Simply A Farmer’s Wife

Canada Update, Finally.
April 29, 2008, 9:03 pm
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Thanks for being patient!  It’s been tough adjusting to reality since leaving Canada and I’ve been nausea since I returned so any free time is spent sleeping in the fetal position with my Pepto next to me.  Wonderful image huh?

So, I arrived in Detroit at 6pm on Thursday.  Lauren was there waiting for me.  And so was Cat.  Cat flew in as a surprise to Lauren.  She got into Detroit at 12pm and waited patiently for 6 hours for us.  I walked up to Lauren and gave her a hug and then told her to turn around so I could see her new haircut.  And behind her was Cat.  She casually said hello to her and then did a double take and said, “Oh my gosh.  You sneaky girls.”  She was so excited and of course we all shed some tears.  It had been a year since we had all been together. 

We are the three muskateers.  All of us bonded immediately.  Our stories so much the same.  We have shared many tears, laughs and screams together.  This trip was perfect. 

Thursday night we went to Katie’s house for Grey’s Night.  We got to meet most of Lauren’s girlfriends and they were all so nice to us.  After that we went home watched Friends (our favorite show) and talked.  Her family is beyond nice!  I wish I could bring them all home with me!  Even Tina and Hurley.  Yes, Lauren I said even Tina and Hurely.  Although I’m not sure that Pep and Ryleigh would like that. 

So, Friday we spent the afternoon with Kristin and Jan.  We went to the mall and did some shopping.  I bought the most amazing bras!  We went home and met Lauren and then went shopping again.  We had plans to out to downtown Windsor and have some drinks and celebrate LCJ style.  Most of you don’t remember San Antonio (hell I don’t think we remember most of it) 2007 but we had a blast together.  We hit downtown and had so much fun!  We met some more of Lauren’s friends who were nice as well.  The bars are great.  The first bar we went into was playing country music!  We had some drinks there and headed off to several other bars where we continued to drink.  We went home around 3 am and watched more Friends and headed off to bed around 4. 

Saturday was more shopping and sight seeing.  Windsor is gorgeous.  Lauren took us to the river where we had lunch and saw Avery’s brick.  It brought tears to my eyes.  We then headed off to visit Avery.  Talk about emotional.  It was so nice to finally be where she was laid to rest.  I know her body is in Heaven with Parker but to be there was beyond words.  I am getting teary eyed now thinking of my visit with her.  It truly solidifies that our girls are gone.  They are never coming back to us and it breaks my heart.  The trip to the cemetery was extremely difficult for Cat.  To see her two best friends grieving over their only children.   Their precious little girls.  She broke down and we stood there all just holding each other crying. 

We headed back to Lauren’s house to have dinner with her family.  Her mom and dad made this amazing dinner and it was so good to sit around the table with her family.  They are truly amazing people and I am so glad they are part of my life!  I cannot wait to go see them again. 

Saturday night we spent the night in.  We rented movies and then watched Friends.  Again.  Lol….  It was so nice to sit on the couch with them in our pjs and watch (or semi watch) a horror movie.  We laughed and screamed as each of us watched through our fingers.  We went to bed and dreaded waking up the next day because we knew what it meant.

Sunday was some shopping and having lunch and then heading to the airport in Detroit.  I was so sad to leave them.  I got home late as the weather was really bad.   So, I am tired and going to watch my shows since my DVR is not working!  Ugh.  The cable company will be here between 8-12 tomorrow to fix it or else I’m going to have a nervous breakdown.  I live off my DVR. 

So if I left anything out I’ll add it later.  I’ve added a few pictures because I cannot figure out how to work damn Flickr.  If anyone knows please fill me in. 

The trip was really needed.  It is so nice to be with friends who “get it” and I can just be myself.  Parker’s birthday is coming up and being with them right now was so good for me.  Thanks girls!!! 

Okay bed time….  Enjoy the pictures!!!


Small Update.
April 28, 2008, 1:01 pm
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Well, I know y’all are waiting for an update but it was a long night as my flight was delayed and I didn’t get in until late.  Not only that but I am sick from the flight. 

I promise to update later with pictures but for now I’m going to lay down and get some sleep. 

We Are In Canada, Eh!
April 25, 2008, 4:20 pm
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So, I got here yesterday early evening.  And Cat is with me!  Ha Ha on Lauren.  She had no idea that Cat was coming with me and was completely surprised.  I might have even seen a tear or two. 

We are having a blast!  Last night we went to Katie’s for Grey’s Night and it was so much fun!  Lauren’s friends are amazing! 

And today we slept in while Lauren went to school.  Her LAST day y’all!  She is now officially a teacher!  Whoot Whoot!  I am so proud of her and we are going to celebrate tonight.  Her mom, Jan, and her sister Kristin took us to the mall today.  Her mom made us this wonderful breakfast and their hospitality is just beyond words. 

We are now on our way to have pedicures and shop some more.  We are having so much fun!  I cannot wait to post some pictures but those will come later.  We are out for now. 


I’m Gone To Canada Eh.
April 24, 2008, 9:45 am
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So, I leave today.  In 5 hours to be exact.  I am so excited and so tired.  I didn’t get in until late last night from getting my hair done and visiting my sister, BIL, niece and nephew.  I packed everything last night and now am just waiting anxiously for us to leave.  We will leave here in a few hours.  I really should take a nap but I’m so excited I can’t sleep.

Please say a prayer for a safe trip.  I get really nervous when I fly so everyone think happy thoughts for me. 

I am going to miss Ashley and the girls like crazy.  I already miss them and I’m not even gone.  I will be back Sunday and will update on my trip then.  And with tons of pictures too! 

I’ve also been tagged by Jenn so I will check out the rules on that. 

See y’all Sunday! 

Yeah, I Leave Tomorrow.
April 23, 2008, 8:15 am
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So, I leave tomorrow to go see Lauren.  I am beyond excited!  I will get there around 6pm and cannot wait to see her.  She has our weekend planned and I so wish I was getting to stay longer.   We are going to have so much fun but I know that time is going to fly.  I have the absolute greatest graduation gift for her and cannot wait to give it to her.  Sheis going to freak out when she sees it!  I ordered it sometime ago and am surprised I’ve kept the secret this long.  I still have to finish packing.  Or start actually.  I am done with the laundry so all I need to do now is put the stuff in my suitcases.  I am going to try and be reasonable when I pack this time and not take unnecessary items.  I am going to get my hair done tonight.  I need desperately need a trim and my highlights need some touch ups.  I cannot wait for this day to be over.  My boss is supposed to be gone most of the day which will be nice!

Change of subject.  We went to visit Grandma Marion and my heart just broke.  She is very ill.  She was in great spirits though and even shared some stories with us.  I love her to death and am so glad that God brought her into my life.  Opal, my MIL, said she was doing so much better yesterday.  She is eating and getting around (with help).  I just hope that his family realize how limited time is with her and truly takes advantage of her still being here both in body and mind.  Please continue to keep her and his family in your prayers.

I better get some work done today since I’ll be gone the next two days!  I’ll definitely update while I’m away and I will take tons of pictures. 


Prayers for Grandma Marion.
April 20, 2008, 10:25 pm
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Ashley’s grandmother needs some prayers.  She has been ill for sometime now but seems to be so resilient.  She has lived so much longer than some expected and I am so honored to know her.  She is an amazing woman and I love her dearly.

Tonight Ashley’s mother asked him if we would please go visit her tomorrow night.  She asked to see all her grandchildren.  She is literally losing her mind.  I am no doctor but it reminds me of my great grandmother.  She had severe Alzheimer’s and didn’t remember any of us when she passed.  It was so hard to see my grandmother like that.  To know that she lived 92 years and remembered almost none of it is still heartbreaking to me. 

I hope that my dear husband doesn’t have to witness the same with his grandmother.  I am looking forward to seeing Grandma Marion tomorrow.  She is the most humble woman I have ever met.  And I love her. 

Please pray for her.  And for Ashley’s family. 

In Charleston.
April 18, 2008, 9:15 pm
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Yeah we are here.  It took us 3 hours to get here with little to no traffic.  The hotel we are staying at this year is new and really nice.  It was SO easy to find too unlike the one we stayed in last year.  It’s right off the highway and 8 miles from the Family Circle Cup Center and 15 miles from downtown Charleston.  And right in front of us are IHOP and Cracker Barrel.  Ugh diet?  What diet?  I have done so good since I started almost two weeks ago and I want to stay good but how am I supposed to do that with those two restaurants?  I haven’t gone over my points and have extra weekly points and activity points too but my goal is truly to not use those either.  I have to change how I eat but gosh I’m on a semi-vacation. 

Anyway, I had some issues with the hotel and them charging my card like two days ago.  I have called for two days to speak with the manager and no return phone call.  I am still somewhat upset that she hasn’t bothered to return my 5 messages.  Her voice mail box is full.  Hmmmm???  So, I told Ashley that I would say something tomorrow and nicely.  It’s gorgeous though.  Very clean.  Flat screen tv, big room, granite in the bathroom, etc.  Good for the money definitely. 

Well, I am going to spend some quality time with my hubby.  I’ll update tomorrow after the first match.  We missed a good one today.  I knew I should have taken off but I had some guilt since I’m going to Canada next year.