Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Just as one would expect...








I am so predictable, right? I leave this blog for more than a week and the first thing I post is a picture of carrot cake cupcakes- just as one would expect. =)
The cupcakes were delicious- compliments of Ashley Wren's husband, Sean. One has to love a guy who not only lets his wife go away and leave him with 3 kids all weekend, but sends a couple of dozen cupcakes along with her for her friends on top of it. {Thanks, Sean!}
Guess what happens when you bring a baby to Nashville?! Yep. He finds a way to get a guitar into his little hands. The cabin we stayed at just happened to have a little guitar telephone,which just happened to be the perfect size for Crew to hold. He was happy to pose with not only the guitar, but also his new fox t-shirt {Thanks, Corrine!} and knitted cap too {Thanks, Diane!}. I regret not taking more photos of some of the fun and getting pictures of me and all my friends {miss you all already!}, but part of that just couldn't be helped. We all just wanted to catch up and laugh and relax without having to capture it all on camera. Then, when we had a bit more time to relax, the lighting inside was so dark the pictures came out terrible anyway. So, these are just a few of the ones I could salvage. I'm hoping some of my camera-expert friends did a better job at capturing the weekend so I can relive the memories through their photos. None-the-less, there was a lot of laughter and fun to be had- regardless of photos for proof.
Crew and I arrived back home yesterday at 1 am. It felt so good to be home and I think Crew knew right away that he was back where he belongs. =) He slept well the rest of the night and was all smiles for the kids when they hugged him and welcomed him home in the morning. I'm not sure if they missed me or him more. We both got hundreds of hugs and kisses to make up for our absence. Like I said, it felt good to be home.
The day went on to include a nap for Crew while our nation made history as the inauguration of Barack Obama took place at the Capitol. What a day, huh?! I loved that it was a time to put away "sides" and just come together and look forward to the future. With hope. I am already praying for President Obama as he faces all sorts of choices and major decisions and trust that he will be a man of character and good judgement. Forget about the left or the right, I just pray that he can help bring much needed change and inspire people at home and abroad to make the most of their own lives/circumstances in order that we might all be better as a result.
I snapped a picture of Chip playing Monopoly with the kids yesterday as proof that they all survived and in fact, thrived, while I was away from home. I was without internet connection and even had sparse cellphone service for much of my trip, but I managed to get by as well. It's amazing how quickly we can adapt to our environments when we're forced to do so. I even debated blogging again as it didn't seem to affect my life that I didn't blog for so long.
But here I am. I'm back and getting into the swing of 'normal life' again. It feels good. Just as I'd expect it to. I hope you all didn't miss me too much {Mom!}. =)

15 comments:

Dana said...

"I even debated blogging again as it didn't seem to affect my life that I didn't blog for so long."

No, no, no. Erase that thought from your mind please. Your family wasn't the only ones who missed you when you were gone...so did your blog readers! Glad you had such a blast and made it home safe!

DJones said...

glad you were able to get away to have time for you, but glad that you are back! (and blogging!!)

Memaw Barbie said...

Always enjoy your pictures. Isn't it wonderful to have a girlfriend getaway!! Enjoy reading your blog. Blessings

Memaw Barbie said...

P.s. Your hair is always so cute!!Blessings

Jodi said...

Oh, that Crew is looking so adorable!! I love, love that fox shirt!

Glad to see you back!

Anonymous said...

glad you liked that little foxie :) it looks so cute on him. I loved meeting you and seeing Crew irl. Hope we meet again.

corinnexxx

Rachel said...

What cute pictures of little Crew! Glad you're home safe and sound :)

Lauren Kelly said...

Such cute pics. Glad you had such a good time and everyone survived in your absence :)

jsprik said...

glad to have you back!! so gld you had a good time!! crew has grown since you left, he's so cute. anyway, glad your getting back into the swing of things, stop by and check out my blog sometime ;)

Abbie said...

My mouth is STILL watering from the pic of carrot cake cupcakes! Oh man! I really appreciate your honesty and authenticity on your blog - I clicked here from Bring the Rain. Oh, and I have a baby boy close to the same age as Crew. :) Sweetness.

Nuts in a Tree said...

JODY! So glad you are back. Funny, how I missed someone I don't even know irl so much, lol. I am glad you had wonderful time and that Crew learned to play guitar..such a smart boy. Your comments about the coming together of our country were wonderful. I so love carrot cake...now, I'm going to need a fix! Glad you are safely home and I look forward to reading your 'life happenings' each day.

Rhonda :)

shawnna said...

So glad to hear that you had a great time. Please continue to blog. I love the ease in with which you share both yourself and your love for HIM on this blog. And can't imagine not having it around anymore.

and just to show my gratitude you are the recipient of a BLOG AWARD
You can find the details here:
http://shawnnas.blogspot.com/2009/01/blog-award.html

All moments remembered said...

Hi Jody,
I have to share this story with you. It is tooo wonderful to keep to myself. I met a 90 yr old man today who brought me his scrapbook he has been making himself. He wanted to share it with someone who would appreciate it. His story is amazing. He scraps to save his story and forgets all the "rules" so many of us go by and keeps us from getting our story completed. I just feel like I need to share Roy with the whole world of scrapbooking!!
I have pictures and the story on my blog at

staceysmomentsremembered.blogspot.com

Glad you got to get away and enjoyed your time!!!

MiMi said...

Oh please don't ever stop blogging! I love the inspiration I get from reading your blog! I missed you while you were gone, sent up a prayer for a safe trip, and waited patiently for you to come back!
Crew is getting more handsome in every picture.

Anonymous said...

Obama has already made the pro-abortion funding decision. Not even 3 days in office. We better start praying, here it comes!