we had a great time. we drove through CRAZY storms both ways. we spent 18 hours in the car total (well, i did.)
we got into hanna around midnight last wednesday. we weren't planning to leave until thursday mid morning, but it worked out better this way. we left finn with justin's folks thursday night and went to the quad cities for a rehearsal and dinner for the wedding justin was in on friday (our dear friend paul from college!!) it was great fun as we were able to see many friends from iwu. i traveled back to hanna that night and left justin to spend the night with his pals. friday was great fun, watching finn play with his girlie cousins. friday afternoon, finn and i left for the quad cities AGAIN, for the wedding that night. finn was a gem. the wedding was outdoors and beautiful! the three of us returned to hanna that night, to the rest of the easley family. fun fun! the boys went paintballing saturday morning, and the gals got to go out in the afternoon for some relaxing time at borders. many board games were played, meals prepared, children spanked (haha, just kidding, they were all really good!!) it was a great weekend, not to mention the last time ALL easleys will cram in!! ja and caron are moving just down the road from justin's parents, so i doubt they will stay the night when everyone else is in town! we made it home sunday, with an exciting second half of the trip - crazy rain, we were going less than 30 MPH on i-80 for awhile!!
on monday, we got a last minute visit from one of my very best friends from high school, sarah p. she was on her way back to illinois from colorado and stayed the night. it was so wonderful to see her and hear all about what is going on in her life. finn loved her, and her cell phone!
also on monday afternoon, it was discovered that finn and i had gotten colds. boo. we are both little sicklies now. the kleenexes are flying and infants tylenol and cold medicine is being devoured. (sorry the pic is blurry!)
i feel like something important happened on these days but now i can't remember. we probably just sat around being pathetic sick people.
we had to get out of our germ infested home. we went to target/mall. i found the CUTEST shirt ever at babygap for $8. it says "homerun king" on it. i just couldn't resist, it looked too cute on finn (yes, i actually made him try it on!!)
i also got a new hair iron, i have had really bad luck with hair styling products over the last few months - this after using my hair dryer and iron from high school all the way until this spring (that's over SEVEN years folks).
i also signed up to become a mystery shopper on several websites. hopefully they will contact me and i can bring in some extra cashola. i will let you know what happens.
and finally, i have in mind to have a garage sale soon. the sooner i do it, the better, otherwise, i will give in and just take everything to the goodwill. i just can't stand having stuff sitting in a pile in the basement!
this is a long post - but it makes up for the lack of posting in recent days. and THAT is what has been going on.
Posted by corrie at 1:01 PM