Jodi has been camping for what seems like a month, but I think it’s actually been about 9 days. Now that my nest is often, but not always, empty, my world is getting quiet. Most days, that’s okay by me, but sometimes it just seems a bit too quiet.
I got to feeling a little sorry for myself last Monday or Tuesday evening realizing Jodi and Gary would be gone for the holiday weekend and knew that I’d be bored out of my skull, so I texted Kale that maybe he could come home again if he didn’t have other plans. For about 30 minutes I didn’t hear back, but then came the sweet sound of the chime from my Blackberry and the text from Kayla read, “We’ll see you Thursday!” I was so excited… a long weekend with the kids.
They came in Thursday evening and one of the things on Kale’s list was to pick up some board shorts. So, we hit Walmart, apparently a little late in the season, because this was all he was finding…
Friday morning we got up and Kayla and I ran to the thrift stores. We got a bargain sport coat for Tyler at $1.25! We also stopped at Stage and got Kale some swim trunks.
Late afternoon, while Tyler was still at work, we loaded up and headed to the lake. I haven’t been to the lake in forever and it was fun just hanging for a while.
Before we left the lake, we took Kayla by the Peel Ferry, the last operating ferry in the state.
Afterwards, we met Tyler for supper at our favorite pizza place (Breadeaux Pizza).
Saturday, Kayla and I went to see “The Proposal”. It was a MUCH lighter movie than last week’s “My Sister’s Keeper”, and we had LOVE for it too. It was one of those movies you don’t really want to end because you’re enjoying it so much.
That Sandra Bullock is just so darn cute.
Saturday evening we went to my folk’s house for a cookout. We spent the evening sitting out on the back deck in beautiful weather enjoying each other’s company. There were 33 of us there and three of my siblings and their families weren’t even able to come.
Today, after church and visiting Miss Charlsie, Kale and Kayla had to go back to Fayetteville. It’s always hard to see them go, but I’m thankful to have had them here.
I hope your holiday weekend was filled with family and fun and a true appreciation for this great country and those who are fighting for it.