Friday, December 29, 2006

Back from Arkansas

Hello everyone! The family and I are back from our holiday trip to Arkansas. It was an extremely nice Christmas vacation down south and I didn't have one panic attack. Now, some in my family may say I am overly protective of my children, but I don't believe it for a second. We flew down to my parents this past Saturday. It was a day early for us because usually we don't make it down there until Christmas Eve. The whole family was there this year. *except my brother, his wife, and their kid.* Let's all there were 21 of us for Christmas....then the missing ones came in and there were 24 in all.

Brad got me the Totally 80's trivial pursuit game so we played it two nights in a row. The guys against the girls. Wouldn't you know it, the guys beat us both times. We even had all our pie pieces and were in the middle, they just got their last question right before us. Ugh! We'll never hear the end of it now.

Lyanna and Kenzie had a blast. They love being with their cousins. I wish we were closer so they could spend more time together. They all just played and played and played.

Brad went duck hunting with my brother and my dad. They saw the ducks but never got to shoot at any. We made duck gumbo from the ones they shot last year. We also had bar-b-que and catfish. Mmmmm mmmmmm good! I miss that southern food. We brought a pound of b-b-q home with us to eat later. Don't know if any of you are familiar with Craig's in Devall's Bluff, Arkansas...but, in my opinion, they have the best b-b-q ever. It really has to do with their slaw, but that doesn't travel well....

We were planning on staying down there til Sunday but with the crappy weather forecast decided we better get home early. We flew in on Thursday. It is nice to be back home, however much I miss my family. I LOVE my bed!!! I slept so well last night. It was like sleeping on a cloud. The girls were very happy to be home as well. They missed their stuff and their beds.

I hope everyone had as lovely a Christmas as I did. Ho- Ho- Ho!


Bernie said...

Mmmmm - BBQ and catfish. I had mid-Atlantic food for Christmas: crabcakes.

Happy New Year!!

velvet girl said...

Welcome back! I'm glad that you had a great Christmas trip. Sounds like a good time. :)

Mmmmm, barbecue...