It was a
lovely weekend...we were able to drive north to Fort Worth to attend a family wedding, and this time we didn't have to do a thing but go and enjoy it. Fall has advanced a bit farther up there than here, and we loved the nip in the air and the changing leaves as we watched Jarrett and Crystal start their life together! It was also the always welcome opportunity to visit with dozens of family members who live in the (almost)-frozen north...
Hotel beds are better than they used to be. Not just the bedding...the beds.
Finished reading Atlas Shrugged yet? Just checkin'...
This week we got all the professional pictures back from CJ's wedding. If you haven't already seen them on Facebook, check back here in the next few days and I'll give you a look!
Hotel "free breakfasts" have NOT gotten any better. In fact....
What fun it was to see the newlyweds this weekend, attending their first wedding as a married couple. I look at them and I see us, though they have a lot more going for them than we did after a month of marriage :-)
24 HOURS AFTER I WROTE THIS, WE GOT THE NEWS THAT THEY ARE EXPECTING!
So tomorrow is the 15th. Do I now have to admit that it's officially mid-November? My Christmas cards are calling my name...Christmas shopping is about half done, which is more than I thought I'd have completed by now, given the nature of our fall so far.
The visit with my mom was discouraging. Her Parkinsons is advancing faster than any of us anticipated and it's so hard to see her this way. It's hard to know how much she understands of the recent changes. I almost hope she doesn't see how much she's declined in the past months. Of course, it made this girl smile to hear her talk about how much reading she's still doing, because I think all the time how I'd rather lose control of my body than my mind.
Note to self: keep the reading list up to date. Someday someone else will have to bring me the books or load the Kindle, and I want to have the list accessible.
And yes, we had to buy yet another computer this week. The one the boys use for schoolwork was destroyed by a virus or a collection of viruses and gave up the ghost. Happily, we found a nice deal on a small desktop for the kitchen desk and it will be here Monday. But I'm thinking we need an IT department on retainer.
At Granny's House we get a lot of laughs every week from things the grands are saying. This week was no exception and this one takes the (wedding) cake...6-year-old Sam was explaining to a neighbor boy why he doesn't like barbecued chicken. I'm going to paste here his mother's (Aubrey's) frantic typing out of what he said, afraid if she didn't get it down in a hurry she'd lose it. A couple notes in background: "Dok" is the kids' pet name for CJ, our October bride. The wedding, of course, was at our home...around 200 people and we had the reception dinner catered and served on our driveway. This is how it must have looked through the eyes of a little guy...
"At my Dok's wedding, people were getting hungry and Granny did NOT have enough food in her pantry for everyone because SOOO many people showed up. TONS of people came. We DID NOT know all of them. They just showed up. So, Papa called a RESTAURANT to come and bring us food! LOTS OF FOOD! They brought it in a restaurant truck with lots of people and food in it and bad iced tea. I think Papa had to pay them a MILLION dollars for all that food! But they let Granny keep the food that we didn't eat and then we ate it for Family Dinner Night. And now I don't like barbeque chicken because I ate too much."
Smiling at the thought of grand
#15 #16 on the way...life through a child's eyes is a wonderful thing.
Labels: Books, Family, Fun, Grandkids, Weddings