Friday, January 05, 2007
Happy New Year everyone! This year has started out really good, and I am hoping it will be the best year yet.
I didn't get to go home for Christmas since I had to work, but on December 29th, I headed home to Gordo. I got there, and I have to tell you, I've never been so glad to be home. It was torture not being home for Christmas this year. Friday night, I was so tired, but I got ready anyway, and went out to eat with my sister.
Then on Saturday, I went to my friend, Jennifer's, house to visit with her and exchange Christmas gifts. I got to visit with the babies too, and that was wonderful. Kathryn didn't cry near as much this time as she did the last time I was there. And Connor, he's just loads of fun. He's two and full of energy. He's learning new words, but he doesn't quite know how to use them all yet. So, last weekend, I was "uncle" 'Cole. We tried to correct him, but he just didn't understand why it wasn't right! I found it quite funny!
Sunday, it was Merry Christmas and Happy New YEar all wrapped into one. We got up and went to church. It was great! I got to see so many people I used to know, and Bro. Pat even preached. He's no longer the senior pastor of the church, but the senior pastor was out of town, so I got a special treat--to hear my former pastor preach.
Once church was over, we came home, and that afternoon, opened Christmas presents, and had all the family over for dinner.
Then that night, we sang about old aquaintences being forgot, and all that jazz...while we shot fireworks and listened to bad music on the new year's rockin' eve. and we even had a new year's toast! So, it was a good day.
Monday, my mom, grandmother, and I went to the movies to see "The Pursuit of Happyness". I thought it was a really good story, but I think the movie was a bit long for the subject.
Tuesday I came home.
So, that was my trip to Alabama. I did get another treat this week, though. My friend, Alex, was down visiting his mother in Charlotte. He lives in Vancouver, so it's very seldom I get to see him. So, I drove to Charlotte and had lunch with him yesterday.
Charlotte is an easy drive. I may have to go back and go shopping soon. I've heard there's great shopping there.
So, this weekend, I plan to rest from all my travels, and clean the apartment. It always gets a mess when I go on a trip. With all the packing and unpacking! I may go to the movies and see Freedom Writers.
Have a great weekend!