Wednesday, July 22, 2009

It's been a busy summer

Wow! It's been a while since I've been able to sit down and get any blogging done. Did I tell you how busy my summer has been? If not, I'VE HAD ONE HECK OF A BUSY SUMMER!


Did I have an actual vacation? Around these parts, school is about to start back. Yup, we are going back on the 10th of August, and I promise it feels like the kids just got out.


We've had a lot going on. It seems like we haven't had a chance to really breathe lately. We have been jammed packed with activities and family visits for the entire month of July.

Don't remember if I mentioned it or not, but my mom came from Connecticut for a visit. This was a few days, I think after returning from Great Wolf Lodge (which I highly recommend to any family looking for a kid friendly vacation spot that's MUCH cheaper than Disney) She actually stayed with us for a week! I enjoyed her visit and would have loved for her to stay longer, but the woman had to get home to her dog, who was absolutely gonna go insane if she stayed away any longer. I was surprised to even get the visit with Lucy tagging along. She a yorkie and I swear she gets treated like a baby. When I call my mom, she spends more time talking to LUCY, the dog, than she talks to me, the human.


LUCY! LUCY!!!! LUCY!!!!!


After my mom left, a week later, my cousin came into town. Her parents needed some time and decided to send both their teenagers on a minivacation to visit family. I got Mimi, my twin. People have always said that this girl looks just like me. I was never really able to see it before, being that I'm one of a kind drop dead gorgeous and all, but having her here, I was actually see what it is that everyone has been telling me for years. And I'll be dang'on if that child doesn't act just like me. Every conversation was like a blast into my teenage past.

It was so much fun having someone around that is girlie, like me. My sister is so not the girlie type and I can't imagine her taking five minutes out of her texting time to polish Miss Missy's nails, much less put on a pair of heals.

BUT.............


to my surprise, my sister did get in a pair of heals!


This past weekend was my family reunion.


I haven't been to many, but this was by far the best one that I have attended! I have to give all props to my cousin, whose calls I was dodging because she she'd been running me crazy over this reunion for the last 2 months. Yeah, I ignored many calls and texts to PLEASE CALL ME BACK because the planning was giving me a headache and turning me into a mean person.


But Miss Thang did her thang and this reunion was a HUGE success. It HAD to be something if it got my sister into some HEALS at our Black and Red Banquet. This is the same chick that asked me if she could wear her black and red Forces (Nike AirForces for those a little less "HOOD") . I missed the opportunity to get a picture of her feet but to see her in anything other than a LaCoste shirt is mindblowing!


The reunion was awesome. Now, I've lived in GA for about 15year and I have never had the opportunity to visit, or even known, that the Martin Luther King Jr. birth home was right there in ATL.
The Burial of Coretta Scott and Martin Luther King Jr.
Sisters. My Aunt Doris and My Grandma
Martin Luther King Jr.'s birth home
My kids standing where a great man once stood.
And to get to visit this with a family, 3 generations of HISTORY, was something amazing.
My dad and Obama @ the Apex Center
The Stone Mountain Picnic
Cousins

To be able to spend time with the family that I rarely see, but can't help but love is a priveledge that I hope will continue for years to come as we continue to celebrate family togetherness with our reunions every 2 years.


The Men Folk

2 comments:

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

I was wondering where you've been. Glad you've slowed down the pace for a bit. I loved the pictures of your family reunion. How often does your family get together? What I think is even greater is that the kids have a link and chance to bond with their relatives. That's so important now days.

Manic Mom said...

Just hopped over here from blog frog & love your site. You have a beautiful family, can't wait to catch up on what I've been missing. :-)