I’m Off! I’m Off!! I’m Off!!!

That’s Right Folks, My Christmas Vacation Has Begun!

What to do?  What to do?

Oh – I have a list…

1. Make Curtains for Living Room

2. Paint

3. SLEEP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


That’s right – I can’t wait to start my time at home.  I’ll clean, I’ll sew, I’ll decorate and I’ll NAP!  Napping is something I have loved to do since I was in high school.  I perfected the art as a freshman at Roanoke Bible College (www.roanokebible.edu) where I would sleep for HOURS on Sundays.  I’d get up, attend church at Towne South where I was a member of the praise team, eat lunch with the Leases or the Woolards (friends from childhood), and then


the day away.  It was wonderful.  I still nap when I can.  Sometimes when I’m not feeling well or I’m feeling depressed, I’ll call in late to work when Jeff leaves for work and then take a nap.  One day, I called my boss to let her know I was feeling pretty crappy.  I was planning on just resting for 30 minutes before getting up and heading out the door.  I slept for FOUR HOURS!


Warren and Rachel will be here in a week!  Well, let me qualify that – they’ll be at my grandmothers in a week.  They’ll be here, in my house, a week from tomorrow.  It’s going to be so much fun.  I even got to pick out a new living room rug that will be down before they arrive!  Yea for progress on the house.  I’ll try to update over the next two weeks while I’m at home, but I make no promises.  I plan to be very busy getting ready for and the hosting my brother and his wife (still a little odd to say).

Have a wonderful holiday!!!!

So I went to Cincinnati…

So I went to Cincinnati with Melissa for the Milford High School Annual Craft Show.  It was such a fun trip!  Well…after we actually started to drive TOWARD Cincinnati!!

Ev and Mo in car

We left my house at 4:30 a.m. and started on our way to Cincinnati!  Now, this story is not yet funny to Mo so do not pick on her about it.  It has been funny to me since the very moment it occurred!  Remember – I have NEVER driven to Cincinnati or anywhere near it, so I have no clue what the path would be.  We stopped in Waynesboro for Starbucks about 6 a.m. and then got back on the road.  Between our talking and storytelling – we missed the exit to get back onto 64 West.  I didn’t even know we were supposed to take that exit or I might have helped catch our mistake more quickly.

We didn’t realize what had happened until we got to VA Tech and Mo realized she’d never seen the sign at VT before.  Seeing the Radford sign didn’t ring any bells either.  We called Jay and realized we were WAY off course.  This was not a huge tragedy – we took 77 North up through W.VA to Beckley where we got back on track.

At NOON, Melissa said “We’re almost there!” and we probably were in her mind – we were past the midway point if we had taken the right roads.  Two and a half HOURS later, we pulled into her parent’s driveway.  We ate dinner at the Chinese Buffett and hung out with her parents that night.

Saturday brought about breakfast at Panera Bread and shopping at Milford High’s Annual Craft Show.  Milford is where Jay & Melissa graduated from.  It was a fun day, albeit exhausting, and I found some great goodies for people’s Christmas. 

Ev and Mo pretty princesses

I also brought a cute little snowman sign that says “The Cronins” and “EST. 2006”.  Jeff says that’s a jinx, but I don’t believe in jinxes and I certainly have more faith in our committment than that!  Lunch was at Frisch’s Big Boy then home for a much needed NAP.

Saturday night we went to church at Eastside Christian Church (so cool) and then met Ronnie at Chipotle for dinner.  After a few games (6) of Sequence and a tied score, it was off to bed.

We went out to breakfast with Mo’s mom and dad Sunday morning then got on road at 9:30 a.m.  We took all the right interstates and pulled into my driveway at 6:00.

What a weekend!!!!  It was so much fun and I can’t wait to go back with all four of us – Jay, Mo, Jeff and me – so that we can hit some more hot spots and see where they used to hang out as teens and in college!  We are so blessed to have such great friends!!!

More pictures on my photo site – link on left!!