Friday, October 24, 2008

Home Sweet Home

What you didn't know I was gone? It was a quick trip! We just arrived home from a college in Tennessee where Rich was exhibiting some of his artwork. He gave a lecture and there was a reception in his honor...very fun and exciting. I love to hear him lecture...I call it his "professorial mode". It is always a little strange because there is a part of me that still thinks of him as the sweet young college boy with whom I fell in love and I sometimes have trouble wrapping my brain around the fact that he's the professor now!

We had been considering taking the whole family on this little trip, but a recent turn of events sealed the deal. It's a tad difficult to drive a 7 hour trip without the use of one arm. Speaking of Rich's arm, it is doing much better. The doctor ended up not casting it...but he (Rich, not the doctor ;-) will be in a sling for 3-4 weeks until it is able to heal. Also, he's not allowed to drive, which will make things a bit more logistically challenging around here, but we are thankful he was not hurt worse!

One other exciting thing happened while I was gone that I must tell you about! I was able to meet a SWEET blog friend while I was in Tennessee! You must head over to read her post about our visit. She has all the pictures and they are quite entertaining. I would love to say we had a nice quiet lunch that was all about us connecting and getting to know each other better, but I'm afraid the pictures tell otherwise. Fran, it was a pleasure....thanks so much for meeting me! It felt just like catching up with an old friend! You are just as real, sweet, fun, and beautiful as I imagined you would be!


Colored With Memories said...

So thats what lunch with boys looks like...

what a fun meet up!

you are the queen of bloggy meet ups!

ocean mommy said...

You know what I love about Fran? She is just like you imagine she'll be!! The photos were just precious!


Tiffani said...

hey, I commented and I think it messed up...I'm testing..stay tuned ;)!

Xandra@Heart-of-Service said...

Hmmm...are you coming to Houston any time soon??? Loved the pictures of the kids. When I saw the light saber pcitures, I knew that our boys would hit it off immediately.

It's so much fun to meet bloggy friends in person...I'm so glad you had the chance to meet Fran.


Tiffani said...

okay, yep, it messed I go again:

Glad you're home..I was only one state away in Georgia! Tell Rich that we have lots of colleges here and Atlanta is uber art friendly!!

Can I just say I about hollered when I saw your oldest with not one but TWO light sabers?? I'm raising my own Jedi over here and you can NEVER be sure of when the dark side may show up so kudos to him! Our light saber(s) have accompanied us on many a must ALWAYS be prepared, right?

Glad your hubby is healing and you guys got to spend some time with him in "professional mode"--I love it when I get to see mine do his thing--I'm always so proud!!

beckyjomama said...

I am totally jealous that you got to meet Fran, but totally excited that she turned me on to your little blog over here. I have seen your sweet face around Siestaville and now I can put a name and blog to the face - yay!!!

Glad you girls had such a blast!!!!

Gray Matters said...

So glad Rich is feeling better. I haven't had the opportunity to meet bloggy friends in real life, but I look forward to the opportunity.

Teresa said...

Good old Milligan. Wasn't it Homecoming weekend? I sure wish I knew you were going, we might have tried to make it!! :) Glad you had fun!! :)

Shelley said...

I'm so glad you got to meet Fran. I love her blog, and she just seems as sweet as can be! And I'm glad she got to meet you too! Welcome Home!

Fran said...

I loved it Alana!! boys and all! :)

I know it was a lot to conquer in a short period of time and so happy you made it home safely.

Do nothing this weekend! And, you were exactly like I knew you'd be. I'm glad we are RLBFF's now! :)


Linda Z said...

Isn't it fun to see husbands doing their thing? Sometimes I get butterflies in the stomach giddy thinking how cute mine is. :)

Janelle said...

Any friend of yours is a friend of mine. I am heading there now.