so did you think we just up and moved to texas or what??!!:)
can i just take a moment to sigh?
it happened again.
i paused blogging to live the life i blog about and now i feel so behind and am draaaaagging myself back to this computer.
it's not all drudgery,
don't get me wrong...it's just that those few spare moments filled by blogging get completely overtaken the minute i stop and it's hard to give those things up to jump back in.
does that make sense?
aubrey and i have been snuggling more and just sitting on the sofa chatting.
i love chatting with a very precocious 3 year old.
she says the absolute sweetest and funniest things.
i wanna just eat her up.
i tell her that too and she will say...."but mom...i'm not food ya know"...giggle giggle...then i will proceed to tell her how sweet she is...sweet like sugar...and she will say..."ok...you can nibble me only"!!:) and i will kiss and hug her all over...how can you not melt to that.....? how can you trade that for a computer........!:(
believe me not all the things filling my time have been "snugly good and worth it".
since my alone hotel time (when dave was at his meeting) i have gotten back into words with friends with two of my besties...we currently have 10 (yes 10!) games going...great for the brain...but a slightly obsessive time waster too.
ok, we can get back to all that has been filling our days soon...first let's do dallas!
dave and i got up early sunday to sneak out of the house before anyone was up.
we knew with our emotional threesome that saying our goodbyes at night would be better.
we headed out of town towards the most glorious sunrise.
pretty good way to start the day don't ya think?
that and our alone time bagel of course.:)
after a pretty uneventful day of travel and surviving the busy construction filled roads of the big city we met up with nicolle and megan.
it was just as wonderful and easy and fun as i knew it would be.
wish it could have lasted longer.
these are two very special ladies and i'm very lucky to call them my friends.
the next day after a breakfast with some of dave's work buddies he was off to his meetings and i was off to sight see a bit with nicolle. she was driving this time so i was much more at ease...no need to navigate!:)
after seeing some historical sights in downtown dallas, nicolle took me to the most charming little place for lunch.
the food was so yummy and the conversation even better.
i think we could have talked for hours.
i'm so glad we had this time together.
now i just need them to travel north to visit us.:)
thanks for a wonderful day nicolle.
later that night we went out to dinner with some friends from dave's work.
we went to javier's and the food and atmosphere were awesome.
but the big hit of the night was by far the salsa verde.
this stuff is amazing.!!!
(lucky for us we found the recipe when we got home. we are having it again tonight with dinner you MUST make it!)
we ate and shopped and ate some more and then it was already time to go home.
it was a fast trip but a wonderful one too.
we really need to get away more often!:)
we were welcomed home by three happy girls and two happy parents...they were happy to take their list of dates and times and places to be and throw it in the trash i think. not easy coming out of retirement to care for a house of three active girls.:) but everyone had fun so i guess that means they'll do it again some time if we ask real nicely...right?!?!:)
it was my mom's birthday the day we got home so we had some take out thai and ice cream cake.
happy birthday mimi!
so what else have we been up to?
valentines day happenings and class party planning.
talent show preparations and play date arranging.
(both girls have blown me away with their desire to be in the talent show this year!! riley and a friend are playing the clarinet and janey and a friend are dancing. where oh where did they get this thrill for being on stage and performing...certainly not from me!:)) i'm so proud of them!!!
girl scout activities and outings
and all the rest of the little things that make up our lovely simple life.
i love it all.
i must say that i have missed you all and even typing this jumbly post (which took me two days) has got me excited about hearing from all of you again and catching up on your lives.
thanks for hanging in with me and continuing to come back.:)
have a happy day,
1. happy mail
3. almonds and chocolate chips (thanks mom)
4. aubrey's love notes
5. it's 45 today