Tuesday, August 3, 2010

one day road trip...

hello pretty ladies!
i feel so out of the blogging loop lately.
between work, staying busy at home and intense workouts i've just kinda fallen off the wagon.
i feel bad posting when i can't keep up with ya'll but at the same time my blog is like a journal and it's mine so i'll do what i want ;)
i am going to attempt to start playing catch up today and the rest of the week on some blog readin'!

over the past weekend i made a day road trip with my parents and sister.  we hit the road around 6 a.m. and got to sioux falls, south dakota around 10 a.m.  we stopped by my aunts to visit for a few minutes and get ready for the day.  then we had some errands to run, i got to visit hobby lobby for a few minutes.  when you make a day trip you only get a few minutes everywhere you go ;)  i had a giant butter burger from culver's for lunch, it was just what the treadmill ordered.  actually saturday was my one day off from the gym and it was a perfect day off. although i might have eaten too much of everything i got my hands on, including more than one cupcake...ha!

more errands after lunch and then we went to visit my grandparents, dad's parents.
my grandpa has been sick for quite a long time now.  he coughs so hard he has broken ribs but there is nothing to do to fix them.  he's only got about 15% of his lungs left and he seems to be withering away.  it was hard to see him like that.  he gave me a hug and kiss and told me he loved me and that was all i needed to hear and feel.  i don't want to say it was like me making peace with him knowing he could be gone soon but in a way it was.   he has to fight to breath and eat and just live daily.  i pray for him all the time, i know life is tough for him right now.  my grandma is in tip tip shape and she is there for him when she can be.  it was a short and sweet visit, i love my grandparents so very much.  my brother, sis and i actually lived with them for a while.  i'm very greatful for everything about them! :)

after visiting my grandparents we headed to my cousin's baby shower.
it was an all family shower, both sides of their family.
the shower was at a park and it was about 95 degrees outside.
thankfully there was a shelter to eat and hang out under.
here are the only pics i have from the day...

my cousin's wife's mom got a puppy and for some reason had it there, we felt so bad for the little lady since it was so hot out...she was SO cute and we needed pics with her...
my sis and princess...
yep, they named her princess ;)
i sent a pic of her to billy and he told me to bring her home ;)
me and my sissy...
my mom and i, texting...
i guess my sis took this pic
my cousin and his wife, the momma to be...
they are just the sweetest couple! :)
they are having a baby boy, bentley, in less than a month!
i'm so excited for them...


we got a little sign for his room that says...
"rock star in training"
and of course we got him lots of cute baby clothes...
my aunt, mom's sis, is to the right.
i just love that family!!

after the party we headed out of town, back home...
another 4 hours in the car.
i got home around 11, just in time to crawl into bed and fall asleep with my two boys.

sunday billy and i hung out at my parents's house for family fun-day sunday ;)

i hope you all had a wonderful weekend!!

34 comments:

Bree said...

A busy, but very eventful, fun day! I would say to bring that dog home too!

Brittany said...

what a great weekend! :)

I love the name bentley, it reminds me of teen mom! (which is on tonight!!! YYYAAAAYYY!)

Lindsey said...

Such cute pics!! I am loving you dress!!!! Too cute. And that doggie is presh!!!! Sounds like a fun filled weekend!!

Jordan said...

That puppy is too cute! Great pictures :-)

Cole said...

What a busy day!!

Princess is adorable! Billy was right - you should have brought her home. :-)

xo, Kate @keeping up w/the Moreland's said...

i love the name bentley sooooo much! sorry to hear about your grandfather i know it's tough... i have all mine still & 2 of them are pretty sick. hope you have a fabulous day!

♥ H ♥ said...

What a busy little lady you are!!! Sorry to hear about your grandpa :( Stay strong for him! Your dress is too cute!!

Tara Gibson said...

busy busy bee! love that coral dress on you!

Lauren said...

Sounds like a fabulous weekend and A LOT of time in the car, but know it was worth it!! Praying for your Grandpa!!!

A Real Housewife said...

cuuuute puppy!! i swear, EVERYONE is having boys this year!!!

littledaisymay said...

What a fun and busy day! I love your dress...too cute!

Rissy said...

yay love that your last tweet is to me!

That dress is super cute! Almost as cute as the pup ; )

Jessica said...

You have been one busy lady! Looks like you guys had a great time. Princess is so cute!

I've been out of the blogging loop, too. That's one thing I always tell myself though - I'll keep blogging even if I think no one is reading. It's a journal and I want it there!

Take care! XOXO

Jenn said...

You and your sis look so much alike, you are both gorgeous!!!

I've been a blog funk also, but you have an excuse you have wedding coming up!!

Brittany said...

SO sorry to hear about your grandpa! I'm glad you got to see him though.

Look at that pom!! How cute is she?! Makes me want a puppy :) Snuggles needs a friend haha.

Your dress is so pretty! Love the color :)

The Pittman's said...

I would've stolen that puppy. Just saying.

Kristen said...

love your dress!

Jenn @ WestSacHoney said...

So pretty! I love that doggy I totally want my next dog to be a pom or a pom chi.

Stephanie Hartman said...

Wow girl you have been busy I'm glad you had fun. I;m sorry to hear that about your grandpa I hope he gets better. Hugs.

Southern Champagne Wishes said...

I love the dress you're wearing - so pretty and that is a great color on you!

The puppy is adorable. I definitely would've tried to steal her!

Expat Girl said...

Errrmm where is your dress from? me likey!

Rasha @ {andthisiswhatshesaid} said...

Cute! love your dress

Ms. Emily Ann said...

Sounds like a fun, family filled weekend! Those are the best! And I am sorry to hear about your grandpa, it's so hard to see them get older and struggle. Sending thoughts and strength to him, you and your family.

And, oh my goodness!! Princess is so cute! I just want to hug her!

Jenni said...

How fun!!! That dog is adorable! SO is your dress! You look gorgeous! PS-Don't forget to enter my giveaway! http://jenni-helloworld.blogspot.com/2010/07/giveaway.html

Katy Mary said...

It sounds like you had a really fun day!

Annie said...

LOVE your dress....that color looks so good on you!!
Sads about your gramps...but nice that you got to see him. My gramps is the same way. I don’t get to see him often b/c he is down in FL and we are up here in MI. Makes me sad to see him deteriorate though :(

Katy said...

Looks like a lot of fun, I love your dress!!!

♥Aubrey said...

Looks like a successful road-trip :)
Your dress is adorable hun...loving the pink on you. And you & your moms faces while texting...PRICELESS!!! Why so serious?! Lol

Have a wonderful week.

Amber said...

Love your dress! :)

I have had many trips like that where we drive up and back all in one day. It's great to spend time with family and friends but it can be exhausting. Hoping you're having a great week!

Crazy Shenanigans said...

Glad you had a fun road trip! That puppy is soooo cute!

Melissa said...

I LOVE that dress!!

Ashley @ KiwisandCocktails said...

YOu look so beautiful in that dress!! Sounds like a fun weekend and congrats to your cousin!!

Shelby Bukhenik said...

You looked so cute in that dress! I love that color!

Jax said...

Aw what a great weekend! A quick road trip, but looks like it was worth it! Adorable pup, fabulous dress, and I love that pic of you two texting! haha!

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