MAN, it's been a long time since I've been here. I've missed you all. I hope you missed me too. *kisses*
We're home. Finally home. Home SWEET home! And let me tell you, it's nice to be here. Matt had done quite a bit to get the house "ready" for us when we arrived. We came home to a fairly clean and organized place. It's always easier to unpack and get settled when I don't have clean up to do around it.
Anyway, The boys and I left Friday morning instead of Friday afternoon because Payton decided he didn't want to go to school. Perfectly fine with me!! It meant that I could drive during the afternoon instead of later in the evening when everyone else was trying to travel. We had a good trip down. It really was calm and relaxed and no emergency bathroom trips on the side of the freeway! That's a good trip in my book.
Friday evening, we went to the Rib Cook Off in my hometown. Granted, not on my approved list of foods, but DANG were they good. If you ever get the chance to eat ribs from some place called Armadillo Ribs, do it!! I ate 4 bones worth and a few potato chips (the real kind) and called it quits. Good thing too...I had a weekend of non-approved foods ahead of me.
My brother, Loren, from Delaware was in town as well for the weekend, so we had a great time all together. I only get to see him about 4-5 times a year, so it was really nice. He had brought Payton's birthday present with him (so the birthday *wasn't* over last weekend afterall!). Payton opened the box to find a REALLY cool Radio Flyer Scooter. It has a wide base and two wheels on the front for better balance. We took it outside right away and he did pretty well with it. However, I think Maxwell likes it more. He screamed everytime I put it away.
That night, after the boys were in bed, Loren and my younger brother, Damon, and I went to see the new Indiana Jones movie. It was really funny. They did a good job of keeping Indy pretty true to his age. A good flick for sure.
Saturday, we all spent time helping my parents with their backyard and gardening areas. It's our yearly tradition for Mother's Day. Since they are approaching their seventies, it's a great help to them. Wouldn't you know though, as soon as I got ready to mow the backyard, the lawnmower was out of gas! So, by the time I get back and get it all filled and ready, I only mowed 3 lines and Maxwell woke from his nap. Well, everyone else was busy and the yard needed done... Thank goodness for my Ergo backpack. I loaded Max on my back and mowed the lawn for 45 minutes. Great workout!! I might even do it again sometime.
Well, I have more stories and the best of the weekend (with pictures) is to come. So tune in Wednesday for the good/cute stuff.