Friday, June 27, 2008

Being with Dawn is always a trip

Okay, okay, apologies all around for the lack of posting. My dear hubby came home last night bearing Canadian gifts and coins with funny things like sailboats on them and stuff. Emma was so excited that daddy was bringing home "ho ho presents" which totally means that she thought it was Christmastime but it makes me laugh every time she says it. We were all excited to see Jay and hear stories of what life was like all the way across the country. Pretty much, life's the same...only more expensive and a little cooler over there. Whodathunkit?
Dawn and William left yesterday, and we miss them terribly. Dawn in one of my bestest friends in the whole wide worldecees, and I hate that we only get to see eachother once every 6 months or so. We stayed up way too late each night trying to fit all of our conversations into just 3 days, and the aftermath of very little sleep is a killer now. But I wouldn't trade it for anything. It was so great to spend time with them.
William was a hoot. The girls loved having a boy around...since Nate is still just a baby, they really have no idea what boys are all about. William taught them about Gator Tractors, trains, trucks and being able to pee on trees. In return, the girls taught him the ins and outs of being a princess. (Sorry, David!)
Note to self: buy boy dress-up stuff before Nathan turns 3.

Gosh, we had a great week. We laughed until tears were streaming down our face and we were trying our darndest to prevent post-pregnancy incontinence. We talked about the "what ifs" of parenting and the tough decisions we face in raising our children in the world we live in today. We shared our inner-most thoughts and feelings about certain life experiences. It was a blast...thanks so much for coming, girl! I miss ya!!
More pictures of William are on the photography blog. Isn't that kiddo gorgeous?
Next week will be the last week of our "crazy-busy-don't-really-know-what-day-it-is" summer. Jay's parents come in on Monday and his sister, brother-in-law and kiddos come in on Wednesday. Earlier, when we were counting down the days until they arrived, Abby asked "And then who is coming when they leave?" It's been a fun-filled summer with lots of friends and family, and we have enjoyed every single minute of it!


Kayla on June 27, 2008 at 9:36 AM said...

I love the last pictures of you and the kids. It is so cute and sweet.

David said...

We Need to Talk Ms Princess!! Haha, just kidding! We just need to get a copy of that picture, I'm sure he'll love it when he's oh, 16! Glad you all had a good time, hope to see you all soon.


Dana on June 27, 2008 at 12:05 PM said...

That last picture of you with the kids is gorgeous Amber! :)

Jill Chandler on June 27, 2008 at 2:50 PM said...

Maybe Emma will learn his name is Santa Claus by the time she's four... Elizabeth called him HO HO until then!

Make a mental note for someday when the visits slow down: Sure fire way to get more company: Have a new, adorable baby!! We all needed to see Abby, Emma and the newly-arrived Nathan!

Enjoy your Ferrell Family week!
Love, Jill

Brandy on June 27, 2008 at 3:41 PM said...

I love when my best friend comes to visit and ike you it is not often enough.
I Love that last shot of you and the kids.

CAB on June 27, 2008 at 5:48 PM said...

Gorgeous shot of you and the children - did you have someone there to push the button or did you use the camera timer? Beautiful color in the pic!!

~sydney~ on June 27, 2008 at 10:24 PM said...

I'm so glad u guys had such a great time! I'm with Dawn and William in NC and Dawn was talking about what a great time she had with you! I love the pictures! They r so adorable!

mollie on June 27, 2008 at 11:29 PM said...

Wow...if you put Dawn and David in a blender, mix it up and bake have little prince(ess) William.Haha! Isn't he gorgeous?!Looks just like both of them. Kooky! The pics are great. Aren't best friends, well, the BEST?!? Glad you and Dawn had such a great time. knowing Dawn, you 2 didn't sleep AT ALL!!

Dawn @ My Home Sweet Home on July 1, 2008 at 3:04 PM said...

Do you know what Dawn and I have in common (besides our names?)? William and Lily Rose were born on the same day!

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