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Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Checking in!

We got back last night and boy! Am I sick of riding in the car! Also? We went from chilly and rainy in South Dakota to face-melting heat in California. Not as fun as you'd think.

So here are some random thoughts to tide you over until I can get a real post up:
  • At what age does a child grasp the concept of a juice box and the whole "don't squeeze it!" thing? I thought the Boy had this down months ago...apparently not.
  • South Dakota smells good. Not as nice as Hawaii but still, the whole state just smells nice.
  • I've come to realize that the people working on the Crazy Horse monument are, in fact, crazy themselves.
  • The desert is boring. And hot. And really, really boring.
  • Even the waterproof mascara is not really waterproof.
  • I completely underestimated my kids on the whole issue of death. They were wonderful (except the Boy during the eulogy but thinking about it still makes my eye twitch so let's not think about it right now, okay?).
  • It's amazing how excited kids get over cheap little toys and treats.
  • I really hate peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.
Also, I wanted to thank everyone for the thoughtful, comforting comments and emails. You people are the best! Smooches all around!


Kelly said...

Glad to hear you guys are home and safe. Can't wait to read more about your epic journey.

Amanda said...

I am so glad your back to post!!! I have missed you:)

Jan said...

Glad you made it home. And sorry it was not the funnest trip, but hopefully the next one will be for a better cause.

I don't like juice boxes. I've had some mishaps myself..

Emily said...


I'm so happy!


Jo said...

So glad to hear you are home safe and at least somewhat sound.
I love the smells of South Dakota too. It just smells clean and green.

Kristie said...

I am glad that you are back!!! I missed your blogs. :)

Kenney Crew said...

Honestly, I don't dig that whole peanut butter and jelly thing either. I prefer a sandwich with a little more substance.

Glad you got home safely!

Bonnie the Boss said...

Sounds like you made memories. Exactly how does So. Dakota smell? I have never been to either place. I have no point of refrence.

Jen said...

That's why Josh doesn't get to hold the juice box even though he tries. As far as the smells of South Dakota vs Hawaii goes, I like the smell of SD but I will just have to go to Hawaii next vacation in order to let you know what my opinion is. I will go just for you.:)

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