Thursday, March 22, 2007

North Carolina---Chad

Sandy at the Fayetteville airport on the night we arrived.Outside our hotel...so pretty! There are trees everywhere! Can you see the pretty white boxwood trees on the left? Love them! Sandy applying lipstick in Dillard's to kiss Chad with.Chad did not want lips on his face. He fought a good fight, but lost.

At my birthday dinner at Olive garden.

Sandy sister Brittany, her mom and Sandy

Birthday cake complete with the embarrassing song. Brittany has a tradition of putting cake in Sandy's face....so sad!

At Joe's Crab shack. Cute shirt and even has Chad's name on it. I don't eat seafood, but everyone else loved it.

Sandy showing off her new coach purse that Chad bought her as we were walking to the mall. She loves it! Cute purse, but I won't spend more than $35 bucks for one. That money could better be used on scrapbook supplies. :o)

Our last dinner at Texas Roadhouse. Sandy's family went home so Chad's friend Billy ate with us. I love to eat here...so good! Chad snapped a picture of us on our last night while we were in the lobby arranging for a 3:30 wake up call (which we did NOT get) We woke up at 4:07 and the cab driver was waiting. Brushed my teeth and got dressed speedy quick, threw everything in my luggage, then we were off to the airport. Had to say goodbye to my sweet boy again. I hated that part. I miss him so much. He should be deploying to Afghanistan on March 25th. (his birthday) After 2 1/2 hours of sleep and a long flight home I had to register the boys for school and go to town to buy uniforms all while having a huge migraine. Why do schools make you fill out thick packets of paperwork? I could barely stand to read them. Things have been so busy these past few days since I got home. I found out my Aunt Dion passed away on my birthday. So sad! She will be dearly missed by all of her family and friends.
Unpacking continues...I did unpack most of the pantry. Boy do I love that room! I'm halfway done painting my scrapbook room a real pretty green called song of summer. I have to cut in the trim today. I'll share pictures as soon as I get it put together. Between the moving, painting and the traveling, my body is sure feeling the pain. I can't wait until this house comes together the way I want it so that it feels like home. By the way...someone put in an offer on my old house yesterday. :o)



25 comments:

Jacquie said...

Awesome pictures! Looks like you guys had a great time. Hope the unpacking comes together and all is done soon.

Wendy said...

glad to hear you got home safely. Looks like you all had a nice time. At least you ate well while you where there. Great Pictures.

Hope your house process goes along quickly. keep crackin that whip.

We have all missed you

Traci said...

I'm glad you had such a nice trip to Fayetteville. I actually lived there for a year. Your son is in my prayers. I just really appreciate his service to our country.

Kassie said...

Looks like it was a nice trip. I'm glad you got to see Chad before he was deployed.
Good luck with the unpacking, painting and general work that comes with moving. Miss your daily updates, but realize you also have a life....LOL!

Rhonacs said...

Lovely to see a post on your blog again. Glad you had a good time with Chad & Sandy and Sandy's family. Doesn't unpacking always seem to take forever!!! Hope it all comes together soon. Take care of yourself.

sohpiasmom said...

Glad you are back and blogging! Such great photos of everyone and Sandy and Chad are such a cute couple...I hope the best for them! Can't wait to see pictures of your new place and your new scrap room :)

sohpiasmom said...

Oh, and Sandy is a lucky girl!! That COACH purse is beautiful (I'm jealous)!

Missy's Blog said...

Jolene ... Happy Belated Birthday. I have been trying to leave comments for days and it wouldn't even let me in!

So glad you all had a good time visiting Chad.

Welcome back home and I hope you get all of your unpacking, organzing and painting finished soon!

Gina said...

Gosh I've missed reading your blog! I'm glad you are home and everything is falling into place. I hope your head gets better real soon. Be sure that I will have Chad and your family in my prayers.
love you!
Gina

Nikki *Ü* said...

My are you busy!! I'm sorry about your aunt and your not feeling well while trying to take care of school stuff. Definitely a pain!! It sounds like you had a wonderful time!! We just got a Texas Roadhouse here. I'll have to try it out. Fun pictures!! Can't wait to see what your scrapbook room looks like. Sounds pretty!!

Briana said...

Welcome back! I missed reading your blog while you've been away!

So glad you had a nice time with Chad! And I'm sure you had great bonding time with Sandy as well.

Valerie said...

SO glad you're home safe..i missed your entries, whether chipper or not!

Chad & Sandy are soo dang cute together...i cannot wait to see those wedding pictures when that day finally arrives...when you get Chad's mailing address overseas, do you mind passing it on to me, so i can make up a box for him..and also what special things they really need over there? thanks love...glad you're back, and here's a big hug for missing your boy!

Cassandra said...

Great pictures! Love that Coach purse! I hope you had a wonderful visit!

Leah said...

Looks like you guys had a wonderful time. Chad and Sandy are such a cute couple! I wish them the best and he will be in my prayers. Our soldiers need and deserve all the support and prayers we've got!

Chickenbells said...

Phew...sounds exhausting, but fun too! I suppose sometimes life is just that way isn't it? Good news and sad news...And the boy will be sorely missed!

Susie Q said...

Happy Belated Birthday dear Jolene.
It was a wonderful trip I know and you now have those sweet memories. Hold them close, they will keep you warm.
You all will have a wedding to plan for! Time will race by..
Your house will be a dear home before you know it.
Just take it easy and make time to relax.
The work always gets done eventually! How great you have an offer! : )

Hugs to you all....
Love,
Sue

Susie Q said...

Happy Belated Birthday dear Jolene.
It was a wonderful trip I know and you now have those sweet memories. Hold them close, they will keep you warm.
You all will have a wedding to plan for! Time will race by..
Your house will be a dear home before you know it.
Just take it easy and make time to relax.
The work always gets done eventually! How great you have an offer! : )

Hugs to you all....
Love,
Sue

Jen said...

I'm digging Sandy's coach bag...Dang...Chad's good to his girls :) And he's so cute too!

So, you'll have to share his AFO address with us...I have a package to gather for him.

How did Sandy end up in Arizona and her Mom and sister are in Tennessee?

Cee said...

Jolene: There's nothing like a Coach bag, especially a brand-new Coach bag. ;)

Diana said...

Welcome home Jolene.... Hope the new house comes together! The sooner it does then you can get back to all the things you love!
Our hearts and minds are with Chad you have a brave son, and he has a great heart like his Mom!

Andi said...

Great pictures Jolene!!! Looks like you had a good time on your trip. Love Sandy's Coach purse!

It will be fun to see pictures of your new home when you have it all decorated Jolene style.

Sorry to hear of the loss of your Aunt.

Amie said...

Good to hear you had a lovely birthday. I hope your life gets back to normal very soon.

Amie

Amy Mowbray said...

It looks like you guys had a fun time together. I'm glad you were able to go and spend time with Chad.
Can't wait to see pics of you house!

September Radecki said...

Your trip looks like a lot of fun was had by everyone. Good times! I'm really glad you all went and visited Chad before his trip! Love, Tember

Anonymous said...

Welcome back, Jolene!

Wow! You have been SO busy; a move and a trip. Right about the time the move started, all of sudden I could not see the pictures on your blog anymore. I thought maybe the pictures would 'come back on' when your computer was settled into it's new home. But, that has not happened! Ugh!

I can see the pictures on all the other blogs I read and I know from the comments other people are seeing your pictures. Do you know what I could be doing wrong? Is there anyone out there reading this comment who knows why this is happening?

Thanks!
Noel
:-)