Long Time, No Blog

Well, I’ve been lazy in the blogging world lately. So, I’ll try to do a general run-down of the latest goings-on in our neck of the woods. So, a couple of weeks ago, we made a trip to Searcy for my 10-year high school reunion. That brought back lots of memories, some good, some not so good. haha! Just kidding. It was good to see those that came. We had about 1/2 of my class show up, which made for about 15 that came (yep, I had a graduating class of a whopping 30!).

While we were in town, we got to see my mom (of course, since we crashed her house). We also got to see my brother, who made a trip to Searcy as well, along with my Grandma, who also happened to be staying with my mom for a couple of weeks. So, we got to cram several visits into one trip. It was a lot of driving for a 3 day outing though. Can’t say that I enjoyed that. But, it was a good trip.

We had our class Halloween Party last Saturday night. There were a lot of good costumes. Stephen scared the kids with his mask–he thought he wouldn’t be scary this year like last year (he was Freddy Krueger last year), but alas, we’ve come to the determination that masks of any kind seem to freak out some of the littlest kids. So, although he looked great, he had to take his mask off before too long to stop the children from crying… haha.

Then, came Halloween night. We were ready with lots of candy! However, we had so many kids come by that Stephen had to make a candy run at one point to keep us supplied. Now, of course, we have a bit of leftovers. Yea, yea, we’re crying over that tragedy! I felt like Rachel on Friends at one point when one little girl said to me, "You’re really pretty." I was thinking, "Here have ALL of our candy!!"  haha. My favorite is the little ones that come up to your door and just hold out their bags and don’t say a word. It’s apparent that they have no idea what they’re doing. They’ve just been told that if they go up to the doors, people will give them candy! It’s really cute. I do have to say that I think that once you have reached like 4th grade, you shouldn’t continue to trick-or-treat. They just aren’t cute anymore after that! We had a great time though. We had a lot of kids come by. They were coming in droves.

Stephen was terribly sick one day this week. Sadly, I was working in L&D that day, so I was gone for over 12 hours and couldn’t take care of him. I just made calls to him several times throughout the day to make sure he was still alive. He hadn’t vomited since he was like 12, so he was extra miserable all day. As his family can attest to, he apparently grew up being a terribly loud puker. Although I wasn’t around to verify, he tells me he continues to be a loud one in this arena. Anyway, it turned out to be some kind of 24 hr bug, so he was better on Thursday, but just very weak. We blamed it on all the Halloween candy he ingested! Anyway, he’s all better now.

Well, I think that’s about it for now. I am going to try and post some new pictures tonight as well. If not tonight, then in the next couple of days.  I’ll try to get back in the habit of more frequent postings.

Later!

—jen  

p.s. Ok, Mom, if you didn’t look at the pics and see what I was, I’ll tell you.  Tongue out I was a red devil, or, as the package said, "Red Hot Mama!" haha. I wasn’t really creative. But, I liked it. Maybe I’ll be more creative next year.

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