April 23, 2006

Week O' Fun

This week (Sunday through Sunday) has been full and fun- or maybe it just feels like we did a lot because we took a bunch of pictures...yeah that's probably it. But we had fun and would like to share it with you if you weren't there and let you re-live it if you were.

Easter, or 'Resurrection Sunday,' as its also called, was great. Most Easters you spend with your family. Well last year and this year we were away from all of our family and our adoptive "Louisville Family" invited us over for Easter lunch and to spend the day with them. The Millican Family has been a HUGE blessing to us since we moved here and we've made tons of memories with them (spent Christmas with them, went to Texas for Micah and Laurie's wedding, spent New Years with them, etc). This week was no different (actually we spent a good amount of this week with one or more members of the Millican family). There will be many pics on this post so be prepared.

Amongst the Resurrection Fun...


Mom (Tracy) and daughter (Sarah) Millican posing with the, not-so-much basket but more Easter tub of goodies.

Banana Pudding with festive toppings...this picture doesn't quite capture the 15 lbs of banana pudding in the bowl...

Nat (Millican Dad) chasing me with his new "Toro" lawn mower...
And of course no Easter Sunday, or event at the Millican's would be complete without...

...shooting balloons tied to trees with BB-guns from their upstairs deck. (This picture is not an invitation for my cousins or any males that I know to critique my shooting form...nor was there any danger involved as the hand-gun you see in the picture was as effective as Micah throwing the BB at the balloons himself...seriously, Anthony actually walked right up to the tree they were tied to and shot them point blank...the BB's simply bounced off the balloons with no-harm to the balloons at all). Later that evening Nat took all of us out for a movie. Thanks Nat!

Now, on to the "Going-Away" party Friday Night. We teach college students at our church and so they wanted to send us off well. It was a great night once Norm finally cooked the burgers all the way through (Keep him in line Pam!) It was a nice dinner where we got to hang out and some of our friends said a few words about how they were going to miss us. It was great and we left feeling humble and grateful...

Meagan and Laurie Millican (Micah's wife)...Meagan was the cake maker/designer... good stuff! (although I'm seeing a pattern develop of creative desserts in this post)...

Something that touched the crafty side of me was...

...the awesome scrapbook that they put together for us! Couple observations here: 1. Ladies, particularly Laurie and Jennifer, props on the quality of the scrapbook. It was REALLY cute (trust me, I have an eye for these things and its difficult to impress me) and I know that "REALLY cute" comes at the price of several hours of hard work of "where do I want to put this sticker?" and "where would this picture best go?" Gracias. 2. Speaking of pictures. I'm pretty sure that the picture on the front of us posing at Micah and Laurie's wedding, was the ONLY flattering picture in the book. That's either a testimony of what get-togethers are like with this bunch or the picture on the front was the only flattering picture that anyone had of us...both of these theories are probable. Your thoughts?


NEXT was Saturday and "THUNDER OVER LOUISVILLE"- The largest fireworks display in North America. (I know, we thought the same thing..."Why Kentucky? Shouldn't like Disney or New York have this?) Anyway...there was a record setting 800,000 people in only a couple city blocks (for our Jax friends, this downtown is about the same size as Jax's so imagine that many people wanting to be near Metro Park for a spot to see the fireworks on the St.Johns) They have an airshow, food, music, and of course, fireworks LOTS of fireworks...like 60 Tons of them....all for free...pretty cool...

The Navy's "Blue Angels" were the most impressive part of the airshow...all the way from sunny Pensacola, Florida.

The fireworks are launched from several barges in the Ohio River and from one of the bridges crossing the Ohio. Here is some of the action...

oooooooooooooooooo....... (from the barges)

aaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh....(off the bridge)

...Rounding off the busy weekend...Sunday. After church this morning, about 8 of us went to an Ethiopian restaurant. Its kinda in a shady part of town, but to my boss's encouragment we went. There was no silverware on the table, so that was the first sign this would be great. The hearty lunch buffet, baklava, and authentic Ethiopian coffee were all we hoped they'd be and we left satisfied with dirty fingers and full tummies. Sorry, we didn't bring our camera in!

... And finally tonight we surprised Nat with a party at his daughter Sarah's apartment. Nat just got promoted to "Captain" at UPS. He is a pilot for their international flights (if anyone wants to send us something little just hand it to Nat and he can bring it to us! We told him to include us in his flight plans). We celebrated by going to the Homemade Ice Cream and Pie store. There were about 35 folks...Nat, you're loved!

Cap'n Nat

And that was our week. For 60 Tons more pictures of this week go to shutterfly...

3 comments:

Laurie said...

Hony and Sharon,

I absolutely LOVE looking at your blog...what a great idea!! It has been SO much fun hanging out with yall a ton lately. We love you guys and you will be very missed.....as far as the scrapbook picture comment...I think the fact that the only flattering picture is the one on the front says a lot about our events and how stinkin crazy they are (reference the picture of yall in the mickey mouse hats)! HA! I love you guys!!!

Sharon said...

Yeah, the Mickey Mouse helmets were a trip...also the blue eye-shadow and big-bangs from the 80's New Years party. Although the poses may not be flattering, the impression that we were having fun is always apparent in them. good times, good times.

Anonymous said...

So I am loving the blog thing and totally getting one when I get me a digital camera...the Ethiopian food made me want one. I am really looking forward to seeing all the posts when y'all are in another country! -meagan