Monday, August 10, 2009

Heading West

Whoopee ti yi yo
Get along, little Jonesies
You know that Wyoming will be your new home.


Did y'all like that? It made me think of third grade.

Tomorrow we're handing our house keys and our dog over to a sitter. We're leaving the blazing hot, humid flatlands and heading to the not-as-hot, crisp, mountainous glory that is Jackson Hole. Praise be to God. And we're flying.

Our date with George was amazing. I had recently gone to the NKOTB concert and been sorely disappointed in how gross their new songs are and how offensive they were when they spoke at the microphone. That's why I never wrote about it. I was so sad that it wasn't the same innocent concert from my childhood. After that, I swore that if George Strait disappointed me I would renounce Texas and leave forever. No worries, y'all, because George was a gentleman. My favorite moments were when he sang "Heartland," "The Chair," and "Troubador." I had given these tickets to Curt for Father's Day and even though we sat so high I had to close my eyes at first, he loved it as much as I hoped he would. Maybe those seats will have prepared us to dwell at an elevation higher than sea level for the next 2 weeks.

I'm officially awake at 1:00 AM for the fourth night in a row. Why am I such an idiot? My left eyelid has been twitching like crazy for lack of sleep. If you happen to see me in the airport tomorrow, please don't think I'm winking at you.

40 comments:

jennyhope said...

I hope you have so much fun! Girl I am right there with ya! I have not slept in what seems like weeks. I keep having random sleep patterns!! Wish I was headed to the mountains! Praying

Kimberly said...

Have fun and King George NEVER disappoints!

Mrs Lemon said...

It's the excitement of a trip coming up. I can never sleep the night before a trip.

Spicy Magnolia said...

Have a most wonderful, RESTFUL time! Oh, and yeah for flying. hee hee :)

Lauren said...

Have a great time in WY! I can't wait to see the pictures. I would love to go there sometime soon--Nathan is dying to get out west when he finishes his Ph.D.

Marc and Charity said...

You go girl! Have fun flying! :) Our road trip is almost over! We get home on Wednesday. I think the girls will be happy to not ever get in the car again :)

I can't believe you went to NKOTB and didn't talk about it! I went to their concert in 7th grade...I'm sad it was so disappointing for you. Glad I didn't go- they came to Cardiff when I was 37 weeks pregnant. I was afraid I would go into labor!

Have fun in the mountains!!!

Patty said...

I love George. It wouldn't matter where you sat to see him. ;) Have a wonderful time in Wyoming!

Love,
Patty

Deirdre said...

wow, how on earth did you talk Curtis into leaving the truck behind?

beckyjomama said...

Oh, Amanda - I have to tell ya, knowing you are a George fan makes me love you all the more!!!!!!! Before I found my hubby, George was, unbeknownst to him, my unofficial "boyfriend".

And, NOTHIN beats seein Amarillo By Morning done live - when the lights go down on the twin fiddles playin at the end ... OH! LOVE IT!

The Kinley's said...

Yea! you're flying to my home state! Wish I was going with you! Ft Worth is too hot and my in-laws cabin in Dubious, WY is too inviting!!

Have fun being in awe at God's majestic Grand Tetons!!

AKat said...

Y'all have fun and enjoy your trip! :)

Melinda said...

I'm looking at reservations for Hubs and I to Jackson Hole this VERY DAY! We've never been and decided just last night that this was the location of choice for a late summer getaway...glad to know that "glory awaits"!

Interestingly, we, too, went to the George Strait concert that was the first event in the new Cowboys Stadium. It was wonderful and George was, indeed, quite a gentleman. So good to know that chivalry isn't dead everywhere!

Have a wonderful trip with your sweet family!

Melinda

fuzzytop said...

George Strait!!! I remember seeing him in concert years ago, and he is such a classy guy and a great performer. So glad he didn't disappoint.
Have fun in Wyoming...should be a welcome respite from the Texas heat.

Adrienne

Lauren Kelly said...

Haha!!! Too funny! Hope you get some rest my friend and enjoy your trip :)

Amy Beth @ Ministry So Fabulous! said...

I have been HIGHLY disappointed with NKOTB lately. If they don't watch themselves, I'm afraid a bunch of angry girls in their 20s are going to kick them off the block and straight to the curb.

justbritany said...

I grew up in Pearsall, TX, which is where George lived until he graduated from High School (many years ahead of me). I never knew him personally but his dad was a deacon at our small-town Baptist church. He was the nicest man you could ever know - Godly, humble and kind. He was always there, and always serving in some capacity. I am glad to hear George is not dishonoring his dad's legacy.

Bobbie said...

So glad to hear George didn't disappoint y'all!! But I knew he wouldn't, he's such a great entertainer, an absolute gentleman!!

Have a fabulous time in Jackson Hole-I love that little town! Travel safe!

Megan said...

Yay! Have so much fun! I love Jackson Hole, it is one of my very favorite places to visit!

Marla Taviano said...

Praying for you four!! So excited for this fun adventure!!

Carley said...

I have to say that I am so jealous! My husband and I honeymooned in Jackson Hole and have vacationed there since. We love the Grand Tetons and Yellowstone! We named our son Cody (and debated Jackson) because of the state of Wyoming. We were going to go back while he is on his Sabbatical this fall but my c-section expenses got in the way. :) We are going to try and go for our 5th anniversary in the spring. Anyway, have so much fun and enjoy relaxing!!

MITZI said...

George Strait is one of my favorites and yes, he is a gentleman and loves his family and keeps getting handsomer.

JayCee said...

We pray you will have a very relaxing vacation. Can't wait to see the pics.

BTW, we are headed to Orlando in early September with our 5 year old grandson. I know you probably won't have time to answer this, but if any of your blog followers could answer, that would be great. We only have 2 days at Disney, so if we could only do a couple of things, which would you recommend? Thanks!

katiegfromtennessee said...

Little Momma, vacation time for you!!! I've never been to that part of the West. I'll be praying for you with your flying:) Flying blessings for you, girl, I pray!:) Ooo, George Strait concert, my man has liked him for many yrs and occasionally he'll sing to me his songs:) Love him:) That's funny that you have that twitch. I get that when I'm all stressed out, girl, are you stressed??

Much love in HIM, ((HUGS))

katiegfromtennessee

The Barfuss Family said...

Enjoy every second of your down time!

Heather said...

Have a great time with your sweet family!!!

Gayle @ thewestiecrew said...

Have the BEST time, girlie!
I can't believe Summer is wrapping up, either. :( I'm SO not ready.

Sturgmom said...

Enjoy your trip!! It's hard to imagine that places actually exist where it's not so hot that you feel like you're living in a convection oven.

Tonya Gray said...

I feel so much better knowing the NKTOB concert was a flop! I really wanted to go catch up with my Joey Joe and the gang, but never got the opportunity. Thanks for letting me know I didn't miss anything!!
ENJOY your vacation, I love getting away with just my family!!

Sitesx6 said...

Say hi to my Wyoming peeps. I'm from Casper, Wyo (now live in Michigan) but I go back to Wyo a few times a year to see family and friends. No place like it on earth. Wish I would have appreciated it growing up (I thought it was lame and for hicks)

WRONG.

Have fun!

valerie said...

Yay...you're flying!
I know you all are going to have a wonderful time in Wyoming.
Take lots of pictures

shalana said...

Enjoy your time away! So glad it worked out to fly. Did Curtis see the light and decide to rent a dog and truck instead?

Lisa @ The Preacher's Wife said...

Hope you have a fabulous trip.. Jackson Hole is on my bucket list..:)

Rachel www.jackandcoledesigns.com said...

Have fun be safe!

Michele Helms said...

I hope you guys are having a great time and making many many memories!

Erin said...

I have an idea....pop over to Missoula whilst you're up here :)

Amy Beth @ Ministry So Fabulous! said...

Just for the record, I want you to know that you're missed!

Ginger said...

Hello Amanda, I am really just getting to know you while trying to stop by yur blog a lil more. I know you probably get a lot of comments in relation to your mother and I have tried not to go there in embracing who you are. But, I just want to say how refreshing it is to see your true heart of conviction through every day life, while you live what she so faithfully teaches. Thank you for being real without making it seem unreachable and for recognizing those places that set us apart without compromise. Sometimes saying little says a lot, like your simple reference to a concert.

May He return much favor for blessing go you.
Ginger

Stacy said...

Just thought I'd finally introduce myself. I'm your newest follower! Love your blog!! :)

Missy @ It's Almost Naptime said...

you're back! how was it?

Amy Beth @ Ministry So Fabulous! said...

Okay, seriously, it's time to come home now. I miss seeing your name in bold in my Bloglines!

:)