Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Quick update.. and a Howdy-de-do.

Hey everyone. It's been a busy summer to say the least. I've been forced to cut out a few things from my normal routine. Updating my blog is one of them. Between having the four kids home ALL DAY for the summer, working full time, working an "extra job" aka..RED ROCKS AMPITHEATER- fundraising for competitive sports for the 2 oldest boys and planning 2 rather large vacations, things around here have been a bit hectic. Sadly, that has left little time for my own scrapping, chatting on the message board, and even talking to my bestest girlfriends. The kidos go back to school on Aug. 12th.. so things should calm down a bit then.

The family just returned home from an extended weekend trip to Rapid City, South Dakota, for a fun filled few days of soccer games, and sightseeing. It was a whirlwind trip for sure. Top it off by being the team manager of 14 boys, and their families. You can imagine the stress and frustration of trying to corral them all to doing the same thing at the same time. Getting my own family somewhere all on time is stressful enough.. imagine doing that for 61 people. Talk about daunting, but I got it done. WHEW.

In two weeks, we are headed to California, for 9 days of family time. The quintessential All American, Southern California vacation. Disneyland, California Adventures, Universal Studios, Sea World, the SD Zoo-the works. The kids are getting excited more and more each day, and the planning has been a lot of fun. We used the SD trip as sort of a "tester" to see how the kids will do cooped up in the car. It actually wasn't THAT bad. But, I can tell you that 20 hrs of driving with kids in the car does not sound like that much fun at the moment. They can barely get along being in the house, with all the comforts of home. How's it going to work, strapped to a moving vehicle with only each other and a DVD player for entertainment? GOD HELP US. LOL But, we are breaking that up over a couple of days, so I'm sure it will work out just grand. (insert eye roll here-- wink) I think all that is left is the packing.. and I'll do that the night before. So we are good to go!

My Disney planner is working out great. The only thing is the binder I altered is too small, I think I'm just going to keep the whole thing together with loose binder rings. (I'm sure a decision I will regret later! LOL)

I have HUNDREDS of photos from our latest Mt Rushmore trip.. and have a few great stories to share. Hopefully, I can squeeze in some time today to upload a few. Just one or two I promise.

Hope all is well with you. Please know I am thinking of you all often. I promise things will slow down soon. Off to work my normal job, then to shill cold hot dogs and skanky molting brats to the teenage wasteland. aka the Snoop Dog concert. In all my years on this blessed planet, I never thought I'd be at a Snoop Dog concert. Yo Yo Yo Boyz..can you find who doesn't quite belong?

Peace out scrap dorks. peace out.