Thursday, July 19, 2012

I was gone but now I'm back

Apparently I took an unplanned blogging break. 

Contrary to what you may be thinking, I did not spent the last week and a half staring out my window at the people of the ghetto (even though that does take up a good deal of each and every day). I went on a surprise visit my peeps back home while Christopher was in the field! I had the BEST time. 

The morning after my arrival I stopped at a REAL Dunkin Donuts. They say America runs on Dunkin Donuts, but I'm here to tell you that New England runs on Dunkin Donuts and the rest of the country just stumbles along behind. The DD near me in Virginia is sad, sad, sad. Which part of French Vanilla ice coffee do they so misunderstand that they give me lukewarm regular coffee? 
When Katie came to visit we went to Bed, Bath & Beyond to look at things for her wedding registry. She came with  me when I registered and since I won't be around for most of her wedding planning, we tried to do a lot of wedding related things together. I found them a very classy bathroom set. What newly weds wouldn't want a bobble-head monkey toothbrush holder? 
Ten years ago Grandma was given a set of glasses with a recipe for ice tea on the side. Each summer we look at each other and say, "We have to make that tea this year" but we never did until this year. Those cups of ice tea in our hands were ten years in the making.
I was so excited to spend an evening at the beach! 
We drank from only the finest of glasses.
So happy to see Hannah at church!
Carol, Brian and the kids came over for Sarahfest 2012 (Carol thought up that name).
We played a game in the pool that required everyone to pick a president. Molly and Zachary needed help so I told them to be Abraham Lincoln and Ronald Reagan. I, of course, was George Bush. (Are you noticing a Republican theme here?) I asked Nick who he was going to be and he answered with GEORGE CLOONEY. If Clint Eastwood can be mayor...

Nicholas brought out his bb guns so there was a lot of shooting going on. Since I'm certified by the NRA, I took it upon myself to give Elizabeth some pointers. She obviously wasn't listening to the part of the lecture that discussed proper gun-holding methods.
Now I'm back in the hot HOT ghetto waiting to see Christopher for the first time in almost two weeks. I love the people at my former home. I love the person in my current home. I love the cousin who thought George Clooney was a president. Basically I just love all my people.


Jen said...

Great pictures!!! Oh my I LOVE Dunkin Donuts, it's my favorite!!

Jenn said...

I'm assuming you're going to Hopewell. Bless you woman, bless you. Unfortunately, Clarksville is even less "east coast" than VA, so I can't say the coffee-making gets any better over here. (sad face)

Glad you got to go see your people! I cannot wait to see YOU! (And Chris. Please get your phone ready at graduation so you can record the Transportation theme song. I promise you will not regret it.)

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