Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Better late than never!

Last week Jon had to go to a conference in the ATL for two days for work and I did not relish the thought of spending those two days by myself at home with the kids. So, my dear friend Dana graciously opened her home to me and my youngins for a couple days and my dear husband graciously dropped us off, but not before watching the Super Bowl that Sunday night!We had a great time watching the Saints beat the Colts and especially watching Jon do his cheering silently! After the kids went to bed, he dared not to wake them up because he wanted to watch the game with out little voices interrupting him or little heads blocking his view! So, he did most of his "I don't know if the Saints are gonna win" then the "I can't believe the Saints really might win" and then the "I can't believe the Saints just won" cheering, all silently. I know most of you think that's impossible but he did and we were all waiting for him to pop!
Ms. Dana (as James quickly learned calling her that could get him anything he wanted!) fed them all chocolate ice cream for their Super Bowl treat and boy did they enjoy it!! She also fed it to them the next night and uh, lets just say they had a little trouble going to sleep that time!
We spent Sunday and Monday night with them and had all day Monday and Tuesday to hang out and catch up. The kids played really good together, for the most part anyway! James and Audrey (I learned) need to learn how to play with other children their own size. They were a little territorial over Joshua's toys, not for him but for themselves!
The kids not only got to eat whatever they wanted but so did us grownups! Ms. Dana cooked some of the most delicious meals I've had in a long time and talk about having to hit the gym H-A-R-D when I got back home! But it was worth it. You know, being from the South and being a Primitive Baptist, you really can't get together with friends and NOT eat good food. You really can't, I think it would be against the law or something!


I am so glad we had this opportunity to get together and spend some quality time with each other (even if we did have to do most of our talking at night time!). Dana is one of my nearest and dearest friends and I miss her greatly. I miss her being right around the corner from me but I am so thankful we've kept our friendship alive despite the miles between our families! So, thank you Dana (and Michael) for being "given to hospitality" and sharing your home with me and my kids for a few days! We love y'all and can't wait to see you again soon!

5 comments:

Becky said...

Good thing I'm such a good stalker...

Glad to see another new post! Sounds like it was a great way to spend some time away from home. I LOVE the Who Dat shirts...gift from SuSu and PawPaw?

Amanda said...

perhaps i should call uncle t about my stalker.....

james and audrey's who dats def came from su and paw!

Kelly Spezzano said...

Not only does my Joshua share his name with Dana's Joshua, but apparently they have the same blue lion footy pj's too! :)

~sydney~ said...

Anyone notice how photogenic Mr. James is?! Please take a look at that picture of him on the bed with Dana's son.

Dana said...

Okay, make a woman cry at 9:30 right before bed! We had such an awesome time and and I have missed you terribly since you left. Thank goodness my husband is going and getting himself ordained so yall can come back so soon! I will try my darndest to call you tomorrow. You will not believe the craziness that has been happening to me! Love you to pieces!