Tuesday, December 8, 2009

I forgot my camera.

I am so sad! I have either forgotten my camera, or my memory card for my camera the past three trips I have been on! Over Halloween, I went to Vegas to visit my mom, sister, and her two daughters. It was a lot of fun! I had fun seeing them, it had been awhile. But I forgot my camera! I didn't get to take pictures of the pumpkins the girls painted, or of them dressed up in their costumes. Or pictures of us at the Nevada day at the Old Mormon Fort. I missed so much that weekend!

Then, a couple of weeks later, Scott and I headed down to Vegas for Thanksgiving. Again, no pictures were taken :( We had fun too! We made pine cone turkeys and pilgrim and indian bookmarks. We saw Planet 51 (it was funny) and did a little shopping. And don't forget our delicious dinner, thanks to Michelle.

And this past weekend, I headed out to South Carolina to watch the kids while my parents were in Leavenworth, Washington. They are getting so big! I flew in Friday afternoon, and drove myself to my parents house, to find my little brother, James. Immediately he starting showing me the sweet new gun they just purchased. I have no idea what kind it is, but James explained every little detail to me and it seemed pretty neat. If only I knew what he was talking about:) A few minutes later, Sarah, William, and my cousin Megan got home. We all sat around and just chatted for a few hours, then headed to the high school to pick up some fruit that they had ordered through a fundraiser. From there, we headed to dinner and went home to watch 'The Day After Tomorrow'.

The next morning, we headed out to the shooting range to shoot some guns. One of the dogs snuck into the car and we couldn't get her out, so she tagged along. And boy, did she regret it! She hates loud noises, so we left her in the car, curled up under Williams sweatshirt under the front seat. Don't worry, she is fine. Somebody stayed with her at all times. But it was fun to shoot guns, even if the scopes weren't sited in yet. After that, we dropped James off at a birthday party and headed to Krogers to get gingerbread house kits! Plus some Blue Bell ice cream, but we forgot to eat the ice cream:( I'm bummed I missed out on that.

Then we got James from his party and raked a guys yard. It was freezing outside! But we got it done! Then we ate dinner and built these...

I know I forgot my own camera, I got these from James. But we worked on this for about four hours. They took forever! But they were so much fun to build! We loved it. Except that it made us extremely tired, and sad because I was leaving the next morning.

Which, speaking of morning, was very chaotic. The electricity shut off around 5:30 in the morning. When we tried to wake up at 7am to get ready for church/the airport, we had no light and no hot water. So I sent the kids back to bed, but let the three dogs outside. Then I head back to bed. At 8am, I wake up, get ready, and hear TONS of barking out back, so I go outside to find that one of the dogs had escaped from the backyard. Luckily she came back when she heard me calling her name, but a morning with no electricity and a missing dog? I was already exhausted. Good thing for long flights to sleep on:)

P.S. I even got to eat at Chipotle on my way home. It was delicious.