Monday, February 23, 2009
We have had visitors, and a glorious week break from E
So we had the newlyweds in town for Valentine's and such. They kiss a lot. We played a lot of Cataan. I won twice (Wahoo!) and we cooked a lot of delicious food. We made one venture out to the beach in between the episodes of rain. Here are some pics of the lovers, E almost splitting his head open chasing seagulls, E enjoying the barely warm enough to be at the beach, let alone in the ocean, weather, and E destroying someone else's castle:
The greatest part about having your sister come one weekend, and your inlaws come the next is....drum roll: THEY TAKE YOUR KID BACK TO WHERE HE CAME FROM FOR A WEEK!
So we celebrated our anniversary for five days instead of one. It was awesome. We went running together in the morning, out to eat at night, to California Adventure, hiking in Snow Canyon etc. And believe it or not, doing yoga is surprisingly easier without a little person tugging on your extended limb for a cup of milk; warrior three is so much easier to hold when someone isn't trying to push you over. I even went to the temple one day by myself, so that was nice. I didn't really do anything all that different during the day. I just did it a whole lot faster and more efficiently.
Oh E, I missed you greatly though. Our house was so boring and quiet without you. Yes, we did some very fun things and enjoyed ourselves immensely. But after about 48 hours, we wanted you back so that we could listen to you run incessantly up and down our hall in your bare feet. And poor Duane. He just sat there all despondent like all week. So thank you Mom, Chelsea and Natalie for the wonderful break but we are glad to have him back.
And this week we are doing the Disneyfest. Adam's family has set up camp in Newport (the inland empire is way too second rate, so we have to go visit them when they come to visit us...just kidding...kind of) so we are official annual Disney pass holders. Heaven help me. I don't know what everyone has been telling me about the Disneyland "off season." It was crowded today-a rainy Monday in February. And I felt like I was being hoarded into a concentration camp when I was trying to park my car in the Mickey and Friends parking structure. Mickey and Friends my eye. I'm just messing with you, Disneyland. We had fun today. And I am sure we will have fun all year. But mark my word, I refuse to wait in any stupid character lines. Fortunately, Eli has no idea who any of them are yet anyway so I am one step ahead of you.