Sunday, September 12, 2004
Running from Frances
Last week during Hurricane Frances, Mike and I left the crazy weather of Florida to visit my family in Georgia. It's been a long time since I've brought someone home that I cared about to meet my family. First stop was Dena and Andy's to see my nephews, Eli and Ethan. When we went in we were greeted with hugs, Eli looking at me and smiling saying hey Derek. Then over in the corner in his little swing was Ethan just falling to sleep. He was so beautiful laying there I just stared for a long time, It was a wonderful day being a baby hog. Mike was really good with the kids too, kind of shocked me, Eli was really crazy about him too. Then we went to Sherry's and Mama came over and we played with Autumn who was in rare form when we got there, very energetic. Later Dena and Andy and the boys came over and we all had dinner and spent the night together. Me playing with the kids mostly. The whole weekend was really nice, especially letting my family get to know Mike, which they all really enjoyed him and seemed very happy that I'm happy. The weather home was really bad for a couple hours, but we made it back to Jacksonville in one piece. I had not damage at the beach. Mike was without electricity until Thursday so he stayed with me until then. So we've been spending quite a good bit with each other. It has been wonderful. We've had a nice weekend. Watching movies Friday and going out with friends for dinner last night, and just spending a lazy day together today. All is well! Hope everyone out there in J-land is happy and well!