Wednesday, April 7, 2010

While I Was Gone...

As you all may or may not know, I had some family (my mom's brother, his wife and youngest kid) come to visit. They live 12 hours away. Friday at 7pm they arrived and we ran next door to my Nana and Papa's house (my mom and uncle's parents), where they would be staying. We visited until late that night, then went home and went to sleep. My cousin whom I shall call Nate on my blog, (though that is not his name. I just took a few letters from his name and came up with Nate). Nate (14 yrs. old) spent most of his time at our house, swimming (in 60 degree water), playing Wii, playing ping-pong and beating me, watching movies and playing card/board games. We also goofed around with paper airplanes and played tether ball, in which he also beat me at. :) Here's a couple of pictures that I could share with you.

(left to right) Caldirwen (though, you can barely see her between my legs), me, Nate, and Esara jumping into the 60 degree water in our pool, while it was 65-70 degree weather outside:

Here's a pic of Nate and I playing the card game WAR late on Monday night, while watching Star Wars Phantom Menace:
They just left this morning and we were all very sad to see them go. We went next door to say good-bye at 6:00 this morning and there wasn't a dry eye in the room. Except for my uncle and dad. :)

Oh, and we lost Internet late on Sunday, that is why I haven't been on since then. My apologies! I wasn't able to do the Feminine Challenge, but I guess it was okay because I ended up wearing capris to swim, pants to play tether ball in the wind and goof-off at the barn with Nate. I am going to do the Feminine Challenge starting this Sunday.

Well, I am watching Sherlock Holmes with Narthea (my first time to see it), so I better run! G'night!

Love you! Love,

~Eldarwen Failariel~

25 Greetings from Elven Friends

Haley said...

Wow, it sounds like y'all had fun!! :)

Eldarwen said...

Haley, oh yes, we sure did! Nate and I tease each other a lot and we do goofy stuff, therefore, yeah, we have fun. ;D
Love you, Haley!

Lindsay said...

WAHOO.... you posted!!! I'm so excited. Could ya tell? :D It sounds like y'all had a great time! It's always nice to visit with family. :)

Love you!
♥ Lindsay

Anonymous said...

Looks like you had bunches of fun!

Poppy said...

Hahaha, jumping the pool in that kind of weather sounds like something that me and my friend "N" would do:)


Hepzibah said...

A jump in 60 degree water sounds like a real blast! I did that this week end, but in the ocean. I love the game war! I play it a lot so my family is sick of it.

♥Bleah♥Briann♥ said...

Cool! Glad you're back. I sent your letter yesterday. Your took three days to get here so you'll probably get yours tomorrow. :) So how old is "nate"? He looks older. Teens.
Anywho. Love you girl!
With Love and Blessings, Bleah Briann

Katie Wegner said...

It looks like you had lots of fun! I love swimming =D

Milli said...


Stephanie said...

Sounds like you had fun! :) Oh, and is the Sherlock Holmes the new one? If it is are you going to do a review on it *hint*? :)


Eldarwen said...

Lindsay, hehe, I'm so glad you're happy I'm back! I'm happy I'm back, as well! =D Love you!

Kate, bunches and bunches! =D

Poppy, isn't it fun to do crazy stuff like that? We stayed in the FREEZING COLD water for 1 hour!! We are nuts! Then, later that evening, we got back in for another 30-45 minutes! lol =D

Hepzibah, really? That's so cool! =D I love the ocean! =D Really? Well, I would play WAR with you, if I knew you. That's me and Nate's favorite card game! =D

Bleah, eep! So excited! =D Nate is 14 years old. Though, he doesn't look it. In height, I mean. In the face, he looks 14. :) I can't wait to get your letter! I love you, Bleah! <3

Katie, yep! Swimming is so much fun! I love doing hand-stand-flips. They're fun! Nate kept pulling my arm out from under me, and I would crash, under water, on the bottom of the pool. *grr* That boy. I swear, sometimes he is such a pickle! lol :P

Milli, yep! AWESOME!! =D

Stephanie, fun, fun, fun! Yes, it is the new one. Hmm, I hadn't thought about it, but that's a good idea. Thanks! ;D


•Karis Brown• said...

Looks like tons of fun! I can't imagine having to live so far away from a brother! So glad you got to see him!!

Cute picture of y'all playin' cards! ;D

Eldarwen said...

Karis, actually, Nate is my cousin, but he is like a brother to me. :) Yeah, I like that pic, too! If only you could see the determined-to-win looks we were giving each other! lol =D


•Karis Brown• said...

ahaha wow, I don't even know why I thoguht he was your brother! I was just coming back to tell you that I relized my mistake. I'm tired! haha

Yeah, I have a very competitive family too! Love it thoguh!


Eldarwen said...

Karis, *hugs* don't worry 'bout it! I do wish he were my brother. :) That would be fun, and the house would no longer be so quiet and boring! lol =D Oh yeah, competing with family is fun! Especially when the one you're competing against looses. *wink*


Chef Gianna said...

That looked really fun! Where were you again?

Lady Gwenea Zestia Binn said...

I love the pictures!


melanie said...

What a great time!
I'm glad I happened upon your blog from The Word Crafter! Love it!


Eldarwen said...

Chef Gianna, welcome to me blog! Well, I was at my house, but my family came to my state to visit for a week. :)

Gwenea, thanks! =D

Melanie, welcome to my blog, also! Yes, we did have a great time! =D Thank you! =D


Chef Gianna said...

Cool! i just wanted to tell you that my blog is about cooking, hence the pic of Giada. I thought i would use it, because my name is Gianna, and it is very close! Love your blog!


Eldarwen said...

Gianna, that is really cool! =D I'm not very good at cooking, but baking, now that I can do! ;D I'll check it out! =D Thanks!


Jo March said...

Cousins *are* terrific, aren't they? :) Looks like you and Nate had a blast :P I like the shirt he's wearing in the card-playing pic :)

Eldarwen said...

Jo, hehe. How'd you know it said Star Wars?!?! I could barely tell (though, I already knew what it said) and I wondered if anyone else would be able to read it. lol =D Brownie points for Jo!


Jo March said...

Trust me, I could discover a "Star Wars" shirt from a hundred miles away :P

Eldarwen said...

Me too! ;D