Apr 6, 2011

What A Weekend! Part Deux

So, to start up right where I left off last evening...

Saturday

This day was pretty uneventful, thankfully so. I spent most of the day running around town with my mom and sister. D had some homework he had to finish, so he stayed home. We ended the day by ordering a crap-load of yummy Chinese food and invited my Aunt T and the cousins down to the house (they literally live right down the street from my parents) for a rousing game of celebrity charades, wine, and lots of laughing. This is one of the things I will really miss about home.


Sunday

Well, Sunday morning was supposed to be designated for church, as usual. Only problem was that I woke up at 5am with all kinds of stomach pain and spent about an hour in the bathroom sick as a dog. I pretty much woke the entire house up, so when I finally was able to lay back down, the rest of the family did too...and we all slept late. Ooops!  I woke up hours later and my tummy was just fine. No idea where that bout of sickness came from, I was just thankful it was short lived! We all ate a late egg and croissant breakfast and made a trip to Target. I got a super cute sundress and a pair of sandals...my first spring purchase! After we got back from our mini shopping excursion, we all lounged around outside on the patio. The weather was so wonderful that there was no way you could have been inside all day! To end a rather lazy Sunday, we had the pleasure of getting to spend a little bit of time with my Aunt and Uncle who live out in Kansas. They made the 18 hour drive to NC to spend a week with my Mom helping her get my MeeMaw's house cleaned out and put up on the market. It was my Aunt Debra's birthday so we had a nice lasagna dinner and topped it all off with one of Mrs. Helen's AMAZING cakes!


Our wedding cake--Allure Photography

Mrs. Helen is a sweet lady from my church back home who makes the most delicious cakes in the world. She made my wedding cake (which was outta this world!) and my Aunt Debra hasn't been able to stop raving about it since D and I got married almost 4 years ago. Aunt D is quite the frosting connoisseur, so Mom decided to surprise her loving sister with a birthday cake made by Mrs. Helen! I'm so glad she did...because we ALL got to enjoy that treat! I still have few slices left in the fridge that I pretty much had to pry out of my Aunt's hands...but she has a gracious sweet tooth, honestly. :)


In addition to getting to spend time with our long lost Kansas relatives (ok, so that aren't all that long lost, we see them every 4 to 6 months)...they brought along their two newest family members: two adorable Cocker Spaniel puppies Breezy and Piper!



 Meet Piper! Isn't she a cutie pie?! I swear, she kind of resembles Chewbacca...but only in the forehead area. I think it's a Cocker Spainel thing. She's got piercing green eyes and lots of spunk! Ahh to be a puppy. Not a care in the world.


Breezy didn't really want to cooperate with the picture taking. She has the most beautiful, silky black coat and she was such a sweetheart. Definitely the mellower of the two pups.



My Tucker dog, on the other hand, wanted nothing to do with the new dogs. He just stayed in the background praying they would go away. At 4 years of age, his puppy years are long gone and he has no patience for spunky "all I want to do is wrestle" kinds of pups.

Monday

Monday morning we woke up, spent a few hours playing a little more with the puppies, then we loaded up the car and made the 5 hour trek back to VA. We got home around 2:30 that afternoon, took a quick nap, then headed down to Chesapeake to one of my old co-workers homes for a Cash for Gold party! Even though we spent yet another hour in the car getting there (traffic was horrible...thus starts the season of tunnel traffic headaches. Ugh.), I am SO glad we went! Not only did Jenny make this delicious blue cocktail that I must get the recipe for later, we also made $200 selling our old class rings! CHA-CHING! We were stoked. Those things had been sitting in my jewelry box collecting dust and were never going to see the light of day anyway...so 200 big ones was worth the drive. We also sold some of my Mom's and MeeMaws old gold jewelry and made them a some spending money as well! If you ever have a chance to go to one of those parties...GO! They take white gold too!

All in all...our long weekend turned out to be pretty darn fantastic. We got to spend lots of time with family from all over, eat tons of delicious (and fattening!) food, and made a little money to boot! 17 more years of this military life then back to NC it will be...FOR SURE!
There really is no place like home.




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