Sunday, October 25, 2009

Fall, Family, Food, & Fire Pit

My weekend was pretty busy, but so great! My Dad flew home and it was so good to have him here with all of us. My brother's college, Northwest had homecoming Saturday and so I worked half a day and then drove about an hour down to the campus. I met up with my parents and my brothers girlfriend Ashley. Mike was working and couldn't get off to go. I hated he wasn't able to be there. We had a good time at the game and it was fun to watch my brother, Casey in action on the drum line. He has such a passion for music, drums especially! He has always loved football too and I know that he (and my dad) have always wished he could play football. Unfortunately, a bone disease runs in our family and my brother and I both have it. I have it slightly and have had some broken bones over the years due to the disease, but my brother has had it worse. Right after he turned 2, he broke his femur and was in a body cast from the waste down, then he broke it 2 more times up until he was 12. He's had a few surgeries as well as few other breaks (arm, wrist, shoulder, thumb, ect.) The reason I am telling all of this is to explain the reason why he was never able to play sports, football especially. He did as a kid with friends in the yard like all boys did, but never actually on a team. My parents just never thought it was a good idea. So since he wasn't able to be involved in sports, my parents got him started playing the drums at an early age. He is very talented and we are so proud of him!! I look forward to seeing what the future holds for him and his talent.

Sat. night after the game, Mike and I went for a little drive since it was such a nice afternoon, then we came home and ate dinner with the fam. After dinner we all went outside and sat around our little fire pit, listened to some music and roasted marshmallows. It was so fun! I love weekends with my family. Something about this time of year makes it that much more fun!

I've got a very busy week ahead: work, a test Tues. and Wed. then I work half a day and head to NWA to see my best friend Ash and go to a friends wedding. I am SO looking forward to going back to my home town! I was there a few months ago, but being there this time of year is my favorite!! I am really looking forward to the drive down there too. All of the trees are SO gorgeous right now and that makes the drive so nice!

Hope everyone had a great weekend & I will be back Tues!

Me with my amazing parents!

Mom, me and my brothers girlfriend, Ashley
My Fam!
Dinner Time!!

When M & I went for a little drive, he showed me a few houses his Dad helped build. I love this one . . . the pic doesn't do it justice!

Me & Dad


Llama said...

I'm so sorry to hear that you and your brother have it pretty tough sometimes. I wish you and your family strength and health.
Your weekend sounded so amazing. The house that your Dad helped to build is so completely gorgeous!
Thanks for sharing!

Jen said...

What a beautiful picture with your parents - great outfit :)

Aishlea and Brandon said...

The pictures are all so good and it sounds like you had a great weekend! You always look so stylish and pretty!

Brown Girl said...

Looks like such a good weekend. That house is gorgeous! Have fun visiting Ash this weekend, her baby Avery is beyond cute. I bet she is super duper cute in person! ;)

Meagan said...

How fuN! The pics are great!

Annie said...

you have such a cute family!!
your poor brother :( it's great that he does have something that he really excels in and that he loves doing though!
sounds and looks like you had such a great weekend! :) sorry your hubby couldn't be there. i know how that is.

In this wonderful life... said...

looks and sounds like a FUN WEEKEND!!! LOVE fall! PS - I totally like brown and black..per your post below!

Ashley said...

These pictures are adorable! I love the one of you and your poppy! He is thebest! I miss you so much, I can't wait to see you!!!!

Haven and Home said...

Looks like a wonderful weekend!