Sorry it has been so long but we have had a crazy week or so.
Last Friday (May 4th) we drove down to Virginia after Ken got off of work. It took us about 9 hours (all I can say is thank God for DVD players) we got there early Sat. morning. Sat. night we went to Heather’s (a friend of mine from high school and college) wedding. Auntie Kathe and Auntie Julie – with a little help from Kathe’s nieces, Hannah, Sarah, and Emma – had Ellie duty for the night.
Sunday – Wednesday was spent hanging out with friends and visiting old places. It really made us homesick for Hampton Roads and all of our friends there.
Wednesday we were back on the road again for Roanoke – five more hours in the car (have I said how much I love DVD players).
We visited and played in Roanoke. My cousin Monique’s, baby shower was on Sat. It was great seeing people I haven’t seen in awhile and she got so much really cool stuff. It almost made me a little broody – almost.
Sunday was Mother’s Day and since the whole family was in town for the shower, my cousin had a big cookout at her house. We were able to see the baby’s room and we did a surprise for my Grandparents 60th wedding anniversary which is at the end of this month. Ken says we won’t make it to our 60th because we’ll be too old. I guess we’ll see.
We loaded up and left around 2 p.m. to drive to Charlottesville to see Ken’s Mom for about an hour. She was in town for Ken’s uncle Ron’s retirement from UVA (he was a professor there for 38 years). It was so cool to see both of our Moms on Mother’s Day.
We left Charlottesville around 5 p.m. and drove home. Pulled into the driveway around 1:30 a.m. tired but glad to be home.
It was a packed and fun week. Thank you so much to Kathe, Joey, Jennifer, Julie, MJ, Bill, Mom and Dad for making us so comfortable and giving us places to crash and yummie food to eat and most of all love.
Blushing Bride and Groom
Hey Cuz – Miranda and Ellie
Playtime with Friends – (from left) Thom, Henry, Finn, Ken and Ellie
Dad’s new project
I don’t want to get off the swing
I said I don’t want to get off the swing
Yup there’s a baby in there
A quick family pic before we left
Grandma and Ellie on Mother’s Day