Tuesday, September 27, 2011
while brad was at home studying his buttcheeks off, me, jax and mike thought we would take a fast weekend trip up to canada. believe me, fast weekend doesn’t do justice. we left friday at 3. rolled in at 4:30 am and left sunday morning. we were literally driving longer than we were in the country. but let me tell you, it was the most needed trip of a lifetime. to breathe fresh air. and by fresh air I mean feel freed from the world and it’s trials.
we sat around and talked with my beloved grandma and grandpa, and some of my other awesomely fantastic cousins that drove over to meet with us for the weekend. we picked fresh strawberries and raspberries. drove the 4 wheeler. had a weeny roast. talked and laughed. jumped hay bails (something we haven’t done for years!….it felt dang good) and talked some more.
we showed mike the farm and walked around and talked with the cows. there’s something about them that makes me laugh my butt off. they are the dumbest animals alive. I love it. that one of their eyes makes me roll.
I love my extended family so much. I get choked up just thinking about them. I honestly wouldn’t be able to make it through this life without them. they are all my best of friends and I treasure every minute of being with them. which is why we are willing to drive 24 hours to see them for a day. and my grandma and grandpa…I can’t even think about them without crying. the purest people on earth. I feel so grateful. my heart feels like it’s going to pop with how excited I get thinking of heaven with them.
best quote of the trip:
me, “grandma, how old are you?”
grandma says in a sad voice, “I’m 83..(sigh)….it’s the oldest I’ve ever been.”
we had a good laugh.
Thursday, September 22, 2011
I could not believe my eyes when erin and jack got in that ice water! ballsy. it was so fun being with them last night for a little date night. they’re freaking hilarious! we hiked up to donut falls, came back and stuffed ourselves senseless at a mongolian buffet. then finished the night picking up as many treats as we could get our hands on and watching hot rod. that movie is hilarious by the way. if you haven’t seen it, absolutely make it a goal. only if you like dumb humor. it was freezing up there, so it was nice to come back and cuddle up on the couch. erin even let me cuddle with her fresh new born during the whole movie. I couldn’t get enough of her (baby skye). I kept nuzzling my nose into her soft, mooshy cheeks. I always tell brad one of my biggest things I can’t wait for with a kid is cozying up to a movie with a new born cuddled up in my arms. and let me tell you, last night was exactly how I imagined it. thanks erin for letting me get a feel : ).