Monday, March 23, 2009

A whirl wind blew through my house! Heavy post!

(This is my motley crew!)

Well, for starters, I am ok, just totally blown out tired. Remember our band trip? to Walt Disney? Wahoo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Just that it took me almost two whole weeks of sewing and repairing uniforms, packing 55 uniforms, making sure every teen had the following, black socks, sequins, hat boxes, black gloves and last but not least, marching shoes! Whew! That was more than one person could stand! But did I quiver? No! I over came mountains of whines from students: Mama Bennett(that's what my kids call me) I can't find my sequins! I forgot my socks! Let's just say that Daniel better love me forever! I wear a size 6 shoe, he wears a size 12, that poor boy borrowed my Jacob's socks and then Jacob wore mine. My snap fell off! Can you sew it back on? My pants split! Horray for iron on patches!
I will say that I loved every minute of these last three weeks! After Jacob graduates high school next year, what am I gonna do? No one will need me! Egads! I'll have to follow Jacob to college!
Also my duties were Band Nurse, since I am the only one who has a certified first aid card, which I have to renew this summer. My hotel room had to have a refrigerator! Wahoo for cold Mountain Dew! I had to keep medication drops refrigged for one young man. (This poor guy is allergic to everything!
I walked blisters on both of the pads and soles of my feet! I was ready to come home on Monday.
I am so blessed that I was able to spend this time with my Jacob and his best friends. The whole trip was perfect, great weather, good kids, only one kid passed out on me this trip! ( That's a whole other post!) Disney is awesome! It makes me wish that my other son Jason could have gone with us.
I'm gonna try to put the video of the band marching in the parade around the Magic Castle! Jacob will have to help me on that one. I filled a 2meg memory card full of pictures.
As for stitching? Shame on me! No stitching, bad girl! Ulla, I did get my rr mailed out to you!
I will have to to do pictures over the next few days, since Blogger will only allow so many!
More tomorrow friends! I am so glad to be home!


Kim B said...

Busy busy you! I love Disney!!!

anna said...

Looks like so much fun and you look radiant!

Vonna said...

Oh....I'm jealous (NOT of the band deal) but of your going to Disney! You are so cute! Look at all your fun that you were having. What lovely memories you share with Jacob!

Cheryl said...

So good to hear from you! Was wondering where you were..forgot you were off to Disney! Sounds like all the kids love you

CindyMae said...

Ooops, there is the news! LOL Wow, it sounds like things have been a bit crazy for you but none the less, you must have a fantastic time!!

Cindy F. said...

As hard as you worked, you really sound like you enjoyed it! I miss those days when my son was in school....and yes, you'd better follow him to college because the empty next syndrome is very painful;) Great pics too!

Michele said...

I really enjoyed your post Donna .. having been an orchestra and band mom a few years ago with both boys .. I loved the craziness of it all. Looks like you had a great time at Disneyland! Pooh is sooo cute :) lol

Can't wait to see the video!

Tammy said...

Your post had me LOL---I'm so glad you had a great time and it sounds like it was a trip you all will remember forever!

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