Tuesday, August 25, 2009

It’s a School Night

This morning I woke up in New Normal, Texas ,where my husband will have another surgical procedure, but regardless, family things stay the same.

We had dinner at Daughter #1’s house last night, and it just happened to be at the end of the first day of kindergarten for my grandson.

I tried to ask all of the usual questions about his first day, to no avail, but it didn’t matter because his refusal to answer silly questions was as endearing as answering them.

I did get to love all over grandson #2 , when he wasn’t wrestling with his brother.

My daughter had oatmeal cookies sitting out that she had baked for her boys, and we had her wonderful tortellini casserole for supper, which is delicious.

After supper, as their little family headed into that wonderful time of the evening when everything is governed by

It’s a school night,”

we headed to the hotel.



Deb said...

hope all goes well with the surgery....

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Glad you had a nice visit with your grands -- I'm sure that's a most wonderful distraction from the worry and concern of surgery -- hope that everything goes very well indeed for your husband!

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Laura....Glad you had a nice visit with your grandsons. It is nice they are so close when you have to have a surgical procedure done. Hope everything went well with that!~Patti

Pam @ Frippery said...

What a charming post. I hope all will be well for you and your husband. Hugs, Pam

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

It's always a great thing to love all over those we love so much!

Hope the surgery goes well....I'm saying prayers!

Lou Cinda

Nancy's Notes said...

Laura, you and John are in my thoughts and prayers. Take care.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Hope all goes well for your husband. Had 2 of my Grands over the weekend and they were full of news about their new school year.

Kim@Seasons of My Heart said...

I'll be praying for your husbands surgery!

How precious that you were there for your grandsons first day of school! What fun memories!

Mari @ Once Upon a Plate said...

Laura, I hope your DH's procedure goes well; you'll both be in my thoughts and prayers.

How sweet that you were able to visit with your family, and on the first school night of the year, too! Take good care.

blushing rose said...

Prayers lifted for your husband, Laura. Glad you had a lovely family evening. TTFN ~Marydon

Domestic Designer said...

I will keep you and your husband in my prayers. Hope all goes well.

The Stylish House said...

You and your husband will be in my thoughts and prayers. FYI, I like your new blog look.
hugs, Cathy

Amy said...

Sounds like a wonderful visit!

Cottage Rose said...

Hello Laura; I really enjoyed your post, so many memories of when my kids were little,, I Pray that all goes well for your Husband..


The Fajdich Times said...

Enjoyed hearing about your grandkids. My son had his first day of High School today. Can't wait to hear how it went. Hope all goes well with your husbands surgery.

The Stylish House said...

I was online when your comment came through. You have been on my mind today, and I hope things went well for your husband. Take care.

trash talk said...

You are doing a wonderful job of keeping it together and making it "normal". I hope everything goes well and I'll say a prayer for y'all tonight.

Kathryn @ Bonafide Southern said...

School here started August 10, so we're beginning our 3rd week. I know all about those "school nights." I hope everything goes well for your husband.

Debra@CommonGround said...

Laura, I just read some of your earlier posts about God visiting. Thank you for sharing your life and thoughts. Tears come to my eyes as I think how I would like to just give you a big hug, and be there in person with you. I'm praying that all will be well with your husband and that God will be with you in such a big way that you will clearly feel His presence.
Blessings, dear, my thoughts and prayers are with you.

Marguerite said...

Sending you positive thoughts, Laura. Will be keeping you and your hubby in prayer. Hope the surgery goes well. Hugs!

the Provident Woman said...

Sounds like a great visit.

Dixie said...

Hope all has gone well with hubby! It's nice that God provided a joyous night before the surgery... I always loved the first day of school and the stories that my children and then grandchildren shared... Their excitement warms my heart... as I know it does yours.

blessings and prayers... Dixie

ps... love the new look of your blog!

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hello Laura...

Hope that all is going will with your husband, my friend! Not sure what is going on...and it doesn't matter (I'm not trying to be snoopy) but just wanted to let you know that I whispered a prayer for him!!!

It's so nice that you are getting to visit with your daughter and grandsons! I think that is just so sweet...that your daughter made homemade cookies for her boys when returning home from school! You don't hear of that much anymore!

Well my friend, I just wanted to stop by to say thank you for coming by and leaving such a nice note for me on my "Celebration Giveaway"! I also just wanted to take this time to thank you for following Happy To Design...it's been such a pleasure getting to know you, my friend!!!

Warmest wishes,
PS...wishing you the best with my book giveaway! I'll be announcing the winner tomorrow!

Lynn said...

Hey there!
I am just catching up on my blogity world after being gone for two weeks.
I hope all is going well with your husband. It is so stressful to have a loved one in the hospital.

Your letter to your little guy's kinder teacher was fantastic!

It reminded me of a time when I was a new teacher and a student wrote a spelling sentence about a "right whale."
I didn't know beans about whales at the time, so I said, 'Oh, and is there a Left Whale, too?'
He insisted there was a Right Whale.
I continued to argue with him and said I'd eat my hat if there was a whale called the right whale and sent him over to the library to prove it to me.

The next day, I brought a big cake shaped like a straw hat and they all helped me eat my hat!

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