Wednesday, September 17

What would you do?

What would you do if your in laws took your girls for the weekend? John and I had the weekend to ourselves and we had a great time. I met John's Mom in Harrison for the trade off and then headed back to Fayetteville. John got off work a little early, so we were at Lake Fayetteville by 5:00 and ready to ride. We rode 6 miles on our bikes (well, my borrowed bike) and got back to the car before the rain started. We went home to clean up and then headed to La Hacienda, one of our favorite Mexican restaurants. It is the home of the BEST cheese enchilladas I have ever had and they can also make a yummy tasting margarita. We headed home to watch Baby Mama, which was pretty funny. At 10:30, John make me get off the couch and head to Walmart to shop for bikes. Why at 10:30PM? Because we could! We took this lovely picture of ourselves. It is horrible, but it documents our weekend alone.
We had breakfast with Josh and Margo on Saturday morning and then headed over to Tulsa to shop for a bit before the American Idol concert. We met up with John's sister, Amy, and all of her kids + Kelley and Emily Kate Davis for dinner. All of us headed over to the concert and got drenched on our way inside. Our tickets were not together so we parted ways for the night once inside. The concert was really fun!! The top 10 each sang about 3 songs each and then David and David sang about 4. There were 2-3 group songs. This is our second AI concert and we have decided that you really have to like the season's performers as a whole to enjoy the concert. There was only one in this group who I didn't enjoy, so it made the concert really good. David Cook was amazing. Have I mentioned that I have a slight rock star crush? I can't wait for his album to be released. He can sing, but he was also really great with the audience.
We left Tulsa around 10:30 and proceeded through the hurricane to get home. It was a long, a little scary, and slow drive home, but we made it before the major stuff hit. Amy and the gang were about an hour behind us and did have to drive through some of the really bad stuff. Amy then returned home to a tree stabbed through her roof, broken window in Luke's room and a messed up back porch on their brand new home. It is a blessing that Luke was not in his bed when it all happened. Thank you AI for keeping us out that night.









We slept in on Sunday morning. John had to do some work and I headed to get groceries before John's parents brought the girls back home. It was a refreshing weekend together. We were able to relax and do some really fun stuff. One of the best parts of the weekend was having the girls come through our door calling our names and hugging our necks. We are glad to have them back home!!

7 comments:

Grace said...

Fun stuff!!! Love it!!!

Sydney said...

Love the pic of John with all the teens (or are they tweens?)

Sounds like a wonderful weekend!! Which performer is not your fav?

Allison Nelson said...

tweens! 12, 10 & 8
I was not a big fan of Ramielle on the show. To her defense, she was better live.

The Merediths said...

You know, John kind of looks like David in that picture....

Allison Nelson said...

that is probably why I have a crush on him!

Grace said...

I am a tween?? I thought i was a teenager in training!!! :)

kate said...

I came for happies. Where are they? I am not happy now. I will check back tomorrow! :) Can't wait to see you guys. And thanks for the fridge cleaning idea! Travis brought up the shopvac and cleaned it out. Too bad we didn't notice is was spraying some out the back and up onto the stove where I was cooking our dinner. Gorss. I just tried not to think about it.