Well it seems as if I have been away from blogging for WEEKS instead of several days, and truthfully my computer is soooo bad I am not sure I can even manage to get a post up, but I am going to give it a try We are hopefully going to buy a new computer this week sometime, or at least on Sat anyway, so I guess worse case if I can't get this to cooperate, I will have a brand new one to work with soon We had just the best week with my daughter, but SOO much went on I honestly don't know if I can catch it all up. Maybe if I try really hard I can just give the condensed versions of everything, but knowing me I doubt it, lol. Downloading pics is one of the biggest issues this computer has right now, so I don't know if I can make that work either. Let's back up to a week ago last Thursday. That night after hubby arrived home from work our dog Elvis just suddenly began acting strangely. Now at 14 years old he had been slowing down for a while, and not quite himself. But he had just taken a long walk the night before, and spent his day the way he spent most of his days that day as well. I feel the need to mention since I know I have barely mentioned Elvis in any of my posts, that he is my husbands dog. Actually he was originally Melody's dog. She bought him 14 years ago, and yet the dog attached himself primarily to my hubby, so when Melody married and moved away eight years ago, Elvis was left behind with us. I guess I should mention [much to the horror of most of you I am sure] that I am just not a dog person. Not that I dislike dogs, I would just rather not hassle them. We have NEVER been without a dog since we were first married however, as hubby and all of my kids felt very differently, and I was very willing to let them have these pets as long as I didn't have to do much. Elvis is a Chihuahua btw. Anyway, within an hour and a half of my hubby arriving home, Elvis passed away. It was really VERY sad, as of course my husband was quite devastated, and it has surprised even me how much his presence has been missed. The good news is that Elvis lived a LONG and full life, and never suffered or was really sick while he was here. He brought countless hours of pleasure to my hubby and kids and grandkids, and he will definitely be terribly missed. I was glad that my daughter and her three kids were due to arrive the next evening, as I knew that it would be a very pleasant and busy distraction for my husband.
|READY TO GO WITH THEIR BACK PACKS|
Melody, as you might recall, was to fly in with the 3 kids by herself a week ago last Friday. Considering the oldest is only 4, she had her hands full to say the very least. It was all going very well however, until they went to land in Vegas. There are NO straight through flights from Midland Texas where they fly out of, to California btw, so there is always a lay over somewhere, usually Vegas. Anyway, as the plane began the descent to land, it began bouncing quite violently. A minute or so into it, Melody began to feel VERY sick to her stomach, like she might begin throwing up. She broke out in a cold sweat. Then she noticed Luke [the just turned 3 year old] had begun to cry, and Sam [the 4 year old] told her his tummy felt funny and he thought he might barf. Luke then told her, me too. Meanwhile 15 month old Claire sat on her lap wiggling and struggling and doing everything she could to get down.. Somehow she got both boys barf bags, and began praying she wouldn't need one herself. Meanwhile, people all around them were vomiting and wondering loudly what was going on. Melody has flown hundreds of times [or so it seems] and she has never experienced the rocking and bouncing quite like this. Then......just as the plane was about to hit the ground, it suddenly swooped upward again, and now everyone was REALLY flipping out. It made a HUGE circle and then began the descent again. This time it was only a little bouncy, but by this time all 3 of her kids were crying, and Melody said if it would have done any good, she would have done some crying herself. But the plane hit the ground, came to a stop, and everyone got off. They never did know what had happened.
|SO FAR SO GOOD IN THIS PHOTO|
I think I can just tell the rest of our week with pictures. We got in two VERY fun whole fam day visits, and more cuddle and love time then you can possibly imagine. The kids all said and did just the sweetest, cutest things, but I could never begin to tell them all. I am missing them all something fierce this morning. Mike drove out on Wednesday and was able to spend a couple of days relaxing before they all headed back home early Sat morning. Thank goodness she wasn't going to have to make another flight day by herself, lol. I am hoping to catch up with all of you in the next day or two, and get busy on my Christmas sewing next. Hard to believe it's already mid August. I was already knee deep into it last year at this time. Hope your days have all been good ones. Blessings to you all! Debbie
|WE GOT THE BOYS BIG WHEELS TO RIDE AND ENJOY WHILE THEY WERE HERE, AND WE GOT THIS BIKE FOR VINNY FOR HIS 3RD BIRTHDAY AND THE BOYS ENJOYED FOR HOURS RIDING TOGETHER THEY ARE JUST SOOO CUTE TOGETHER|
|GRANDPA ACTUALLY FOUND HIMSELF AN ADULT BIG WHEEL AND RODE AROUND WITH THE BOYS MUCH TO THEIR UTTER DELIGHT, LOL|
|AFTER THEIR BIKE RIDE THEY RELAXED WATCHING A MOVIE ON MY SON JAME'S PHONE|
|CLAIRE ONLY HAD EYES FOR THE WATER AND THE DUCKS, SO WE HAD TO BE QUICK ON OUR TOES AND AVOID THE LAKE WHILE SHE WAS HERE, LOL|
|MELODY AND HER BFF MY NIECE JESSICA WITH THEIR KIDS AT JESSICA'S HOUSE|
|MELODY AND HER KIDS SPORTING SHIRTS FROM JESSICA'S CLOTHING LINE.....SOO CUTE!|
|WE HAD GOTTEN THEM ALL SOME LITTLE PEOPLE AND A PLAY GROUND SET FOR THEM AND A BUS AND A PLANE.. HONESTLY YOU WOULDN'T BELIEVE HOW MUCH TIME THEY SPENT PLAYING WITH THESE. THEY ALL LOVED THEM|
|SNUGGLED UP IN THEIR PAW PATROL BLANKETS GRANDPA MADE FOR THEM WATCHING ZOOTOPIA|
|WENT TO LUNCH WITH CODY AND JOE ONE AFTERNOON|
|CLAIRE LOVED THIS LITTLE WINNIE THE POOH TRAIN TOY THAT WE HAVE HAD SINCE THE OTHERS WERE ALL BABIES.............IT'S BEEN A FAVORITE OF ALL OF THEIRS|
THIS LITTLE VIDEO GOT PUT IN THE WRONG SPOT AND THERE IS NO MOVING IT. IT IS OF THE BOYS AND GRANDPA ON THEIR BIG WHEELS