Wednesday, October 15, 2008

The Family is a Haven in Heartless World

I have many, many friends who are not fortunate enough to live in the same town, city, or even state as their family. This is probably the single, hardest thing I have to deal with on a daily basis. Especially since I have started a family.

However, I am SO thankful that the majority of Josh and I's family are only a four hour car ride away. I know that sounds like a nightmare for some, especially for two kids, but you get used to it and it could be worse.

I have had a rough few weeks here in the Lou. So, when my dad called and said he was going to be doing business here, and staying at our house, I was VERY excited! Then I got to thinking and I didn't really have a whole lot going on so I decided the kids and I were going to ride back with him to KC and spend a long weekend there. So, that's what we did. We were there from Wednesday - Sunday of last week.

I feel so rejuvenated! I took full advantage of my family and soaked it all up! I spent quality time with my little sister, Malakai and Leila got quality time with Poppy, Tutu, Ma Ma, and Pa Pa, and I even got TWO nights out kid free! My dad and Lisa took me out to the Power and Light District on Friday night and we had an amazing time! Wonderful dinner and Yummy Cocktails! Saturday night I went out with some family to celebrate my beautiful cousin Mallory's 22nd b-day. Again, a good time had by all!

We went shopping, to Deanna Rose, and to the Pumpkin Patch. Malakai and Kiera carved pumpkins with Poppy, jumped on huge trampolines, and for the most part, got along amazingly! Needless to say, I was EXHAUSTED by the time I got home! I know what your thinking, how can I feel exhausted AND rejuvenated all from the same trip? That's what family does to you. Just being around people who offer unlimited amounts of love and affection is priceless!

Hope you enjoy the pics :)

Best thing since I last blogged: Obviously family and also positive job interviews!

Worse thing since I last blogged: Not having Josh be able to share in the great weekend


Colleen said...

Good thing Leila is cute because that bow is RIDICULOUS!!!!! Glad you got to spend time with the fam!!!

K to the M said...

Don't hate the player...hate the game!

Thomson Family said...

I LOVE the bows!! LOVE THEM!! I hope it's a website that you got them from so I can order some too! Rylee will need some cute bows!

Relizra said...

I'm gonna have to agree with Colleen on the bow. Although they do win the prize for being the cutest neice and nephew I have ever seen! I will say that it makes me super sad for Alex. He's never going to have that kind of interaction with the family living all the way out here. :-(

K to the M said...

Thanks Kate!! It will be your new best friend for precious, affordable bows :)

The Gourleys wild ride said...

Love the bows also, but maybe that is because I don't have a girl. Leelyn has enough hair for one that is for sure!
Glad you enjoyed your family time, it sure is nice having them around.