We were the closest family possible. Our world was turned upside down on 05/03/09 when my best friend, the person I love most next only to our children, my sister Trina was diagnosed with stage IV breast cancer. Her body gave out on her on 01/09/10 but she will ALWAYS be a part of our daily life and will continue to be in my posts. I started my blog to chronicle our daughter's international adoption from Guatemala and have continued to use it as a journal.

What you will find is my family trying to adapt to our new lives that were handed to us.



Thursday, June 07, 2007

Leaving On A Jet Plane

So, thanks a lot Jaimee, ever since you had Jet Plane in your post title, I can't get that damn song out of my head!!!! Mom, Papa, Trina, Josh and Asa are taking my car and leaving around 5am tomorrow for California!!! Norm and I are leaving the house around 1:30 pm. We have someone housesitting for us so the cats will be fed and the house won't be empty. Our flight leaves at 3:45 and we land in Fresno, CA at 5:25pm. Then we are meeting up with mom et al at a rest area outside of Fresno. Our timing should be right about perfect! We then have about an hour drive to Aunt Margo's. I'm sooooooooo looking forward to getting away, even though it's only one full day. We come home Sunday night. And get this, Amanda and her family are going to Dallas, TX for the weekend!!! They're taking a red eye tonight and come home late late Sunday. I can't wait to see everyone! The last time we were in that part of the state, was my grandpa's funeral over 10 years ago. Oh, get this, you know Asa looooooves cars. Loves everything about them. Well, when we were in Spokane last month we got a Dodge Charger as our rental car. Asa loooooved it. He would sing "how much is that Dodge Charger in the window" to the tune of "How Much Is That Doggie". Well, mom had the map out the other day and was telling him how they are driving down and "Unca Norm" and sissy (me) are flying down and then we'll get a rental car and meet up before we get to Aunt Margo's. Asa immediately asked "Dodge Charger?" He associates any rental car with a Dodge Charger. I'm already plotting to get Asa to ride the remainder of the trip with us, since we'll have a Dodge Charger! Well, we BETTER have a Dodge Charger. It's the class I reserved anyway. So Amanda, maybe THAT'S why Asa loves you now!!! Oh, and Lori, I forgot to tell you, after you left the other night, I asked Asa "Do you know who that was?" And he said "yes, Amanda". I guess because you both have blonde hair you are interchangeable!!!!

So! We are packing tonight and Aunt Margo has internet but I'm not sure what kind of connection she has, she's in the stone age so it might be dial up. This is the woman who refuses to delete pictures from her digital camera! She just buys new memory cards! She shows you her pictures..... on her camera!!!! She cracks me up.... So, I may or may not be blogging until Sunday night. I'll miss you all!!! Until later.......

Can't. Stop. Laughing.

I just read this and I can't stop laughing!!!! I'm glad the dude is ok and I'm glad nothing happened to him, but am I the only one that is in hysterics over this??? I take that back, Sissy was too!

Paris Out Of Jail

Well, I wish I could say I was surprised, but I'm not. I AM bummed that the, well, I won't say what I REALLY want to call her, chick isn't spending all of her time in jail. And you can't tell me that this is not preferential treatment. IT IS!!!! Bummer. That's all I have to say. And did she learn her lesson? I think not. BUT I COULD BE WRONG!!!! Until later........