Thursday, May 28, 2009

The Skinny

Yeah, I know, I have been absent for way too long. But I have a good excuse (I think so anyway). I went to NY for a week and then two of my wonderful sisters came down to NC the next week. And for the last two days I have been trying to get some pictures off of my camera...unsuccessfully. I am not sure what the problem is. So, I will do this post without the pictures I was planning on.

While I was in NY I got to spend time with my family. Between Jessie, Jo, my Mom, and my Dad and my brothers, I got to relax a lot of the time (Audrey would go to them when she wanted something...not me). Joanna even put her in time out a few times! Me and Jo sang a few Christmas carols in opera voices (she played the piano), I ate some delish ribs that were smoking all day, compliments of Ben, and I got to rejuvenate myself. In the past I have had to lay down with Audrey to get her to go to sleep when we would visit my parents, but this time she actually kicked me out of the room "don't lay down for me" which means "don't lay down with me" is what she would say to me. I fully took advantage of that. I also got to spend some time with my friends Jill and Cherrie. They are literally the only people I keep in contact with from high school, which means they are especially good friends.

Jessie flew down to NC with me and Audrey. Can I just say that it is so much easier to travel with another adult when you have a toddler? Jess helped out a lot. I also tripped over the stroller in the terminal. I am usually pretty clumsy, but I can catch myself before I totally wipe out. Not this time. Embarressed you ask? Yes, I was. Luckily only two other people saw. I laughed at the time, but I probably would have cried if I was alone. Moral of the story: don't push a folded up stroller in front of you, it is much safer to drag it.

Me, Jess, Trav, and Audrey went Strawberry picking the day after we got to NC. The strawberries were the most delicious strawberries I have ever tasted (yes Jo, we will go again when you come). Audrey kept herself busy tasting as many berries as she could. Leah flew in that night. We went to the beach the next day, and although it was sunny outside, it was too windy to be ideal beach weather for me (I like the sweltering hot, sun so bright you can feel your skin crisping, sweating so much you have to get in the water to cool down kind of weather for the beach). It happend to be Leah's birthday so I made her her favorite chocolate cake, and it turned out rather well if I do say so myself. I might have to make another one soon. The rest of the week was fun, how could it not be with my sisters in town? Hopefully I will get my camera working so that I can post some pictures soon.


Anonymous said...

i already knew we were going to go strawberry picking, but thanks for mentioning it. haha. i am soo jealous you guys went to the beach!!! i was stuck in school all day.

Kristin said...

What fun you must have had with your family. The airport incident makes for a good story anyhow. I totally spaced Jessie's birthday--life has been nutso here. I miss her lots.