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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Georgia & the News

Ok, I thought I'd let you know how my little trip to visit Christina in Georgia went! 

She lives all the way on the other side of Georgia, so Penny, Dexy and I packed up and headed out last Monday morning. It was a good six and a half hour drive and we made awesome time. I only had to stop twice! Once to feed baby and another to change a super poopy diaper. Yeah, she has a habit of pooping all over herself on road trips... so my Pudgers spent the last couple hours in a diaper.
 I stayed Tuesday through Thursday and left on Friday. We did a whole lot of nothing and that was fine. It's much more fun to do nothing when you have someone to do it with. We chatted, played with the kids, and watched some TV. We also went shopping at Costco, Target and Old Navy. After the kids went to bed we stayed up and watched Chopped and other shows. It was nice.

Penny slept... well, she slept. We had some rough times but I decided enough was enough and we're doing a modified cry-it-out so she can learn to fall asleep on her own. It's actually working really well!

Here's some cute photos! Penny reading with Marcus (oh goodness these kids got so big) and Dominic became obsessed with the Bumbo and insisted on sitting in it most of the time (wasn't he just born?!)
They had some kids sized plastic lawn chairs and Penny fit right in. Isn't she just so cute? And then Penny chewing on cheese at the commissary. She will chew on anything nowadays.
 Come Friday, it was back home! Dexter sat in the front seat with a towel on the dashboard to catch his drool and a water bowl by his feet. He didn't sit or lie down the entire time. I had an awesome time on the drive too. It was all back country roads through farm country and beautiful old towns. I'm really really loving the South these days. Soooo pretty! The time really flies by with all this stuff to look at each mile as opposed to driving through Colorado or the midwest (sorry!).

I did get stuck behind a couple tractors and combines though... oh well!
Anyway, it was a great trip, and now Brandon will be home on Sunday! I'm glad she invited me out! Thanks Christina!

Now here's the news...

My sister Jennifer got engaged last week!!

She's been holding out on us, being the oldest sister and not being married yet, but her boyfriend proposed to her on their trip to California and of course, she said yes. We're a big wedding family. We love them!

Now that she's getting married I am soooooooo excited. Not just for the wedding itself, because that's cool, but to see my family. Family reunion! The earliest would be January, but we're looking at probably March, so I have to wait a whole ten months to see everyone. I'll be on the edge of my seat until then. I'll get to see my mom, my dad, my sister Jenny, Shannon and her kids, and Jessica and baby Avelyn. Plus all the other extended family. Wow! I have to find somewhere to stay now... maybe my dad's?

Maybe Penny will be a flower girl? ;) By March she'll be 15 months old! I can't even imagine. It's going to be so fun. Too bad Brandon won't be able to go because of flight school!

Other news that I haven't mentioned yet, but my sister Shannon is pregnant again! She's due right around when I was due with Penny. Another December baby. It'll be so


  1. I honestly thought you were going to announce you were expecting again!! lol....congrats to your sister!!!

  2. Wow great news for your family!


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