This summer our family has been living at my parents' while our house has been under construction in Rolesville. It's been great - and while all good things must come to an end, there's no telling how much I'll be coming back to visit seeing how nice it is to stay here full-time. :)
There's far too much to tell tonight, so I'll try to highlight some of the memorable moments...
~Watching "High School Musical 2" 100+ times with all the grandkids. I particularly love when Jacy speaks the dialogue and does the dance moves with the tv. :)
~Zach Efron point #2 - Going to see "Hairspray" with my mom and sisters. We all had silly grins on our faces the entire time, and I truly can't wait for it to be released on DVD.
~Transformers: More than meets the eye. Try to imagine that phrase out of the mouths of several little boys, and that's the soundtrack to this happy home. They sing it, they play it, they live it. Thank you Youtube!
~My dear BFF Tiffany/Tiss/Tiffner/Love/Nifty. She's been my sweetie and most enduring confidante since the day I got down here. She's helped so much with Carter and has continually shown all the little Steelman boys so much love and affection. We all love you, girl, and you think you're going to miss me? I have a feeling (aka I KNOW) that you will be missed just as much, if not more. :)
~Rodney's frequent trips back up to Rolesville to stay with Lindsay and Steve (while he spends the workweek there, and the weekend here). God bless them for their hospitality - One day we hope to repay you for your overwhelming generosity.
~Carter growin' up too fast. When we got down here on July 8th, when he was 1 month old, and now he's about 3 1/2 months - is always smiling, cooing, and making us all realize how fast time flies when we're having fun.
There are so many more, but for now, I'll close with this: The "crowd" down here will never know how blessed I feel to call Harkers Island home. Even more, to call Joel and Susan my Ma and Pa. In addition, my dear brothers and sisters, nieces and nephews all mean so very much to me. I'll say that when we first decided that this stay at Harkers Island was our best option, I had some apprehension about how the logistics would work out - 3 families under one roof... But, alas, it's been just lovely. Even "loverly" as Eliza Doolittle would say. I've had the "warm night air" and plenty of time in their "enormous chairs." Thank you all. I love ya. Mean it. :)
(I'll come post some pics soon)