Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Week-end Wrap Up

It's Tuesday, and I'm just getting a chance to wrap up my weekend. What a GREAT weekend it was. Sunday morning, Derek and I met some of my new besties at Mimi's Cafe for breakfast before we headed back home to Arkansas.

These are probably three of the sweetest people I have ever met in my life. I am so thankful Megan stopped by my blog that day just to say hi. It seems we clicked instantly, and then I met Lauren and Meagan. It was all the start of what I'm sure will be a wonderful friendship (and probably more road trips to Tennessee). Thank you again, girls, for all you did to raise money for autism in Evan's name. I don't think there are words to express how this has touched my heart.

Not only are these girls sweet and beautiful and hilarious, but there were equally sweet, handsome, and hilarious men there as well. We had so much fun meeting Web, David, Vance, and Dawson. Vance wasn't that crazy about me I don't think, but he was very comfortable with Derek. So, I just got some Vance sugar from the side without him really knowing it. Ha!


On the other hand, I think Dawson liked me. He would nuzzle down in my neck the instant I held him.


They are both so stinkin' cute I can hardly stand it!

If you are going on a road trip with your spouse anytime soon, I highly recommend this gadget Derek picked up before our trip. How wonderful it is to know where you are going and not have to...ahem..."ask for directions." Plus, this nice lady talks to you and tells you where to turn. It was an argument saver. Oh, I mean, life saver. :)


I started getting butterflies in my stomach when we saw this...

I could not wait to get home to my babies. I missed them terribly! Two nights is plenty for me to be away from them. They were SO happy we were home. Ella Grace had her arms up for me to hold her before I even opened the door, and Evan and Derek wasted no time wrestling in the floor. We hit the ground running taking them to the Jump Zone and out to eat. We were exhausted by the end of the night, but it was all worth it. I loved spending time with my husband, meeting my new sweet friends and their families, and loving on my kids when we got home. It was just perfect. A huge thank you to my mom who stayed with them while we were gone. She is such a wonderful mom to me and grandmother to her grandchildren. Thanks, Mom!

Here is a snippet of what EG and her Daddy were up to while Derek was supposed to be packing for our trip. As you can guess, I was gone on an errand hence the outfit she is wearing, the hairdo, and the fact that she is even listening to, much less dancing to Toby Keith's "Who's Your Daddy!!!" I'm telling you, there is no telling what kind of shenanigans go on here when I am out!

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17 comments:

Jacquie said...

Oh, Leigh Ann, that video is so cute!!! I love the expression on EG's face.

Glad you had such a wonderful time in TN.

Candy said...

We have internet!!! :) I'm so glad that ya'll had such a GREAT weekend, Leigh Ann!!! It sounds awesome. I'm so happy for you that you got to meet your TN blogging friends!

Laura said...

I am so glad that you had such a great time getting to meet your new "besties." As for the tom-tom, I'm trying to talk Wayne in to getting one this weekend before we head to Orange Beach. I think it will help us with "directions", too! EG is adorable!!! I loved the video!

Faith said...

Love that video. That is seriously cute! So glad you had a great time in TN. I think it is so neat that ya'll got to do that. Love the pics of Derek and Vance and you and Dawson...so sweet!

His Doorkeeper said...

You and Derek had a great time in Tenn. for a wonderful cause! So much fun to meet new friends...and aren't they the sweetest girls?

EG is such a cutie! I love little kid's antics!

Laurie said...

Sounds like a wonderful and neat weekend! So glad you got to meet these neat girls.

Megan L Hutchings said...

Where do I start? This past weekend was one of the BEST ever ;)! I am sorry that Vance was being so shy. I promise next time he will smother you will love!

EG is so stinkin cute! I can't wait until we come to AR and I can give her a big hug!

LOVE YOU!

Becky said...

Sounds like you guys had a wonderful time with your new besties! I love the video! It is a scream! Is that Derek singing along? If so, he has a GREAT voice!

Amanda said...

I am glad you made it home ok! That video is too cute! She is adorable!

Lauren said...

SO FREAKIN' HILARIOUS!!! I can just see Derek doing that!

EG is precious, as always.

I'm glad you make it home safely and spent some q-t with your familia. I know they missed you!

Abby said...

LA - What a wonderful experience!!! Who knew what blogging would bring you?

I love the video!

Also, the look on your face in the picture of you holding that baby says, "must have another baby!"

Meagan said...

Would you please do me a favor a give your mom a giant hug for keeping E and EG so you could come to Tennessee!!??!! :-)

What a great weekend! I am glad you got come kiddie lovin' and QT when you returned!!!

And as always, EG melts my heart! I just want to squeeeeeze her!!!

mer@lifeat7000feet said...

What a great weekend, Leigh Ann! Can I just tell you how jealous I am that you got to meet Megan? I *heart* her!

Your husband was a saint to pose at Red Robin. We have those out here...and I love to eat there! Hope you're having a great week!

ShortOne said...

i love that video, it is priceless!

so glad you had a good trip! i got a Garmin Nuvi for mother's day & I LOOOVE IT! it has already saved us a few arguments on the road!

Meredith said...

I love that video! And I'm glad ya'll had a great time!

Melissa said...

Love the video!! Sounds like you had a great weekend! Wanted you to know I got My daughter's autism campain up and going. Check out my blog to see.

Audrey said...

Oh, I just love this video! EG is SO cute!! Yes, I agree the GPS is a lifesaver, I don't know how we lived without ours. I got lost quite a bit before!! Glad you had a wonderful time with your friends!!!