Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Family Meeting

First of all, I'm sorry I've been a little MIA from the blog world for the last couple of days.  Trust me, you know I'm REALLY busy when I don't make time to blog! :)  In response to the one "email of concern," I'm feeling fine - haha - but, as usual, I've bitten off a little more than I can chew in my "real life" right now, and several other projects seem to be taking up A LOT of my "free" time.  In the next three weeks, I am organizing a church renovation/move, our high school's prom, and a bachelorette party in Northern Virginia.  (I just realized what a funny combination of projects that is!)  Anyways, I'm not complaining... it's all fun stuff and, at least I'll have EXCELLENT blog material in the coming weeks!!!


Speaking of fun stuff, last night my dad called a "Family Meeting."  Just in case you think that's normal, let me clarify: I am twenty-six and have been married for almost three years, I talk to my parents and sister every day, and I don't remember EVER having a family meeting before in my life.  Call me crazy, but this seems to be a funny time to start instituting this kind-of tradition. 

Anyway, the topic of the meeting was our upcoming trip to Nashville this weekend to see Jimmy Buffett and visit good family friends -- Yes, extremely important.  I guess, if you think about it, all five of us in a mini-van for seven hours IS a cause for some pre-mature planning.  My dad, I kid you not, came with a TYPED AGENDA for each of us.  And, not to be outplayed, I prepared "Behavior Contracts" for everyone to sign at the conclusion of the meeting.  Jeff even notorized them!  Hilarious. Like father like daughter.

Photographic Evidence

Just to give you a preview of this road trip, items on the contract included:

"Traveler hereby agrees to get ample sleep on the eve of the trip and take any and all precautions to ensure the VERY best mood possible on the day of travel."
"Traveler will be polite and friendly at all times during travel, especially with regards to: seating arrangements, music selections, bathroom breaks, conversation topics, and driving."

Kathryn begrudgingly signed, but hers was accompanied by a little note that read:

"Please recognize that this contract is asking me to completely 100% totally CHANGE MY PERSONALITY.  I will do my best."

I think that pretty much sums up what we are dealing with here...   Prayers are encouraged!


P.S. Bachelor of the Week will be back next Monday!! Don't fret, there are plenty of single hunks to go around! ;)


  1. Haha! Too funny! I love your recap of the "family meeting" :-)

  2. And yet again.. you PUT WORDS IN MY MOUTH!!! I never said "i will try my best..." you should know me better than than. love you.

  3. Ok, the meeting & contract part cracked me up!! love it!

  4. I love your sister and I don't even know her! You are a BUSY lady!

  5. This is hilarious! It sounds like something my dad would do.

  6. I wish that you and I were IRL friends, because I think we would get along well. LOVE the contract, cracked me up, as did your sister's response. And girl, I hear you on the too busy in real life- we just had our prom and now I'm on to Student Council Induction, the Passage Assembly, and a retreat. Whew. Someone asked me if school was winding down. Clearly she doesn't know anyone who has high schoolers. :)

  7. I"m seriously laughing my head off! sounds just like my family!!

  8. just thought i'd leave a comment so you can check to make sure it comes to your email :) I browsed through the early days of emyselfandi today. fun memories! i love your writing--you really are hilarious. crazy how in this post we didn't even KNOW, let alone have our baby boys in our bellies yet! little did we know, a few months later...


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