Sunday, September 25, 2011

Good weekend

We have had a fast but very enjoyable weekend.  Wife, DIL, Daughter and I left yesterday (Saturday) morning and drove to Atlanta for the wedding of one of Older Son's college fraternity brothers. Older Son was to be in the wedding and he had gone down Friday afternoon so he could make the rehearsal dinner Friday night.

How I love traveling with these girls!  It was truly a laugh a minute, starting before we even left, as Wife and I had to have a discussion about whether we would take our own pillows.  Daughter and DIL found this hilarious. Wife and I reminded them that they would be old someday and they would understand. Wife and I took the pillows. 

It was a beautiful day for the short drive to Atlanta and we got there in time for some sitting by the pool for the girls and watching the first half of the Arkansas-Alabama game for me. 

The wedding was lovely and the reception was much fun.  Older Son was in his element, as he always is, with his old chums.  Wife and I have come to love these guys, so many of whom visited our home and became like family during Older Son's college years.  It's always great to see them again. Fine young men, all of them. 

Wife and I danced with the best of them.  We're not that much better than we were before we took lessons, but we have a bit more confidence, so the money for those lessons was well spent. 


This morning Wife and I got up and drove over to Auburn to see Younger Son and take him to lunch while Older Son, DIL and Daughter headed home. 

Younger Son was well rested and in a good humor, so we had a great visit. He is busy with his classes and pledging the fraternity and gave us good reports on both. He had a flag football game later in the afternoon. While he did that, we did his laundry for him. 

It was so good to see him and made me feel much better. I had fretted a bit since our last visit, just not satisfied with the amount of time we had together and concerned about the tiredness I sensed.

Today made up for that. I think he is learning to manage his time well, a valuable life lesson. I still miss him terribly, but this visit filled my tank, hopefully enough to get me to the next time we see him.


Got home earlier tonight and Daughter is getting crafts ready for her children for school tomorrow.  It's extremely gratifying for Wife and me to see her doing something for which she is so enthusiastic and so gifted.  I'm so thankful for the time in her life when she's here with us.


Kelly said...

Sounds like you had a really busy, but satisfying weekend, Bob.

Are you going to watch The Sing Off tonight? There didn't seem to be a real "stand out" group last week, but I have high hopes for this week.

Pencil Writer said...

Yes. I understand about bringing pillows! ;-)