Monday, November 21, 2011

My family ROCKS!!!

On Thursday, the boys and I boarded the bus along with my husband's basketball team to travel to Massachusetts and cheer them on at their tournament while spending time with my family. Adam and the team stayed at a hotel, but the boys and I stayed with my twin sister and her family. My brother and his family also drove up and stayed with us (got there an hour before me), and on Saturday, my mom, my younger sister and her baby drove down from New Hampshire. All the siblings and my mom haven't been together like that since my sister got married last fall, so this was great fun! And look, the bookstore at Washington and Lee gave me a discount so I was able to get 20 matching t-shirts at a great price so we could really represent at the game!

We won the first game on Friday, but lost on Saturday. Then it was back on the bus for the 10 hour drive home. We got home at 4:30 AM on Sunday. (UGH!) I'm just glad I didn't have to do the driving. If you recall, I was planning to read, stitch, watch movies and sleep on the bus. I gotta say, I did WAY MORE sleeping than I thought I would. I brought 4 books and didn't even finish the first one yet! I brought my November Birdie BOM and never even took it out to work on it! I did spend several hours hand quilting a couple more blocks on the Pick and Choose quilt. That was pretty handy, because when I got tired, I just secured the needle and cuddled up under it. I'm really growing attached to that quilt, and if the woman who commissioned me to finish it for her still wants it when it is done, I'm going to be more than a little bit sad! And while snuggling down, I caught a couple of movies. I'm still shaking my head at the choices of the team - I was the only female on a bus with 26 people on it, and they watched BRIDESMAIDS! There was a scene in there, though, that had me laughing so hard that I was crying! (the bridal shop after lunch at the Brazilian place, for any of you who have seen it - hilarious!!!)

I paid my neighbor to dog sit while we were gone and Rosabelle ran away. That dog is so much trouble! It is a good thing she is such a sweetheart, or I'd be tempted to give her back to the animal shelter! But someone found her right away and called our vet (the number is on her rabies tag) so she spent two nights there until we got back. I learned my lesson, though, and already made reservations for both dogs to board there this weekend when we head to Newport News, VA with the basketball team again for their next tournament.

In the meantime, I am frantically trying to fix my oven before Thursday, as there will be eleven disappointed people in my house if we don't have turkey and pie for dinner that day. Wish me luck!


Shay said...

Happy Thanksgiving for Thursday Erin to you and your family. I'll be thinking of you all feasting away and creating Thanksgiving memories.

It sounds like you finally did some relaxing this weekend. About time.

I love that scene form Bridesmaids. It's the funniest part of the whole movie.

quiltzyx said...

Sounds like a great weekend! Except for the bad dog...

I saw a ceramic plate at a craft fair in Australia once that had a 'drawing' of 2 dogs talking on it & in the voice balloon it said "Hello. My name is NoNoBadDog. What's yours?"

Julie Fukuda said...

What fun to have the whole family together! My daughter and her kid are in the states now and though they won't all be together, they are having reunions on both coasts.
We had a dog story like that. Dog was off with kids far from Tokyo and we get a phone call from someone who found her name and number on her collar tag. Luckily we could connect the lady with the kids but I worry about moving cars, of which she has no fear!

joe tulips said...

Except for the 10 hour bus ride, this sounded really fun! Good luck with the oven. Holy cow.
My turkey goes in a roaster oven, so that would be okay. It's my scalloped corn that would suffer!

Cheryl Willis said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours. love cheryl