Tuesday, March 17, 2009

>>move'n on up

It has been about a week since my last blog entry and for this I formally apologize. I have been completely tied up in life outside of the computer. This weekend sure was a busy one.

Friday, Taylor took me home to North Little Rock for me to see my older brother Matthew who drove into down before his spring break trip to LA to see my oldest brother Michael. We got to spend some quality and much needed time together before his departure. Later that day, my mom, took me to Cody's house. He just recently was evicted from his home because he complained about the mold problem. But it turned out to be a blessing in disguise because they found an amazing home just down the road. Friday was the start of the move. Cody's brother Casey came down to help with the smaller things, which was great because we got to spend time all together. It was a much needed activity. Shuffling things back and forth between homes, we grew hungry. Rosemary was there to save our dismay. She made a whole stack of grilled cheeses, BBQ backed beans, rice and the most delicious green beans ever! Cooking the food you have left in an old house is the best remedy before a move because you don't have to deal with it during the transfer.

Anyway, Saturday we got up around nine and started to prepare for the big move. Cody's mom and dad came in their huge truck and Rosemary's dad came as well in another truck. It took us about four or five trips to move everything out of the house. We finished up around three, and ate a nice lunch: pulled pork BBQ, slaw, beans and potato salad. It was really monumental in our relationship to have Cody's entire family there. I mean, they are all aware that we are together, especially his brother and mom, but I think his dad likes to think of me as Cody's good friend. Either way, it was really important for us both. I really appreciate Cody's parents. I can see all of his best qualities from them and I know he was raised well. I cannot wait to see what the future holds for us and our families.

As much as we wanted to take a nap that day, we couldn't. There was too much to do: unpack, organize, clean, rearrange, etc. By nine, it was down to just Cody, Rosemary and I and we were really hungry. We headed down the road to eat at Cajuan's Grill which turned out to be a really awesome place. They sure did know how to make a great margirita. After about two, we were all seeing double. When we got home, we crashed.

I wish I could say that my weekend ended there, and that Sunday I got up and went to church with Cody, but I can't. I had to work. I went in around 10:00 and did not get out until around 6:00. I was beat to the ground and needed a nap big time. This exhaustion passed over into my Monday: I almost did not get up for class. Oops.

I do have a lot to look forward to this week though, my spring break starts on Thursday! Say hello to working everyday and sweet goodnights next to the one I love. I just pray the week goes by fast!



cody said...

good post! Not because it was all about me, but... you know.

I can't wait for your spring break to start.
The last break you had seems like it was AGES ago.
hm hm hmmmm....

natalie said...

Mark, I am so happy that your family as well as Cody's are becoming a very positive part in your relationship together. It is always so nice to have support, you know?

& where do you work? I'll be working pretty much all of Spring Break, too!

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