I like to pretend I’m a local and call Jackson J-Town. They all do, so I can too! We had a really good trip! We got to Jackson about 6 on Saturday evening and changed headed to Cape with Kaci and Luke. Kody’s best friend (and the reason Kody and I are together) is getting married and we attended a couples shower in their honor. Aaron Randolph is one person I never thought would get married, but we are so glad he’s found someone that has so much in common with him and someone who fits perfectly with him. He’s also changed tremendously, but he’s the same ole’ Aaron and is such a great friend to both of us. I love Aaron just as much as Kody does.
The shower was at his brother & sister-in-law’s house and was more of just a mingling event. Kody enjoyed catching up with old buds and it’s always entertaining watching him and Aaron together. Here they are posing with Aaron’s fake mustache.
I might also add that Kody has lost 30 lbs since the middle of February. Yes, 30 lbs!! Who cares about my 15? haha!! He is running and eating better and I’m really proud of him. I didn’t put it on here before because I wanted his mom to be surprised. She was! Everyone was and said he was hard to recognize. The shirt he’s wearing is from 6 years ago (obviously wasn’t worn much, looked new) and he has to wear that because his other shirts were like tents on him!
We made Aaron & Jess (his bride-to-be) a last name picture and took things from West Plains, Jackson, and Cape to make the letters. Aaron used to live in West Plains and then moved to Jackson. His last house was in Cape. He was actually visiting grandparents and brought Kody along one weekend and that’s how we met. So, West Plains was easy and had to be part of it! Kody had a bet that Aaron would cry when he opened it, I really didn’t think he would but he did! They both did and LOVED it! I’m so glad, we worked hard on it and wanted it to be perfect. We attached a note to them on the back and then a piece that said where each letter came from.
Sunday we got going early because my mother-in-law made lunch for everyone since Kaci and Luke had to leave early. We celebrated John (FIL) and Kody’s Uncle Desi’s birthdays and grilled burgers and hot dogs. Aaron and Jess came over and had lunch so we could see them one more time. Everyone was there, including Drew! Notice the cute picture of Grandma and her neighbor friend Marion dressed alike…accidently.
Sunday afternoon Erica and I shopped around trying to get her to go into labor. We walked laps in the mall and my legs were nearly about to fall off! It didn’t work though. We had dinner with John, Teresa, Kyle, Erica, and Drew Sunday and then hung out with Drew for a little while longer. I gave him a bath and he was such a good boy. We sang Twinkle Twinkle, Wheels on the Bus, etc. He calls Kody Ko-Ko and I told him to say Kotex. (Yes, I am mean.) He was running around the house yelling HEY KOTEX, HEY KOTEX….looking for Kody who was in the basement helping Kyle. I was dying laughing….I’m not a very nice aunt I guess! I finally said OK, say Ko-Ko again and he did. He is definitely in that stage where he repeats anything and everything. We really enjoyed seeing them, last time before he’s a big brother!
Erica was supposed to be induced tonight, but they were out of beds. She’s to call in the morning and hopefully they will have a bed for her, if not she will have to either go into labor or wait until next week when her doctor is on call to be induced. Her due date is Monday though.
That was our weekend! Yesterday I toured a neighboring town with my EXCEL class and had a retirement party in the morning for work. Tomorrow I will be gone to my tourism board retreat most of the day. I will have only worked 2 full days this week. Nice!! I’m looking forward to this weekend because it’s supposed to be warm…this cold and dreary weather has me tired!!
Hope everyone had a great weekend and enjoyed my pictures of Drew!