Saturday, May 12, 2007

Happily Exhausted

I know I've been lagging in posting...

This week my sister Randi and her boyfriend Dan came to visit. It was so much fun. I was telling her how much it means to have her visit, because outside of cyberspace, visiting is much harder than it used to be. Going there to visit is hard, because the boys don't sleep well away from home. Phone calls are difficult, because the boys are usually pulling on me the whole time. And as great as technology is, nothing beats hugs and conversation. So, needless to say, it was a great visit. The boys had fun as we played around the house and at the zoo. Chuck rented a Wii game, and we all had a lot of fun with that, too.

Randi & Dan VIsit
[Dan and Chuck play wii...this pic makes them look like they're almost hugging! LOL]

Randi & Dan VIsit
[Randi does the "wii hula."]

Randi & Dan VIsit
[The gang at the zoo.]

Randi & Dan VIsit
[Charlie at the zoo.]

Also this week, I took my minivan to the dealership because the passenger door wouldn't open. The bad news is they ended up having to break the door to get it open, so I'm without it for a week. The good news is I have a loaner car, so it's no big deal. I have this little 4 door sedan (a hail-beaten Mazda 6). Although I miss the room of the minivan, it doesn't drive like a brick (like the minivan), so it's been a fun change. Taking curves and starting up from the red light has given a small pleasure I've forgotten about over the years of driving SUVs and minivans. Just this evening, as I rounded a corner, Charlie said (in this cute little Southern accent) "Whew, look out everybody! My mommy is driving! Woohooo!" It was really funny.

Chuck was able to play bass at church this weekend, which is always fun. Chance got to see him on stage for the first time, and he thought that was really cool. I wish it wasn't such a big commitment for Chuck, because I know he enjoys it so much... but it requires being at church from 12:30-8 Saturday and 8:30-2 on Sundays. So I don't get much of a break, so he doesn't do it often... I keep reminding myself this is just for a season. Someday he'll get to play all the time... Lord willing! :)

Oh, and to explain my title, Chance has returned to waking up around 7 am each morning. Isn't that sweet? (not!)


Angie said...

Comment from Melony:

Hey Girl!!! I hope you had a super mother's day! I meant to email you earlier, but I was beat and went to bed at like 9pm... that's unusual. WEll, I am continuing to pray for you and the surgery that you're gonna have tomorrow. I will talk to you really soon! God bless you!

Angie said...

Comment from Stacia:

I'm just now catching up on everything. I can't believe they had to rip your door out of your van. It cracks me up that Charlie was having fun with you driving a little car though. Hadley tells me to slow down even in my van sometimes. I wonder what he'd say if I was driving a little car....