I am a nervous wreck! Abby aka oldest bean passed her written test for the/her learners permit...I keep tellin myself 'Roots and Wings' but some how it just doesn't compute-did I really want her to fail? NO BUT I am NOT prepared for this bidness...there are no words at all, all I can say is, those out there that have been through this...where were you in my HOURS of need??? YES I said HOURS as in plural...
I thought the hard times were behind me...yanno changing diapers,chicken pox and some type of green substance they called baby food...pffft...it only gets worse the older they get-the more you worry...
So I took my Grandma aka ena and daddy to Schulenburg/High Hill Tx for her 33rd Krischke Family reunion-
The name Krischke and High Hill are one in the same-I hadn't been since I was a toddler so this trip was extra special-we made it down without incident except for the fact that the Holiday Inn and suites we stayed in was TOO fancy for my dad and ena...
Just look at papa george enjoying himself to the max
We tried to get ena in the pool/hot tub but she wasn't havin it!
She was content and happy to just sit and watch...boy how things would change
I love this picture-keep the shape of the wig in mind as you scroll through these pics
My lil dumplin akalilest bean aka jess
She is giving Trip advisor a whole new meaning to the word OWL-did ya know I am a destination expert on TA? Did ya know every time I travel I do reviews for the hotels and restaurants we stay at? NOT on thier behalf but on the travelers behalf...when you travel please consider going to TA and posting your review...it really does help fellow travelers...
This would be where I say 'But I digress' but since I am me, I will say now where was I?
It is sooooooooo very hard traveling with your dadddy and ena BUT when you see things like this....
Your Great Grandfather/Grandmothers grave a lot of things are put into perspective and you take notice of the older part of the cemetary because it is your heritage
and you see things like this...she, Ena brought flowers for like 10 peoples graves-she is an AMAZING and GRACIOUS woman
Then even tho' you are not Catholic you visit a Church that looks like this
Then you leave to take your ena and daddy to see the land they grew up on...because in this day and age all things old have been torn down...
ena is standing where her grandmothers front lawn would have been
and this would have been thier farm-YES I tresspassed and I am so sorry for it-many thanks to the people who own the farm to this day for not reporting me-as I turned around 50 times in your drive way
I am so not makin fun of....but I tried to tell ena her wig was on backwards and I got 'shushed' I HATE getting shushed! When we got lost they(ena and daddy) suggested i just pull into someones driveway and ask them what they knew....welll this guy knew a lot...he remembered my grandma's whole family...I think he knew more that we did as a collective whole of 3
This tree was on a farm where my ena used to live as a child
we also had this happen....a flat tire-there are NO words...well I said some words...but none I'd like to repeat on here
We did go out to dinner...yes that would be a home made bud light with lime sitting in front of me...I felt like I needed it
and this would be why I felt like I needed a bud light with lime
Daddy nor ena thought the hostess would come get us to seat us at our table
and by the looks of this pic neither did Jess
BUT we got to be seated AND eat...with our fingers....
we had forks....and spoons and knives-this pic(below) was tanken after my German heritage Grandmother decided the 'Kraut" wasn't that good..AKA she spit it out everywhere-me personally, I thought the kraut was awesome as did daddy by the use of his fingers and Sennglemans hall had awesome potatoe cakes!
Ena had a nice time visiting with her cousins
I am pretty sure they were gripping about me...I am a bitch to travel with-they prolly needed midol-just to cope
We won the award for furthest travled...I take pride in the fact I drove 2 old people and a beanie so far south all by myself
On the way home We stopped at buc'ees and they sold
I am still trying to wrap my brain around the beaver nuggets and yes jess bought a Tee that said " Power to the Beaver" I am still speechless...
Then this happened.....and i said A LOT of words I would rather not repeat on here-that tire is NOT bald the entire tread was stripped off...Gosh to helk I hate I-45 and will NEVER travel that road again!
And since I had AAA I refused to let my daddy change the tire
and he was pissed..because I am pretty sure it messed with his manly-hood....BUT it was pitch black on I-45 and I didn't want anything happening to daddy
Ena-because she was trying to see what happened and almost fell into the interstate....so daddy put her in the corner aka blankie in the grass with the chiggers...sorry ena it was for your own safety...
They look so happy right?
Well they weren't but then I brought my secret weapon....
Because who can be mad when you see this face...
My confession for today: IE 8 hates me and picks and chooses which blogs I can visit ...OH and it is very BUGGY...I know i said this already but do not d/l IE8 until the last minute