Friday, November 16, 2007

Aunt Sis's Visit & a Family Reunion!

This is Big Daddy's Family....
...the entire clan!!
(pretty good picture for 11 adults and 4 kids.......at least only the 2 year old was wonky!!
Oh, and I love that black/white shirt, but my hubs says it does not make me look pregnant...I gonna disagree. Oh well, hopefully it won't still fit in a few months anyway! I guess I'll wear it on my "feeling fat" days. Maybe people will think I am pregs...not just fat. And with 4 kids always in tow....the pregs thing could seem like a real possiblitity!!!! At least can you tell that the black pants are huge on me. I have them tied on with a belt!!!)


Ike has a sister. Just one. She's 14 years older than him.
We don't get to see her too often.

Partially this is because she lives in North Carolina.

Partially, it's because she is so busy working all the time.


But, earlier this month, she came to Bixby for a trip "home."

It was so great to see her....
The first time I met Teresa was at my wedding. She was so sweet to me. And of course, we had my beautiful niece and handsome nephew in the wedding!

The next time I got to see her was the first Christmas we were married....December 1992. Well, in the middle of Christmas Dinner she mentions the name Charlie Hxxxxxx. I ask her if he's related to Duane H. She says, yes. And I say...oh I love him and his wife Linda. I've known them for years. What a great family! On and On and ON....... Well, the whole time, my MIL is giving me this "go to hell" look (which I was getting quite accustomed too, but still, was unwarranted...or so I thought...) Well, finally it comes out at the table that Charlie Hxxxxxx is TERESA'S FATHER!!!!! WHAT THE HELL?!?!?!?!!?!?!? NOBODY (including Big Daddy) HAS BOTHERED TO TELL ME THAT MY MIL HAS BEEN MARRIED BEFORE AND THAT TERESA IS REALLY IKE'S HALF-SISTER AND HIS MOTHER HATES HER DAD AND IT IS A SUBJECT THAT IS NEVER, EVER, NEVER, EVER, NEVER EVER TALKED ABOUT........
....AND HERE THAT'S ALL I'VE DONE FOR THE PAST 15 MINUTES!!!!!!!!!!!!



WELL.......HOLY HELL!!!!!!!!!!!!!



NEEDLESS TO SAY, MY MIL HAS NEVER FORGOTTEN IT AND AS I JOKINGLY SAID TO TERESA DURING HER VISIT....I DON'T THINK I HAVE EVER FULLY RECOVERED FROM THAT MOMENT!!!! (sadly, I think it might be true.....)



UGH....moving on...........



Logan was only 8 weeks old, when we flew to Idaho for his first visit

with his Aunt Sis. (and he slept all night through during his trip to Idaho!)




Jensen and Aunt Sis will always have a special bond because Jensen is such
and animal lover and so is his Aunt Sis (and cousin Kami, too!)
But...he thinks it's cool Aunt Sis trains dogs and breeds the full-breed
German Shepards. In the past, she has trained police dogs and protection dogs.
She trains them in Shitzun training. And in German, no less!
When I first met her main male, Fritz. I was scared. But, that dog knew it and tried to make friends with me, without being threatening. So, what does he do....goes into my luggage and gets something of mine out to give to me. (like a peace offering) But, out of everything in my bag....what does he choose? A maxi-pad, of course!
HOW EMBARRASSING!!!!




Well, Griffin spent alot of time with Aunt Sis when we went to her house out in North Carolina 3 years ago. So, this visit, he just warmed up to her real easily. He really loves her a lot.
So, it was easy to get him to snuggle up to her.


Well, the times that Aunt Sis and Marinne have seen each other....Marinne was a tiny baby. Until, now!
But, Marinne, in true Marinne fashion warmed up to Aunt Sis quickly. And when it was time to go, she threw her arms around her and even gave her a kiss! Sweet girl!!


All I can say is....visits are NEVER long enough!!


4 comments:

pinktomato said...

ROFL!! i love german shepherds! they're soooooooo fluffily! and nosey too. we used to call our GH that---nosey josey. loved her, but she is in doggie heaven now.

Tam said...

I see some scrapbooking for the christmas pics...sending them to your SIL.

Beth said...

Glad you had a great reunion. Don't you just love what can happen at family get-togethers! I have cleared the table at my in-laws when I asked my SIL to stop cussing at the table - in front of my 2 small boys... She and several others thought I was wrong!

the real ~Roxann~ said...

Jodi...I bet Nosey Josey was a fun pet. My SIL gave us a GS puppy years ago....and someone stole him. Crazy. We were so upset. Sorry you lost your doggie.

Tam....mmmm....she might get copies of pics, but there will be no scrapbooking involved. I'm so stinkin' busy there is no way that will happen!

Beth...that's hilarious! Good for you!!! (did you hubs back you up? Or did he side w/ his family? That's really the key to how it all goes down....)

Anyway, I'm with you. The weekend I went to CKC in KC....I met my dad
1/2 way to OKlahoma at a Dairy Queen. We fed the kids before he took them w/ him. These 4 high school boys were in there in the next section over....cussing, cutting up, being obnoxious. At first I ignored it until I heard the F-word fly about 4 times in 1 minute. I stood up and said...HEY..I HAVE 4 SMALL CHILDREN OVER HERE...TONE IT DOWN!! They looked at me like this :O Then, they were like, it wasn't me..... Umm...it was ALL of you. But, whatever....they deserved it!! I just don't care what they think!
My dad was like whoa! Now, that was funny!!!

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