So, we all get tucked into bed Tuesday night and around 10:30 the lights go out. So we got up, found some clothes using the flashlight, got Sam, and headed to E’s parents. We get all tucked in there and around 11:30 the power goes out there. It was okay though because they have gas heaters so we were warm. Thank goodness we didn’t have school Wednesday. Donna, Kendall, Sam, and I went to Wynne and spent the day with Jac Jac. Blake came in from Jonesboro because she couldn’t stand to miss family fun fest. E was headed to buy a generator when he found power at the bottoms…oh yeah! For those of you familiar with the bottoms you understand my sarcasm. So we packed everything up to head to the bottoms when Sam and Donna’s power came back on. I was so glad!!! So we spent another night with them. Thursday afternoon they had our lights back on and it felt so good to sleep in my own big bed.
I have been keeping the road hot! Two Wednesdays ago I went to Harrisburg for a workshop in the morning and then headed to Sheridan for a funeral. One of my good friend’s mother (who is also a dear friend of my mother) passed away from cancer. She was such a special person and will be missed terribly. My mom has a very close group of girlfriends. I tell them every time I am home how lucky they are to have each other. They get together all the time and are really a part of each others families. After the service they all stayed back and said goodbye to their dear friend together.
I got back in late Wednesday night and headed back to Sheridan Friday for the weekend. I went to celebrate my friend Gams’ birthday and my parents were ready for some Sam time. We had a great visit. Sam showed them all his new tricks and got some good naps with B.B. We came back Sunday night so we could spend some time with E on Monday. Wednesday it was another trip to Little Rock and back to see my new nephew (see other post). Thursday night was parent teacher conferences so that was two nights of getting home after Sam was asleep…ugh! Thank God I have such great in-laws (and hubby) to step in and help when things are so hectic.
Baby Gavin arrived this Wednesday, weighing in at 7.1 lbs. He is so precious and has a head full of dark hair. I made a quick trip to North Little Rock after school Wednesday to see him. It was so different than when Sam was born. When I arrived Gavin was in the room and we were all able to hold him and love on him. When Sam was born they took him right away. I didn’t get to hold him for two days and none of our visitors were able to see him. He spent eleven days in the NICU. It was so strange seeing how small Gavin was and remembering back to Sam being that size. They grow so fast! I know Sam and Gavin will be big buddies.
I have been married to E for eight years. We have three amazing children, Sam and twins Sawyer and Baxley. E farms and we live in a small farming community. I drive 25 miles to work where I teach 110 8th graders a day. I love my job, my wonderful friends and family, anything sweet, The Limited, Sonic drinks, summer and being near the water, Christmas, General Hospital, and anything with my babies. This blog is a scrabook of my life and a way for our families to keep up with our growing babies.