Thursday, August 09, 2007

Let's hang out!

First full day here, my Dad says, "You want to drive?"
Boy do I!?!
The worst part about driving back in the states is left handed turns because I want to turn into the left lane... but i have to remind myself... "right lane, right lane." "I'm getting my hair cut today and I want you to go with me. I want to get it cut in preparation for in case I lose it."
His beautiful long hair...
we went for a more buzzed cut.
He had fuzzy hair all over his face that was driving me nuts. So I brushed him up.
There! That's better.

Lunch out with my Dad.

Visiting the bookstore my Dad works at... "Did you see this book? It's older than Benjamin Franklin."

So I am battling jet lag. Jet lag feels like my whole body is shutting down. I don't want to move my eyes, my body, my anything. I just want to lay and be as lethargic as possible. My Dad snapped a picture of me eating dinner on the floor.

I visited my Grandma and Grandpa Schupbach... where my Grandma proceeded to congraulate me for graduating out of my pudgy stage. "You used to be such a pudgy little thing but now you're looking nice." Oh Grammy, I love you.
I walked in her door and bee-lined it for two things; her mint tea and her bran muffins. Sooo good.

People! Sharon Henry has a boyfriend!
A real life boyfriend! She was driving through my part of Illinois and wanted to stop in and see me. Um, yes please! Sharon is beautiful. She has the most beautiful heart and laugh. Oh, I delight in her friendship.

Hmm... I think I'll let him date Sharon... ha ha! Too bad I don't get a real say in the deal. How could I object? He was so kind and friendly from the start. There was no awkward start of the friendship for Griff and I. No way! He was my b.f.f. from the start.

"Sharon, this is Joanna. I'm so so excited to see you and Griff tomorrow. On a scale of one to ten, I am about an.... 8 to see Griff... and I'm a 22 TO SEE YOU, SHARON!!!!! WOO HOO!!!!"

Needless to say, Sharon let Griff hear this message on her phone... so he told me, "I was a little disappointed I was only an 8." To which I replied, "But during the course of breakfast, you pulled up to a 10." So hear is me approving Griff's advance to level 10.

After our quick meeting, which was SUCH a blessing... I went and spent the rest of the morning and afternoon with Miss Waveland and her Mommy.

Rochelle and I could NOT wake Waveland for the life of us. She needed to feed Waveland but she wouldn't wake up. We took off all her clothes, rubbed her belly with a cold rag, and played with her, but she refused to wake up. The cold rag finally woke her but she was soooo sleepy.

My mom and i went shopping a little bit after she got off of work. We hit up COLD STONE ice cream for my ALL TIME favorite ice cream. For those of you who know me as the mint chocolate chip fan, there is only one ice cream that I love more than mint chocolate chip...
cake batter mixed with sprinkles and graham cracker crumbs. It is the best.

The face of a very happy, very jet lagged chica...

and now dear friends, I know it is only 9:33PM but I am going to bed. I am SO ready for bed.


Keith said...

Hey Jo, hang in there that jet leg will soon be gone. Thanks for the beautiful pictures of your family. We miss you here in Japan but we know you are right where God wants you. You are all in our prayers

Kelli B said...

it's official - you have an awesome fam! I'm so glad you got to spend time with your dad, then your mom, then rochelle. so great....

ps - your grammy is funny. Arent they just so great? being blunt seems to come best from my grammies. FUNNY. you do look hot, chica.

I love Sharon and i'm jealous you met Griff and I missed him!!!! i cant wait to meet him. i love that they are together!!!!

okay it's official. you and i HAVE to get together. love you much.

Anna.Jo said...

Oh, yes yes yes! The cake batter ice cream is the best in the world.

I stumbled across your blog somewhat haphazardly, but I was pleasantly surprised at what I found. Hope you have a great day!

Joanna Kay said...

I'm so glad you enjoy my blog. It is a lot of fun to keep up with.
Thanks for stopping by. I hope you continue to be pleasantly surprised by what you read here.