Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Las Vegas Eve

Well I'm finally packed...after trying on 34 outfits and 50 pairs of shoes! (I'm kidding of course, but it was a lot!) Now I am ready to fall into bed and sleep very deeply.

Tomorrow will be a huge day for me and the other three gals going with me to Vegas. We plan on staying up all night tomorrow night because it is Britt's 21st bday! I don't even think I stayed up all night on my 21st--no I know I didn't because I got wasted at Hannahs and puked in my purse. How romantic!

It sounds like I am some alchy or something, but I'm not! I only drink socially and rarely get drunk. Anywhoo, this weekend looks to be very fun and exciting and hopefully relaxing. I plan to spend most of the mornings at the pool dozing.

Jeff and the boys drove to Salmon today. I miss them already! They made it safe and sound but Jeff is exhausted. He works so many hours I can't even stand it. And the drive to Salmon is tiring in itself. I hope he gets some much needed rest at his moms. They plan on taking day trips to the Divide, some caves out by Birch creek and a bunch of other stuff that guys find enjoyable! My sweet little boys will have so much fun. I got weepy kissing them good-bye this morning and hugged them over and over. I didn't want to let go of them. I took a dozen pictures of them and told them over and over how much I love and will miss them. They are the greatest things that ever happened to me.

Bud told me tonight he was glad he wasn't going with us girls because we would probably embarass him....I told him we were glad he wasn't going either! I wonder if he will really ever like me? We sure know how to dig at one another, but I love him in spite of the fact that he is a cramudgeon! And grumpy to boot!

Now my mother in law I cannot speak one word against. She has always been loving and fantastic. I wish she could come to Vegas with us, but her MS pretty much rules that out.

My folks are going camping this weekend with my sisters and the rest of the tribe. Today was my parent's 43rd anniversary--yay mom and dad! I love you guys! In fact, I love my whole family more than they even know.

Well, it's off to beddy-bye for me. Love to all of you.

Friday, August 25, 2006

School Is In Session!

PTL! The boys started school yesterday! First time in 8 years I am home alone all day and I am loving the freedom! Yesterday I spent 3 hours at the salon then came home a drank a latte while I read my new Allure magazine. Does it get any better?

Today I have attempted to keep busy cleaning, but that is sooooooooooo boring. Even with my ipod on, I just don't want to do it! But, since I have 20 people coming over tomorrow, I know I have to get on it. We are having our End of Summer BBQ and it will be a lot of fun.

Ok, I have to admit I caved on the speeding ticket. I mailed in my $62, but I included a strongly worded letter! I just didn't want to take the time to go to traffic court. My letter was short and to the point and ended with the phrase, "and in my opinion this was a chicken-sh*t ticket."

Have a super day...I'm going to mow. Yay.

Friday, August 04, 2006

Dog Days

I love this time of summer. No one is in a hurry (around my house anyway). We have really had a super week just lazing around. I've been planting stuff (I know it is the wrong time, but my friend Kate brought me 20-30 gorgeous plants from Edward's Greenhouse that were looking on the peaked side). The kids have been making up games to play and helping me outside. They've made forts in their rooms and stay up late whispering. Jeff's FINALLY off call--for a straight two months he was on call 24-7 and working so much I forgot what he looked like!

Yesterday he told the office he would not be available by phone, pager or carrier pidgeon and we took the kids to Roaring Springs! We played in the wave pool forever until we were so tired we could hardly walk out on wobbly legs! It was good for Jeff because his brain has been so consumed with work that I was sure he had forgot how to relax and have fun!

Next up is school shopping. I need to do an inventory of the kids clothes...I'm not sure exactly what they need. Last year I just went out bought a bunch of stuff only to find out that they didn't need half of it!

My sister Amy moved back to Salmon a week ago. It was just too hard to be with her kids having dad there and mom here. She landed a job the first day home at Rigby's pharmacy in Saveway's, so good for her! I will miss the heck out of Amy, Kinslee, Cody and Riley, but I know family is the most important thing for them to focus on.

Vegas trip coming up! The four of us girls going are getting plum silly emailing about what clothes to bring, hair do's and such! I feel 25 again! I was looking at dresses online last night and Jeff looked over my shoulder, saw the prices and said in his dry criptic way, "You better win at the slots in that dress." It is going to be so fun--we leave Aug. 31 and return Sept. 3.

Well best get on with my day. Love to you all!