Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Over the River and Through the Woods...and Around the Bend, Down the Street...

“Oh, my my how beautiful, oh my beautiful mother
She told me, ‘Son, in life you’re gonna go far, and if you do it right, you’ll love where you are
Just know, that wherever you go, you can always come back home.’”
(Lyrics from 93 Million Miles by Jason Mraz)

Sometimes we’re away from home too long and we just need an energy boost by seeing and hugging the ones we love. I’m not sure you’re interested, but I’m going to tell you about my weekend at home. It was a nice, quick trip and so worth it!
I had the good fortune to catch a ride home this past weekend with a lovely couple from church. They were going to see their son in a concert at the college that happens to be in my home town. Graciously, they offered to take me along. But I never felt like just a tag-along. They made me feel very welcome and we had a grand ‘ole time on our eleven hour round trip!
When I was planning the trip, my dad told me that he would be out of town on business but my mom was going to be around at least. However, as the time came closer, my dad got sick (boo!) but that meant he needed to stay home and therefore, I was able to see him (yay!).
It also just happened to be the weekend before my mom’s birthday. Getting to see each other that close to her big day was a extra special treat for both of us. I also got to see a few of my good friends, my best friend, and my grandparents—who made an afternoon trip on Saturday to meet up with us.

Saturday was a nice, full, fun day for all of us. I slept in (which used to mean that I slept till 11 or 12 but now means I got to sleep past 8. Woot!) and then Mama and I went to get mani/pedis! I chose two different shades of pink (Pink Friday and You're Such a Kabuki Queen, both by OPI) and mama chose a dark purple for toes and a “Chocolate Shakespeare” (also by OPI) for her fingernails.

Afterward, we ran a few errands and then met up with my grandparents for lunch. We went to O.I.P. —one of my favorite pizza places ever!—and then went back home to meet up with Keira. Then, we went to the aforementioned concert. We hung out for a while and then Mom-mom and Pop-pop headed back home.

Mama, Daddy, and I went to Red Lobster to celebrate Mama’s birthday! She was craving some lobster from Lobster Fest. It was such a special treat. Then we went shopping and got some ice cream from Friendly’s!

Keira (my best friend from home) came over for a sleepover and then she went to church and lunch with us in the morning. Then it was back on the road and back to Elgin.

A whirlwind trip but a wonderful one. Now it just has to hold me till August. But that’s what Skype is for, l have discovered, and I am thankful for it! :-D

Hearts & Hugs,