Monday, April 5, 2010

An Update

Hello friends -- Happy April! Whoa, felt like I almost fell off the earth without computer access for a few days there. Happy to be back in internet and blog-land! Hope everyone had a nice weekend!

Maddy and I were in Omaha visiting my sister and two of her kiddos from Florida! They brought the warm weather with them as it was 85 on March 31st! That was crazy hot!! Amy and I turned on the AC when our parents weren't looking! Actually, she did it, not me -- she has always had a bit of a naughty streak!

Spooky glow golf!!

We had such a good time visiting and having the cousins (Maddy, Grace and Erik) hang out together. We went to a fun arcade, played some glow golf, went out to lunch and the girls absolutely wore Grandma's dog out taking him on many walks.
Buddy loved it and was very tired and sad when everyone went home!

Grace, Buddy and Maddy

Plus, Amy got to meet her little Great-Niece -- Miss Janie!! Luckily (for us) Amy did not act like our Great-Aunt Carrie used to when it was hot!
Aunt Carrie would lift up her blouse, fan it for some air and exclaim, "I'm Roasting!" She was one incredible lady, but that vision has been burned into everyone's memory forever!
She was our elderly Great-Aunt Carrie -- it was not a pretty sight!

Great-Auntie Amy and Janie Boo

And look at Amy's hair! She has way curlier hair than mine, but it was so gorgeous, soft and straight! A hairdresser friend was "practicing" some new hair-straightening procedure and did it for a substantial discount. I SO want it for my hair too!!! I must get to Florida! Amy mentioned that she also has some plastic surgeon friends who have been promising discount treatments!! Oh yeah, bring on the botox and fillers! Kidding! Errrr, well, kind of kidding! ;)

Amy, Erik, Maddy, Grace and Larry

Unfortunately, Amy, Erik and Grace had to head back to Florida early on Easter Sunday - we miss them already!


Bridget said...

Such cute pictures! Sounds like a great weekend!So glad you got to enjoy some warm weather!!! Let's hope Spring is here to stay! Your sister is a doll - looks just like you! Your niece is adorable as well! Laughed out loud about your aunt - and turning on the AC at your parents (sounds a bit like my house:)Hope you are having a good April!! That sweet granddaughter could not be any prettier!!!


3 Peanuts said...

Looks like such a nice visit. I am glad you had some good weather. I had a good laugh reading about Great Aunt Carrie!!!!

Lisa said...

Great pictures! You and your sister look alike! Glad they brought the good weather with them. Happy belated Easter! : )

Alyson and Ford said...

Happy Easter! What a wonderful family visit.
I know what it feels like not to blog for a few days!

(I may need to try that hair straightening stuff too!)

Alyzabeth's Mommy

Jodee Leader said...

It looks like you had a great time with Amy and her family! Cute pictures of the girls and the puppies too!

P.S. Amy's hair looks fabulous!

The Sanders Family said...

Great photos of your beautiful family! Your sister's hair does look very pretty...would never have guessed it's usually curly! You had it warmer in Nebraska than we had it in only got to 79 degrees here ;)

TanyaLea said...

You're so funny with your 'botox' comments and such. Glad I'm not the only one with a little 'vain' streak in my blood...LOL!! ;)

Looks like you had a great weekend with some very special people. Glad to see you back on here. Thanks for the update! Oh, and that baby...SOOOOOOOOOO adorable! :)

Have a blessed week!

Tutus and Choo-Choos said...

Looks like you had a great time with your sister and her family. So glad that they brought us some warm weather from Florida!

Kim said...

What a fun visit! glad you got to spend some time with Baby Jane this weekend too. Have a great week!

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

Hello my friend!! Hope you had a fabulous Easter certainly looks like you did:)

You and your sister look so much a like.....both very beautiful!! I bet Miss Maddy enjoyed hanging out with her cousins....and of course, Larry!!

Have a wonderful week~


Shell in your Pocket said...

It's so hard to say "goodbye".
sandy toe

Sharon said...

Such a sweet baby! Glad you had a nice even though hot trip! Janet, i love those shots of maddie at the header,. Fabulous!! Such a beauty!

Colleen said...

oh my gosh you and your sister look so much a like!!1 Looks like you had such a nice visit : ) the pictures are great!!!

Heather said...

Looks like you had a wonderful time! Got to love time well spent, with people we love.

We have to sneak the air on with my parents also...funny!

Of course Maddy and her cousin are adorable...but nothing beats the snuggles of a brand new baby!!

Happy Spring, my friend.

a Tonggu Momma said...

I think Amy and I would totally get along... I die a thousand deaths whenever I go to my parents house. My parents who rarely - if ever - turn on their air conditioning. Ugh.

Glad to catch up!