Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Has It Been Two Weeks? My Birthday and Texas Trip #5

Today is David’s birthday – “Happy Birthday, Dave!”

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I can’t believe it’s been over two weeks since I’ve posted.  It just goes to show you that without structure, I am wandering aimlessly.  (Do I need to do Project 365 to actually keep a blog??)

Two days after my last post – it was my birthday and the present I gave myself was a trip to Texas to see Kale and Kayla.  I went ALONE.  I flew alone.  Did you hear that? And I did it without nerve medicine. Haha!

Before I left, I knew I needed some Maddie time, so I picked her up from daycare  (there’s nothing better than hearing her scream “Mémère” when she sees me come in the door!) and off we went to Wal-mart.

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When you live in the sticks, travel isn’t all that “convenient”.  It takes three hours to get to the airport.  The flight from Little Rock to Houston is only an hour or so… unless you get a plane with THESE…

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…then, it takes about two hours. Ha!

Kale picked me up from the airport and shortly after we got home, Kayla got off work. I miss them SO much, they are always a sight for sore eyes! We went to eat at a really neat little "family" cafe (Eden Cafe) and I got chicken pot pie.  I haven’t had that in forever and it was so good! (I crunched up my crust before getting a picture. Ha!)


After supper, the “kids” gave me my birthday gift – an iPad2!!

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It was a hard gift to accept, but I pretty much ran with it after I got over being overwhelmed!

All in all, it was one of the best birthdays ever! (That’s saying a lot when you get to be my age.)

I’ll post more about my trip tomorrow.  Until then,

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Dear Maddie,

Look what Mémère got for you!

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Jenn said...

Yay - for posting! I've missed ya! I think doing the P365 is totally good discipline for blogging :)

I don't think I could fly by myself - so big kudos to you! Was it a rougher flight since it took a little longer on that propeller-outside-the-engine type of plane:o)

And that gift was incredible! Those look like so much fun.

StitchinByTheLake said...

First of all, I've missed you. Second, I'm totally jealous of your IPad. I planned to buy one this month until I had to have a root canal - and it cost way more than the IPad. :( Do you just love it? blessings, marlene

Kimberley said...

missed you! :) glad you had the chance to go see kale and kayla.

and flying by yourself, you're such a big girl now ;)

happy belated birthday! jealous of the ipad2!

The Garners said...

Hey! I've missed your posts! What a great great birthday trip and present! And good job flying! i'm wanting to go see my Houston friends this fall--maybe it could work out where we could fly down there together if you're planning to go back in a few months?

Kelley said...

So glad you had such a great birthday! I am so proud of you for flying by yourself. That's huge. What a wonderful present the K's got for you.

Linda said...

Enjoy your iPad2! My kids got me one for my birthday, too. It's so much fun!

Jen said...

Hi, I follow your blog (from Kelly's Korner). Just wanted to mention that AirTran flies from Branson to Houston now. It might be so much easier for you.
Hope you don't mind my commenting.