Home Again, Home Again, Jiggity-Jig

Tice and I had a long and wonderful weekend of travel and visiting with family in West Texas. Despite lack of napping and sleep, he was quite the entertainer. He definitely makes everything more fun. More work but definitely more fun, too.

But I have to share these photos of one of the few times he wasn’t smiling or performing–they just crack me up. Tice woke up early, so after stalling in our room as long as possible (so everyone else could sleep), we started thinking about breakfast. I carried him outside to get his seat out of my mom’s car, and the sun was just coming up over my grandad’s old Chevy.

I put Tice down on the sidewalk and grabbed my camera out of the car to snap a few photos. Tice was barefoot, and once he realized that the ground was too hard to attempt without shoes, he started “voicing” his concern. This is what I saw when I finished taking pictures of the truck.

Bless his heart!

Won’t he love these when he’s older? Hey, I’m just keepin’ it real around here. He’s usually so easy and laid back, but he does have his moments.

I have more pictures from the weekend, but I’m still processing.


P.S.  The post title is a line from Tice’s new favorite nursery rhyme, “To Market, To Market.”  When my Aunt Elaine heard me reading it to Tice (multiple times), she told me that my granny used to always say that line when they would get home, and my aunt continued the tradition with her kids. Now, I’ll think of them every time we read it!

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4 Responses to Home Again, Home Again, Jiggity-Jig

  1. Robyn Farmer says:

    I love the shot of the truck! Glad you had a good weekend.

  2. Elaine Ketner says:

    So that old truck was what I drove in high school back in the seventies! I even took it to Tech one semester…while I was working at the bank part-time. It looks better in the pasture! It wasn’t that different-looking back then!

  3. Natalie says:

    @Robyn, thank you!

    @Aunt Elaine, I didn’t know that! How funny! I thought I remembered riding in the pastures with Grandad in it, but I know he had a white one, too. I know he would still drive the old truck sometimes, even after he had a new one. I’m sure it was probably embarrassing to drive in college, but it looks so nostalgic now! I love you. It was so good to see you both this weekend.

  4. Mom says:

    It was such a fun weekend made more special since you and Tice were there! I agree with Elaine that the truck looks much better in the picturesque setting caught by your photographic eye! Granny & Granddad would smile!

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