Roy, Sheena, D, K, A, C and L

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Sunday, May 30, 2010

What's going on?

Thursday the kids and I loaded up in the van (I LOVE IT) and headed south. Time for some sunshine. SERIOUSLY. We drove all day long and arrived at my SIL's house about 1 am local time. Yeah. We left our house at 8:30 am. So it was kind of a long day. The kids did GREAT! D couldn't get the DVD player to work. Too old, I guess. (Rick, I guess we are done borrowing your portable DVD player. You can have it back! Thanks!) Still we listened to Magic Treehouse books and kids songs on CD. There was loud singing, some crying, many stops, lots of stray pistachio shells, and only a few irrate "I can't. I'm driving!" All in all, not bad.
My favorite Idaho roadsign from the trip: "Miracle Hot Springs suchandsuchmiles suchandsuchexit Caution: Alligators" Um, no thanks.
For the record, Idaho has some of the craziest road signs. With towns such as Anaconda and Opportunity, as well as Roberts/Butte (imagine you don't know the proper pronunciation of Butte.....yeah, funny) there are some great mile signs.
Anyway, we stayed with Teanna and Brandon (THANK YOU GUYS!) and played with their adorable daughter in the morning. Then we drove the rest of the way to Grandma B's house. (She really hates the term Grandma B.) The kids exploded out of the car and have barely been seen indoors since. It has been sunny but not too hot. There is a sandbox, playset and trampoline outside. They have been dropping into their beds exhausted at night. Even A is having a great time.
K told me Saturday morning, "I stay gramma's house. I no go home." So she's having fun.

Saturday afternoon the kids and I headed to the local museum with Grandpa. It was their anniversary. ("2 th" if the sign could be believed ;) There is a special Topaz exhibit in the back controlled by an old HS nemisis/teacher. She is a great teacher but can be, uh, terrifying. She is also passionate about Topaz history. I feel it was an act of providence that my children made it out alive, between K sitting on an old chair that was expressly forbidden and D touching and potentially breaking a small scale model of a Topaz water tower. Somehow she didn't see either infraction. Miracle, I tell you!

Today was church. It's always good to see people from the ward who knew me 'back when...'. Mostly because I was an angel. Never a blot to my record. Emily, Natalie, I will deny any and all accusations to the contray!
Tonight I get to hang out with my surrogate sister. Since my parents never gave me a sister I had to find one myself. After 16 years, we still laugh hysterically at each other's jokes. That is the mark of a good friend. (EGADS! 16 YEARS?!)

So, that's what's going on.

1 comment:

Melanie said...

Fun. What a good time.