Monday, June 28, 2010

Home Again, Home Again, Jiggety-Jog. Or Jig. Take Your Pick.

*My friend Janelle recently underwent an emergency c-section one month before her due date. The baby is in the NICU (she is anemic and has already had several blood transfusions). Please pray for Janelle, Alex, and their sweet baby (and their other three girls, too)! Janelle recently lost her grandfather, and their house isn't ready to move into, yet. So much on her plate; I'm sure she could use the prayers. Thanks!

Idaho Trip Summarized:

*One trip to the Idaho Falls Tautphaus Park Zoo.
*Picnic at Jensen's Grove, complete with park-playing, lake swimming, and long-lost friend meeting.
*#3 learning to ride without training wheels --BY HIMSELF!
*Rexburg spray park, pizza with Jared and Bekah, visiting my high school buddy's incredible house/yard/gardens in the country.
*Two novels read.
*Teething #5 up three times every. single. night.
*One incredible lunch at the Olive Garden with fluffychicky!
*One fabulous sister and three adorable nephews.
*Last-minute cousin visit.
*A wonderful conversation with my hero: Aunt Iris. Remind me to post about Aunt Iris. She's worth an entire post!
*Movies, music, games, laughter, tears, fights, apologies, garage-sale-ing, and wood hauling-observing.
*Driving up and down the I-15 and breathing in the amazing scenery. Remembering how beautiful the Snake River Valley truly is; realizing I had forgotten how farm country can take my breath away.

Today, we're back to the grindstone. Cleaning, weeding, planning, fixing, etc. We're leaving for CA next week, and so packing will be in there somewhere, too.


Amanda D said...

My #3 learned how to ride with out training wheels too. :) He's not overly confident though so it will still be a little bit until he can go out and ride on his own.

Glad you had a good trip to Idaho! And, good luck getting all your stuff taken care of.

flip flop mama said...

Glad you had a great time!

FluffyChicky said...

Dude...lunch was so awesome! And I am totally relieved that I did not send you screaming into the afternoon in terror. :)

FluffyChicky said...

I just noticed that I got moved to your "My Friends" list! Can I get a woot, woot?!

Cardalls said...

Will definitely pray for your friend Janelle as NICU babies have a special place in my heart :)

Emily & Co. said...

Sounds great - see you soon!

Alison Wonderland said...

Home, Yay! That increases the chances I'll get to see you sometime.

Julie said...

I love that wonderful hometown.