Brandon told me that my last post was depressing. Yeah, it was. He thought it would be wise to think of the positive things about our vacation (which, really wasn't bad) and list 5 things that made me laugh. So, here they are, in no particular order (or level of laughingness):
#2, in the car, refusing to drink the water from the water bottle because it was "soggy."
"#2, of course your water is soggy. Soggy means 'wet'."
"No, mom! Soggy means 'stinky'!"
"Ummm...no, it doesn't."
"Yes it does!"
"Well, just drink your water."
"No! It's soggy!"
BYU beat Utah. And we laughed for joy! Of course, we were near pain when Utah was up 10 to 9 with only 2 minutes left on the clock. But we laughed with great heartiness when Max Hall threw the ball on 4th and 18 --and it was caught! WA-HOO!!
Fooling around on my brother's Facebook account. Okay, it wasn't that funny when his girlfriend was worried about some things we put on there, but it was still kind of funny... :)
Feeling awesome (not really laughable) that I drove almost the entire way to Idaho while Brandon sat in the back with the kids. I got to listen to Christmas Music and just enjoy some solitude time. Who knew that driving was the way to make the trip tolerable? Exactly! The men have been holding out on us for years...
Seeing my sister as a mother of two. Honestly, it's awesome. Okay --not laughable, although it is funny to see her worry about the same things I did/do. Sometimes there's no better way to bond with a sibling than to go through the same experience at the same time. I'm so glad she's finally years into the parenting thing now. It makes it easier to talk with her because we understand each other better. I just wish I could have had more time with her!
Number Five and a half
Brandon's birthday. We drove halfway to Idaho and stopped in Winnemucca on his birthday, but we made sure to give him his presents and balloons before we left. When we got to my parents' house Wednesday night, we had a birthday cake for him (Grandma's famous Angel Food Cake!). He is old now. Okay, not really. But it's fun to celebrate birthdays. Oh, and he's 31 now, btw...
Okay, there's lots more. But these will have to do for now. Thanks, Brandon, for making me think positive!
The house is clean. The laundry is....washed....and dried...and....that's better than nothing. The Christmas decorations are up!
Oh, and this morning we went to scripture study. #3 decided that he was above asking for the freshly made cookies and tried to get one off the of the hot pan that was pushed out of reach. He has long arms. He burned his fingers. He cried for a long time and wouldn't rest until he had his blanket ("My blankie! My blankie!") So, we had to leave. I haven't been to scripture study in 4 weeks. Grrrrr....but it's okay. I still learned something, and kids sometimes have to come first.
Pictures from Vacation as Promised. These are all from Blackfoot, ID; we forgot to take some in Provo. Oh, well!