What a whirlwind we have been on these past couple of weeks. It all started with a trip to Illinois...
to be exact - the St. Louis Area - and what a long trip it was. It takes us 16 hours to drive
it. And....they are a long 16 hours. But - we made it......without any events.
We spent a most of our time with our oldest son S and his family. They were busy with packing and getting ready for their move to Philadelphia in 6 days. What an exciting time for them - entering a new season in their lives. We so enjoyed our time with them and had so much fun...We were also able to visit with our siblings - which was awesome - since we only go there about once a year.
After a whirlwind week of visiting we started back with a few more passengers than our trip over -
Our youngest son's girls and their brother are here for a two week visit ... we are loving it.
Miss K. aka Sissy
Miss C aka Mimi
Mr. C aka Bubba
Thank goodness we have a built in DVD player for the trip -
it was a lifesaver.....
We stopped in Metropolis, Illinois for a gas-up
guess who we saw there.....
Yep - you guessed it
and, of course,
WONDER WOMAN, JR.
In Nashville the kids all decided the AT&T building looked a lot like
I admit I have to agree with them on this one.
In Nashville the storms began and
we sat in traffic for over an hour -
delaying our trip .....
The storms continued through the mountains.
sometimes torrential and a little scary
out on that interstate.
But, we made it home safe and sound at 5am.
All of us quite beat
looking forward to all the fun in the next two weeks.....
While we were gone
I was nominated for the Versatile Blogger Award.....
Thank you ARod from MakinMy Apt a Home
found here http://www.makinmyaptahome.com/.
Check out this amazing coffee table she made - WOW....
how fabulous is that?
Visit her blog to see what other great things she is up to.....
And now for 7 random facts about myself:
1. I was born in Montana and have lived in Illinois, Florida and now South Carolina. I think
Florida was my favorite state though, South Carolina is beginning to grow on me.
2. I have 5 siblings - 3 sisters ( one of who lives in France) and two brothers. They are all
younger than me.
3. I love to read - all kinds of books and most of the time you can find me reading 2 or 3 books
at the same time.
4. I love afternoon naps - especially when there is a baseball game droning in the background.
It is so relaxing to listen to and I just drift right off to sleep, lol....
5. Frozen cappachino from QuickTrip is the bomb - I absolutely love it but, there are no
QuickTrips in this state. Bummer....
6. My all time favorite flower is a carnation - I mean I love their fragrance and ruffly blooms
it is the only flower that I had in my wedding....
7. White, cottage, beachy, vintagey style has been my go to decor for ages. It all started with a
shabby chic magazine and I fell in love.... however, my hubby is not so into the all white
look and so I incorporate as much as I can.....
Again thank you so much to ARod for nominating it is an honor to be recognized by your fellow blogging friends......
So, how has your week been - traveling?, creating?, or just having fun?
We'd all like to know.
Until next time get out there and do something fun
most of all enjoy your life.....
Lovin' my life in Carolina,