ready for a break, but he better be ready for all my babbling again when we get back. I love you sweetie. XOXO
I will post along the way.

Mommy & Daddy