Monday, July 7, 2008

Sentimental Moments

We met my Grandparents (Mom's side) for Breakfast at Cracker Barrel on Saturday and then went back to their house to visit for awhile. The girls had a lot of fun visiting their other grandparents and this was the first time that Lexi and Cousin Emily got to see them!
My Grandma & Haley

My Grandpa & Emily

Tonight we drove to Kissimmee to see my Grandma's house. My Grandma passed away in the Fall and my Grandpa passed away back in 93'. So the house that my dad grew up Grandparent's only house now belongs to someone else. We took a few pictures in front of it. It was very solemn...except for my rambunctious children who don't quite understand what a quiet moment is.

The night ended on a happier note at Steak & Shake. I had my first S&S experience when I was here in the fall for my Grandma's funeral. It is quite yummy. But I think it also carries with it some sentimental memories for me. It was nice to go back there with everyone and have a much lighter, happier meal than mast time. (And by lighter, I mean in mood...definitely not in calories.) We had a great time laughing over my mom's tiny coke glass (she insisted on a small drink even though the waitress kept having to refill it)...over Lexi saying "like you" which sounded an awful lot like an obscene phrase coming from her (I'll let you figure it out)...and our sweet waitress Connie (not to be confused with Curtis' mom)...who called everyone Baby...was missing several teeth and apparently had nails that Curtis warned all of us not to look at (which caused my Dad to spit his coke out from laughing so hard)...we had a great time.


Angie said...

I'm glad you're having a good time in FL w/ your fam! And I'm glad you're making happier memories...especially at S&S. Your post made me laugh so hard I cried! :)

Lisa P said...

Family trips are the best--especially ones that cover many generations.

Steph said...

Hi Kristi! I know who you are - heard lots of stories from Jen and Trent. :) And okay, okay, I might check your blog every now and then, too.

It's funny...I almost posted on your blog about Epcot, but I think my son was begging for attention and I never got to it. I know my mom was working on the 4th - but I think she was doing special shows on the stage across from the American Adventure. Not sure if she was doing shows on the floor, as well. How fun that you were there!

I've been loving your posts lately b/c I grew up in Orlando - I can't remember the last time I went to a Steak n Shake! Delicious milkshakes!

Thanks for posting - hope the rest of your trip is/was lots of fun!