Thursday, June 24, 2010

We're Still Here, I Promise

Life without 24-hour access to the internet is interesting. A little frustrating. A little relaxing. A little isolating. What did we ever do without internet, blogging, facebooking, emailing, online banking or hair straighteners? I will never know, except for the last point. We just had really, really frizzy, huge hair. Or maybe that was just me...

Well, I have survived a cross-country move, 2 weeks without my husband, moving in with my mom (which has been heavenly), living in the country with spiders and bugs and spiders, two family reunions (one which starts today), living out of suitcases, preparing for a home wedding and the actual event itself--my sister's spectacular wedding.

The wedding was beautiful. My bridesmaid dress fit (It was a close call). And my sister was beyond gorgeous. And I know you want to see pictures, but guess what happened? I didn't take any. Figures, I suppose. You pop out two babies, buy a nice camera, lose all sense of reality caring for those two babies, and you forget to use your camera for the one of the most monumental moments of your life. But I do plan on stealing a few pictures from my cousin (I miss you) to post on my blog over the next few days. And if you have jealousy issues, you might not want to look. My sister was (and is) just that gorgeous.

One more thing. Since being home, I have met so many of you (or just one person) that read my blog. You all have had such nice things to say about it. If I met you, I have to say that it was really nice meeting you. Really, really nice.

Anyhow, I'm off to another family reunion. And I'm sure I'll forget to take pictures. Oh, and it is hot outside. Hot! I forgot how hot Oklahoma can be.

I must go straighten my hair for the 14th time today. It frizzed at the thought of being outside.

Talk to you all soon...we're getting internet at my mom's house. Just bringing her into the 21st century.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Some Girls.

We have the pleasure of staying with my mom until we settle into a place of our own. She lives on 5-acres of land and has a beautiful house and property. Country life has now become a way of life for the Lashley girls. And what I've discovered is this:

Some girls are good in the country.
They're just naturals.
They love everything about it.

And some girls aren't good in the country.

Because they look like this when they're outside.

I need to find some air conditioning.

It feels good to be an Okie.

After what feels like months and months of life without internet access (hint, hint, Mom) I finally have the time to sit down at a local restaurant with a cup of coffee, 5 million ideas, 6 million pictures, and lots of things to share.

The girls and I made it back to Oklahoma safe and sound. It took a 20-hour trip of non-stop crying by all of us, but we're here. A big thanks to my sister for making the trip with me. I could not have done it without her. We've been so busy since we've been home. We've been preparing for MaKenna's wedding, unpacking, trying not collapse from heat exhaustion, and visiting our families and hopefully soon, our friends.

It really feels good to be home. It's strange to think that we're here to stay. I feel like I'm going to have to pack up again and head somewhere really far away. But we don't. We're here with our family and friends, and if I have anything to do with it, we're staying put.