Sunday, June 28, 2009

Sunday Random

This past week has been a doosie. You name, it's happened here.

The 1st surprise: my family from TX decided they needed to be in town due to events in my DIL's family. I had a week to put away 6 months of projects and junk to prepare for them. They arrived Friday night a week ago. While they have spent all but 2 nights with me, many of their days have been spent with other family members.

Last Sunday, we attended the church we went to when the kids were growing up. My son and DIL met each other there. Monday I had my wreck. Tuesday was spent at home resting and trying to get a rental car. Wednesday it was back to work for me. The kids and their mom spent most of their time with my DIL's family. Brandon, my son, worked from my house. Wednesday night I picked up barbecue sandwiches for supper. Thursday, more work. Friday night, I brought home Chinese take out. Saturday we all went in different directions. Brandon sweetly went for supplies to fix stuff. Rachel drove me to a city nearby to purchase the car I found. My DIL Beth met a dear friend from out of town at Cracker Barrel. After buying the car, Rachel and I crashed Beth and friend's get together....you'll learn why in a minute. In the afternoon, we went to a cousin's birthday party. Saturday night, I went back out for more take out. This morning we went to church at Beth's parents church and over to their home for lunch. I left them there and went by the grocery store. I'm determined to cook something this afternoon so that we don't have to eat anymore take out.

So after all that, here's a look at my new car, some cutie pies and Rachel and I as party crashers.

Yep, it's another Corolla. It is 2 years newer, has less mileage, new tires, in very good condition and it cost a little less than my 2006 did. The only downside is that it isn't red. : (

There's nothing like ice cream and cake after playing on a slip and slide.

Daddy helps CA eat her's.

Rachel and I crashed the party because we wanted to meet Beth's dear friend. Many of you know her as ModGirl! Weren't we lucky? She is every bit as pretty and elegant and softspoken as you have imaged.


I am looking forward to spending another week with family. The Fourth is a big day with us because of 2 important birthdays. Our nation turns 233 and LC turns 5. Have a nice week and drive safely!

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  2. God has sustained us all, hasn't He? I'm so thankful that we've been able to ride our respective roller coasters this week while surrounded by family. Providence!

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  3. Stevie honey, bless your heart! It's the heat hell we're in!
    I heard that Red cars are involved in more accidents! :(
    Glad you went to church, I stayed home to can tomatoes and got flamed by a wacko peta blogger for breeding my dog!
    Lord send us rain and an easy week please? :D

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  4. The peaceful reunification, gathers together, unusual warmth. : )
    Health information & Humor & Fun World

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  7. My goodness I am worn out just reading this. Your new car looks marvelous. I hope you have better luck with this one. You have a beautiful family.

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  8. Yes, I would say you were lucky! I'd love to have been around that table, too! :)

    What an incredibly busy week! But...just think if you'd made dinner all those nights..plus cleaned up the kitchen! Ick! Thank God for take-out...even if it is several days in a row! ha-ha!

    Love the car! :)

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  9. I'm so glad we had a chance to meet for real... I've been hearing about you for years and years, and pretty much felt like I knew you. Now I do know you! Cool!

    You are as thoughtful and wonderful as I've always heard and imagined. I'm so glad you crashed our party.

    Now... have a quieter week! And enjoy that new car.

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  10. Stevie~ honest to pete woman. You just about gave me a heart attack.

    "After buying the car, Rachel and I crashed..." GAAAAK! I did finish the sentence, but holy cow, my heart did stop.

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  11. yay for the new car! it looks like a beaut. and for meeting friends - I love cracker barrel breakfast.

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  12. I love silver cars!...they never look dirty:)

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  13. My goodness, it sounds like you have had a very busy week indeed! I love your new car, looks very luxurious in comparison to my tiny Toyota.;))
    Congratulations.;))
    xo

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  14. I think you're gonna need a vacation!

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  15. Wonderful busy week - except for the crashed car thingie! Glad all is well and love your new shiny car!

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  16. I thought you were going to say you and Rachel crashed the car also. Yikes! A party is a much nicer thing to crash. I like your car - even if it isn't red. And I really love red. Isn't family a marvelous mess?

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  17. I had the same thought Debby did.. you gave me a start! Congrats on the new car. That little one look like an angel eating her ice cream with Dad's help. Too cute.

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  18. I'm addicted to japan-made cars. Corolla is a really good choice Steph, and one of the most selling brands here in our auto market. May you have safe and fun drives on the roads:)
    And, 4th of July at door. Enjoy a day full of sun, fun, fireworks!

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  19. Hey, I would have loved being there with y'all! (is that how you say it down there?)

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  20. Congrats on the new car, maybe its good its not red, clearly it being red didnt make it easier for the a$$ who hit you...

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  21. Nice car! I was going to say Honda -- they look alike. I'm so glad you nhad no bad after effects from the accident.

    Wonderful busy days ..the very best ones!

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  22. Congratulations on your new car, its just beautiful. So are all the grandkids. Especially the littlest one, can't take my eyes off him in the last picture, he just steals the limelight...

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  23. Stevie, you have seriously spent some money last week! ha ha Praying financial blessings over you and your family this season! Have a great week!

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