Saturday, May 16, 2009

Summer Vacay Plans

"All I Owe Ioway"
I can hear 'em callin' hogs in the clear Ioway air, I can sniff the fragrant whiff of an Ioway rose!
You've got Ioway in your heart!
I've got Ioway in my hair!
I've got Ioway in my ears and eyes and nose!
Oh, I know all I owe I owe Ioway,
I owe Ioway all I owe and I know why.
I am Ioway born and bred,
And on Ioway corn I'm fed,
Not to mention her barley, wheat, and rye!
Marty and Chorus:
I owe Ioway for her ham and her beef and her lamb,
And her strawberry jam, and her pie!
Marty: I owe Ioway more than I can ever pay,
So I think I'll move to Californi-a!

So in the spirit of everyone telling where they are going for the summer, I thought I'd add my two cents into the picture.

We're going somewhere tropical. HA! I wish.

As if you couldn't tell by the above mentioned lyrics, we're going to Iowa!!!

When my mom's maternal family came to the U.S. they settled in Iowa. (Her paternal family settled in Iowa as well, but we're talking about her momma's family okay?) My mom was born there and her aunts and uncles still live there. Her family are pig (they used to be any way), corn and bean farmers.

We do not get to see them all that often, but on occasion we make a trip in the summer time. We usually go in July like we are this year, because my uncles will be finished with planting season and it is just a "maintain the fields" part of the season.

It obviously is not the Bahamas, but very fun nonetheless. This is my husband's first time and it is like taking him to the "home country." I am very Southern because I was raised in the South, but on occasion I will do things that Brandon thinks are funny. It usually is a habit that I have from my mom...and it is something she learned from her family.

It is going to be a good time for all. I will be sure to post pictures on my blog when we go. And I hope to be blogging while we're up there as well. Because I know you won't believe me when I tell you that they pre-make sandwiches unless I have the picture to go along with it. Plus all those rows of corn are beautiful to see.

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Hi y'all! The name's Samantha. You can call me Sam if you like. I am a lover to a boy I met at Falls Creek in the summer of 2005, that is a student of Jesus, a Sooner born and Sooner bred and when I die I'll be Sooner dead, Democrat by party, blonde to the core, and oldies but goodies kind of girl.
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