Home again, home again, jiggety jig

I am a homebody.  I love home.  We’ve been on the run, in town and out, for the last 2 weeks.  But now we’re home and I can finally breathe a sigh of relief.

The church conference and talent show were a blast.

The wedding in Austin was beautiful.  Both the bride and groom were very emotional as they exchanged vows, the flowers were lovely, the food was great, and the dancing was…well… I just have to say that there was at least one wild and crazy guy there. (WARNING: link to an SNL video clip)

Our children now have a new aunt Roxanne in addition to my sister, old aunt Roxanne.

It was fun to visit with family, and hotels are, on occasion, a welcome change of scenery.

Well, maybe not – but the kids slept well in their soft, cushy hotel beds.

They also had plenty of fun in the hotel pool.  But like Dorothy said, there’s no place like home.

Bethany is none the worse for wear; she gained another 6 oz. since Thursday, bringing her up to 8 lbs. 6 oz.  It must be all the chocolate I’ve been eating lately.  Or maybe all the Everything Else I’ve been eating.  I prefer to attribute it to chocolate.

At any rate, she enjoyed meeting her great aunt Yvonne this weekend.

Hey, wait.  Her eyes were crossed.  Let’s try again.

Need I tell you that she also spent plenty of time in the arms of Grandma C?  Somehow we neglected to take pictures of that, but we’ll have time.  Grandma and Grandpa C are staying with us for a couple more days.  Which means I really ought to get to bed so I can wake up at a reasonable hour and be a good hostess.


  1. Love the pictures, but I have to say you could always take along a camper instead of the hotel rooms.. ; 0) I know I know how many campers would we need?? Lots !

  2. Happy Mom,
    I’m sorry; you’re right. I didn’t take time to preview the clip and was going on memory from long ago, but common sense should have told to include a warning when I link to SNL.
    I’ve added a warning.

  3. Happy Mom says:

    Did you intentionally link to the old SNL (I’m guessing that’s what it is) skit about Czechs with the “wild and crazy guy” HT? If so, a disclaimer is needed.

    It’s the first time I’ve had to turn off something I jumped to from your blog. My children were watching over my shoulder as the risque jokes and tawdry flirting flickered onto the computer screen. Perhaps it has a funny punchline, we didn’t sit through the whole thing to find out.

    I’m assuming this was a mistake, but wanted to let you know about it either way.

    In Christ, Heather

  4. We don’t stay in hotels much. Too expensive to get 2-3 rooms. We usually camp or rent a house.

    It looks like you had fun with family. Weddings are so sweet. T~

  5. maryjo,
    Leanne is right. It takes 2 rooms. Adjoining is nice, but we usually have to settle for adjacent. Not a problem now since we have teens, but I hated it when Perry and I once had to sleep in separate rooms because the children were too young to stay alone.

  6. Good times, good times.

    Doesn’t it take two adjoining rooms for 11 people to stay at a hotel, and if your family is like my family, we can’t book online, we have to call.

    I’m glad you’re finally home!

    Leanne in Longview

  7. Erin M in MO says:

    How fun! I enjoyed all the pictures. Congratulations on the new aunt!

  8. I have to ask how many hotel rooms does it take for 11 people???

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