Monday, June 16, 2008

On the road again

Oh, hello there.

It's me.

No, I have not forgotten you, little blog. I got so busy before we headed out of town that I neglected to let you know that I was leaving.

Well, now it's too late because I've already left. We are taking a little time away as a family. Seeing some old friends, family, and taking our kids to places they've never been before. So far, we have:

-Spent 18 hours together in the car.

-Killed 9,345 bugs with our windshield.

-Slept in the same room for two (going on three) nights. Yes. All five of us, including the incredibly-loud snoring princess who, for reasons I cannot fathom, feels compelled to sleep within three inches of my face, with one of her arms touching me AT. ALL. TIMES.

Which isn't annoying at all.

-We celebrated the Husband's birthday and Father's Day.

-We watched as Chase caught and released two reptiles, and tried not to laugh at Uncle Micah, who squealed like a little girl when he saw them.

-We made our traditional pilgrimage to eat devour the delicious perfection that is a hamburger at Hires.

-We witnessed a drug bust on the Utah State Capitol grounds, which involved a lot of policemen wielding very large weapons firearms.

-We said our final farewell to the mohawk.

-And we ate our weight in red velvet cake. If the red velvet cake and Hires are any indication, I'd say it's shaping up to be an excellent vacation.

I don't know that I'll get any pictures uploaded before we get home, but I'll definitely be back to fill you in as we go. The Husband has promised his laptop in exchange for my cooperation on jet skis, river rafting trips, motorcycles, and long hikes.

What he doesn't know yet is that it will also require lots of extra shopping, pedicures, and napping. We won't tell him that part today though.

We'll wait until the time is right. Like when he's in the middle of all his manly fun.

Because I'm just a good and thoughtful wife that way.

What? Shut up.

32 comments:

Shally said...

You saw a drug bust? Was it "Mormon" Drugs (Coke, Dr. Pepper, Mountain Dew) or the real stuff??

Just kidding.

Dancin Queen said...

Ha ha, laughing at Shally's comment.

Have a great trip!

Bridget said...

Have a fabulous time. We'll miss you in the blogosphere but realize real life sometimes happens.

Kimberly said...

Wondered where you were. Sounds like you're having fun!

Kim N said...

Mmmmm, reading "Hires" made my mouth water and I have only been there once. Have a fun vacation!

Lauren said...

It sounds like a fantastic trip thus far...despite some snoring ;)

That is a lot of bugs that met their doom on your windshield.

I can't wait...we begin our bug killing spree in 2 weeks!

I love your writing :) I know I always say that but, I do!

Melissa Walker said...

You're brave: first, scout camp and then a full family 18-hour road trip? My hat is off to you--we're flying out that way tomorrow. Maybe we'll meet!

CJ, the Purple Diva said...

Even on vacation your sense of humor travels with you!
You are too funny!
I hope the rest of your vacation sounds as fun as the first part!
You sound like a very cooperating wife...marriages takes a lot of that! :-)

Becky said...

Um,...excuse me...are you in the vicinity??? Did not know you were coming to Utah, ma'am. Care to share where you are?

Annie said...

Happy trails! Mmmm...Hires.

{I swear, when we go to Utah, half of our trip is food pilgrimages!}

And tell Josh Happy Birthday from us!

Holly said...

Food pilgrimages are the best! River rafting, motorcycles, etc. are secondary.

Have fun!

Pity about those bugs. The windshield shows no mercy.

Mel said...

It sounds like you are all having a blast. You definitely deserve some girl time though!! Have fun and I can't wait to see the pix when you return.

Ashlee said...

Now I want some red velvet cake....sigh.

momy4him said...

sounds like a fun trip! looking to se if we have a hires!

frillsfluffandtrucks said...

Sounds like a fun trip!!! (Except for the squished up bug guts on your windshield...)

~ Sarah

Michael said...

Welcome to Utah. Have a nice stay.

Amanda D said...

I'm just a little jealous that you are in Utah and I am not. However 18 hours in the car with three kids has zero appeal right now.

Have fun!

Anna said...

don't leave Utah without going to Cafe Rio. The pork barbacoa burrito is my favorite. Give Lanie a call she would love to see you. 540-226-6076 And most of all, enjoy the humidity-free weather.

frillsfluffandtrucks said...

Okay, I'm back again today to tell you I just made the oatmeal cookie recipe. Yummy! Unlike you, I like the cookie better than the dough--I think I like the cookies *too* much!

Unfortunately the 7m 33 sec in the oven wasn't nearly enough--either you have a super-duper-speedy oven or mine is WAY slow. It took 12-13 minutes (plus cooling on the pan a bit) for my cookies to be done *and* stay together.

At any rate, they are delish and my house smells fabulous!

~ Sarah

Family Adventure said...

Keep on enjoying it :)

Heidi

AMY said...

I'm a good wife like that, too. Very thoughtful. Have fun the rest of the way...feel free to stop by on your drive back east...do you take I-70? I'm right on it if you do. You can borrow a bed or even just a clean toilet! (Clean not guaranteed, by the way.)

Wendi said...

You are a thoughtful and very clever wife.

I. like. the. way. you. think.

Have a great vacation!

Lorena said...

Jeez...our Utah trip next month is gonna stink compared to yours!

crystal said...

I didn't say nuthin'! A girl deserves her pedicures & napping. That's final.

Have fun!

RobynandJoe said...

18 hours in the car DOESN'T sound fun to me...but I have a 2-year old and 4-month old. I'm sure it gets better, but that is a LOOOOONG drive! Have fun in the dry heat!

Melain said...

I'm so impressed that you counted all the bugs that you killed! Did you have a funeral for each of them?

Kristy said...

HA! HA! I love the snoring princess part of your trip. I, too, loathe ANYONE, including the hubby touching me while I sleep. I never have cared for cuddling or "spooning" as I go to sleep...just give me my space!

My folks traveled to Utah in the fall of '06 & loved it. Zion Nat'l Park was a highlight of their trip. My oldest sister & I are trying to plan a trip for the coming year to go there. If it happens, you'll have to give us all the great places to eat!

mama jo said...

did you have a large cherry coke with lots of extra ice with that burger? that's my fav...have fun with the family...

danandcindy said...

That was a really dumb post.

queenieweenie said...

mmmm...Hires cheese fries w/ fry sauce. YUMMY!

Diane said...

Have a good time, and enjoy the ride! I'll look forward to updates.

Rosie said...

You must be kidding me. Were you in Utah last week? So was I. We must improve our communication skills.