Sunday, April 6, 2008

The Not Even Gonna Try Sunday Summary

I'm overwhelmed. It's been weeks since a real post and I've done a million things and I'm someone who has to tell everything exactly right, and in great detail and I can't possibly tell about it all so...

you'll never hear about how I signed Jane up for Kindergarten and I'm sad about it, unlike kids #1 and 2.

and you'll never hear, in excruciating detail, about Emma's electricity project that took Ryan 8 hours to get ready so Emma could do 1 hour of work

and you'll never hear about how completely easy our 10 hour drives to Utah and back were because we have this AWESOME video system that doesn't rewind, so Ryan does it manually

and you'll never hear about the fun stuff with did at the (expensive) Discovery Children's museum


or about bumper bowling in Provo with 11 kids, during which Seth named all the bowling ball colors over and over again, but never knew another color again the whole rest of the trip

or about Grant's CUTE CUTE new girlfriend

or about my meeting with a blog friend, Holly
or about the awesome tricks we all did at Jump On It in Lindon (Utah moms: Thursdays from 10-11am is Mom and Me: You are free, 1st kid is $3, every kid after is $2. Total deal)



or about taking my kids through the Museum of Art at BYU and having them actually listen to me as I talk about my one specialty and huge passion...(see how the light emphasizes the Savior here? What do you notice about these painting vs. the ones we saw in the other room? Why won't you please stop touching the paintings so the BYU security guard doesn't have a heart attack?)



or about how Bart and Meridith graciously allowed a million loud cousins and siblings to invade their homes for delicious meals OVER AND OVER
and how happy I am that Cade and Stacy moved back to Utah so I could talk to Stacy for hours and lose HUGELY to Cade in Trivial Pursuit
or how we hiked the Y with Aunt Brooke and Aunt Bekah (and would NEVER have done it with two 2 year olds, had we remembered how STEEP that hike is)
or how much my kids love their Grandma Dorrie (seen here with her clothing twin, Emma) and Aunt Bekah

and their uncle Cade wrestling them into a frenzy (Goldie will send me that picture any day now, I'm sure of it!)
or about how lucky we were to get to see baby Blake get blessed


or how lucky it was that we were in Utah the same time as cousins Erin and Spencer and got to hang out at the fun park for 15 freezing minutes for a picnic (before we moved it inside...thanks, Cathryn)
or about how I know I'm forgetting someone, or something great that happened during the last two weeks.
Sorry. Guess you'll never know.

41 comments:

Lorena said...

Yeah, you forgot about how much you wish we were there.

Love the whole post. Wish we had been there. Very, very expensive Children's museum...love the car video system (you know they make rewinders)...Dane would've love to have beaten you at TP, too...and he would also love to go into detail about every brush stroke of every painting ever created.

Blogapalooza:
I am going to try to get a cheap flight out Friday morning, and fly back on Saturday. I would need to get a sitter for Friday during the day and I would also need to see if someone can cover my Saturday shift at the hospital. I also need to see if Stacy will let me stay with them (like she would say no).

If I can get all that to work out, I will be there for Blogapalooza!

(That and if I can lose 15 lbs in two months.)

Sally said...

What a great trip! Now for the laundry, right? Oh, I forgot your genius laundry system...how nice.

You know, that nifty car video system could be very dangerous and expensive, in the form of hospital bills, if you were to get in an accident. Unsolicited advice from your concerned blogfriend: it might be time to spring for a portable DVD player. Plus then your husband can avoid getting carpal tunnel from manual VHS rewinding!

Bridget said...

We have a similar jumpy place like that here. Its 7 bucks a kid so my kids have been a grand total of two times. Would love a special deal day.

Good for you for hiking the Y. It makes me tired though thinking of you with young kids and tired/nauseous pregnant while doing it.

Lauren said...

*sniff* Jane is going to Kindergarten!? I would ask who you is going to be your naptime buddy now, but...that would be too painful to answer, huh? Forget I brought it up, okay?

No, seriously...how exciting and sad and bittersweet all at once...I know she will have so many hilarious things to say when she gets home each day and tells you about her day. She is so cute!

I loved this post...not everybody has their own Electrical Engineer with a Masters Degree to rewind their tapes while traveling. You are so lucky, Jessica.

Glad you traveled safely!

Lauren said...

please reverse the words, "who and you in the first part of my comment. What is the matter with me? sheesh.

Meridith said...

I'm so glad we got to visit with you guys and wish I wasn't sick the night we got to all talk with the adults. I still had fun, nonetheless, even though I vomited when I arrived home. Hope you guys didn't get this awful stomach bug I caught. Love ya lots and can't wait to see you again in a couple of weeks.

gab said...

Glad you had a fun trip! I miss Utah. Get back to bloggin' now, missy!

brooke romney said...

Well, I love the quick summary and it looks like you packed everuthing in and had a great time! So fun and hope you are feeling better.

Kara Jayne said...

I'm seriously so sad that our Utah trips didn't line up, but it's only 3 1/2 weeks until we meet!! I really am so excited I can hardly contain myself. I sure hope you are feeling a little better. Sounds like you guys had a great trip together with lot's of fun memories...even though we will never know!

Paige said...

So glad you are back! But worried that you have to go back to the BY so soon. But at least I'll be there...

Don't be sad about kindergarten. Remember, it's so ridiculously short that you will long for first grade when they are gone a decent amount of time.

elizabeth scott said...

It was nice to see you. Thanks being at Blakes baby blessing. It means a lot to me when family is there to support those special occasions.

Shally said...

Wow you packed a whole lot into that trip! Too bad you couldn't come a little further south and enjoy some SUNSHINE!

Hope you are feeling better- sounds like you are since you were hiking up steep hills with 2 year olds...

The MomBabe said...

that is fun!


and umm P.S. to Lorena who mentioned 15 pounds? From where? I saw'd you in real life. you might as well cut off an appendage. 15 lbs. *snort*

Pineapple Princess said...

Somehow you got all the important stuff done and documented. Bravo.

Meg said...

That was the greatest quick post I ever read. :-)

Lauren said...

What a fun, busy trip. My oldest is going to kindergarten this year. A little bit scary... anyways, hope that things are great!

Lindsey said...

Glad your back safe and sound... I suggest you invest in a DVD player for the car... (Come on, you could have at LEAST borrowed MINE for the trip!!! -It even has a double screen!) It is well worth the investment though. What is up on the job front... ?

aric & jess said...

Yay! You are home! I felt a little out of sorts, like part of my brain was missing while you were gone. I know you have a bazillion things to do tomorrow...as do I...namely laundry because after a trip it SUCKS!!!! But call me anyway so we can plan this weekends festivities...

Ilene said...

Welcome home. We missed you and wore sack cloth all week.

I would have let you borrow our DVD player, silly girl. But I know how much Ryan likes a project. We can't deprive him of being useful on a 10 hour drive.

Time for a lunch date or a movie night SOON. Dan is out of town and I think we will be moving in the next few weeks. I feel like throwing up now.

The Parkers said...

Ooh, we need one of those jumping places on the East coast!
That trip looks like tons of fun for kids and tons of work for moms. :)

andrea said...

that tv is so ghetto! i'm laughing.
yeah, children's museum... overpriced for a quick run up the climbing wall and a sit on the plastic horse.
welcome back.

Carie said...

Sad that our vacations couldn't have lined up in the same place . . .

FUN trip. What's shaking on the job front?

Christie said...

We had a video player like that once, too. We borrowed it from some people in our ward for a roadtrip and dropped it and smashed it to bits. They didn't really like us too much after that (even though we REPLACED it!) I think you should upgrade. Ask the new employer to put that in your offer package - a DVD player for the car.

Penny said...

I'm happy that you had a fun trip, but I am even more happy that you are all home... And even happier still that you are staying here! I am also very impressed that you hiked the Y, that is something I never did- can you believe that? I lived in Provo 2 seperate times: married and single. And we never hiked the Y, went skiing, or went to the Salt Lake temple. How lame are we? (We have since gone to the SL temple)

Kenny, Linsey, Caleb and Isaac said...

The manual rewind shot is priceless. I'm sure its worth it to make the trip more pleasant for everyone. Our portable DVD player has definitely saved our sanity on the plane more than once.

Insightful Nana said...

Hey gal... long time no see. I tried to e-mail you on this site but can't figure out how to do it.

Anyway... surprised you were in Utah. Would love to see and visit with you when you're in town again.

You have beautiful children... and another one on the way? Congrats!

I got to your site by way of the comment you made on Katie's site.

I was putting books back on my book shelf after removing them to have new carpet laid...and I ran
across the book you gave me. The Mission. I have very fond memories of that time.

Your site is fun.... mine's not the usual blog... but I'm having fun.

Good you know you're alive and well! ... or at least alive!

Kathy

Goldie said...

I know, I know....I am on it You will have the pictures tonight! I am holding up the blog....

Hazen5 said...

Reading about all your adventures took me down memory lane! What a fun Trip!!!

Erin said...

Tap, tap, tap. Goldie? Pics please! Tap, tap, tap. Grandpa Hal? Closeups of all cousins on the couch please! Ha ha.

It was so good to see you all. Your kids are, of course, adorable and funny. Glad the park was only 15 minutes because that was ridiculous!

Let's coordinate another trip soon--except not the one in May because you are WAY braver than I am to make that trip all over again so soon! :)

Tom & Rachel said...

Jessica, thanks so much for saying hi on my blog. Look at you and your cute family. I just skimmed down and saw something about morning sickness. That's awesome...not the morning sickness but that you're pregnant. I'm excited to meet you so soon.

Brigitta said...

I'm all worn out just reading all the things you did while you were in Utah. Sounds like fun. Hope you are getting over the yucky months soon!!!!

Danna said...

Sounds eventful! The only thing I have to say is next time you go on a car ride, PLEASE borrow our portable DVD players, headphones, and DVDs. Seriously, Ryan, manually rewinding VHS tapes... this has got to stop!

Laurie said...

Pretty good summary for not even trying.

Looks like a busy but fun trip. Just buy a portable DVD player from Costco and return it after the trip. That was our idea, until we loved it so much we kept it.

I'm going to one up Lorena and try to gain 15 pounds in the next two months. Okay, I won't really try, but I probably will.

Heidiram said...

Welcome back to the land of Blog. Now will you please tell your husband that we are waiting to hear the rest of the love story?

AMY said...

Hopefully it wasn't too stressful making this post. With a new post almost daily, I can imagine how difficult this must have been. However, I think you must have an amazing family to totally enjoy yourselves amongst so many, many others.

PS My dad always helped me with science projects. Great memories about how mine was one of the "cool" ones. I hope my kids can have that someday too. (Not a "cool" project, just fun with mom or dad.)

TexasTwinsTwice said...

Good job on being able to cover a lot without being too wordy. =) I'm not able to do that. I'm HOPING I will enjoy reading all my essays when I'm 80 yrs old and in a rocking chair! =) It looks like you guys had an awesome vacation!

Anisa said...

Sounds like you had tons of fun!!!

I am a little disappointed that I didn't get mentioned:(

stephi k said...

Hey if you ever move back to Utah, I have two words: year membership (to the Discovery Gateway). One of the best things I ever did for my kids--and if you ever come back to visit, you better call me!

Mahina said...

wow! what fun adventures! it wears me out to read all that you did, especially while pregnant and sick!

i would say a new portable dvd player should be on your list of things to buy before your next trip! they are fantastic and not to expensive!

loved the post! for not even trying you did a pretty good job at telling!

Audry said...

Even in it's mediocracy it was a great post.

Adrianne said...

excellent summary. What a treat to have Ryan on the WHOLE trip instead of just the drives!! Unemployment has it's benefits...