Tuesday, January 8, 2008

then and NOW...

Getting ready for a big trip BEFORE kids...
  • pack bags
  • GO!
Getting ready for a big trip AFTER kids...
  • arrange sitters for two days
  • be so grateful that you have awesome friends (Jaci and Jenny) who will take your kids
  • buy a new pair of jeans because your one pair of good ones got ripped on the computer chair
  • clean house
  • donate plasma to have some extra spending money
  • go shopping and spend plasma money on groceries
  • make and freeze dinners for sitters so they don't have to worry about meals after a long day with all those kids
  • make and freeze dinners for hubby so he doesn't have to worry about meals either
  • clean house again, after destroying kitchen making all those meals
  • get a much needed hair cut
  • wish you could get a pedicure to have pretty California ready feet
  • call Kim and have her arrange for pedicures
  • drop off diapers, snacks, extra clothes, leotard for gymnastics, food etc. etc. to sitters
  • go to the dentist and have a tooth that suddenly hurts fixed (I'd hate to have a tooth ruin my vacation.)
  • worry/feel guilty about leaving kids and hubby for so long
  • check lists to make sure I'm not forgetting anything
  • clean out purse
  • do laundry
  • pack bags
  • GO!


Grandma W. said...

Honey, knowing you, you will have everything under control so you can go and feel good about it!! You absolutely amaze us!!! Grandma B. is here with me reading the blogs, and we loved Kim's with all the pictures of little Sarah!! You are so lucky!! But, we are so glad you and Cindy get to go!!! You three sisters should be together on such special occasions! We are celebrating your Mom's birthday tonight, so we had better get out there ------- and wait for the pizza! Ha Ha! I did make a cake for her!
We ALL love you very much!!
Have a wonderful time!!!!!

Kim said...

Thank you sister for making the sacrifice to come visit. Sarah will make it worth your while!!! We can't wait for your arrival...counting the moments! XOXOX

RICK and ANNIE said...

love the pix! hope you are doing well. rick and annie

Denae said...

Wait... I think I must have missed the post that said where you are going and why. Is it a just for fun trip?? Where in California??? Good luck and I hope you have a great time! You'll be glad you did all the prep work when you're relaxing without your kids.

Celia Fae said...

I am so glad you get to have a little break. You are going to love it. I'm just worried about your reentry after all of that fun. Have a great time!

Bridget said...

Have a great time! Do you have a laptop so you can blog on vacation??

Paige said...

You forgot how they punish you when you get home! Can't wait to read about that. Have fun!

John Holly Levi & Faith said...

The freezer meals mention shows what a good mom you are. I say, "FEND FOR YOURSELVES, YOU ANIMALS!"

Have fun!!!!

Jessica said...

Seriously so true. Almost (I said almost) makes the trip not worth it. And no one mentioning re-entry are they? Cause that would ruin your trip.


Eli & Angela said...

You forgot to add to your list: "blog about getting ready for a trip". You must be super organized if you're able to blog about the whole event. =) Have a great time. My sister lives in So Cal; I've only been there twice to see her, but it is a nice place to go.