Thursday, June 18, 2009

Just what the doctor ordered...

My Doctor told me to take it easy this week and avoid stress. I am back at work, so I am clearly not following Doctor's orders. Poor Chris was sweet and supportive during my out-of-nowhere break down last night, and then my parents "swooped in" and rescued us, as they always do in such a timely way.

Mom and Dad got tickets for tonight's RoughRiders game (our minor league baseball team) and invited me, ChellBell, Chris, and my nephew Nathaniel to be their guests for an all-fun, no-stress evening. The tickets were "Founders Club," so we had wrist bands that gave us all-you-can-eat-and-drink access to 3 different restaurants and great seats right behind home plate. Take a look:

Nathaniel and ChellBell

Sadly, someone in my family ate this as part of their dinner. (Not telling who, but it was definitely NOT one of the girls!) This was just the "first course" before we found the BBQ restaurant...

My sweet friend, my Mom (she just started a new blog, by the way -- you can find it in my sidebar under Lessons Learned in the Garden...)

The Cha-Cha-Slide

The guys, clearly NOT participating in the Cha-Cha-Slide

ChellBell and Daisy

Fun times, exactly what I needed. Thanks, Mom and Daddy, for always knowing how to make things better. You are unwavering sounding boards, genuine cheerleaders, my pier and beam. Thanks for walking hand and hand with me through life. One day, I promise, I'll "get it" and be able to respond to you the way you respond to me -- bearing all things, believing all things, hoping all things, enduring all things.


  1. What a fun night together. I love pro sports games.

    I'm so glad you have such a wonderful support system in your parents. I'm blessed that way as well...what would we do without them?

  2. It looks like a great evening!

    Your parents sound wonderful. I want to me like that for my kids.

  3. Okay the hot dog picture made me a little nauseous this morning and I like HOT DOGS! 2nd the guys not participating in the cha cha slide pic made me laugh/ what is their problem?? huh?? ha ha
    3rd..What great parents you have!

  4. Sounds like your parents knew that you needed a fun day out. Looks like you had a great time and I am praying for you during this rough time!

  5. Awwww, you do have great parents and I am so glad they helped give you what you need. And Chris, too! I hope the burden feels just a bit lighter today after such a time with great support. I, too, hope that I will be that kind of parent later in life.

  6. I am so glad you had a fun night with you Mom & Dad! I know they are a source of calm for you- just what you needed!!

    Have a wonderful weekend!


  7. I'm so happy your parents came to give you the pick you up you needed!

  8. Aweee! That does look like stress-free-fun! I am cracking up at the too-cool-for-school boys picture. Don't they know the cha-cha slide is hip!? Hehe. Xoxo-BLC