Thursday, April 10, 2008

What a great visit!

On Friday, April 4, the girls and I traveled to Hohenwald, TN, with Michelle Stout. We arrived around 10:30 P.M. (central time) and were just glad to be out of the car. On Saturday, ten of us traveled first to the nursing home to visit Granddaddy and Grandma and then on to Henderson, TN, for Makin' Music at Freed-Hardeman University. It was wonderful to see all of my grandparents and to get some hugs! We managed to make it to Henderson without any incidents and with the exception of some cooler weather, we had a great day. Alex did a great job with his makin' music show! It was a joy to watch. The entire Makin' Music production was great and thoroughly entertaining! The girls enjoyed watching it until they both fell asleep. I'll never know how they slept through all of the music and lights! It's amazing how children can pass out anywhere. I was able to see lots of old college friends and some family members too. It was as wonderful of a day as I had hoped it would be. We all finally crawled in bed back in Hohenwald around midnight completely exhausted! On Sunday, all twelve (since we had now added my mom's mom and dad) of us showered and dressed for worship and I'd like to proudly say that we arrived early! We were lucky enough to worship with the Lomax church of Christ on their 90th anniversary of existence. It was a wonderful day and I thoroughly enjoyed seeing more old friends and hearing about the history of the congregation; and we were even able to all be together for my grandmother's birthday. Sunday afternoon after the afternoon service, we all went back to mom and dad's to pass out again from exhaustion. Then around 4:30 P.M. Katie and Josh and two of their friends from Redbank church who'd be staying with us, all went home to Chattanooga. And that left us with mom and dad, me, Michelle and the girls. So Sydney took another nap while Kaylee, Michelle and I went down and played with the Hill children enjoying the 80 degree weather! It was beautiful! We finished the day having dinner with the Hill and Haston families; it was the perfect end to a great day. On Monday, Michelle, the girls and I went to visit mom and dad at their respective work places so that the grandchildren could be shown off. Then, mom and dad both took a half a day off to spend the afternoon with us. Before dinner, we made a trip to the nursing home and visited some more with Granddaddy and Grandma. It was so nice to see Granddaddy sitting up, eating well, and telling Kaylee that she had a frog in her pants! After dinner at a local restaurant, we crashed at home again to watch the NCAA championship and then headed for bed. On Tuesday, Michelle, the girls and I left around 8:00 A.M. (central time) and headed for Indianapolis. We took our time, taking a couple of long stops for pictures and playtime at McDonald's and finally arrived home around 4:00 P.M.(eastern time) where we were greeted by Matthew who had missed us greatly. It was a wild trip but well worth the sleep deprivation and bumper-to-bumper traffic on the way down. I do believe that a great time was had by all. To all of you who we saw, it was great to see you and we look forward to next time we can do it again! Have a great rest of the week!

1 comment:

Maggie said...

I'm so glad y'all had such a good time! We had no problems when we went down, with a lot of traffic I mean. I can't wait to see your pictures!