Monday, July 19, 2010

Happy Vacation, people! :)

So there pretty much isn't anything cuter than my 4-yr-old niece strutting around in her little blue jeans and pink sunglasses. And I do mean strutting. Pretty much makes me want to die...of...her cuteness...

So here's what I've been up to:

- one week at sister #3's house in central CA with her and her 4 kids, Mom and Dad, and sister #4 and her 2-yr-old. 900 degrees outside--ugh.
- two weeks with sister #4 in southern CA. 60 degrees outside--aaah.
- now--partway through another two weeks with sister #3 and her fam
- then--2 weeks in UT with the parentals and sister #1 and her 7-yr-old


So there's been a lot of the following:

- being pleasantly awoken (waked up?) by cheery little 2- or 4-yr-old faces and giggles :)
- snuggling with small, and not so small, children at bedtime and in the morning and at random times during the day
- reading books to some of my favorite people on the planet
- enjoying air conditioning, someone else's cooking, and garden-fresh produce
- otter pops :)
- thinking, thinking, thinking
- organizing sister #3's house. Heehee! :) You think I'm kidding, maybe, but I'm not. I suggested that we do some big project while I'm there (here), since having another adult around can be really helpful. So she suggested, giggling, that we reorganize her ENTIRE HOUSE--new containers for things, labels, the whole shebang. Woohoo! :) So far we've done her junk drawer, the games/linen closet, and her walk-in closet. SO FUN! :) I just hope I don't get burned out of cleaning and organizing such that I won't want to unpack into my new apartment when I get home.

Um, what else? OH! Girls night in southern CA with Sarah and my sis, and dinner with her and Nathan and cute little Molly. Molly and my niece are almost the same age, and pretty much totally hilarious together. Friends like Sarah are rare, and hence a treasure.

OK, I'm off to shower and clean a closet and shuttle kids to playdates. :)


Danielle said...

I'm so glad you're having fun with your familia. It was wonderful catching up with you the other day. It had been way too long. But, I get to see you on August 5th! YAY! :)

Jeremy said...

So, um, where are you now and when will you be back in WI? We might have a chance to say hi.

oh just ehu. said...

Man! I'm still so bummed that I missed girls night!!! Next time I'll be downing my vitamins like crazy weeks before you ever come to SD again. :(

I completely agree with what you have to say about Sarah...she's totally awesome!!

Nathan and Sarah said...

wow, my day was just made and the Ehu just made it even better! Loved seeing you! You are pretty amazing!

NoSurfGirl said...

I'm warning you... cuteness is a terrible, terrible way to die.

Vacations are just so awesome. Except now, they're not so much vacations as moments of vacation and a whole bunch of work in between. But it's worth it to see people around me happy.

Glad you are, too :)

NoSurfGirl said...


SOrry we weren't there!!! We left for our vacation that very same early morning that you called. I'm literally devastated we missed you. Jeff will have to call you. We actually have something for you I think from Africa. That we can give you. Sometime. The next time we see you. Sigh. Or mail to you?