Thursday, December 27, 2007


Christmas was great. The kids woke up at 6 AM, which they have never done before. Santa brought a mini pool table for the boys and jewelry boxes for the girls. I got a new cell phone to replace the one that flew across the garage a while back (How did that happen!?!). Lewis got some new clothes, and the wet dry vac that he wanted. Here are some pictures! Merry Christmas!

Monday, December 24, 2007

Twas the Night Before Christmas

Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house
not a creature was stirring, not even the mouse (we caught him in a trap 2 weeks ago and he went out with the trash);
the laundry was washing and drying with care,
in hopes that tomorrow I would have something to wear.

The children were nestled and snug in their beds....
but then they were up asking for water and bread. (Is this how all kids are?)
And Lewis in the front room watching TV, and me in for logging (time that is),
Had just settled down for a long night of blogging.

When out on the lawn
there arose such a clatter.
I sprang from my desk
to see what was the matter.
All the way through the house I flew like a flash,
Wrenched open the door as I got some whip lash.
When, what to my wondering eyes did appear,
But the UPS Man standing in all of his gear.

With a little young driver, so wired and wull,
I knew in a moment that he had drunk Red Bull.

"Now Abi &Ti! Now Beckah! Now Jason and Haley!
On Adam! On Rachael! On Michael and Gabey!
To the top of the stairs, to the top of the porch!
I have gifts for you! Gifts for you! Gifts for you all!

And then in a grinding, I heard in the road
his truck idling slowly, there out in the cold.

He was dressed in his shorts, and some knee high long socks,
and he wore all brown clothes from his shoes to his locks;
a brown paper package he had in his hand,
when he slipped on the ice it had nowhere to land.

His face .... how it twisted! His mouth how scary!
His cheeks were like fire, his chin was so hairy!

He fell to the ground
but landed like cotton,
in a new blanket (of snow)
and all was forgotten.

He spoke not a word,
but went strait to his work,
delivering the package;
then turned with a jerk,
and saying "hey do not forget all of those",
he pointed ere there, 9 more packages rose;
He brought them all up,
to me gave a whistle,
and quick drove away
like the shot of a pistil.

But I heard him exclaim,
as he pulled up his socks,
"Happy Christmas to all,
and to all a Brown Box!"

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Is it the 23rd already???

Wow this month has passed so fast. I do not know where the time has gone. It is 2 days till Christmas and since Lewis has been gone all weekend I have not been to the grocery store, or to the dry cleaners or anywhere else I usually go on the weekend. Here is an update for the past week or so:

Adam had a school play last week on Thursday the 13Th. It was so cute. They did The Night Before Christmas as adapted by Ms. Reid's 4Th grade class. They did a good job. He had one line to say alone and he did it very well. He also rang the hand bells during some songs. He said he was not nervous and I think he was very proud of himself afterward.

On the 14 I went out to dinner with just my 4 siblings. It was the first time the 5 of us have ever done anything by ourselves...ever! It was fun. I think now that we are older we have become a little more accepting to each others um..flaws? or whatever you want to call them.

Jason had a "FUN" day at the dentist on the 18Th. He went in to have a cracked tooth fixed and a cavity filled. He woke up half way through and grabbed he metal dam out of his mouth and ripped open his gums and tongue. They had to do a quick fix. I was devastated. He has to go into the surgery center on the 8 Th of January to have it fixed. When I later asked him how the dentist was he said, "It was easy breezy, and same old, same old. Did not hurt, but my mouth is stiff." STIFF?? I would say so. They had to glue him back together! I am not going to tell him what he did for a long time. It is not worth it making him scared of the dentist. We kept him home on Tuesday and Wednesday.

School got out on Friday the 21st. The kids could not have been more excited. Adam had a party after school that turned into a sleep over for a friend who is moving. He got zero sleep and so he was cranky all day yesterday. He is better now. Lewis left for Vegas and the BYU game on Friday. It is a good thing they won. I am not mad that he went anymore but I do want a vacation too (but that is another entry in the blog.) Friday is also the day that the toilet in my bathroom started leaking, and I had to turn it off, and I need to call the plumber. I am tired of toilet problems. (The one downstairs started leaking this summer and flooded the whole basement. It was a mess, it was disgusting, and I do not want that to happen again.)

So I feel like I am not ready for Christmas. I have some small things to get and I am going to have to get them on Monday when Lewis comes home from work. Oh yeah, Lewis has to work on Christmas Eve. I love the Jazz.

Monday, December 10, 2007

Snow, Shopping, Sysco and Vegas

So here is the past week in a bulleted list:
  • It snowed again. Just when the snow from last week started to melt, we get 7 more inches. The kids are loving it. We finally have boots, snow pants, gloves, and coats for all of the kids that fit. It seems like everyone grew out of everything that we bought last year. So we had to start from scratch.
  • I am trying to get the Holiday shopping done. Lewis has no desire this year, or so it seems, to go shopping at all. I am doing all of it. I have bought every present for the kids so far. And we are done except for the little things...from you know who. (Hopefully Adam does not read this. He is still a believer at 9 and I would love to have 1 more year with him believing.) I am having trouble getting stuff for Lewis. I have some things but I need little stuff for him too, and have no ideas. Men are the hardest to buy for. I agree with my mother-in-law, buy gift cards. That way they get what they want.
  • Sysco. I bet you are wondering what Sysco is. Sysco is a food supply company. Restaurants use them and the school that I work for does as well. They deliver our milk for the kids, and a few other kitchen supplies. Well the rep from Sysco is why they make the blog this week. He came for a visit to make sure we were satisfied and to try and get us to buy more. You know the regular thing that sales guys do. Well when he walked into my office I thought that I was going to throw up or pass out!! He was wearing so much cologne that I suddenly could not breathe. Now maybe some of you ladies like that, but good grief! It was horrible!!! So for all of you guys out there reading this make sure the cologne is at an appropriate level for public, or you are going to gas the ladies out of the room.
  • Vegas. Oh Vegas. Vegas is how this blog began. My husband, Lewis, went to Vegas with some childhood friends this past summer. He planned to go at the last minute and did not have to worry about anything. He took a day off from work, jumped in the car and drove. I had to worry about the kids, the schedules, school, work, daycare, etc...he just assumed that I would handle it all happily. Well assumed that I would handle it, which I did. I did not do it happily. That why this blog is named "When's My Vacation?". Because I hardly ever get one, and even when I do it is with the kids so it is not a real vacation. I usually need a vacation after I get back from going with them. Well, it is happening again. Lewis has a friend who also works for the Jazz and he got them tickets to the Las Vegas Bowl game which is BYU vs UCLA. The friend has a suite at the Bellagio too. Jazz people. Oh yeah, did I forget to say when the game was? It is the Saturday before CHRISTMAS!!! So I get to be home with kids for 2 days right before Christmas. What am I supposed to do? They are going to be crazy. I am going to be crazy. What if I have last second errands to run...which I always do. You know what I need? I NEED A VACATION!!!!!!

Monday, December 3, 2007


It snowed...a lot! We got about 7 inches here in Draper. The kids had a field day in the snow on Saturday and Sunday. I will let the pictures speak for themselves!

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

We got the tree up. I know it is not a great picture, but it was the best that I could do for tonight. We have white, frosted, silver, light blue, and blue ornaments with snowflakes on the tree. We also have white lights, silver ball garland, and red bows. I think I like this tree the best out of all of our trees. I really like a nice simple tree. I do not really like the trees with so much stuff on it that you can't see the tree. Lots of people like that, but I just like simple. Maybe I will grow to like more ornaments.
Anyways, the tree is up and the decorations are out. I always love the house when it is decorated for the Holidays. It always feels warmer somehow. I know in this picture the tree does not have many presents, but as of today the gifts are all wrapped and done. I only have a handful of gifts still to buy for the kids. Lewis is another story. I have NOTHING for him. I do not even know what to get him. He asked for socks and shirts with ties. Are you kidding??? I need something better then that. And he doesn't want gift cards either. Any ideas out there?

Trying to Take Christmas Pictures the day after Thanksgiving

So we made it through Thanksgiving and now it is December. Every December I get the kids all dressed up and we go out and take a thousand pictures of them hoping for a good one to send to the relitives for Christmas. This year my sister-in-law made the girls these GEORGEOUS skirts and capelets. They are so nice. I bought the boys sweaters and we were ready to go. Well...almost. We had 1 day to get the pictures taken and it was freezing. Not only freezing but windy too. It was so cold and windy out that after an hour or so of taking pictures, trying to usher the kids in and out of the car we almost gave up. That is when I got the idea to call my good friend Nancy. Fancy Nancy, as I call her. She is wonderful. She let us come and bombard her house with 9 kids. Yes, 9 kids! We go the most beautiful pictures in her home. The kids looked pretty good too. But you know kids with their funny faces and everything. I still do not know if I have one good enough to send out.
So here is one of Abi braving the freezing wind outside. She was miserable and right as I was taking this picture a gust of wind came and blew her off of the seat she was on. Poor Girl!!! All in all the kids were in good moods.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007


I NEED A VACATION!!!! This week has been so stressful! I am the Lunch Program Director at my kid's school. Twice a year my program gets what amounts to an audit by the state and federal government. This week I have been having the state come out. They want to look over everything that I do on a day to day basis. I get to sit there and have them tell me what I am doing wrong, and right. I am just waiting for them to find a huge flaw in my work and cancel my funding. The days take forever... It is just hours and hours a day on end. I can't wait for Friday to be over with. Pray the weekend comes soon!

Jason's Teeth

The day after Halloween Jason had a tooth pulled. He clenches his jaw in his sleep and had cracked one of his teeth. Half of it fell out!! So the rest had to get pulled out. It is on the right side of his mouth, the 2ND to last big one. The tooth was perfect too. No cavity or anything.

Two days before Halloween he lost his first tooth too. The front bottom tooth. He was so happy that the Tooth Fairy came! So he has lost 2 teeth in a week, and he made $5.00. He can't wait to loose more!


So Adam and I got to go to a Jazz game this past week. We have been to many before and we will go to many more this year. We only end up using our season tickets about half of the time. It is all that I can handle. I went to 3 games in a matter of 7 days. I am EXHAUSTED!

Well this one that we went to on the 7Th of November was special. The Jazz were hosting the Cavs. It was an 8:30pm game, but we had to be there at 7pm. Why you ask? Oh let me tell you. We got to stand in the fan tunnel. Which means that we got to go down before the game and high five the players as they came onto the court. We were at the Cav's entrance. We got to punch fists with the whole team, including LeBron James! What made it even better was that Lewis' cousin Skyler and her husband Braden got to do it with us. It was really not that big of a deal, but we were all so excited. We put on these HUGE t-shirts and stood in a line to greet them. I want to do it on the JAZZ side next time!

Thursday, November 1, 2007


Halloween has come and gone. We had a fun week. The kids were out of school since the 26Th of October, so we have had a 6 day weekend. The weekend was normal. On Monday we went to the skating rink with our friends for 2 hours. We then met my brother Cris and his wife Marlo and their kids for lunch. After lunch we went to see Nightmare Before Christmas in 3D. The kids had candy and drinks too. We saw it last year at the theaters as well, but the kids love the movie. Alright the truth is I love it too. We were having a great day. I had a soccer game to play in at 9:45pm so I left for the game at 8:00pm. After I left both Abigail and Jason got sick. Lewis had to deal with that because while at my game I got a ball to the face and sprained my thumbs. So Tuesday we stayed home and canceled all of our fun day off plans. Then on Halloween everyone was suddenly better so we got to go to the mall and Trick-or Treat. Then we came home and went out in our neighborhood. This was by far the warmest, nicest Halloween we have had since we moved back to Utah. It was so warm we did not even have to wear coats. So the kids got a huge haul and we have enough candy in our house to eat for a year. Whatever is not eaten I will throw away the day before Thanksgiving. So this afternoon Adam came home from school and promptly got sick. YES!! And then to top it off Abigail did too. We were in the new car, pulling into the garage and she suddenly had to throw up. I threw the door open just in time for her to throw up...on what is left of the camping laundry. I do not know if I should be grateful for that or sick about it. All I know is that when there is candy...there is barf.

Monday, October 29, 2007

Just a short note...

For those of you who have asked, the laundry from the camping trip is still not done. I had 2 or 3 loads left in the garage when the boys decided to have a fire in the pagoda in the backyard. So more stinky clothes to go into the pile. I do not think it will ever be done...

Sunday, October 28, 2007

I Got A New Car!!! Oh and Lewis got a new car too.

I got a new car! I got a new car! Can you tell that I am excited about my new car? So here is the deal...

We went a little crazy and decided to trade in both of our cars. I had a KIA Sadona and Lewis had a Toyota Corolla. Both were bare base models. The van was 5 years old and about to be paid off, but had 58,000 miles. The Toyota was 18 months old and had approximately 27,000 miles.

I have been driving the van for the past 5 years. A mini van. YUCK!!!! Anyone that knows me at all knows that I have never wanted a van...EVER. Even with 4 kids I hated driving a van. So the heavens shined down on me and I got my new car last Monday. It is a 2008 Ford Taurus X. It is a crossover. That means it is half way between an SUV and a station wagon. One of my friends described it as "A Subaru on steroids". I am in love with it. It is the first car that I have ever been really excited about. The kids love it. The 3rd row seats are raised so Jason can see over the seat in front of him, and he just loves that. The girls can get themselves in and out of it, I love that. It has all of these cool features. I think my favorite one is that by a push of a button the petals move up to meet my feet. (I am no longer sitting so close to the steering wheel that if we had an accident the airbag would crush me to death. That a bonus for everyone.) I know it can't be all perfect, and I will find things to complain about later, but for now the DVD playing, 7 passenger seating, dual zone climate controlling, SUV power having, car type gas mileage getting, made with short people in mind car, will do just fine.

Lew got a new car too. It is a 2007 Honda Civic S.I. Basically a sports car. Now, he needed a new car. We needed to get out of the Toyota with the HUGE percentage rate. He loves the new car. He told me today that he has never had a compliment on a car that he owned before. Probably because he has always had a sensible Toyota Corolla or a van to drive in. Today he got 2 compliments at one stop. He was beaming. I understand. Before he got the Corolla he just traded in he was driving a Corolla. And before that one, yep, another Corolla. Man we just liked the Corollas. Or maybe that what we could afford. Before the 3 Corollas we had (YIKES!!!) he drove a 2 door blue Geo Metro. (We each had one. When we met we both drove matching blue Geo Metros. We did not know it of course, but it is the cars that our fathers gave us when we got out of high school. The only difference was mine was a 1994 model and his was a (approximately) 1984 model.) His car is fast and manual, but he loves it.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007


So we went camping this past week with my parents, Alain and Donna. We left on Thursday and came home on Sunday. It was the first camping trip for any of our kids. We thought it was going to be a nightmare, but it ended up pretty good. Here is the weekend in a nutshell....

Thursday: I packed the bags for 6 people, ran my errands, went to the store, and washed all of the laundry needed to go. Oh, all before 11am with all 4 kids with me. Lewis was working for the morning, so I had to handle it all alone. Lewis was supposed to be home at 11:30 and help me get the car packed, but he did not get home until almost 1pm, which was the time my parents were supposed to get to our house to leave. My parents showed up at 1:30, and their truck was so full that we had to unpack some of it to make room for the stuff that did not fit in our van. Who knew that camping with 4 kids and 4 adults ment bringing a year's supply of everthing? So we get on the way at a quarter to 2. We made it down to Virgin ( just outside of Zion's National Park) in 4 hours. We set up camp and made dinner. Hot dogs, chili, and chips. Followed by Smores. Got the kids to bed by 9pm and then the fun began, for me anyways. For any of you that know me, you know that I stay up really late. I watch TV until about 1 or 2 am every night. So at 10pm in the dark with the fire out and nothing to do, I was lost. The girls were asleep in my tent, and I forgot to bring a book. I litterally had nothing to do. Everyone went to bed, and I stayed up swirling the flashlight at the tent ceiling for hours.

Friday: We got up, made bacon and eggs, and then got dressed for the day. Lewis woke up sick. He was all stuffed up and miserable. He was alergic to the outside or he had a cold. I think it was both. It was supposed to be cool so we decided to go to St. George for the day. We stoped at a cowboy town for the kids to play. They fed the animals at the petting area and we got some cute pictures. We then drove down to Mesquite and had a buffet lunch at one of the casinos. And then went shopping at the outlets in St. George for the afternoon. Children's Place had all of their girls clearance on sale for $2.99 or less. EVERYTHING! So I got the girls some skirts and long sleeved shirts. We then drove back to camp and wanted to go swimming, but it was too cold. We had grilled sandwiches for dinner. Adam was the "offical" fire guy. He started our fires and kept them going. I was nervous at first but then he got pretty good at it. (The only problem that I had with the fire was the smoke always followed me anywhere I went. I know people say that the smoke is following them, but in my case it is true. By the end of the weekend it was a joke around camp not to sit next to me because the smoke would blow in your face.) We put the kids to bed early and Lewis, Alain, Donna, and I played Rummy. I won by a landslide.

Saturday: We got up had breakfast and drove into Zion's. We did 2 hikes, which the kids enjoyed. Everyone liked the Weeping Rock hike. It is a short half a mile hike that goes strait up. Water from 1200 years ago runs through the rock and makes the rock cry. It was really interesting. Everyone walked the whole way except for Abigail. She was carried by Lewis and Alain. Then we drove through Zion's and went to a Buffalo Farm and had a really late lunch. Most of us had buffalo burgers, but Adam had chicken strips. After lunch we drove back to the camp area and the kids played at a park down the way. We cooked chicken for a late dinner, and then put the kids to bed at 9. We played Rummy again but stopped half way through because of the wind, and cold. It was really cold the last night.

Sunday: We got up and Adam started the last fire for breakfast. I made pancakes, and eggs. When it was time to put out the fire we had Adam and Jason put their "fire pushing sticks" into the fire. (The sticks were about 3 feet long, and 2 or 3 inches in diamater. They had played with and used these 2 sticks to help in the fire all weekend. They sharpened the ends into spear heads.) As soon as they put them into the fire, Jason then realised that he was not going to get it back. It was burning with fire. Jason had a meltdown. He was sitting in his seat bawling. Tears were running down his face onto the ground. He did not realise he wasn't going to be able to take it home. He was miserable and angry. He chose to ride home with my parents because he was mad at me and Lewis. On the way home we stopped for lunch, Jason forgave us and made it home by 4pm. We unloaded the car and I realized that I had a garage full of dirty clothes, blankets, shoes, and coats that just stunk like smoke. I had to leave everything out there while I washed loads.

The pile is still there, it is smaller but there are still maybe 12 more loads to go. Everyone was very well behaved. We have decided that they are old enough to camp. Maybe we will go again in the spring. I might have my laundry done by then.

I Have Been Tagged

I was tagged from The Queen's Buzz so I need to answer these questions....

What I was doing 10 years ago... Living in Virginia, at SVC. Pregnant with Adam, and throwing up 20 times a day.

What I was doing 5 years ago... Living in Lehi, Utah. Haley had been born 2 weeks before. I was spending my days tired and driving Adam to and from preschool.

What I was doing 1 year ago... Living in the house I am in now. Working full time at Channing Hall. I was very sick, and stayed sick for several months.

What I was doing yesterday... Working at Channing. I was doing paperwork for the state. Very busy doing all of the dirty laundry from our camping trip this past week.

5 places I'd rather be... shoppping, at the spa, anywhere with hot weather on vacation, sleeping, or Vegas

5 snacks/treats I love... Strawberry Shortcake, Cheesecake, any berries, Molten Chocolate Cake, and gummy Frogs

What I would do with 100 million dollars... buy a house, new cars, a plane, give some to each of my family members, buy a new wardrobe oh, and retire

5 Favorite TV shows... Lost (starts Feb '08), CSI (original), Gray's Anatomy (I can't explain this one...I just like it), Gilmore Girls ( I know it is off the air, just one of my all time favorites) and I really like the new show Pushing Daisies

Sunday, October 7, 2007

Haley's 5th Birthday

Today I am writing in purple because it is Haley's favorite color. Her birthday weekend is finally over. It started on Friday with her actual birthday. She turned 5, and is now a big girl. She had a nice birthday. She got some new clothes and then she got to pick out where we went for dinner. She chose Applebee's. We sat to eat at 7pm, which is late for the kids, but they managed to behave themselves...pretty well. She managed to keep the birthday crown on all though dinner. She then managed to wear it most of the day on Saturday. On Saturday she a long (20 minuite) conversation with Lewis' mom on the phone. I don't know what she said, but she said it was her best conversation ever. On Sunday we had a family party with her Grandma, and Grandpa Balmanno, Cris and Marlo (my brother and his wife) and their 3 kids. It is also Michael, their youngest's birthday so they celebrated together. We had lasagna, garlic bread, swedish meatballs, salad, and 2 kinds of cake! Haley had a cheesecake and Michael had a chocolate cake. Haley got a new art set, a Strawberry Shortcake book, and finger puppets and a puppet stage. I think overall it was a great day for her! She still has one birthday surprise left, but that will not come until next week. I told her in leu of a party that I would take her and 1 friend to Sweet N' Sassy. It is a little spa place for little girls to get manicures and pedicures, and to have their hair done. It is so expensive though so I told her 1 friend. She wanted to have a whole party there but no way!! It would be like $200 to $250 for 5 girls!!! It is crazy. Still she is excited to go and take her friend Sage. I will post pics after they go.
So I have a funeral to go to tomorrow. I hate funerals. I never know what to say or do. My dad says it is because I do not know how to deal with death. Maybe he is right...maybe not. This will be my second funeral and/or service in 2 weeks. It seems like whenever I have funerals they come in 2's or 3's. Never 1 at a time. It is weird. Oh well. I will write more later.....

Thursday, October 4, 2007

First Sickness of the Season and More

I was at work yesterday meeting with one of our food suppliers and I started to feel congested. Now this usually happens when I am meeting with this particular person because he wears an abnormal amount of cologne. I mean not just a is like he takes a bath in it right before he gets to my office. It usually stuffs up my nose and makes me sneeze. So anyway I did not think anything of it until I left to get the girls from the babysitter. I was sneezing and my throat started to feel dry. Oh no. Right? I am going to have a sinus infection in a matter of days. This happens to me every fall here in Utah. Last year I got 4 of them. My doctors told me it is because of the inversion.
I totally believe this because when I go to Park City I feel great. I clear up completely, once I am out of the valley. When Lewis and I went to Las Vegas for work last October I had a sinus infection. After 12 hours there I was feeling like a new person. No congestion, no cough and my voice returned... that is until I went home to the dust bowl where we live.
I am looking out of my window right now over the Salt Lake Valley and it is so disgusting what I see. Even with the wind blowing there is a layer of gray, brown smog. No wonder I get sick in October every year. The worst part is they told me there is no way to avoid it unless we move. Great. I am not ready to move.

So on to something more exciting. Tomorrow is Haley's 5Th birthday!!! She is so excited to be a big girl. She informed me today that she no longer wants a night light. She is too big. Well, we will see how long that lasts. The boys gave up their night lights, and then wanted to buy lava lamps to have on at night because "they look cool". So I wonder how long it will be until Haley wants a "cool" lamp in her room too. Probably 2 nights. For her birthday she wants to go to Sweet And Sassy. It is a little girls spa type place. The do your hair, paint your nails and then you get to dress up and walk the cat walk. It is very fun, and very expensive. So as a compromise we are going to have a family party and then she gets to choose 1 friend to take with her to Sweet And Sassy. They will go next week. I will have to post pictures of them after they go.

Ok thats it for now. I need to take some medicine.

Friday, September 28, 2007

Pinewood Derby

On Thursday Adam had his first Pinewood Derby. He has been doing scouts now for about a year, and neither Lewis nor I know much about it. He has had hit or miss leaders in the past. Last year the only reason he moved up to Wolf is because he and I sat down and did the whole book in 1 day.

So about the derby. He was so excited to make the car and race the car. Lewis and I were...well less then enthused. We have no idea how to do those things. Lewis is not a "handmade" kind of dad. Lewis quit scouts when he was like 10. He never remembers doing the derby and building the car...we don't have tools and saws and such. So Adam went to the scout masters house and had him help build the car. It ended up OK and Adam got "Most Unusual Car" in the pack. He got 2nd to last place, but had a great time doing it.

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Doctor Appointments

This past week I took my 2 boys to the doctor. Adam went on Tuesday, and Jason went on Wednesday. They are both healthy and fine.

After Jason's doctor was done with his check up she asked me, "so, who is the anxious one? You or your husband?" So I told her it was most likely me. (Adam and Jason are both a little anxious and nervous about new things and are scared of things that they have never tried.) I can stay awake all night worrying about things. She proceeded to tell me that being anxious is a genetic trait. While I was driving home I started thinking about it. My mother has always been a worry wart, and my dad stays awake at night worrying about everything. So does my grandmother. So I called my mom and asked her, and found out that her grandmother was also an overly anxious person. So that explains it. Oh great, now I have something else to worry about. I wonder if the girls worry too?

But on a very funny note... during Adam's doctor appointment she made a comment to him about how puberty is right around the corner. He said, "Yeah so is blockbuster but mom won't let me go there either!" It was so funny that the doctor and I could not stop laughing for 5 minutes!! Now he walks around and says, "Mom, tell them that funny thing I said at the doctor!"...he has no idea!

Sunday, September 2, 2007

So Lewis(my husband) doesn't like the name of my blog. He assumes that it has something to do with all of the trips he takes. Like the fact that he went to Las Vegas this past weekend with some old friends from high school while I stayed home with our 4 children. Maybe that has something to do with it.....maybe not.

Neighbors, Friends, Co-Workers.....they all go on vacation regularly. Even my siblings family's ( who by the way do not have jobs! ) go on vacation frequently. Day trips, weekend trips, week long, and 3 week long vacations to Australia (yeah you know who you are!!!). Maybe it is jealousy, maybe it is not.

Don't get me wrong I have been on tons of vacations. San Diego, Spain, Las Vegas, Washington D.C., Mexico, and Paris to name a few. But it has been a long time since my last trip. And did I mention that during all of my trips I was either young enough to still be living with my parents and under 16 at the time, or was grown with children of my own to come with me. I have officially been without any of my kids a total of 3 nights in over 9 years. Don't get me wrong, I love my kids but I need a break too.

I named my blog "When's My Vacation" because my life is hectic, busy and I put up with a lot. A lot more then I realise sometimes. I work at a school and take care of a family of 6 plus a cat. At least once a day I think, When's My Vacation?, and then at least once a day I think, Damn, it is nice to be home!

Maybe I can't make up my mind...I think I might need a vacation.