Saturday, May 5, 2007

There and back again!

We had a fabulous time!

Arkansas:
We got to our Grandparents(my mother's parents) house/farm, my grandfather was a farmer before he lost his eyesight. It was so much fun to be around them again! My grandma was so happy to see us, she is such a blessing. She cares so much for her children and grandchildren, especially scripturally. I love to hear her talk about what the Lord has done in her life and how He has continued to bless her and my grandfather. My Aunt Cheryl lives with them, faithfully taking care of the house and meals and transporting my grandparents to doctors appointments(my grandmother goes to dialysis 3 times a week) and grocery trips. My grandmother always seems to be one of the first ones up, checking to make sure we got a good nights sleep and that we've got a sufficient amount of breakfast. My grandpa, despite his loss of sight has a amazing sense of where things are and who people are. He can see shadows and can tell who people are by their shape and height Because my mother, Allyson, and I look a lot alike it can be hard to tell us apart! I miss them much and hope I can go see them again before too long! On Wednesday night, my Mom's brother, Kenneth, came to see us. He's the awesomest(I know, not a word!) uncle! We had camera wars and ate chocolate cake!


Memphis
So several time during the week we traveled to Memphis, Tennessee where my dad's side of the family lives. Dad traveled up there everyday, and we went up there a couple of days.
On Tuesday, Daddy, Allyson, Chris, and I traveled to Memphis to take my Dad's Mom to the doctor and on some various errands. Our day included a missing purse, late doctors appointments, and a discussion of my dad's rather interesting driving skills. We had fun hanging out with Grandma Helen.

On Thursday, the whole family traveled to Memphis to spend the night at Aunt Yvette and Uncle Thomas's house, the have a darling little boy, Cleveland, who is Michael's age. We first went to the banks of the Mississippi River, the view is really nice and the steamboats on the banks, quaint!
We then went to visit my dad's Aunt Liz and her husband Uncle James.
Finally, we made to to Auntie Vette's house! My Dad's Dad and wife and Dad's Mom were also there. We had a wonderful time fellowshiping with them and watching the NBA playoffs. They surprised me with a mini-birthday party that included Pizza, Presents, and cake!!!!
The next day we returned to Mom's parent's house and got to hang out with some more cousins. Mom's brother, Carl, lives in Searcy, Arkansas which is about 2 hours from our grandparents house. He has three kids:Kayla(almost17), Hayley(13), and Simon(10). We had a ball!! :c)

Overall the trip was totally fun and make me want to visit everyone again VERY VERY soon!!!

I hope that rambling mess up there ^^^^ makes sense :c) Thanks for reading!

Love, Adrienne Renea

P.S. Pictures coming soon!!!!!

1 comment:

sarah said...

Well, the 'rambling mess' made perfect sense to me. =p

i wish you'd call me back tonight. but that's ok if you don't... because obviously you not calling me back = you can't call me back for some reason, and usually some reason = more important that being talked at by Sarah (of course!), so... maybe tomorrow sometime???