All because two people fell in love...

We met in February 1989, started dating in May, and got married in September. And Josh came *almost* 11 months later, just in case y'all were wondering. And then no more came. We waited, and waited, and then Lauren decided to make her debut in May 1995 (5 weeks early), and then Kayley 1997, Jacob 1998, Krissy 2001, Lindsey 2004 & Joey 2006. We lived in Texas until 2005, and then we moved to Arkansas, just about 25 miles north of Texarkana, Texas. Fortunately all my children are Texans (and my handsome husband) because Texans are just cool. Wish I was a Texan... but husband had to settle with a California gal, which I think is pretty cool too.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Car problems suck

First day of vacation, and we are already experiancing car problems. Just like back in February, and in April. I am so mad! I took the Suburban in to Coby's the other day, and everything checked A-OK! Tonight we were suppose to make it to Pecos, Tx. We got to Big Springs, Tx. It's about an hour and a half shy of Pecos. We ended up at a rest area for almost an hour so that we could let the car cool some. We were going to try to make it to Odessa, 50 miles away, but only got 25 miles. We will take it to the Cheverolet place in the morning.

I am glad we got here when we did. No motel rooms anywhere! Comfort Inn & Suites were nice to let us have a brand new room, fully done today. It's very nice, with 2 queen beds. So yes, we are having to share with the in-laws, but hey, at least it's a room. We got the very last room, and really it's not even "legal". No extra locks, or phone. Not even an electronic key... I have the only key for the room. At least we have free WiFi (that's how I am on here while kids swim), and a flat-screen TV. Big Springs is the place were a few months ago the Fina Refinery had a huge explosion. The man at the counter said that it blew all the windows out in the whole area. I am sure some people were killed. Maybe that's how this Comfort Inn & Suites is doing their remodeling... with the insurance claim. I think he said that 2200 people are rebuilding this place, so until it's done, the hotels/motels in the area will be booked... even in Sweetwater & Midland (please make note of that!).

So far the kids have been great, and good sports about this all. Even Joey is doing good in his carseat, except for at the end he was starting to get tired of it. We ate at Denny's by the motel, and it was horrible, but what do you except? It's Denny's! At least the waitress was very nice. Kids are finishing up their swimming, and we are headed to bed.

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