Friday, March 6, 2009

We're Going Home!

Nathan and Grace are on spring break next week, so we are going to Louisiana this weekend. Since Trevor and I both work full-time, child care tends to be an issue during holidays and breaks. We decided that I would take vacation on Monday and Tuesday and he would take it the rest of the week to stay home with the kids. Since I'm going to have an extra long weekend, I decided to go home for a visit.

The kids are so excited about seeing Nannie and Papa, Aunt Rose and Uncle Dave, and all the other people that we love. I'm hoping to arrive around 8 o'clock this evening so the kids will still be awake enough to see Mama and Daddy for a little while. I plan to sleep late tomorrow and then enjoy a hot cup of coffee at the kitchen table with my mom as we catch up. Mama and I talk all the time, so there is usually not much to actually "catch up" on, but we always enjoy the company.

Amber and David have invited us over to their house for lunch, and we are going to spend the afternoon and night with them. They have been in their new home less than a year, and I am excited about seeing it again. My sister has incredible taste, and her house is just beautiful. I am bringing our Wii since they have never played with one, and it will be a great way to hurt entertain ourselves. Aside from the fact that I want to see Amber and David, I would never hear the end of it if we didn't go over to their house, because Nathan and Grace are in love with Jackson. He is the sweetest border collie ever, and I'm sure that all I will hear on the 5 hour trip over there, are questions about Jackson.

What day are we going to see him?
Do you think he has gotten bigger?
Will he want to play?
Can he sleep with us?
Can I throw him a ball?

Oh yes. It's going to be a long trip without Trevor. Thank goodness for the portable DVD players for the backseat!

Sunday we going to Amber and David's church, since we've never attended there before. They just love their new pastor, and were delighted to find a Nine Marks church in their area. I'm excited about hearing him preach, and to meet some of their friends. After church it will be back to Mama and Daddy's for lunch, and I'm sure that Uncle Chuck and Granny will be there. We'll just spend the afternoon relaxing and visiting, which is perfectly fine with me. Aunt Gail will be there in the evening to hang out and see the kids, so it will be a wonderful ending to the day.

Monday, while everyone is at work, I plan to take the kids out to see my grandmothers. Probably Granny E in the morning, and then Granny T in the afternoon. The only real plan I have is to bring all the ingredients for a lemon icebox pie to Granny T, and take pictures of her making it. This dessert is her specialty and it is incredible! I made one the other day, but it just wasn't quite the same so I want to see her make it.

Tuesday will be spent travelling back to Texas. We'll leave midday so that we're not fighting traffic, and so that I'll have a few minutes to catch my breath before I have to go back to work on Wednesday. I'm already anticipating my reunion with Trevor. It's going to be a great weekend!


Mocha with Linda said...

The long weekend sounds wonderful! Have a great time!!

luvmy4sons said...

How awesome...I pray, Jesus, for traveling mercies upon them. Bring them to their destination safely, Lord, and bring them home safely. Bless their time "back home". Let good feelings and good times flow...and precious memories be formed! We ask Your touch upon them as they go. In Your name, Jesus. Amen.

lori said...

Fun Fun... Have a great trip
Can't wait to see the pictures of all your family fun

Lisa said...

Sounds like it's going to be a great weekend! Have fun!

Leah in Iowa said...

I know you'll all have oodles of fun while you're gone. I'll be praying for great blog fodder! =)

Karen said...

I'm excited for you! A cup of coffee (or two!) with your mom -- that alone makes it all worth while. Safe travels:)

Mrs.Naz@BecomingMe said...

Sounds wonderful!!! I hope you have a fabulous time!

Melissa said...

Sounds like a wonderful trip. Enjoy it, and travel safe.

TammieFay said...

Are'nt trips home fun? Have a great time, my friend!

Alana said...

I so love a visit home! Hope you enjoy every minute!

Anonymous said...

Hope you are having a great weekend!

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Carol said...

Hope you are having a great time!

Rachel said...

I hope you had a great time! I can't wait to read all about it.

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

What a blessing that you are only a five hour drive from your family...for me it is 16 hours! I hope you had a blessed time with family and you and your mom had a special coffee chat!

Stay Cozy, Carrie