Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Spring Break is OVER.....let SUMMER begin!

Gosh, after ten days away from my school, my students, and my responsibilites, I hate to admit that I am so anxious for summer to arrive.

The kids and I traveled to East Tennessee last week for a fabulous, but short, visit with my family. The trip there was uneventful; the kids were great and we stopped only one time (in Lebanon) and made it to mom and dad's in 7 1/2 hours. On the other hand, the trip home lasted a little longer.....after a stop to visit Jackie in Knoxville, we headed towards the flatlands.

We had not seen Jackie in so long! We got to see Bryson too....boy, is he a doll! Jackie and Todd, along with baby sister, have to be so proud!

Madison slept only about twenty minutes during the entire ride home! Needless to say, we were all a bit cranky upon arriving at home.

While visiting everyone in Elizabethton, I went to see Nick's remodeled house; it is a truly old home with several modern touches. The original hardwood floors are to die for; the accordian type closet doors (in one of the bedrooms) are classic. Nick also shared with me a photo album of him and Doc. Nick's girlfriend had made it for him for Christmas.....what a gift! Doc was Nick's grandfather who was super special to me. He and Granny Hazel always treated me like one of their own grandchildren. When he died in the early 90's, it was really hard to imagine life without him. Looking through those pictures brought back so many memories.....especially of the way life used to be before it got so complicated!

We took the kids to Fun Expedition....a lot like Incredible Pizza.....we ALL had a lot of fun! Debbie and I played this one game that is like riding a roller was WAY cool!

Overall, it was a great visit.....I can't wait to see everyone again really soon!

We are back to work, to school, and to baseball. Jackson is driving me crazy.....he could care less about playing baseball.....he is too worried about having some popcorn in the dugout! :)

Garrison has another tournament this weeked in Bolton; the weather is supposed to be super nice.....suntan, here we come!

I used to think that life was made up of moments worth remembering.....sometimes though, I believe that life is full of seconds worth remembering......second chances, second helpings, and second nature.......


Stephanie said...

Really.... Jackson is more interested in popcorn in the dugout? I am truly shocked! Your trip sounded so fun, I hope there will be many more to come! Stephanie

Tribe Mom said...

Laughing....that is all I can seem to do when Jack is involved!

We did have a great time....can't wait to go back.....