Tuesday, May 15

You've Been Missing Us, Haven't You?

It's been a long time since we've posted anything, but we have reasons.
First of all, our new camera is having issues. In our last post, we told you that after the picture of Jack sleeping in the car was taken, the batteries died. Well, as it turned out, the camera needed some help. Thankfully, everything will be taken care of by warranty, but it still makes it very hard to update y'all without a camera.
We'll be digging out the ol' Kodak so we can keep you inundated with photos of the cutest little boy that ever walked the Earth*. Stay tuned for more photos very soon.
And we have several news updates for you as well, so bear with me here.
First, and most importantly: We have decided to change the date of Jack-Jack's birthday party to the week AFTER his birthday. There are several reasons for this, but the main one is that we want everyone to be able to partake if they so choose. Having it the weekend of Comstock, Pioneer Days, conferences for both of Jack's grandmas, work stuff, and miscellaneous other stuff was just not going to happen.
So, here's the dish on the party**. June 15, we will welcome everyone at our humble home. You are invited to be there for the whole weekend, part of the weekend, only the party, or a couple weeks or months.*** You are welcome to camp in the back yard in a tent, bring an RV and park in either the drive**** or somewhere around GI, or to stay in the house. Please let us know as soon as possible whether you're staying in the house or yard so we can plan a little bit.
That weekend also coincides with two very important dates: Uncle Dan's birthday***** and Father's Day.****** So we're going to combine all those important dates and have a shindig the likes of which you'll never forget. *******
The weekend will be filled with good times, barbecues, games, water fun, trips across town for shopping, music, happiness, laughter, hugs, bugs, and probably also a fair amount of dehydration and sunny sunning in the sun.
Jack's par-tay will be on Saturday sometime. We'll announce that later.
And since Amy and Dave didn't get to see their mommies on Mom's Day, we'll combine Father's Day and Mother's Day for a party on Sunday. If that's alright with everyone.********
After finding out at work that we are going to try to network through the Comstock concerts for RVing, it was such a genius idea ********* that I realized I needed to be at the dealership for the country one so that mommy and daddy could go to the rock to work AND play! Yay! And the next weekend will be better for everyone. Plus, Jack won't know the difference. **********
In other news:
1. Congratulations, Uncle Jared and Aunt Missy! Yay! If you want to know why, ask them.
2. Uncle Joe and the fire department dudes from Daddy's hometown will be staying at our house Thursday through Saturday nights for fire school. They were going to stay in Kearney and drive in, paying a fortune for hotels and gas and spending two hours on the road everyday. Instead, Dave had the brilliant idea to have them rent an RV from Rich & Sons and stay in that in the drive instead. This way, it's an adventure for them, they are VERY close to the event, and they benefit from that fine Vrbi hospitality! Some of them will be staying in the camper and others in the house. It'll be a blast and we are really looking forward to it! Yay!
3. We are going to be camping in SW area for Memorial Day. If you want information on where we'll be, let us know and we'll let you know. If you know what I mean...you know...
4. Things are going well at work for both of Jack's 'rents. First, and most importantly, school is almost out for the year so Mommy can be with Jack all summer. Secondly, the RV biz is going pretty well. Keeping busy there. Yay! A lot of hours though...
5. We've been looking at a monster house in another town close to GI, but haven't been able to commit to it yet. The payments wouldn't be anymore, but the space in house is unbelievable! It does need work though and who has time? It's a gamble we're going to try to eliminate much risk on before diving in.
6. I think that's it. Yep, that's it.
7. Wait a minute there. We didn't do a Mother's Day post yet. Happy Mother's Day to all of our mothers, your mothers, their mothers. All the mothers that matter to us. Do you want us to list them for ya? Okay:

Happy Mother's Day to Amy, Tami, Janet, Elaine, Mary Lou, Edna, Beverly, Emily, Heidi, Missy and Sarah!
And also to Nancy, Karlene, Denise, Mary Ann, Cindy, Julie, Donna, Carol, Stephanie, Brenda, Kathy, Jessica V, Rebecca, Cara, Jenifer, Melissa, Kim, Shelley, Lori, Deb, Jessica C, Genny, Aletha, Vera, Dixie, Candace, and anyone else reading who might be a mother! And if I forgot you, Happy Mother's Day anyway!

* The cutest little boy that ever walked the Earth--holding onto a plastic toy mower held upright thanks to his daddy's weight set and duct tape.
** By no means the final plan, but the date is now definitely set in stone!
*** That was a joke! You are not invited to live with us. Not hap'nin. Plus, you wouldn't want to. Trust me.
**** You may want to let us know if you want part of the drive. We have one spot tentatively reserved for Missy and Jared's fam, but probably have room for one more trailer... Let us know.
***** That, of course, is debatable.
****** The most important day EVER. (Besides, of course, Mom's Day. Duh.)
******* Try as you may.
******** It BETTER be!
********* It was party mine, that's why it's genius.
********** Until ten years later, when he reads this and is enraged by his parent's cavalier attitude toward timeliness!


HAGANS said...

Thanks Guys, Did you have a great mothers day Amy! I bet so with the wonderful guys in you life...