Bloggin' on the Road (That's real commitment, my friends.)

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Grahm is in Nevada on business (insert a whiney newlywed-I-miss-my-hubby-so-much phrase here).

So instead of sitting around the apartment like a wart on a log, I decided to go to Oklahoma (the promised land) and visit as many of my friends and family as possible. Yesterday was a long, long day in the car; I can only scream sing for so long before I get bored. I may or may not have played one million games of WWFs/texted every person in my contact list. (Don't tell my mom.)

After five hours of cursing the heavens for not having cruise control, I stopped in Dallas to see my friend Julie. She was on my Peru missions team in 2006, and we've been friends ever since. I'm a duntz and didn't get a picture with her, so here's a not-so-recent (but highly attractive one of us). She's a gem in my life.

Next up was Laura and Jon in Tulsa, friends of ours from high school/the ones who set Grahm and I up. Loved getting to see her and her sweet baby... who totally loves his Aunt Jena (can you blame the little guy?). Please note how adorable I look with a baby in my arms. (Grahm are you reading this?)

Laura and I talked about the important things in life like what Youtube videos we've been watching lately, the latest gossip of all our friends, and how stretch marks are apparently genetic. Who knew? I asked my mom if she had any. I got this response:

... So crap, Alice. The spider-like purple veins of death are in my tummy's future.

Laura and I then visited our old high school, Mingo Valley Christian School. We brought some Taco Bueno to our old Bible teacher/drama director, Mr. Madden. (I struggle with accepting the fact that I'm an adult now and can call him Nate.) He directed all of the plays I was in, Grahm too. (We went to the school at different times cause G is older.) Nate may or may not have said that Grahm was the best actor he's ever had. (Insert crazy-proud-wife comment here.)

I was little orphan Annie my senior year. Do yourself a favor and check out the red poodle that died on my head.

Gotta love high school, especially mine. With a class of only sixteen, it's impossible not to shine. It took going to a state college for me to reevaluate what I thought I was good at. (Apparently I can't really sing... like at all. And I'm not nearly the basketball star I thought I was. Darn you, midget troll legs!)

Although I miss my hubby, I'm so thankful to see so many of the wonderful people in my life. Excited to see more over the next couple of days!


Kell said...

On my road trips I end up scream-singing for about an hour and then I suddenly go silent and get bored with it. I guess there's only so much I can take!
Also.. class of 16?!?! I had a class of 700. That's nuts.

lori said...

i totally agree about road trips.
you look really good holding that baby ;)
i love your mom's response. so funny!
i can't get over a class of 16 either... we had 500.

Lauren said...

Sounds like a nice time! I just went back home to visit my sister and nephew along with some of my friends. I missed my husband the whole time but it was worth it to see all those awesome people :)
Happy Friday!!

lo @ crazy ever after said...

I was Frances Perkins in Annie. Or was it Francis? Who knows and who cares, right? That character was actually the woman that Baby from Dirty Dancing was named after in the movie? Does that make sense? Baby's real name was Francis, named after the first woman in the Senate. That woman was also a role in Annie. And I played her. So there ya go. Lame facts by me.

Lindsey said...

Ok, so a few months ago you commented on my 15 facts about me and said we seemed a lot alike. So obviously I've followed your blog and time after time I see so many similarities it's crazy. So, I'm the same way with babies. I'm always like, "Aww, babe, look at me. Holding a baby. We'd make cute babies. Do you want a baby? I want a baby!" And that's all in one breath. Then to read that you had 16 kids in your class... I had 13. That is crazy. And I just recently found out that stretch marks are genetic, too. Super weird... just had to let you know. Enjoy your trip! Oh yeah, I was also blogging from the road when TJ and I moved.

Ashley said...

That sounds like a fun trip! Love the wig! Haha

Lauren said...

haha! love that Annie wig!

sounds like a fabulous roadtrip...and yes, you do look adorable with a baby in your arms! i'm pretty sure you'd look cute with spitup running all down your shoulder...which is the look I was sporting last night! ha!

marie said...

Your posts always make me laugh, and I can see where you get your wit, your mom is sweet and funny.

Carlie said...

We lived in Tulsa the 2nd summer we were married! It is a great little city!

And that little baby is super cute!

Nagehan said...

You do look incredibly adorable with a baby in your arms :) I can't wait to have one myself.

Jillian Nicole said...

Hahaha, love your mom's response! I'm afraid those are in my future as well! The things we'll do to have one of those darling, little pudge-meisters!:)

Jenna said...

Sounds like a fun weekend - when I visit home sometimes I feel like I'm famous since I'm only there like once a year, and literally have to see EVERYONE. You on the other hand, don't need to feel famous, because you clearly actually are! You got the role of Annie, like the orphan Annie!? I was only the french maid, not my best look, I must admit.

You look wonderful with a baby in tow, if Graham sees these pics he just won't be able to resist! :)


Michelle said...

Even though your hubby is gone, I'm glad you are able to make good use of the time! =)

And the picture of you as little orphan Annie...hilarious. I graduated in a class of eight, so I also had the opportunity to "star" in most of our plays. haha!

Allison said...

Sounds like a fun road trip! I love that you were Tomorrow I love ya is stuck in my head. Thanks. Haha.

Shannon W. said...

I can't believe you drove all by yourself. I'm amazed.