Saturday, May 12, 2007

Okay, so here's to catching up...

Sorry it's been so long, I really need to get better at this blogging thing. The last 2 weeks have been a blur. I've been on three different trips in a matter of 10 days. First, my grandfather in TX passed away, well, not my grandfather genetically speaking. He and Bertie took care of me when I was a baby and we formed a grandfather-granddaughter relationship throughout the years. I'd definitely say I'm closer to them than my real blood-relatives. He just turned 93 in April and led a wonderful life. Best of all, he was a Christian, but, second best, he was a wonderful gardener. The LO to the right was part of my HOF entry and it was in his honor that I posted it. In the picture below is me, Bertie, and Amber, my sis.

So, from Kentucky to Texas, then from Texas to Nevada for a DM leadership meeting in Lake Tahoe. Okay, I really didn't pack for this as you can see in the pics. It was snowing, and silly me, I thought it was warmer in Nevada than Kentucky this time of year. I just didn't factor in the elevation -- 8000 ft above sea level!!! I went sand-buggying for the first time. Only 2 words to say about that: EXPENSIVE and DIRTY. (even in places you didn't think dirt could find. TMI?)

Then, back closer to home to CKC Nashville on Friday. Whew, my plane was late, so I missed shopping on Friday, but made it to the crop, met the ever so fabulous Jessica Sprague, and shopped with Scarlet on Saturday. Sorry I don't have any pictures. I only took 2 the entire time I was there and they were both horrible. Just picture in your mind a convention center, concrete floors, booths, and lots of middle-aged women bustling around. Got it? That was what I didn't take pictures of.
So, that's it for catch up time. Talk to ya later.


Kimber McGray said...

looks like you had fun in Tahoe!
sorry about your loss too.

hope you had a great time at CKC- sorry we didn't make it down this year! bummer!!!!

hope to see you around some other time!

~Sasha Farina~ said...

*hugs* April.. Thanks for stopping by!

Cindy Tobey said...

April, I'm so sorry about your Grandpa. I just lost my Grandma a couple weeks ago. She was a Christian too and lived a good long life, but I still miss her.

Oh man, your sand-buggying photos and story brings back memories. I used to go 3 wheeling in the woods on dirt trails when I was a teenager...I TOTALLY know what you mean about the dirt! :)