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Monday, February 9, 2009

MUCH needed.

In exactly 23 hours the kids and I will be on a flight from Buffalo to Vegas. For two whole weeks! Ahhh...the sound of that is music (and sanity) to my ears! Or should I say insane? It's always a little crazy with just me and the kids flying home. I get the usual stares...like 'ALL of these are yours' kind of stares, can't wait for them to see my pregnant belly carrying another one this time! I'm counting on lots of sympathy help for car seat carrying + luggage hauling. Good thing it's a straight flight, none of that connection stuff, although it's usually nice to stretch the legs (or my back in my 7 months uncomfortableness case). However we get there, I'll just be happy to be in NO SNOW and 60+ degree weather! Bryan has a whole week off so I'll be picking him up at LAX on Valentines because part of this trip (if it could get any better) will be spent in San Diego visiting the zoo, Disneyland + Laguna Beach. Brooke, my sis, will be there too with her 4 little chicks!

So in the true Disney spirit I made 6 of these hairclips:
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And for 9 darling grandchildren, I made these, 6 with bows for the girls, 3 without for the boys. My sister is bringing glow sticks for the night time fire works, my mom has gathered black notebooks for the autographing. Half the fun is planning, right?!
I've also been cranking out these darling bibs for the bun in the oven. I'm 99% sure on his name, just need to get Bryan on board, he's just about at the agreement point of the process. Brody was a hard one to sell too and look, it's 2008 fastest growing most popular name and I still LOVE it!  Can't get a middle name to stick for this guy. Family name? I need to do more research. Something original that just sounds good with the first? Can't decide. 
I will return with pictures + stories

...and hopefully a slight tan
and I wouldn't object to a slight bounce in my step either.

14 comments:

Dani said...

I must admit that I am extremely jealous about your upcoming trip. You are very deserving though and I hope you have a fabulous time! Those shirts and clips are too cute. I don't know where you find the time to be so crafty.

Good luck on the baby naming. That, to me, is the hardest part. Can't wait for the unveiling!

Lacey said...

So much fun for you guys!! I only live 5 hours away from that desert paradise and I don't get down there as often as you do!! But we are going to be in So. Cal on the 21st!! So sad that we're going to barely miss seeing you guys!! We're doing Disneyland and Legoland. We were actually going to go the same week you guys are going to be there but changed to a week later to hopefully avoid the Presidents Day crowd. Too bad though, it would have been so fun to run into you and Brooke!
Have so much fun!! I know you will!

Katie Southwick said...

That sounds like a BLAST! I always love reading your blog. It has such cute things on it. Thanks for sharing. I found the mailboxes at Target too and will use them for gifts for my nieces and nephews full of cookies and treats. You're darling. LOVE THE BLOG!

[BrookeO] said...

Awwww. Can't wait to see you!
We arrive in less than 6 hours, we'll get things ready!!!

Shirts+bows are too die for!!!
My glow sticks now sound lame-o!!

Good Luck!

Kristal said...

You are so talented :D

I hope it really is no snow for you! And if you get bored in CA just hop on over to AZ with everyone and say hi!

Sarah said...

Have fun on your trip! I definitely hear you on the stares - we get quite a bit of that even in Utah!

Nicole said...

Have so much fun!! We just got back from Disneyland last week with nice 82 degree weather. Much needed from the snow! Have a wonderful time, can't wait to see pictures!

Vanes said...

OK?! Are you kidding me?! Can I come stay with you so you can rub off on me a bit?! I want to be more domestic! I've never even dreamed of making Disneyland shirts - but they are are SOOOO cute! Can't wait to see them in full effect! The hair bow - SOOO cute! Tell Brooke HELLO for me!
*Your belly is DARLING! Glad to hear about your weight gain - I'm the same way - no matter my diet or eating schedule!? Just keep packing on those pounds! :)

Mitchell Family said...

You should go into business and sell some of this stuff you make. You are incredibly talented. Have a fun trip

Haley said...

I love the clips and shirts! How adorable. How do you find the time? Maybe it could be the miserable weather? HMMMM. I'm very jealous and hope you have a magical time. LOL

Shelle-BlokThoughts said...

I know I'm late in saying this but CONGRATS on the pregnancy! Your kids are beautiful and I'm in love with your photography!

Have fun on your trip!

Hirschisquirts said...

You are so talented! I love looking at your cute little crafts and even trying some of your fun recipes. Good for you for having a fun trip before another cute baby arrives. You sound like me with all the boys in tow, thank goodness you've got a girl to help you out with all the wild boyness! I sure love my girl helpers.

Shelly said...

My goodness, I am so out of the loop. I didn't even know you left town, but I am glad you had a fun time. I guess when you have a baby you fall into a black hole and lose track of everyone for a couple of weeks. I love the hair clips and the bibs. You are so creative. I also can't wait to try your cheesy bread recipe, although I am sure it won't help me lose this baby weight. :o)

Leticia said...

HI!!!
I am a friend of Brooke's!!!
I love to Stalk your blog!!!
OK...Do you think you can send me directions to make these CUTE miss mouse clips, and shirts!!!
I LOVE them...
Sorry to be so bold, but YOU inspire me!!
and congratulations on your new little boy!!!
Gosh..YOU have an adorable family!!!!