Thursday, April 27, 2006
This past weekend Lamont and I went to a biker's party hosted by the Cut and Burn biker group. We went with a group of our friends and arrived to the Hilton ready to party. Now when we first heard it was a biker's party, we didn't know what to expect. Okay so do you remember that movie "Biker Boyz", well it was like a scene out of that. There were different biker groups representing with leather vests that donned there nicknames on it. It was a sold out event so the place was packed! There was alot of female bikers, that came wearing matching outfits. The most interesting one, was a group of girls that had on tuxedo jackets with the tails, white boustieres , white shorts. and tall white boots. Interesting is the only word I can say about that..... All in all it was a fun party. We danced, we laughed...we laughed at other people dancing.....j/k. Till next time.......
Monday, April 24, 2006
On Saturday we took the kids to our church's Easter Egg hunt. It was Ysabella's first time hunting for eggs, and it was so funny to watch her do so. After a couple of eggs she decided the ones in her basket were more interesting then the ones on the ground.
On Easter day we all put our Sunday best on and went to church. It was a great service, despite the fact that I was in the nursery the whole time. We came home and relaxed for a bit, before we headed off to a friend's house for dinner. The kids had another egg hunt, where the older children dominated. I had to help Bella and Mayson out or they would have ended up with nothing. We had a great time, and even better we were all together as a family. You can't ask for more then that!
Saturday, April 08, 2006
About a month ago my best friend's husband called telling me that he had won a trip to South Carolina with his company. I have been friends with them since '98 when we met in Puerto Rico while both our hubby's were in the Navy. We were both working at the Navy Relief Society and our love for talking turned into a great friendship. She had two girls that were the same ages as Anthonne and Aly and they all became instant friends too. We went everywhere together, the beach, the mall, the clubs. Our families were inseperable. So when it was time to leave PR we decided that Washington would be the best place to go, being that Sherry and Marty are from there. The next 3 1/2 years were wonderful. We felt like we had family there. Unfortunately the good times had to come to an end and we had to move across the country in 2003. It's been 2 years since we've seen them and when Marty made that call there was nothing that was going to stop me from seeing them! Thankfully Lamont was ablt to take leave and I drove 6 1/2 hours to South Carolina and surprised her.
I drove into downtown Charleston where Marty and Sherry were walking around. I parked my car in front of the visitor's center and Marty convinced Sherry to walk over there saying they were meeting some friends for a drink. As I was walking away from my car, Sherry spotted me. She said to Marty, "Hey that girl over there looks just like Lissa," Marty said, "Yea a little, but not really." So they continued to walk away, but I panicked! I hid behind someone elses car until I didn't see them anymore. Marty called my cell phone pretending to call his friends and asked where I was. I told him, "Hiding behind a car!" So he told me to go ahead and meet them in front of the visitor's center. As I approached them, Sherry points and tells Marty, "Look there's that girl I was telling you about that looks just like Lissa." All I heard was my name so I started nodding my head. It took her a few more minutes and then she realized that it was me. She came running towards me and we both hugged and cried! It was a wonderful moment. It didn't even feel like 2 years had gone by.
So for the next two days we just relaxed and enjoyed eachothers company. We lounged by the pool and drank all day on Wednesday and then on Thursday we had to say our goodbyes! I took them to the airport and with sadness said one last goodbye. I know it may sound dramatic, but it was really sad. It had been 2 years since we last saw eachother and now after 2 days we were going our separate ways again. When you have a friend that you can feel completely comfortable with, it's hard to see them walk away. We both live such busy lives that we often don't get the time to reconnect with one another. You have to hold on to those friendships that really mean something to you. Being a military family we see friends come and go, but it's the special ones that you don't let go.