Sunday, April 27, 2008
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
On Saturday morning we took my car in for its last oil change, inspection, tire rotation, etc......or at least the last one on our dollar at least. It passed inspection, so nothing extra needed - thank goodness!! Now we just have to find a buyer. Someone from work hooked us up with a couple of potentials, so we just need to get them to come and look at it.
Later that morning we headed to the Zoo to meet up with some of the AOII girls from the alumnae group. We had a lot of fun. There were 12 of us (kids and adults), but we stayed together pretty well. Since Brandon and I had just been in October, we were more excited to see the kids reactions to things. If I have the ages right, we had an 11, 8, 4, and almost 2 year olds with us. Of course with our luck, the power to the park was out, so that meant only salads and fruit for lunch since the grill was broken, and dark bathrooms. At least it wasn't too hot. It was amazing how many people we saw that we knew - the zoo is a popular place, but you still don't expect to run into people, especially with how large it is. But, sure enough, we saw someone from my work, someone from church, and then had a slightly awkward moment when the ex-husband of one of the girls in our group was there with his new girlfriend, and her there with her boyfriend.....oh well!
I started a new medicine last night to try and battle my pre-diabetes and help me loose weight. I hope my tummy can take it, as I have heard it can be pretty rough on it! So far so good. I will be interested to hear the results of my glucose test that I had done on Friday. Until then, off to count points and pack my lunch, and getting ready for another day at work.....at least we are through Monday ;)
Monday, April 14, 2008
Sunday, April 13, 2008
Then we headed to one of our favorite restaurants, Fire Mountain to meet Derek, Jana, Ashlyn and Weston for dinner. We were able to give Ashlyn her birthday present (even though a month late!) and have some quality family time. After dinner, Brandon and I hopped in the car with Derek and gang and went back to their house for a little while. We wanted to see Derek's new Snap On truck (so many tools!) and visit with the kids some more. I got to see Weston kick butt at a Wii game (cow racing), and talk with Jana. Ashlyn, Weston and I also did some coloring. Then Derek drove us back to his parents, where we watched a little of the race and then I crashed at 11:30pm. Brandon's parents are night owls, and I can never stay up as late as them!
This morning we headed to church. Their preacher, David is great! I always enjoy hearing him preach, and seeing all the familiar faces at their church. As with a lot of small southern towns, a big portion of Brandon's extended family goes to the same church, so it is always great to see everyone. Just so different from how I grew up. After the service, they had the baptisms. My first experience with full submersion, but it was neat. Nothing like I expected, but most first experiences rarely are! Below are some pictures. They aren't the best quality, but still special.
Ashlyn back in the pew in dry clothes ;)
After church, we headed to Jana's parents house for lunch and a celebration with family. Jana also comes from a big family, and they are very close. I think it is really neat, and always enjoy spending time with them. They are a crazy bunch! Then, we had to say our goodbyes :( and head back to Greensboro to pick up the pup before closing time. Even though it is nice to get home, I always hate saying goodbye. Brandon's mom still cries a little every time we leave, and I also hate having to leave Ashlyn and Weston. I know an hour and a half is a lot closer than a lot of people, but sometimes wish we were closer. But, just glad that my kids will hopefully be able to grow up with family near by since I never did. And I am thankful for that. Anywho.....off to post the video and then watch Big Brother!