Sunday, March 22, 2009

An absolutely fabulous weekend!!!

Wow! What a way to start spring break. I owe Taylor a big hug the next time I see her. For Christmas she gave us tickets to the Gaither Homecoming in Little Rock. Once they came in and I saw where our seats were, I called to get another ticket for Mom. I was able to get one that wasn't too far from ours so I bought it for her. I had been wanting to take her to one for a long time so I was thrilled to be able to get another one. She was thrilled and excited about going. The concert was last Friday night. I took off the whole day and Mike took off half a day and we headed to Alma about 1:00. We got into Little Rock and checked into the Comfort Inn and rested just for a little bit and then headed out to find something to eat before the show. We ended up at Doe's because: a) we knew it would be good, b) we knew it was close to Alltel, and c) Mom had never been there. It was awesome!! We had a 3lb. Porterhouse steak cooked to perfection, salad, potatoes and tamales. Delicious!! Then we headed to Alltel in eager anticipation of some great music. Let me just say, we were not disappointed. It was great. I highly recommend it. Mom and I sat together and Mike sort of floated around. He's known for that. Anyway, our seats were very good and they had several big jumbo screens up so we could see everything. Bill (Gaither) kept talking about an intermission, but they just kept going. I was about to decide they weren't going to have one. He finally did break, at 9:35. They had been singing for two and a half hours before intermission! It didn't seem like it. After intermission, they sang for another hour and 15 minutes. We didn't get out until 11:20. I never imagined that it would last as long as it did, but honestly, I could have listened another hour easily.

Saturday morning we didn't get in any hurry to get out and about. We had decided that we were going to eat breakfast at the hotel. Their breakfast was over at 10:00. I woke up at 9:00 and Mike was already out and about. I called Mom and told her I was on my way to her room. We headed down and got our breakfast. They had a hot breakfast complete with biscuits, gravy, sausage, eggs, waffles, and then all the traditional continental breakfast foods. I made us a waffle that we split. It was covered with strawberries, pecans and whipped cream. Fabulous! We hung out for about another hour at the hotel before we loaded up to head to Alma. It was raining on us when we left but not hard so it wasn't really much of a bother.

We stopped in Russellville for lunch at CJ's Burger Boy. It had come highly recommended by my cousin. We were not led astray! They only serve burgers, fries and shakes. They are wonderful. We will definitely stop there again sometime. Thanks for the recommendation Rick!

We got back to Alma about 2:30 which was just a little over 24 hours from the time we left. Mike went in to take a nap so Mom and I headed to Wal Mart. I was searching for a Gaither Vocal Band Reunion CD. They didn't have one. By the time we got back up to Mom's Mike was awake and said unless I just wanted to come home we could stay the night with Mom. I love to stay at Mom's so that didn't require any thinking at all. We didn't do anything but sit around and rest. I was on the computer checking blogs and Facebook so Mom came and sat with me and I took her on a Facebook tour. When we got tired of the computer we went into the den and found the Nora Roberts movie on Lifetime. It didn't take long to get hooked. We were about 30 minutes late getting into it but it didn't take long to pretty much figure out what we had missed. Mike decided he was going to bed. Anyway, we watched it to the end and then it started over again so we watched to 30 minutes we had missed before calling it a day. It was a good movie, by the way.

This morning we headed to Cracker Barrel for breakfast. Another wonderful meal. Mom and I did a little bit of shopping there, too. I'll bet no one knows who we would have been shopping for!! It was fun as always. Mom and I had planned to go over to Lowes to look at flooring for her kitchen so we took Mike back to the house and headed to Van Buren. We think we found one that will work. Then we headed over to Wal Mart still in search of the CD and DVD that I wanted. We found the CD but not the DVD. I put it in the car immediately. I really like to listen to the Gaither Vocal Band. I am not disappointed in the CD.

On the way home we pulled into the Movie Gallery and rented Fireproof and watched it when we got in. Good movie! As soon as it was over we loaded up and headed home. It was a wonderful weekend, one we will remember for a very long time. It was a great beginning to spring break.

I hope everyone has had as good a weekend as we did! Enjoy the upcoming week!!

Monday, March 9, 2009

I'm all about giveaways...

As I was blog hopping this afternoon, I ran across Lianna's. She is giving away some great things, be sure to check it out!!

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Tanner and Katie-Girl!

After posting earlier, I went over to Facebook to check in with everyone and noticed that Tanner had been tagged in some photos. I thought this one was so good of both Katie and Tanner that I needed to post it. I don't know if Tanner or Katie know it, but Grace calls her Katie-Girl and it is so cute to hear her say that I can't think of her as just Katie any more. Anyway, aren't they a cute couple?

Have a great week!!

Daylight savings time and Gracie Poo...

Here I sit at 6:35 in the evening and it is still daylight! I really don't mind daylight savings time in the evenings, but I know it is going to be very hard to get out of bed in the morning. Oh well, nothing I can do about it except go with it.

We have had a pretty good weekend. I slept in on Saturday until 11:00!!! It was wonderful. I haven't done that in a while, but I obviously needed it. Taylor had asked me if we wanted to keep Grace overnight so she and the boys could go to the movie. Of course I said yes! She brought her over around noon and picked her up about 3:30 this afternoon. I certainly know why we have our children when we are young!! I wouldn't trade a minute I get to have with her, but, let me tell you, she wears me out!! She is so very busy. I am always amazed at what she knows and understands as a 2 year old. She has quite a vocabulary and says things that really make me wonder how she knows them. I can't think of specifics right now, but the last couple of times she has been over she has come out with something that really surprised me that she knew. She is really a smart little girl and I'm not saying that just because she's my granddaughter!! Anyway, we had a fun weekend with Gracie Poo and I am looking forward, already, to the next time she is here.

We watched several movies this weekend. Grace started out asking for Mamma Mia as soon as she got here. When it was over she asked for Mary Poppins. Fortunately those are two movies that I can watch over and over and still enjoy. Taylor brought Australia for us to watch, so we watched it this morning. Mike fell asleep and so did Grace so I got to enjoy it! It was a good movie, one that I will watch again.

I didn't take any pictures this weekend, Grace has become camera shy all of a sudden. She is still just as cute as she was in the last pictures, though!

I hope everyone has had a great weekend! Until next time...