Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Auburn, Here We Come!!

We are so excited to be able to attend the Ole Miss vs. Auburn game this weekend with the kids. Well, we're tailgating and then going to watch the game at the lakehouse! But still, to experience that cool, crisp, fall, football-weather air and get pepped up for a game I probably won't get to really watch - I can't wait!

We're also celebrating my mom's 50th birthday! HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOM!!! We're all going to their lakehouse on Lake Martin with my sister and her husband and just going to have a long fun weekend together! I'm sure I'll have some fun stories to share when we get back!

BUT, I have to say, I'm a little anxious about traveling for the first time (by myself - Robert is coming later) with 3 kids. For now, it's been just so much easier to stay home and keep our routine. Let's just say they know when they're not in their own beds. But I know that Robert (and the kids) would have so much fun. And it also means a lot to my mom to get us ALL together!

The lake house is a 3 bedroom/2 bath. And we're a family of FIVE now! Add in FOUR more adults and we've got a tight situation! So we're cramming kids in every corner! I know everything is going to work out but I still have that "mommy worrying" that I'm doing.

I don't want Lillian to wake anyone up in the middle of the night crying. I don't want to put anyone else out, where their stay is uncomfortable. I don't want my parents to have to tiptoe around kiddos sleeping on their floor. I don't want my sister and her husband to take the small room. I don't want anyone to feel burdened by my kids.

But these are NOT good feelings - they're probably really selfish.

My family has worked so hard to make sure this weekend is going to be fun! I need to RECEIVE it and be thankful! I can let my routine go for a few days and take advantage of this time I have with my family - and that my family (sister and brother) have with us! I can maybe get a little less sleep - in order to build some fun memories for the kids.

There are many fun things lined up like pumpkin carving and a bonfire (to do s'mores!) that I'm sure I won't even have time to worry about everything else!

I need to make the most of this weekend. Living it to the fullest! Life is too short to be worrying about things that are so trivial in this crazy world! We are so blessed to even have a lakehouse to go to and have so much fun!! Hey, people used to live smaller houses back then and had WAY more kids!

It'll all work out!!

YAY!! I can't wait!



  1. Can you imagine how they actually did all we do back in the day?? Sometimes I am unable to comprehend that!! There are SO many gadgets we have now, even since JB was born, that make life soooo much easier.

    I sure hope Ole Miss beats Auburn!!! :)

  2. First of all let me say how JEALOUS I am that you are going to the game! It is going to be so much fun tailgating and letting the kids run around! Next, I can't believe our Mom's are turning 50! They both still look like they are 30! Tell her I said Congrats! I know how you feel about the house thing, but don't worry about it! Everyone is going to be so happy that all of you can be together they aren't going to care a bit if someone wakes up in the middle of the night or it is cramped living quarters! Enjoy this time and cast out all your worries! You will look back and only see wonderful memories! Have fun!

  3. Ya'll will have a great time! We're going to the Georgia/Troy game next weekend, and we'll be cramming into a hotel room with the boys and Channing's parents. I feel your pain! ;)
    Your Clustr map is amazing! People are reading you from all over the world. COOL!

  4. You must share how your weekend went. I know ya'll weren't excited about the outcome of the game, but I hope you all had fun at the lake. :)


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