Monday, July 2, 2007

I'm a Martin, You're a Martin

This weekend was the high-fallutin, rootin-tootin, Martin Family Reunion. The husband and I flew to Houston and spent the next 48 hours mingling with the kin folk. These people were from my Dad's side. Mostly it was his cousins and their offspring. I guess I shouldn't really refer to it as a "Reunion" since I hadn't met any of these people before. They were all so excited to see each other, bless their hearts. One of my distant relatives kept referring to my Dad as "Bubba Jack". That was odd.

I also discovered that we are quite the "nick-namey" family. Everyone had a nickname that made no sense whatsoever. A few examples:

Larry= Jack

Lenna Jo= Jodie

Clyde= Beeben (????)

Audra = Teeta

Dennis = Bo

Yeah, it didn't make sense to me either. It was a nice weekend and I met alot of nice people. My last name was Martin for a very long time, and you meet lots of Martins in the world because it is such a popular last name. It was cool however, to meet Martins that you were truly related to. My Grandaddy had the time of his life!

I'm back at the office now, and I am hoping this is going to be a relatively easy week. I work today and tomorrow, we have Wednesday off for the 4th of July, and then I work Thursday and leave Thursday night. Thursday night Grant and I are leaving for Houston (third time this month ya'll) for JOANNA'S WEDDING!!!!!!!! It is finally here. Praise Jesus!
I will update more on that later I'm sure, but I'd like to leave you with a picture from my Disney World trip. Grant has a small obsession with an ice cream treat at the Disney parks called Mickey Ears. It's basically vanilla ice cream with a hard chocoalte shell in the shape of Mickey's head. Ronda took a funny picture of Grant and I eating our first of many Mickey Ears:

We look pretty serious. It was kind of a big deal! Happy Monday everyone :) Thanks for stopping by!


  1. type, press anonymous, and then you're good!

    dip wad

  2. Ok, that was Lindsee telling me how to blog, how'd I do?! I did exactly what she told me to do - tee hee! :) I love Mickey ears too, but the earwax is just a killer!!
    Dip Wad (otherwise known as Mama Eddy)