Friday, November 18, 2011

Taking a little (midwestern) break

We leave tomorrow for a trip to Oklahoma!

These are some of the things that may happen in our lives next week (that wouldn't normally).

I may catch a fish.

I may see my children shoot a real live gun.

I may see an animal after it has been shot.

I may eat an embarrassing amount of really good food.

I may giggle upon hearing "all y'all."

I may proclaim that Sonic cherry limeades actually taste better in the Midwest.

I may freak out at the sight of a water moccasin and run away, leaving my kids to get eaten by one, I guess.

I may suddenly like jewelry made with turquoise.

I may miss my pillow. And my wiener dog.

I may have a touch of nostalgia upon realizing that everything is wonderfully the same in my grandparents' house. The same smells and photos and furniture. The birdbath, the gravel, the collection of old cologne bottles. OK more than just a touch.  

I may fall in love with a real thunderstorm.

I may still go to Starbucks. (C'mon, let's be reasonable.) 

I may be with people I don't get to see nearly enough and also really, really love.

Wait, that one is for certain.

Happy Thanksgiving, friends. I'll miss you.



  1. That all sounds pretty awesome! Except maybe your kids getting eaten by a water moccasin! haha

  2. aww, sounds like too much fun! have a great time! and of course the starbucks will be happening...

  3. have fun! and i hope you get a really good thunder storm--minus the tornado warnings and stuff : ) have a great time and happy thanksgiving!

  4. I'm on Okie born and raised! Have fun and watch out for the water moccasins (don't think you have anything to fear this time of year) ;)

  5. welcome back to the midwest, leslie! you may even find that it suits you and you will have to stay! ;)

  6. Happy Thanksgiving to you too, friend. Have a wonderful time with your family.
    And sometime I'll have to send you the video of the first time I shot a shotgun(it was also at Thanksgiving). Lets just say the family now says I have a reputation:) (But I hit the target right on so they can back off, haha).
    Miss you bunches. xo

  7. Have a wonderful time friend! Can't wait to hear about it!

  8. i just stumbled across your blog and i love it. the 11 lessons post below is really great. have a great thanksgiving.

    mikie and kristen

  9. i've been off the grid, just popping in to say happy thanksgiving!

    have fun with the grandparents and family!

    i am thankful for you leslie!

  10. enjoy!!
    happy thanksgiving, leslie!