Thursday, July 16, 2009


First off.....JOSH CAME HOME!!!!!!!!!!!! YIPPIE!!! It's been a few weeks now, but it's so nice to have my baby back!

To welcome him home, his family from Oklahoma drove to Norfolk to spend some time with Josh while he had a few days off. It was the perfect time because Josh didn't have to go into work one time while his family was here! They were here from a Thursday night until Tuesday afternoon. We spent the 4th of July together on the beach enjoying the sun, sand, and fireworks! It was delightful...except for the sunburn and the lame firework show. haha I LOVE fireworks and was so looking forward to seeing them over the ocean, but I guess since the economy they cut down this year. It was kinda slow moving and pretty short. I enjoyed them while they lasted, but was definitely let down from all the hype I had heard about them. No matter what, it was good to have Josh there with me. We also went to Busch Gardens while his family was here and it was a blast! Below are some pics I took with my phone when we saw them posted on the screens...that's why the quality isn't as good.


Left to Right: Random kid, David, Ryan, David Searles...I'm next to David Searles, but got put in a separate pic (I'm on the left of the next pic).

WE HAVE NEW FAMILY MEMBERS!!!!!!!!!!!! Yes that's right......KITTENS! They are adorable and so fun to play with. They of course get hyper and into lots of things now and again, but for the most part they just like to lay around with you and snuggle up against you. Which of course I love! When we got them, they were named Lynx and Leo. I liked the names, but Josh wanted something else. Each cat has taken to one of us, so we claimed that one and named them. I'm still working on mine...ANY SUGGESTIONS?? Josh has named his...Walker. He's trying to convince me to name my Texas Ranger. haha I don't think so. Lynx and Leo go together nicely, but now that it's Walker and Lynx it doesn't sound as cute. So, any suggestions would be nice. He's the small black one.

Continuing on about my family, my next post will be full of my side of the family! I fly to Springfield TOMORROW to ride down with my mom to Dallas for Mary Kay Seminar. The most fun thing all year long to go to...we look forward to the next one as soon as we leave Seminar that year! On our way down to Dallas, we'll stop off in Oklahoma City to see my sister, Lauren, and her husband, Will! Then we'll head to Wichita Falls to see my cousin, Kara and her new baby, Preston, plus my oldest sister, Jenny, and her three kiddos, Bryson, Ashlyn, and Canyon! I'm sooooooooo excited to see everyone! I haven't seen people in Wichita Falls since last I'm very eager to hug their necks. After Seminar, I'll stay in Springfield for two days to get to see everyone there and maybe hit up Silver Dollar City with mom.

Until then....