Monday, November 17, 2008

There's No Place Like Home

I had a FANTASTIC time on my girls' trip to Branson with my sisters (I'll post more on that later). I was SO glad to get home to my wonderful husband and terrific kiddos. I really missed them, and I was glad to be home. It reminded me of the night before I left. TBS was running "The Wizard of Oz" all weekend, and Ella Grace watched some of it for the first time. She LOVED it. I thought she might get scared of the flying monkeys. Honestly, they still creep me out, but she wasn't scared. She was busy looking for Toto in every scene. LOL! Evan didn't care for it much. I guess maybe that is more of a girl movie???

Here she is front and center.

I can't wait to write about our trip. We had THE best time ever. I totally scored on some very good shopping. When I got home, look what was waiting for me.

I got the market tote I ordered from Faith. How cute is that? I've heard it is "life changing," so I'm expecting big things out of my new lime green friend. Ha! I think this is going to be fantastic to carry all of the potluck dishes I'll be taking all over the place during the holidays. If you need a personalized gift (or if you are like me and just want to buy yourself a gift...hee hee) and have not visited Faith, I highly recommend you jump on over to see her. She can do anything. She has even made a couple of things for me that are not on her site. She is SO good!

It is so good to get away sometimes, but there is nothing like going "home." :)

Oh, and look who was in the paper on hunky husband pumping cheap gas. He was on the front page. Hee hee. He was thrilled let me tell you. Ha!


Laura said...

Oh, I just LOVE the Wizard of OZ and now I am so glad that Alise likes it, too. The witch and the monkeys do tend to creep her out, though.

Way to go Derek! He's a celebrity!!

Candy said...

I'm glad you had a great trip! I know you were glad to see your sweet family though when you got home! :) I love your lime tote and especially love the font that Faith used to monogram it! :) How fun that Derek made the front page! ya'll have a great week! :)

Kelly said...

I'm glad ya'll had fun in BRANSON!!!!!
I was watching a little of Wizard of Oz this weekend and thinking - I can't wait for our kids to watch this! LOVE That EG liked it!
That lime green tote is TOO cute!
and what is up with your famous family??? First EG and then Derek????? ha! ha ha ha!

Megan L Hutchings said...

I am so glad that you had fun in branson, but I know how much you love being home ;)!

I love that Derek is in the paper ;)! He is just precious ;)!

Jacquie said...

That's hilarious - EG and the Wizard of Oz.

I didn't do well with Christmas shopping this weekend at all... looks like another trip to Branson will be in order for me.

Kandi West said...

I cannot believe I did not recognize Derek in that picture! I distinctly remember looking at it in the paper this weekend! How sad. That means I have not seen him in too long.
So glad you had a good time this weekend! I know what you mean about being glad to get home. I can be so glad to get away and then I miss them almost immediately.

Michelle said...

I have that same tote in Black.
I love mine.
It is great for carring all sorts of things.

Meredith said...

That is so funny! Ya'll are just famous in your town! HA! First EG and then Derek! I am so glad you had a great time in Branson! ANd I absolutely adore that market tote! CUTE CUTE CUTE!

Faith said...

So glad you had a great time with the girls! And, I'm so excited that you like your tote! Thank you so much for your order =)

The Horton's are some famous people in Arkansas!!!

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad you had a wonderful trip!! How exciting that your husband was in the paper! And your Gas is really cheap! Ours is around $2.19/Gallon. Love the picture of Ella Grace in front of The Wizard of Oz! I just adore that movie!

Becky said...

EG looks so cute standing there was the "Wizard of OZ". Girl those monkeys still creep me out too!! LOL!!! Can't wait to hear all about your trip!

Julie said...

I had gotten behind on reading blogs and I'm so sorry I have missed yours! I'm sorry you had a bad week earlier. But I'm so glad it is getting better for you.

I'm trying 5 new recipes this week at home and I'm copying yours off to try within the next 2 weeks. That soup sounds delicious.

I too am so thrilled for Christmas this year. I'm never prepared until after December 10th or so. But this year I have over 2/3 of the shopping done! Yippee!!!

Heather said...

I'm so sorry I've been absent commenting on your blog. Even though I wasn't commenting, I was reading! I'm happy you had a good time in Branson. That tote is so cute! Very fun. I'll try to be better at commenting now that I'm back to blogging again!

Betsy said...

That is so cute that EG is so enthralled with The Wizard of Oz! There is truly no place like home, huh??? But I can't wait to hear about your trip to Branson!

I can't believe Derek was in the paper!

Meagan said...

Serioulsy? Der on the front page! Your little familia has been in the paper twice in just a few months... you're one good lookin' bunch! I know what you mean about LOVING a trip, but about being SO glad to get home! There really is no place like home!

Love you, Miss you, Mean it!

Heather said... guys are in the paper all the're SO FAMOUS!

Katie said...

((GASP!)) I love that green tote! I saw something similar to this at Swoozies last year, and didn't get one in time. This is going on my Christmas wish list!