Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Absence makes the heart grow fonder

I figured I'd better get on here and write something before even more history came and went and I was left to write a book. I'm in no mood to write a book, sorry.

I've was absent for most of the last month because:

My laptop died
My camera died
My cell phone had issues
I went on a vacation to Idaho
Then school started - a week earlier than we were prepared for.

Now, I have been able to replace my phone. I caved in and let my husband talk me into an iPhone. He liked it so much that he got one too. The applications are what sold me. (The free ones anyway, I'm so dang cheap). I now have an app to keep track of my spending, an app to divy up my kids' allowance and keep track of what they owe me, an app to use any instant message available to mankind, an app for Facebook, apps to find the closest park, campground or fast food restaurant nearest to me, an app to keep bugs away, and even an app to read my bible whenever I want. Now... that could be part of the reason for my lack of blogs. It took a long time to set up that stuff! But in all reality, it's hard to blog on a cell phone no matter how snazzy it is. Well that, and I still don't have a computer.

I got my camera replaced though. Great news, I finally got that Digital SLR I've always been dreaming of. Well, it's a "starter" version, but I LOVE IT. The even better news is that I don't have to pay for it for 18 months. (Argh! Credit was my last choice, but I was going to die and my husband thought it was the only way to revive me without mouth to mouth resuscitation which would give him cooties) Anyway, the laptop is having to wait because now I'm last in line. My husband's computer still functions (see, I'm using it the second he left it for a minute) and my kids still need one for their homework, so I'm last. MOM IS LAST! That's no newsflash really. It's just normal stuff.

I think I'll try posting short blogs with my phone. But if my fingers fall off, as they undoubtedly will when I get long-winded, just check in and leave a get well card or something.

Did I mention that I went on vacation to Idaho? I'm not sure why they call it a vacation. It's more like "many days squashed together with so-called-adventures that are stressful and make you pull your hair out". But it's all good. I came back alive, and so did my kids and my husband. Barely.

We really did have a lot of fun with my in-laws, (even though my sweet sister-in-law ended up on bedrest for the entire duration, the poor thing!), with old friends, and with each other. Now I'm out of words, so I'll just show some pictures of our day at the lake, and get back to taking care of my daughter. She had oral surgery today, which went smoothly I might add, and is in need of more attention than usual.

Enjoy! I miss you blog land friends, but I'm never too far off! (Which means I read posts on my phone, but I just don't have the fingertips left to post comments on all of them!)

My youngest

My niece and her curly locks of loveliness

My son and his cousin

My niece again (because I couldn't stop taking pictures of her in all her cuteness)

Nephew - Mr Photogenic (gets it from his mother)
My nephew from hubby's side of the family
The youngest nephew of the bunch
Oh fine... I'll just throw a few more at ya.
You know you want one.

Oh yes, she's irresistable. Sorry no more pics of my OWN dadgum kids - but they're ok with that (I think.)

Thanks. Sorry it was a bit much, but there's never too much of a good thing, right? Cut me some slack already.


Beth E. said...

Welcome back!

Man, you've been hit with a lot lately, but I'm still trying to figure out how school started a week earlier than you were prepared for??? Did time just get away from you, or did the school system change the date? LOL

Hope your life returns to some semblance of normalcy. They would be a treat, wouldn't it?!

Have a great weekend!

He & Me + 3 said...

I can't believe all that stuff happened in such a short period. Wow.
Glad to know you survived!
Great pictures. Love love love them all.
Welcome back.

Katie said...

Oh, you know I want one! Miss Abi is so dang CUTE!!

I am not getting feeds from you for some reason...

Amydeanne said...

my laptop had died too; just got a new one finally.
oh that baby.. mee wantie! lol stop that! i won't be able to blog anymore lol

purplemoose said...

Wanting a cute baby is all very well and good. It's the 40 weeks (or is it years?) of misery that lead up to it. Oh, and the diapers, the sleepless nights, and the temper tantrums. :) What have I gotten myself into? Again?!

Anyway, it looks like you've had lovely times away from the bloggy world!