Monday, March 23, 2009

Pity Party Over

My kitchen is clean, I got two loads of laundry folded, and Wendy and I got a lot done on the yearbook. There's still a lot to do, but I'm not so overwhelmed.

So . . . want to hear about our trips? Last week, my husband took our five oldest children to California to visit Death Valley, Manzanar, and my DH's grandma. They had a great time




While DH was gone, I took the time to visit my parents in Boise. My dad is recovering from a devastating illness and while he's not quite himself yet, he's doing ten billion times better than a few months ago. Because of his illness, my parents lost a Thanksgiving and a Christmas with their family. Before that, they were away for 18 months serving a mission for our Church. So I thought this would be a small way to make it up to them and let them get to know Eliza and Harmony better. Eliza, who initially put on a shy act, lost all pretense when we visited the Boise zoo. She shrieked and laughed and cried out about all the "kitties" and monkeys there. I must say it was so relaxing to have just two little girls to take care of, and I even got in some shopping.

6 comments:

K said...

I love how perspective changes. I remember when I only had one baby and was pregnant with twins and thought that I'd never get to do anything fun like go to the zoo because how would I ever handle three kids all by myself??? I'm glad I got over that!

Michelle said...

what a fun trip!

I feel the same way--when I only have 3 children with me for grocery shopping :)

sounds like you are getting your "work" done--I guess I need to go work on my laundry too.

Wendy said...

I didn't know that your husband was on a trip too!! Crazy. He was probably just a few hours or so away from where I grew up. I'm glad you all returned home safely though.

3in3mom said...

sounds fun! Glad that your dad is doing better.

Rachel said...

I'm glad your dad is doing better and that they could spend some time with the younger kids. I worry about the same thing with my younger kids and their grandparents. Rachel

Joy For Your Journey said...

Your spring break does sound very much like mine. My husband was away on a trip with some of our children as well--and then of course I was with my parents. I am so sorry about your father. These are such hard things to deal with. I am glad he is improving though, and that you were able to spend some time with him.

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