Friday, August 19, 2011

Where in the world has Jenn been???

I'm hoping there's at least one or two people out there that have been wondering where I've been!  It's been well over a month since my last blog...which was really more of a "I'm taking time off" post than anything.  Things here were I do somewhat have a life outside of this virtual world!  I have to watch myself...sometimes I allow myself to be sucked in to the computer world and it keeps me from investing myself deeply enough into my "real" world., what have I been up to since my last post?  Well...let's see...

 - I dog-sat my parent's sweet Basset Hound, Cookie.

She is quite possibly the most people-dependent dog I know.  She doesn't like to be left alone...and she really could be more appropriately named "Shadow"...because that's what she does!  But she was a very good house guest and we will probably have her again over Labor Day Weekend when Mom & Dad go to the beach!

 - Then...I took a trip to Florida.

We drove.

In a church bus.

With 20-some kids.

Now, normally from Winston-Salem, it would take...oh about 10 hours to get to Orlando.  Maybe 12 if you factor in bathroom breaks, traffic, meal breaks, etc.

When you factor in a broken down bus, sitting on the side of 95 for an hour and 4-5 hours sitting in a McDonalds just off 95...then the trip takes more along the lines of 18 hours.

We left at 8:30 on Sunday morning...and arrived in Orlando at 2:30 in the morning on Monday morning.

BUT, our time in Orlando was great.  We did Vacation Bible School for the children living at the Orlando Rescue to do a few mission projects for the Mission and prepared a meal for the residents on Friday night! 

AND, on Thursday we went to Universal...which was sooooo much fun.

And then...we came home.

We had rented two 15-passenger vans at the airport in Savannah to get us to we had to pick up the bus in Savannah.

Which never quite worked right...

But was making it OK until we hit traffic on 85...only about 45 minutes from home...which is where the bus died AGAIN.

So...we left Orlando at 8:00am-ish...and I walked in my door at 12:45am Sunday morning.

Needless to say...traveling to Orlando on a bus is not in my plans anytime soon!

So...on to what I've been doing...

 - Dylan stayed in Orlando for another week after we left to visit with his grandparents, an aunt & uncle and his cousins.  He had a great time...and wasn't ready to come home...even though he'd been gone already for two weeks! 

And I hate to say that I think I have a Floridian on my hands...he loves Florida...the heat and all. 

So...he's scheming to go to college in Florida.

My heart is breaking...


 - Dylan flew home on Saturday...and then I left on the following Wednesday after work to head to the beach for 4 glorious days with my BFF.  This was my view for most of the day on Thursday...

We had the best time...lots of time spent on the beach...lots of movie watching...just a little bit of shopping and a whole lot of good times.

Quite honestly, I didn't want to come home! :)

 - This week Dylan has started soccer, we have gotten very busy...very quickly. 

Dylan is the middle guy in white with orange phone doesn't do good long distance shots! :)

School starts again next week!  Seems like just yesterday we were celebrating Dylan being done with exams and school work!  And now, I have a SOPHOMORE in high school!  I keep asking myself "How did that happen?" :)

I'm not sure where this blog is headed from here.  I'm debating.  I don't really have time to read a lot of'm just not sure at this point.  So, I'll check in from to time!  Hope you are all well!


Katie said...

Wow-- glad y'all finally got home! I remember a church van breaking down once or twice myself. Haha. I think it's a rite of passage all youths have to experience. :)

Brandi said...

Giiiiiirl! I was thinking about you the other day b/c I have been off Twitter forever. I stopped by here and I had no idea you were taking a break - - I had been meaning to get on Twitter and catch up with you.

Glad you had a fun trip to FL! I've never been to Universal and I want to go sooooo bad. I think that's where the new Harry Potter place is?? Not sure, but my boys have been begging to go.

Well, don't be a stranger! I need to get my lazy behind on Twitter and see what everyone is up to! ;)

shortmama said...

Sounds like a ton of fun! I am with Dylan when it comes to family lives there and I love it there!

Rachel said...

Miss "talking" to you on Twitter. I gotta be better about sending you emails so we can keep up!!


Daydream Believer said...

It's been a month! Where the heck are you now??! Hope you post soon! ;-)