Friday, May 23, 2008

The countdown is on...

5 more days and we're flying out to Newport. First and foremost, I am SO excited!!! The countdown is getting me a little nervous as well however. I hate packing. I hated packing when I was single and only had to pack for myself, so silly isn't it? I would procrastinate it down to the very last second that I could, then hurry and throw all my stuff in a bag, generally taking way too much because I was just in a rush and wanted to make sure I covered all my bases (kind of like when I grocery shop in a hurry. I throw all kinds of crap that grabs my attention on the ends of the aisles and don't bother to check cost per ounce, etc. Usually I end up with buyers remorse on the way home.) Now that I have to pack for 7 of us, it's a much scarier process however. My kids are staying at my mom's house. RaeLeigh is thrilled because now she'll be able to swing to her hearts content (I REALLY need to get that girl a swingset, she's obsessed since she learned how to pump.) Unfortunately, soon it's going to be hot enough to fry an egg on the seat of the swing weather here, so she better get her fill of it for a while. My mom and my sister-in-law Taryn are my hero's. Words can't describe how grateful I am that they are willing to take on my kids for 4 days. It's going to be fun trying to get everyone organized to the point that they can easily see what goes for who. My husband doesn't know who wears what around here even :) Needless to say, I've got to get packing. Have I mentioned, I can't wait to have 4 whole days of adult time in Newport??

Thursday, May 1, 2008

It's official

So I bought airfare yesterday, I am officially going with Roger to his next marathon in Newport, OR. Yeah!!! We've managed to pull off at least 1 overnighter every year since we got married (2 or 3 each year a long time ago when my younger siblings were newly marrieds and thought it was fun to have the couple kids I had at the time overnight.) Last year we actually went for 2 whole nights on our anniversary, but we took Mallory since she was still nursing. This year we are actually going for 4 nights away with NO kids!! Holy cow, I can't even comprehend it. I've been so stressed thinking about how I can manage someone to watch the crew for that long, if they can handle it, if it's too much, if I should be spending that money on something else, etc, but just sitting here typing this out, I have this overwhelming excitement building. I CAN'T WAIT!! I can't even remember the last time I had a whole day of no kid-reposibilities, it's been so long that I can't even comprehend it, but needless to say I'm excited for this much needed time together. Sometimes the daily hussles of kids makes you forget about the person you are married to, it will be fun to actually be able to have a conversation that isn't constantly interrupted by someone needing something. After some of the tantrums I've had to calm today, May 28th can't come fast enough!! Maybe I better get the watercolors out and crank up my playlist, I need a reminder of the good day that started my week :)