Stacey’s house

December 15, 2007

My visit with Stacey (and Cat!) was so much fun!  It was also pretty relaxing…which was needed considering I found out (after I got there) that my surgery was cancelled!  Grrrrrr….  I told my husband, ‘I’m too irritated to go home so let’s just stay here and have a mini vacation’.

Stacey and John are hands-down the most generous hosts I’ve ever encountered.  And I’m a missionary kid so I’ve been to TONS of people’s homes….even her kids were kind enough to let us bunk in their rooms.  It was one of those homes that you feel completely comfortable going in the kitchen and helping yourself to whatever.  They definitely have the gift of hospitality.  I would’ve been a wreck had roles been reversed.

From the moment she opened up her front door, she talked to me like she’s known me her whole life and didn’t stop all weekend!  Come to find out she talks a lot when she gets nervous!  Isn’t that a hoot?  She’s a smooth talker too.  Some how I got wrangled into helping her work at her church for a little bit and was completely oblivious to it until it was all over.  She’s that gooooooood!

Cat, her husband Jeff and her youngest actually wanted to do stuff with us too, so that was totally cool getting to know her as well.  Cat’s a little bit of a wild girl (oh yes you are!!) and Stacey kept trying to keep her in line, so I was constantly entertained.

We ended up going to see Santa Friday night.  The funniest side to this was trying to keep my 2 boys from spilling the beans about Santa to Stacey’s son.  My 2 guys are a bunch of fuddy-duddies and never bought the whole Santa story.  Thankfully they think it’s great fun to play along.

Here are Alex, OldMan, and Brandon playing on the Crayola playset while waiting for Santa:
crayola land in KC

I love this picture of Stacey doing what Stacey does best!:
Stacey caught

This of course is my very favorite:

We ended up talking about everything under the moon and then some.  We’ve sworn on our friendship without involving spit or blood and I’m pretty sure I’ve met a life long friend.



  1. Gigi youuuu! You make me sound amazing–I could use you around here, why don’t you and the fam think about a move up north?

    I love that bottom picture, I’m snagging it! I enjoyed every single second of your visit and I cannot wait to hang out with you again, here or there! You’d better believe you have a friend for life, Gi. Be afraid. Seriously. By the way, when we slinging coal around? They’re just about the perfect temp right now! xo xo xo

  2. Ok, so here I am feeling all sorry for myself about all the drama in my life, only to come over here and see that you are REALLY in the drama. Totally stinky timing by the way.

    I’m praying for you and hubby. I know how bad this hurts.

  3. A great time was had by all! I’m happy for all of you. But what a bummer about the surgery.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. You are more than welcome. I’m glad I could do that for you.

  4. I’m back for my 11th visit today. Shhh!

    Heyyy I forgot to ask about your namesake, Gidget–how is she?

  5. Gigi… glad to hear all great times you have at Stacey and CAt’s! Merry Christmas dear…

  6. Gi, who is the kid in black? who’s kid is he?

  7. I’m really jealous of you! I would love to meet Ms Stacey some day!

  8. GiGi!

    I wish I had been reading here sooner, (((HUGS))) had no idea what was going on. Life has been a bit crazy for me here as well, and well I am sorry I wasn’t here sooner for you! I am praying and keeping you in my thoughts ok?
    I love the pics.. I had such a great time meeting you and your wonderful family… and aren’t John and Stacey Great!!! now you see why I love her so much huh? I feel like I have let you both down, I will do better in keeping up with these blogs!!!

    Hope all is going smoothly and in the right direction for you guys now.

  9. I love all three of you to pieces!!! I’m SO happy for you guys that you had such a wonderful time!

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