Sunday, July 29, 2007

Back home!

Wow, what a crazy and busy summer we've had! We finally made it back home last Monday, at around midnight. We were supposed to be in between 7 and 8 p.m., but one of our tires blew as we were driving through Las Vegas, so we got to go find a tire store and wait for them to put on the tires. All this would have been done in less than 2 hours, but they realized they only had two of the four tires at their location, so they needed to send someone to get the other two tires from another location. Duh. The tire blew just after 10 a.m., and it was 3 p.m. by the time we finally left LV. And no, we did not go see the city. For one, it was too hot, then we had 3 kids, and for a long time we thought we'd be out of there by 1 p.m. at the latest... We did go out for lunch, and it was really good. It was quite the adventure, though I have to say I'm glad it happened in LV, and not in the middle of some desert... Now we're slowly getting settled back in at home. The boys love having their bikes again, and I'm glad we can start settling back into our routine. I even found some time to read last week, and read Jane Eyre. Awesome book, well worth the read (if you're a girl, anyway, don't know how much a guy would care for it, hehe). It's also been nice having my friends back, I really missed you guys (you know who you are)! :o) Now we have three more weeks until school starts back up. Tyler is going to be in 2nd grade! I can hardly believe it. Of course, Dave is going to be gone at a conference again the week school starts, to add just a little more excitement to my life. But then what's new, it seems he always has good timing like that. :p

Friday, July 20, 2007

Sleepwalking and TV

Okay, so the two are totally unrelated, but I thought I'd share. :p

Very early this morning, I woke up on the floor in the kids' room, next to Kaylee's mattress. I had no recollection whatsoever of going in there. When Dave woke up this morning, I told him about it, and he said that Kaylee had called for him in the middle of the night, and I got up to go to her. I don't remember doing this at all. Weird.

Tyler asked to watch TV this morning, and I told him he should think of something else to do, since TV makes you dumb. He asked what that meant. I told him that when you watch TV, all you do is stare at the screen and you don't learn anything. He went on to tell me that "Mom, that's the fun part!" The things you learn from your kids...

On an exciting note, we're going home in just a few days! Yay!

Thursday, July 12, 2007


A new season of Monk starts tomorrow! And Psych, too. Meanwhile, I'm watching the last season on DVD. Can't wait! :p

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Traveling with 3 kids... exhausting. But we made it! We left my parents' house Sunday, July 1st, spent the night at my brother's, flew to Atlanta and then on to Salt Lake City on Monday, spent the night at the Airport Inn, and then flew out to CA on the 3rd. The kids did amazingly well during the trip, considering we had been "on the road" (or in the air) for 54 hours by the time we got to Dave's grandma's house. Of course, we spent one night at my brother's and one at the hotel, but still... I'm just glad we made it! We have another road trip ahead of us in a couple of weeks when we go back home, but with the DVD player hooked up in the van it should be a piece of cake. :p Our trip to Germany was lots of fun, and I already miss being there. CA has been fun, too. We got to see the fireworks for July 4th, which the kids loved (well, Kaylee fell asleep during them, but the boys enjoyed it). Dave's grandma also got us guest passes to the lake here, so we've been swimming a few times. It's a fun little beach, and the water is really clear and warm enough that I usually have to be the party pooper and make the kids come out after an hour. We were also able to spend some time with my friend karatemommy and her three little ninjas while they were in town visiting family, and we all had a fun time playing. The kids sure missed their friends, so it was great to have them here for a couple of days. Yesterday, Tyler got really sick. His chest was badly congested, and the congestion wouldn't loosen up, so he had a really hard time breathing. Fortunately, with the help of some homeopathics and a blessing, his cough finally became productive and he was able to clear his airways. He's doing great today, just has a little bit of a cough left. Hopefully we can start going to the lake again tomorrow, as the kids just have really loved that. We're looking forward to a fun couple more weeks here, and then we're headed back home. :o) I should also say that Dave has really been enjoying his internship, though we are realizing more and more how much of an adjustment it would be to live here. Let's just say it's not just housing that's more expenisve... We'll have to weigh our options (which we are hopefully going to have) very carefully next year.