Sunday, April 25, 2010

The times, they are a changin'

Yesterday was a big day for our family.

First - and most exciting - after waking up and enjoying breakfast in bed (thanks to wonderful Petesie!!) I went online, as usual, and checked out The Pioneer Woman's website. P-dub had written a new post (click HERE) about her trip to Seattle. How nice, I thought, as I scrolled down as she gushed about her time in our lovely city. Towards the bottom, she linked to several blogs which had posts about her visit to Seattle and..... MY BLOG WAS LISTED!!!! SESSIONS WITH SWEETIE is on P-DUBS WEBSITE!!! I freaked and lost it. Like, called my sister, called my mom, hollered for my husband, completely went crazy over this development. Petesie said it was the most excited he's even seen me. Unbelievable.

The second exciting thing that happened yesterday was my wee lil' sister, brand new driver's permit in hand, got behind the wheel for the first time with her new driving tutor, aka - ME.

I've always been nuts over my lil sissy.
She was one of my favorites from when she was teeny tiny (and I do mean teeny - born at 3lbs 0 oz....)
She went from a cute lil' munchkin to a not so much munchkin, quite gorgeous and quite grown up in NO time.
I'm still nuts about her. :)

And now she's driving!! Like, a real car!!
So, after finding an empty parking lot (or two... we had to mix up the scenery, we get bored easily), and explaining the difference between the gas and brake peddles, drive and reverse and the difference between the engine being on or off, I handed her the keys.
She did a dorky lil' dance and scrambled into the drivers seat.

Commence freak out.
All in all though, she wasn't so bad. Quite timid actually, I had to keep telling her to give the gas peddle more pressure.
We survived day one of driving. Here's to many more days of driving training before she actually gets her license. Kids - they sure do grow up fast, eh? :)


  1. Congrats on being recognized by the Pioneer Woman!!! I can't believe your sister is driving now! You're a great big sister to teach her!

  2. Thank you thank you! Gabe and Dad drove for a couple hours today including the dreaded parallel parking.
    Love, Mom

  3. I can attest to the fact that The Sweetie did in fact, FREAK OUT when she saw her blog on PW's. It was fun to see. As a result, Sweetie even now has a follower who is a complete stranger. Ain't the Worldwide Web amazing? Go Sweetie go!

  4. Congrats and congrats! I can't believe that Gabey is DRIVING! WHAT?!?!?! Before we know it we'll be teaching our kids to drive....Ahhhhhh!