Tuesday, January 26, 2010
My husband is going on a business trip next week 3 days/2 nights. While I will relish some alone time to do endless reading, watch Lifetime and eating endless popcorn, the 12+ hours day shift with the children each day will be exhausting until I can plop in the bed and do NOTHING. Don't get me wrong, I tolerate enjoy every moment of every day with my wee ones - even while listening to Kidz Bop over and over and over and over. (I'm still waiting for someone to 'fess up to giving us that CD.) But imagine if I had a business trip to go on - all by myself. The thought! We've taken a few (very few) trips without the boys and yes, I know what you're thinking, it's your own fault for not taking more. But the truth is I don't really want to be without them all that often save for my weekly Pilates indulgence necessity and mommies night out ever now and then. However sometimes I'm at a point where I am mentally, physically, whatever you want to call it exhausted and could just use a break. So imagine if I said hey honey, next week I've got a mommy conference in Costa Rica (a girl can dream!) and I'll only be gone 3 days. Anyway, not complaining just thinking out loud. The possibilities...
If only I had read about this in the Mommy Manual, oh wait, that's right, there's no handbook for this journey. That's a real shame 'cause I sure like to read directions. Just ask my husband.
On the home front, we've had some very important business of listening to the new cats Riley and Snickers this morning to make sure they are still breathing. I was pretty sure they still were since they were running at a pretty brisk pace before we finally captured them for their exam. Here's a picture of the fun. Thanks to step-grandma Shirley for the first aid kit. The cats are especially enjoying it.
Posted by Julie at 9:33 AM
Friday, January 8, 2010
We also made it to Another Broken Egg which has a new and improved (more seating, less waiting) location. And this year since Hank was around we actually had breakfast at an early hour (Gary and Angela have adapted so well to parenting ;-) Poor Hank was teething and NOT sleeping well so Angela and Gary, well OK mainly Angela didn't get much rest and it took them at least 12 hours to get home in the holiday traffic on Sunday. Man I don't miss those days. It's nice to have two boys that sleep well through the night even though Camren did get up at 6:15 everyday at the beach. Who could blame him? And since we've been home almost everyday Camren says "beach". He really wants to go back!
Happy Birthday Donna!
Posted by Julie at 8:35 AM
We came back from Vegas the day before Halloween and I was extremely sick on the flight home. Borderline swine flu but definitely flu-like. It really kicked by booty. So it took all my strength to get out to a few houses for trick or treating. As I went to upload some pics I realized all of these are from a Halloween party the week before so I guess I didn't take any on Halloween. Oh well! Please note that Conner had a costume change during the party. He started out in his cockroach costume but changed to his mouse costume (from last year).
Posted by Julie at 7:13 AM
I had a fab time in Vegas this year...not a lot of sleep but we had the best time ever! We saw the Beatles "Love" Cirque de Soleil show. It was beyond words; a complete visual feast. Of course the music was awesome but that goes without saying ;-)
We also went to an improv comedy show and thankfully got spared too much ribbing since Andy was at a table with my aunt and myself. Andy played it cool and the comedian ran out of time. The conference was mediocre but thankfully the entertainment, spa treatments, food and shopping made up for it.
We got chastised for taking this picture because we were "blocking the line." Not sure how we were doing that since we were up against a wall...but anyway here's a low quality pic but you get the idea. The show was rocking!
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
So much has happened since my last post - Vegas, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, a new decade, two new rescue kitties...well, you get the idea. In regard to our annual beach Christmas photo please notice my new blog header. I love this photo because I'm laughing, the boys are smiling while looking forward and I know deep down that stupor on Andy's face is the one always in his head when trying to figure me out!
It's also been over a year since my sweet Mamaw passed away and I had intentions of writing about how much I've changed during the course of that time. Obviously, I haven't done that yet but in my (hopefully) improved self I'm not worried that I didn't get it done when I planned to. So here's a few words about how I viewed myself in 2009...
- relaxed (ok, a little more so than in the past :-)
- less jaded
- full of life
I feel good about renewal and am looking forward to a sunny 2010!
I am going to post some pics from the above mentioned events for your viewing pleasure. And when I take the time I'll add some video from my cool new Mino Flip Video that is a super small pocket HD recorder and sticks right into my USB so I should have no excuses for not taking video nor for not sharing video.
Peace and love in 2010
Posted by Julie at 12:05 PM