Saturday, October 25, 2008

Homecoming Game, School Dance & Church Lock-In

I tell ya, I am soooooooooooooo glad this week is over!!! I'll spare you most of the details of our running around this week, but last night was the final kicker for me.

Morgan had a homecoming game, a school dance and a church lock-in ALL IN ONE NIGHT!!

After working all day yesterday, I came home and immediately started my second job.


5:30 ~ I picked Morgan up at the front door and headed to the mall. On top of everything else, what was I thinking to agree to this last minute request from her???

6:30 ~ Came home from the mall and styled Morgan's hair for the school dance.

8:00 ~ Dropped Morgan off at the football game. The dance was immediately following the game. So, luckily Morgan only had to walk from the football field to the main school building to attend the dance.

8:30 ~ I was finally able to grab a bite to eat.

9-10:15 ~ I actually had time to visit with Dirk and Jae before taking a quick nap. lol

10:20- 11:45 ~ Totally knocked out!!

Midnight ~ We went to pickup Morgan from the dance

WAIT...there's more;

Morgan came home to get ready for the church lock-in. It actually started at 11pm and was going to last until 7am this morning!

Todd(her boyfriend) was able to attend the lock-in, but since Todd's dad was the D.J. for the school dance, Todd had to help tear down the music equipment......

Finally at 1:30, we took Morgan and Todd to the lock-in.

Got back home at 2:15AM and crashed until 6:30AM!!

April (if you're reading this), I now feel your pain when you are running like this.

If I can be honest??? I was NOT happy last night. We had known about all of this for more than two weeks now. And since we do not allow Morgan to ride with her friends (who are all new drivers), we also knew when we agreed to let her go to all of this that we would have to shuttle her back and forth. I should have been more prepared and totally okay with my night being interrupted but, being honest again...I was extremely tired from a long week. I just wanted to get off work and be treated to a nice dinner. I know....stop whining, huh?

As I look back on all the chaos of last night, I am more appreciative today that Morgan not only wanted to participate in all of her school functions, but she also wanted to attend the functions at our church.

Isn't it something how much clearer we can put things into perspective when we've gotten our rest in?

Whew!!!! Glad I got all that out. Now I totally feel better.


April said...


You whine all you want to, girl! I have walked in your shoes many times over, so I'm right there with you! It's so hard when you feel like you're being pulled in a thousand and one directions, isn't it?? I really don't know how I'll react if I ever have a weekend with absolutely nothing planned. I'll probably just breathe a big ol' sigh of relief and...fall asleep!! I'm just getting too old to be running around after teens and preteens all the time!

Just wait until Morgan starts driving. That's when the REAL fun begins. Oh, and just to let you know, Brittany and Andrew haven't spoken since last night. He took her out to a movie (we dropped her off at the mall to meet him). He was 10 mins. late AND he hadn't eaten, so he got some Chinese food and ate in front of her during the movie! She expressed how upset she was with him for ALWAYS being late and for not having enough courtesy to not eat in front of her DURING the movie. She said they didn't speak a word during the entire movie. She was not happy, and I don't blame her, either! I just don't think he values her very much. Could this be the end??? Stay tuned!! :)

Enjoy the rest of your weekend and know I'm thinking of you. Believe me...I understand.

Heather said...

phew i need a nap after reading your post! lol.
if it was me, i would have made nathan do all the running around after the dance, lol. i would have been snuggled in my bed fast asleep! LOL. that's why he loves me :)

Tonya said...

HA!! You cracked me up with the comment about my "intruder!" This was a little bitty woman - I could SO TAKE HER!! HA!!!!!!!!

Now as for you.. I don't blame you for whining - I do NOT like to be woke up when I'm sleeping. I mean, there are but a few things...

I think it's great that you're not turning your daughter loose with her friends just yet. You can never be too safe! I mean, one wrong decision and it could totally change their lives - or worse, end it. (You know driving while texting.. or whatever) I think it just proves that you're great parents!

Get some rest, my friend!

Anonymous said...

Wow, I am tired after reading about your night last night! I hope Morgan had fun at all of her events. Reading your post took me back..... those were the days!

Debra said...


There's a poignant little meme out there called "you're gonna miss this"....hmmmm

With Josh driving it's a busy time for us running to football games and things, but, nothing compared to when we used to have to do the shuttle ... but I love how you put it all in perspective and loved her willingness to spend time lovin on the Lord.

Hope your Saturday was blessed! ((hugs)) to you

Sandy Toes said...

Wow...that is a busy time! Sometimes you just have to let it's all good!!!

Hope you have a restful weekend!
-Sandy Toes

Named Alicia said...

Hey Daphine! I so understand having to get things off your chest. I feel much better after I have let it all out. I am glad you are able to be there for your daughter. She sounds like a good kid. Thanks for visiting my blog. I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend! Alicia

Rebekah said...

Ah, sleep is wonderful thing. I'm a different person when I'm working graveyard and not getting enough rest. It ain't pretty! :)

michele said...

You have been BUSY! Oh and late night running around does NOT sound fun!!
Hope the rest of the weekend is restful and wonderful! Thanks for stopping by my blog!
Check it out later this week I will be posting another giveaway. :)

Darlene said...

My goodness what a busy time. I know my time will come because Lexi likes to be involved in EVERY THING! I do hope you get to rest and recouperate before you have to go back to work. I too, need my sleep. I know Morgan had a BLAST with all her activities!!!

Stacey said...

Girl I can relate to that kind of day. My youngest son is a busy kind of guy..keeps me running. He's about to drive through so I'm trying to relish the moments.

I'm so glad you came to visit me. I'll be back to see you. By the way, your daughters are gorgeous!

Andrea said...

Busy! It is good that she wanted to participate in all those things, though.

Lorrie said...

Hi Daphine, Thanks for your visit to my blog and your kind comments. I've been reading your blog and have really enjoyed it so much-your personality shines right through.

I can totally sympathize with your evening although my kids are a bit older now. I have three--two girls and a boy, and there was one year right before my oldest was able to drive that I felt like I literally lived in my car! We had also made the decision not to have our kids drive with new drivers and I don't regret it at all, but oh my...there were days when I was so weary. I have to say that while there are many things I miss now that my kids are in their 20s, driving around town at all hours and waiting in parking lots for them is not one of them!

Ruby Red Slippers said...

Hi! Thanks for visiting my blog-Please stop by anytime. I love Sandy Toes' blog, too! (And April's)
Your daughter is darling! and your day sounded super busy...those are tough days!

Des said...

Thanks for stopping over at TheWildOliveTree. You have a very busy life!! It makes me thankful for my slow paced one!

Angela said...

what a busy lady you are! I hope life slows a bit for you :)

Anonymous said...

Shew! This makes me tired too. BUT.. ya know what? This is what makes you a wonderful mom!

Jessica & Matt said...

Yeah, girl. Rest makes ALL the DIFFERENCE. I actually am tired just after reading your post! And you're right about being thankful that she wants to be involved in the church functions. :)

Heather said...

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i love their tea! let me know if you get some!!

Anonymous said...

Wow! You had a busy Friday. I know how you feel. I had a extremely busy weekend too. The things we do for our kids....


Rebeckah said...

Holy Cow! I was reading all of this, and it made me fear the teen years a little bit!

You look SO young on your profile picture. I absolutely can NOT believe you have been married for 18 years.

Thanks for coming to my blog! I can't wait to read more of yours! God bless!