Tuesday, September 9, 2008

We are officially done excursioning







The wedding is over, our sojourns are done. Thank you Ashley for ensuring that I was well dressed...when my sister saw me all fixed up for the dinner, she said, "Holy cow, who got you ready? Whose clothes are those?" What, like I am incapable of dressing myself....? Thanks Ashley. It was wonderful. And now that my sister is officially married, she has earned the right to begin the blog. I am still waiting for wedding pictures to come my way. Here are some of the slim pickings that I do have.

The following weekend we went to Mesa, AZ for a dental conference and to stay with my wicked awesome aunt Wendy, Nana Poof to Eli...we figured if he was going to spend a whole five days with someone that so closely resembled the authentic Nana, that said authentic Nana should get credit for spending time with him. So, Wendy has slightly, and by slightly, I mean greatly more, poofy hair than my own mother. Thus, Nana Poof she became. Eli wasn't quite sure about the whole deal. He would stare at her when we asked where Nana was, scowl for a minute, and then go break one of her large terracotta pots or picture frames....really I was quite surprised that we left the brand new gorgeous house with so little damage: only one broken pot, one broken picture frame, a small hole in the wall and a missing phone. Can you believe they invited us back to come play at their awesome pool and house? I can't. I guess we are just that cool. Here are some more admittedly bad pictures; we figured it was high time Eli learned to cliff jump.


Anyway, I am actually so excited to be back for good and get back to more important things, like following the elections religiously in between following my kid around the house and putting away things that he pulls out of places I didn't know he could reach...like knives and such. That kid...I am not the type who plans things like Halloween costumes months in advance, but he is definitely being a devil for Halloween-this much I know. Anyone have a red cape and devil horns I can borrow? Remember, we are poor.

17 comments:

lauren said...

huffington post aside, i still do not like sarah palin, nor think she is qualified to be the next vp of our lovely nation. but i like you.

you should just run for president. that would make my decision quite simple.

Cason and Marie said...

Looks like fun! Congratulations to your sister. She looks beautiful! Welcome back to paradise.

Michelle Tolboe said...

Ha! Nanna Poof. love it. And I do love your hair blonde again. you look like the spunky girl you are.

Speaking of Halloween, Joe has chosen this year's costume for Cade.
A Chinese Gymnist. With a gold medal!! thoughts?

Anonymous said...

Do you really think that only married people can have blogs? The blogs of most married people are so boring and mundane and filled with nothing more than the average day-to-day tasks of life. It's interesting that you think that being married buys you a ticket into the blog world.

Ashley said...

Then why are you reading my blog, anonymous? Make thyself known. I am so tired of anonymous people coming on here and saying obnoxious things. But just for the record, apparently the facetious nature of my assertion did not translate...I agree with you: They are mostly boring.

AshleyS said...

i was going to complain about how you need to post a picture from the wedding dinner...in the "pillowcase" dress. (clearly adam needs to borrow my People magazine and get caught up), BUT more importantly...this anonymous character is a joke! anonymous--are you seriously reading a blog and then leaving a comment about how boring it is? wait you know what, I take that back, who better to point out boring blogs than you, seeing as you are apparently lacking in productive/meaningful activities.

gotta go now, time to get back to my boring day-to-day tasks of raising a child to become a positive and contributing member of society--how boring.

Lisa said...

I was just wondering does this mean you are opposed to gay blogging also?

Luana said...

Holy Cow Ashley....who got you ready? Sorry, I just couldn't resist. :-) All of you look beautiful and happy.

Ashley said...

Lisa, are you talking to me or anonymous?

Martin Family said...

what is that stupid anonymous person even talking about? i think weird people just like to leave random comments for you because you are so clever, smart and funny and you are always up for a good debate!
anywho, you look super HOT in all those pics! weird but that pool is exactly the same as my sister's who lives in az, for a second i was wondering if you were hanging out with her & i didn't even know it!

Susan said...

Yep, we're moving to the San antonio area (which I love) to kind of be near his dad and help him out with his business right now since he's out of commission. We'll be looking for a job when we get there. Stressful! It's only been a year and a half since we moved! So Texas Eh? What part are you looking at??!! Maybe we can start up our own business together, since we work so well as a team! lol

Mcbride Family said...

Those pictures are so sweet. Just so you know too, I never got an invitation! I wanted to go, but I never even knew when it was. I figured it probably just got sent back or something, but you guys all look so good and your little boy is to die for. what a cutie.

Also, I tagged you! SO go look at my blog, copy and paste and answer with your own questions! Love ya!

3WimmerBoys said...

I LOVE the name Nana Poof. That is hilarious and so perfect. That wedding was so beautiful, thanks for posting pictures, it brought back good memories.

Lindsay said...

ha ha ha ha ash you are so funny!!!! I seriously thought I was going to get hit. I too hope we win this nursery. It would be my dream come true!!!!

CHUNTZ said...

The picture of Eli and Adam touching heads is priceless! Im sad to hear your traveling adventures are over lady! I miss you!

CHUNTZ said...

ps who the hell is this anonymous cat? Get a clue!

Ali Seaman said...

I forgot to tell you on Sunday but I love that green dress. So hot! :) I know, it's a shallow comment, but still.