Friday, January 26, 2007

Catch Up

So here I am, finally writing again. There have been a lot of changes in the last few months, but before I delve into that I thought I'd catch you all up on the last few months. After we returned from Scandinavia we decided we needed a nice, relaxing vacation. So we did what we've done for the last 3 years, we went to San Diego. I mean what's more relaxing than a 9-10 hour car ride with 2 young children? Did I mention our tire blew out on us on the 5? What could be more entertaining than standing along a dangerous highway with your husband under the car and your children trying to stay cool in the 100 degree weather under dried brush with used toilet paper all around? The kids are sweating and wanting to touch "stuff" and I'm trying my best to make a game out of it. "Let's see who can squat the longest in the shade" or what's better than a game of I Spy when there's dirt and weeds all around. Now truly, this is my idea of fun!

The trip was a success though. We made it relatively unscathed and stayed with my best friend Amy and her family. They have a beautiful house and our kids are the same age so it was great. We hung out, had some nice meals, and even went to Sea World which was fabulous. The kids were able to see Shamu, eat cotton candy, and Carter even went on his first real roller coaster. It was dark, so I don't think he realized how big and tall the ride really was.
After a few days with our friends we went to Paradise Point and met up with Bill's parents and his sister, Debby, and her family. We had a lot of fun hanging out at the pool, riding bikes, playing on the beach, and so much more. Carter and his cousin Alex have a great time playing together. So even though our trip started out a little rough, in the end (before the LONG drive home) it really was a relaxing, enjoyable vacation.

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