Monday, March 12, 2007

Weekend in Bartlesville

We returned last night from a really fun weekend in Bartlesville. We had a good visit with Joel's family. Jonah talks about them all the time and gets so excited to spend time with Nanny, Ert (Eric), Jen, and Sruh (Ciera). He had a blast, and we had fun watching him have so much fun. Jonah loves playing outside in her back yard. In the photo of him outside, he is raking the leaves. Only you had to stand back because he just swung it around and around very dangerously! Uncle Eric taught him how to make a lizard noise that always ends with saliva on everyone. If you ask him what sound the lizard makes, don't say I didn't warn you. Unfortunately, Joel's mom got a really bad migraine that made her horribly sick and in bed all day Friday, so we didn't get to spend as much time visiting with her as we thought we would. She and her mother and Ciera were planning a trip to West Texas next week for Ciera's spring break to take Joel's grandmother to see some of her family, but Grandmother decided this week she didn't feel like going anymore. Candy wanted to still take Ciera somewhere, so they decided to come see us! So they'll arrive on Saturday and be here through Wednesday of next week. So that will make up for some of that time lost this past weekend to sickness! The Azalea Trail will be going on then, so they will really enjoy getting to see all of the pretty Tyler flowers in bloom. My mother-in-law is a gardening queen, so she'll love all the flowers.

We also spent time with sweet friends this weekend. On Saturday morning, we went to see Jeff and Courtney Berg and their two sweeties. I think Courtney got some better photos of the kids, so as soon as she sends them to me, I'll post some on here. It was fun seeing Jonah and Jackson together....they seemed to pick up right where they had left off! They are buds still. It wasn't a long enough visit with them, but hopefully they'll come down to Tyler soon on a fun family trip!

That afternoon, I was able to spend some time with another friend, Emily Glenn. We hadn't really planned on getting together, so it was a good surprise. Actually a sweet gift from the Lord. She knows about miscarriage, and she was so helpful for me to talk through it with me, share her experiences more, and listen. She has so much wisdom. It was perfect. And I love how God knows exactly what we need when we need it, and He'll bring it. We don't even have to plan for it! Emily is a girl that I had just started to connect with right before we moved to Tyler, and I was sad about missing out on that friendship. But I found out this weekend that they are moving to Texas....they are looking to move somewhere in the Dallas-Ft Worth Metroplex. I'm so excited! They will be really close.

Then Saturday night, we went to dinner with our friends from our Tuesday night Bible study group there. We ate at Garfield's and went to the Gregorys' for dessert and stayed out way later than intended, just chatting away with the girls! I don't really know what the guys were doing in the other room, but that's what the girls did. Just sat and talked and laughed. It was very refreshing. It was fun seeing everyone's beautiful babies! Rusty and Chandra Roush, who moved from Bville to Stillwater a couple weeks before we moved, came to join the dinner as well. It was really fun to see them! I'm going to keep pressuring Chandra to start her own blog and give us all the fashion advice we need. =)

We ended the weekend with a wonderful visit back to our "old" church there. Seeing the MacIlvaines was so good, and we just always love every chance we have to get back there for a Sunday. Jonah took the nursery by storm. He acted like he had never left, he just marched around the building like he owned it. He was so comfortable going into the nursery. It was fun. He hasn't slept on that trip there or home in a long time, but this time, he was tired on the way home! He konked out before we even left Bville, I think! This morning, he woke up sweetly asking for, "Nanny?" It made me sad. He really misses her!