Last time I wrote I said I might be absent for a while due to an eventful upcoming weekend. Now that the weekend has come and gone, let me just say I did not foresee how much crazy we were in for. There was so much going on the whole time I only took my camera out once, for about 10 minutes. Oops...The plan was to make the 8.5 hour drive on Thursday to see our family in Boise once David got off work. We got out the door exactly as planned and without a hitch. Somewhere along the way we missed a junction, and ended up lost, and while lost getting a speeding ticket. In David's defense, he was the driver that the cop decided to pick on in a cluster of about two other passenger vehicles and two semi trucks going the same speed. As for the getting lost, David has an iPhone 3GS bought used with a prepaid plan (no data) and I have a cracking, creaking flip phone, and thus no GPS. Always print or at least write down directions kids... After David's truck driving dad got us back en route the night went smoothly. We arrived in Homedale (our po-dunk destination) around 10:00 MST, only 1.5 hours later than planned.
|LL Ruby and Gpa E-Club in the house, laying down some beats.|
I should mention that this was a surprise visit, only my dad, little sisters, and David's parents knew in advance. It was my dad's birthday present to my mom. We stayed up
On Saturday we left Lorelei in Homedale with my mom (Gramama) and my baby sister (Titi Abby) so that we could make up for our missed coffee date. It was weird, and so nice to go out by ourselves. The last time that happened I was 8.5 months pregnant with our nearly 2 year old daughter. Overdue much? We really enjoyed the time together, feeling like us again. It was unanimous that Boise didn't feel like home anymore and it was really weird being there. When we left there was a big empty lot that was the future site of Whole Foods there, and now the building is up, about to open in a month. The small town health food coop that we went to when we lived there has been remodeled to compete with Whole Foods, and sadly it looks way, way to much like they're trying to be the health food giant itself. We didn't linger there long, just long enough to buy items to make my mom a birthday cake that our vegan selves could eat. After about 1.5 hours in Boise we went back to Homedale to make cake and potato leek stew for my family. Upon our arrival one of my aunt's and her family were visiting. I learned that my child is as horribly dependent on me as I thought, telling everyone for 20 minutes before I got back (in a whisper to not offend anyone), "I want my mommy."
|Almond flavored soy milk latte and vegan peanut butter oatmeal cookie at Flying M.|
The rest of Saturday we spent cooking and just hanging out, which was a welcome activity (or lack of). David and I disappeared for a few minutes to bring my mom a birthday mocha and came back to our funny bunny running around outside with Gramama. We had a hard time getting her inside that night, after pushing a cat around in a wheel barrow and tumbling down stairs several times she was having much to much fun to come in. We're finding she's at that age that everything we want her to do has to be a fight. The joys... We stayed up til 2:30 talking with my dad and my sister while my mom went out with a friend. My youngest sister who is almost 17 is the only one left at home out of 3 girls, the other is 19, married, and in California. I was really glad to have that time with her because I so vividly remember being her age and feeling the exact things that she does right now, and feeling like no one could relate. Having the conversations I did with her made me think a lot about how I want to love and parent my own daughter, so that maybe she won't feel the same things my sisters and I all did.
|Lorelei pushing "Paisey" (Paisley) in the wheel barrow. Paisley was her kitty before we moved, but we have a two pet max. She climbed in herself. :)|
Anyways, the trip home was wonderfully uneventful and we couldn't be happier to be home, well except for Lorelei. She was really digging all of the extra attention and entertainment from family. This week is for packing and appointments. We move into our new apartment next weekend. That will be nothing compared to everything that happened last weekend. Bring it on!