It's late so just a quick blurb here to let all know that Jungle Mom and crew arrived as scheduled into Miami Friday night and then on into Tampa this morning. Everyone looked well and healthy just a little frazzled, but that is to be expected after what they have just gone through.
I was blessed to be able to spend the day with them and my son, Josh. We picked them up at the airport a little after 10 a.m. Saturday and drove them to the house they had rented. Their son had gotten the key the day before and was able to get set up in his room Friday night. He also had the air conditioning running and food which our mom had prepared in the fridge. Of course, mom had also sent a huge bowl of fruit and had instructed Rita's son to set it in the middle of the table. It was so welcoming to walk in and see it there!
It was nice not having to prepare lunch because mom had sent over a huge pan of fried rice, a large salad and dressing, a home-made chocolate cake. Oh, and our brother John came over for a few hours too!
After a little bit of down time and just laying around visiting, we headed to Super Wal-Mart. It was almost too much for Jungle Mom and Yekwana Man to handle! I wish you could have been there. JM was running around the produce and not picking up anything! Finally she decided on a bag of peeled and washed baby carrots. Then a bag of salad. Then she started getting in the groove! Since they had just arrived into town and Clint is flying out early Monday morning to pick up a van they purchased up in Tennessee from a friend, JM wanted enough food for the 2 days her hubby would be away. Well by the end of the first aisle, her buggy was half full! We teased her to slow down on her choices as she still had lots of aisles to look at. She would just stand in awe at all the meat on the shelves! We did find some packages of turkey wings which made her laugh as she picked them up and said, "I have seen these lately." It was so much fun shopping.Can you imagine all of us in there like a caravan on a Saturday!? It was so crowded and we were so rowdy and just a-laughing at every little thing. Let's see, there was Clint, Rita, Jewel, Jayde, John, Josh R, and myself all grocery shopping! What a hoot we had! I would have given anything to have had my digital camera with me!
Well to close, I dropped my Josh off at his house in Tampa around 9:45 Saturday night, then I headed north to my home. It was so lonesome walking in and finding nobody here! I miss Agustin and Shane so much but know they are having the time of their lives with loads of relatives! Tonight was the big shin-dig for the graduating law students. The meal was to begin at 8 p.m. and culminate at 4 a.m. with Mariachis!! Ay, Ay, Ay, Ay!