Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Weekend in the A

Hey, y'all.  Oh, my poor blog.  Every day I say I'm going to update it, then evening comes.  After putting Morgan to bed, I only have enough energy to do a few things before crashing.  The poor blog just never seems to make the list of "things to do before bed."

I looked at it today and saw that it's been almost a week since my last post.  So I had to step on in here and do a quick update.

Life's been super busy. I would tell you how I'm averaging just a few hours a sleep per night, and how it's catching up with me.  And how I dropped out of my 30 Day Shred group just to get an extra 20 minutes of sleep in the morning (go here, here, and here to see how they're doing!). And how those two pounds I lost are back.  Or how my house looks like 30 people live here and it's just the three of us.  Or how I had an overwhelming few days at work last week where I thought my To Do list would surely kill me.  Or how I spent two hours in Best Buy today and learned that my laptop would need to be shipped off for repairs.  Or how I've looked at my life the past week and told myself how absolutely NUTS I am to be taking classes this semester...

I would have told you all of that, but I try to keep it positive here.  So I'll just tell you about our fun weekend in the A.  I recently realized that we didn't really go to Atlanta at all this past summer, which is so unlike us.  So I was thrilled when my sister-in-law told me our friends C & G were hosting a tailgate party for the Penn State vs. Alabama game at their house.  I thought it was a perfect reason to get away from home and temporarily forget about all of my To Do lists.  And grad school due dates.  And work due dates.  Yep, I needed it.

We typically don't go to Atlanta without seeing some of my family, and this time was no exception.

We got to hang out with Aunt Linda.  Here she is showing Morgan one of the new toys she had for her.  My Aunt Linda is such a give-away-er! She sent us home with several toys for Morgan, stuff for my kitchen, and all kinds of miscellaneous items.  I remember when I was a little girl, I thought Aunt Linda's house was SO cool. She always had unique pieces and she still does today.  I enjoyed seeing Morgan walk through her living room admiring the stuff and wanting to touch everything just like I did when I was a little girl. 

Of course I saw my dad, stepmom, and sister, too!


They also had goodies for the monster. 


 Too funny.

I have a picture with my daddy holding me just like this.
(Dad, do you know what picture I'm thinking of?)

Morgan and her Big Daddy.

Uncle Mike stopped by, too!  He and Morgan are posing with his new golf clubs.  :)

We love being able to spend time with family we don't see as often as we'd like.  That was such a wonderful day!

We headed back to our friends' house where we were staying, and ate and watched some football.

Then someone pulled out these:


...which made for a very animated night.


You see how intense these faces are?  We were SERIOUS about our UNO! We played a few games before realizing it was exactly five guys and five girls.  So we made it a guys vs. girls game. SO FUNNY!  



The guys ended up beating us in a very close race (after lots and lots of cheating).  It was fun, though!


By the time we finished, it was midnight.  And just like they always do, they stayed up playing spades and talking and having a good time. And just like I always do, I headed upstairs and hit the sack!  I can't hang!  Plus I'd only gotten one hour of sleep the night before, and I was pooped!

A picture of the kids from earlier that night. 

(C & G just had their second child -- a baby boy -- two weeks ago, and boy did I get baby fever from holding and smelling him.  But ONLY for a minute, folks.  I couldn't IMAGINE having another one right now.)

As always, we had a great time with our family and friends.  It was JUST WHAT I NEEDED.

Enjoy the rest of your week, guys!

Note:  I didn't use my camera at all this weekend.  All of these are phone pics. I could get used to this...

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