Monday, May 01, 2006
Weekend in Review
The rain decided to stop for a few hours on Saturday so Brett and I took advantage and rented a Jon Boat. I had no idea what to look forward to. As it turns out, this is a Jon Boat. As the guy is showing us how to run it, he goes, "This isn't a big deal but there's a small hole at the front of the boat." Umm, what? Is that supposed to calm my nerves?? The water is choppy, it is windy as all get out, and he tells us there is a HOLE at the front of the boat? Fan-frickin'-tastic. Luckily, Brett knows how to run a boat and did so beautifully. But goodness - we hit some waves that were so large, we bounced on our seats quite viciously. Not so fun. But the waters eventually calmed down and it wasn't bad at all, just chilly.
That night, I subjected Brett to the poison that is Shoney's. I felt (feel) terrible!! We went to Shoney's every now and then when I was a kid and just because I wanted to relive an insignificant childhood memory, Brett got a mild bout of food poisoning. He was sick that evening and all day Sunday. I think I had built up an immunity to Shoney's food so it didn't bother me. Poor Brett!
Saturday night at 11:30 I got a call from a friend saying that Jessica had gone into labor. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I got another call at 6:30 a.m. saying she had her baby. Awwwwwwwwwwww..... Jessica called me herself last night which surprised me. She told me a couple of weeks ago that everyone was saying to her, "Call me when the baby is born!" and she was saying how she didn't want to call everyone right away so she had Baby Daddy, Paul, and some other people call everyone up. Besides, I knew she'd be exhausted and preoccupied with her new bundle of joy. So imagine my surprise when she called me at 9:30 last night! A bit shocked. His name is Gage (not sure if I'm spelling that right), he's 8 pounds and 20.25" with a full head of brown hair and, of course, blue eyes. When she called me I could hear him crying in the background. He sounded sooooooo adorable!!!!!!! I cannot WAIT to see him. He's got a warm, roomy crib to sleep in because of his Aunt Brianne. I'm not really his aunt but I am dubbing myself as such.