Thursday, March 19, 2009

Awww...it feels good to be back!!

Thanks girls for all of the ♥!! I seriously thought that I would of lost all of my "virtual friends" due to my lack of posting!! And gosh, how much I have missed all of you!! I hope all is well with you all!!I have to admit, the tests were a lot of my worry...so that was a huge relief getting the A-OK's!!

And Awww...George!! He was definitely a little sunshine in a cloudy day!! It was kinda crazy though, nobody had any idea that they were going to be taping in our building so as soon as the word got out, all heck broke lose!!! I swear every female in the building was down in the lobby. It was pure mayhem!!!

Anyway, I know that I just got back...but I will be gone for the next few days due to another one of the exciting things that has happen since my being away....


***THIS ONE IS NOT OURS - OURS IS A LITTLE DIFFERENT WITH A SMALL TIP OUT - PUT I AM TOO LAZY TO GO OUTSIDE TO TAKE PICS - SO THIS IS A PIC OF ONE THAT IS VERY SIMILAR FROM THE INTERNET***

Yep, we finally found a camper!! We had been "looking" and "researching" for about a year. So, whenever we found this great deal...we took it!!

So, this weekend "Big Daddy", "Muscles" and myself are going on our first camping trip as owners of a "real" campers. No more tent city for this family!! Not that that is a bad thing...but for this family, we have never had any luck with the weather cooperating.

But as excited as we all are....it is kinda bittersweet. One of our other "issues" since my absence is our 17 YO daughter, "Miss Priss". She has been rebeling very badly lately. And she is totally against this camping trip. LONG story!! But today she basically told "Big Daddy" and myself that is we made her go on this trip she would move out. I KNOW!!!!! I couldn't believe it!! I am about at my wits end with that kid. I am SO confused!!! Do we stick to our gut insticts and follow thru with "tough love" and MAKE her go with us!?!?!? Or do we cave, and try some reversed phsychology and act like we don't care and hope that she will soon figure this out on her own?!?!?

Any advice welcome....because I am truly lost!!!!!!! UGGHHH teenagers!!!!!!

4 comments:

Pam said...

Love your new look!
My first instinct is to make her go, so that you know where she is but mine is only 8 so what do I know. Maybe she could bring a friend??? Remember she is 17 not legal yet.

Great camper! I want one because I am not a tent kinda girl, know what I mean.....
Good luck with your girl, you know when she is 25 she will look back and see the error of her ways! I sure did.
Hope it all ends well and ya'll have a great time.
Pam

Farmchick said...

hope you had fun camping....we have a camper...never have had a tent nor would I want one! lol I would make dd go with you!!

April said...

Oh, wow, Carrie, that is a tough question you posed! First of all, I would hope and pray that my 17 year old daughter, Brittany, would never refuse to go on a family trip with us! That would totally break my heart! If it were me, I would insist that she go because she is not an adult yet and is still living under your roof. It is not her place to decide if she goes or not! I think we, as parents, afford our kids too much leniancy when it comes to making choices. How realistic is it that she would move out...where would she go? Sometimes kids need to understand that they don't always know what's best and they need to, also, understand what it is to think of other's needs before their own. I hope you know I'm praying for you! If you want to compare notes, just shoot me an e-mail anytime! Raising a 17 year old is no walk in the park!

Love your camper! I really want one, too!

the hearts of hartmann said...

Nice camp trailer.... but no advice here, teenagers dont like camping because theres usually no cell phone service where you camp and adult conversations is oh so boring! We just played games and shopped this last trip but they were more glad to be home than us- plus they missed their boyfriends!! lol
Stephanie