Thursday, April 30, 2009


To those of you who have been enjoying this recent string of daily blog posts, I apologize in advance that those might become interrupted.

Friday, we are having our first non-parent house guests! I'm so excited that this family is coming to visit!

And looking at this picture, and know what is coming in August, I just realized how very outnumbered Tabitha will always be!

Sara and Doug were supposed to take a much-deserved vacation to Myrtle Beach, but circumstances out of their control disrupted those plans, and so they're coming to our house instead. Now, in my opinion, we are a poor substitute for a South Carolina beach house, but they seem excited, so who am I to burst their bubble?

The weather isn't supposed to be all that cooperative, but we'll see. Apparently, there is a saying here in Tennessee that "if you don't like the weather, wait five minutes," so maybe we'll see more sun than the weatherman is predicting.

I can't tell you all how much this visit is going to mean to me. I mean, I know there will be complete chaos in my home for three days -- after all, there will be a three-, two-, and 2 one-year-olds running around -- but our friendship with Doug and Sara is one of those that, well, for at least Jim, Doug, and Sara, is 20+ years old. And I was welcomed into the "inner circle" with open arms. So I know that no matter what we decide to do or not do this weekend, we're going to just enjoy each other's company, and marvel at the fact that two little boys who met in grade school are now watching their growing sons and daughter form their own friendships.

Hopefully, Sara will bring a camera that has its USB cord on the trip, and we'll be able to get some great pictures of our weekend. If not, it may be just the push I need to pick out a new camera.

So, in the meantime, between stocking the fridge (do y'all think three gallons of milk will get us through the weekend?) and cleaning the bathrooms, I'll try to formulate a couple draft posts that'll keep y'all tied over until life returns to a slower pace next week and I can continue with the daily nonsense!


Sara said...

Oh, I'm crying I'm so excited! I think I might be crying b/c YOU'RE so excited, too! YAY! I am bringing my camera, but I'll lie to you if you want so you can go get a new one. ;) Can't wait can't wait!

mandie lane said...

sounds fun! what a crew! enjoy yourself, you definitely deserve some happy times with good friends after the ride you've been on recently.

and yes, DO get that camera. we need more seth.

lalalady said...

Oh no, you're saying y'all now! ;) Sounds like a lot of fun, I hope you guys have a great time, great weather, and I can't wait to see the pics! Hugs, D. :)

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

Enjoy every minute of it! It's so fun to have house guests, especially ones so dear to you. Have fun!