Monday, February 23, 2009

Always interesting

Yep. That's what life is around here. Always interesting. Not a day goes by around here that I don't learn something new. For instance, this morning my husband taught me to properly pre-draft roving. Crazy?? Definitely. The man never ceases to amaze me. On to other things we have learned.......

As many of you may know, my husband has been married a few times. He finally got it right - haha! What you probably don't know is that he has a daughter from his first marriage WAYYYYYYY back a long time ago. Because of crazy divorce stuff he ended up losing touch with her when she was about 8. He tried to get together with her and then find her but the mom was "less than cooperative" at the time. Over the years he has tried to find her but without knowing her last name or having any idea where she was living - it was a bit difficult.

Enter last week. Wayne received an email from "Barbara". He called me over to look at the message and basically all the message said was "wow". I was totally confused. I had no idea why he was showing me this strange message. But then he said "No, you don't understand. I think this is from THE Barbara!". I was like "Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat? You gotta be kidding me!?!?!". So, there it is - a family instantly reunited via the internet.

There are a couple of interesting things about this situation. First, she now has 2 brothers and 1 step-brother that she has never really met. Second, she has 3 beautiful daughters aged 18, 17 and 11 that Wayne and I are now the grandparents of. Third, Barbara is two years OLDER than me!! Crazy, right? Fourth, I could feasibly be a great-grandmother before I am 40. So now I have a granddaugher that is one year younger than my son. What's that crazy country song? Something about I married my mother's daughter.......yeah, I can hear it playing in the background now.

Anyway - I know the new family members have spent hours perusing the blog to look at all the nutty stories and pictures so I think you have probably seen most of them. I will put up a couple more here that you probably haven't seen yet.

Our wedding (which we didn't invite anyone to!)

Me and your brother Brogan on his birthday

Your dad and I getting ready to go on a cruise in 2006
Our house in Blue Ridge (back when the hot tub deck was still in progress)

Fancy picture on our cruise (probably one of the only times I have seen your dad in a tie!)
Your dad and I at the Southernmost point (OMG that platform was SO HOT on our feet!!)

Your dad and I at Ian's gig at Sweetwater BreweryYour dad, me and your step-brother at his HS graduation in 2008

Your brother Ian jamming it up at Sweetwater Brewery

Your brothers Brogan and Ian and us at our wedding party (which we DID invite people to!)
Anyways - to Barbara, Mariah, Ashton and Taryn - WELCOME to our crazy family!!!! We may not be wealthy in the traditional sense of the word but we are very, very fortunate to have this wonderful family (despite a few bumps in the road) and be living out our dream here in Blue Ridge. Come visit soon!!! We all look forward to seeing you!!! Man, family reunions around this place are gonna start getting interesting!!!


colleen said...

Congratulations on your new found family....the most important thing in the world..

Heather said...

Coming from a large and varied family tree (ok, really more like a low and sprawling shrub) myself, I think this is fabulous news.

Welcome new family!

turtlegirl76 said...

Wow! That's so awesome! Welcome to the family!

Wayne said...

If ever you think life is boring....just pay attention and wait! Haha!

Turtle said...

great story! the internet has been wonderful for so many reunions! loved the pics as well.

Sarah said...

What a great ending! Well... beginning, LOL!

grace said...

That is so great! Congratulations, Wayne on reuniting with your daughter! HUGS all around!

evilsciencechick said...

That is so neat! And Wayne SHAME on you for cradle robbing - taking advantage of a young, innocent...bwaaahaha! i can't even type that with a straight face.

Congrats on the internet reunion! Hopefully you'll all be able to get together in real life and have a real reunion :)

Farmer Jen said...

Wow! Congratulations to everyone!

Anonymous said...

How cool is that??!!? Congrats to yaz all!!!!

theyarnwhisperer said...

Congrats on the reunion! That's an awesome story. How did she find y'all?! Did she google Mr. Man?
It is amazing how the internet has reunited so many people who have lost touch over the years. On facebook alone I find people every week that I knew way back when.

Sara said...

That is totally wonderful!!!!