Monday, June 26, 2006

"your trip will be easy"/"the flight will end"


Well smart mama is headed off for some summer adventures! I am going to visit Shelah, (a picture of from our college days- i was kind and dug out nothing incriminating & yes she is on her tip-toes) my best friend/former college roommate- i can't believe we have know each other for 13 years now!I will still remember the first day i met her at BYU- my first thought was "WOW- she has to be the biggest flirt I've ever met". Luckily she directed her efforts upon Eddie within the first too weeks - so that took care of that.

Sadly with 5 1/2 kids in tow and given the climate- we won't be up to any serious mischief- but I am sure I'll return with a few stories to tell (albeit about minor escapades in home decor or our late night food indulgences). For now, I must return to my task of packing for the multitudes and serious psychological preparation for the trauma that is flying with a 13 month old. (Good thing I am a child life specialist and coping is my job)

I am currently reciting positive affirmations- "the flight will end", "you are strong smart woman", "your trip will be easy", "it really won't feel hot" "all children will behave like angels" "you will feel rested and refreshed".

I will miss you all--and wish you were there to keep me company--I'll eat some peanuts and drink ginger ale for you (courtesy of southwest airlines).

PS- I don't think either of us could really stay away from our blogs the whole time so i am sure you'll be hearing from me...

7 comments:

Valarie said...

Have a great trip. I can't wait to see the amazing things your joint efforts in home decor will produce.

Nettie said...

Have fun! We look forward to hearing about the mischief you two get into!

QueenMeadow said...

Have fun!! I can't wait to hear about all the adventures you two will have :)

ShelahBooksIt said...

I was just about to blog about this, lol!!! I've been looking through pictures to see if I could find one of us, preferably one that doesn't make me look quite as tubby as I do in the one you chose for you blog!

Gabriela said...

Hey, we were at BYU at the same time! Cool.

Have a fun trip. I can totally empathize with the flying thing. I'm doing it tomorrow with my 3. Have you tried a roll of scotch-tape? That usually keeps 'em busy for at least a few minutes.

Have fun!

Sabra said...

fly well and travel safe. looking forward to lots of pictures of your joint decoring accomplishments :)

smartmama said...

sorry shelah some of the pics aren't here it was that or those with shower curtains, underwear or sweats