Friday, August 10, 2012


I often wish I had more time to write.
I long for it.
Sometimes it even feels like an ache.
I wonder if I'll ever be able to resolve this need to create with the lack of time in which to do it?
Until I do, I'll have to make do with the pockets of time I find here and there.
Knowing that sometimes there will be more time and sometimes less.
This is one of those less times.
As I mentioned over here, life has been extra busy for the past 2 or 3 weeks.
The kids and I spent a week in Fallbrook for VBS at my Dad's church.
It was a blast.
This was the last day, water day.
My kids played on this water slide for over 3 hours.
Unfortunately, while we were in Fallbrook, James and Lilly got the flu.
Then I did.
Then my mom did.
Then my dad.
And a whole bunch of other people too.
So there was a lot of this going on.
Thank goodness my parents have cable, because Disney Jr. was my saving grace in the middle of the night with barfing children.
I also celebrated my 36th birthday.
It was one of my best birthdays ever.
Aaron outdid himself.
He's setting the bar pretty high.
I can't wait to see what next year will bring.
My birthday wish was a night away in Palm Springs.
We got all 4 kids taken care of by all 4 grandparents, and then we spent 2 days and 1 night in glorious Palm Springs.
We stayed at a friend's house so it was like being at our own private resort.
We returned from PS, to blazing hot temperatures, and I've been trying to catch up after being gone from home for nearly 2 weeks.
But when it's 90 degrees inside the house, I can't really get much housework done.
Instead, we went to the beach.
James tried stand up paddle boarding for the first time.
Soon he was paddling himself + the 3 passengers on the board, and towing about 4 more on boogie boards.
He was great on that board and had a lot of fun.
Last night we went to the Orange County Fair.
It's a summer time tradition.
I can't imagine not going.
I think the kids would mutiny if we tried to skip it.
Besides, we couldn't miss the family photo booth picture!
This year we even managed to get a whole strip of the 6 of us with everyone's face in the picture.
It's a pretty amazing feat, let me tell you.
I've got to scan it so I can post it here.
And now, I am busily preparing for my book club's meeting at my house this weekend.
Some of the details are over here.
I think it's going to be and amazingly fun time.
I can't wait!

I also can't wait to share the rest of my PS pictures, too.
And to catch you up on the millions of other things that have been going on.
This is just a taste.
Look for me after the weekend, when I have time to breathe again.
Love from,


Betsi* said...

I'm do glad you had such a lovely birthday! Here's to playing catch-up!

meg + andy said...

great pictures, greta! and i'm so happy you had a great birthday. birthdays are important for busy, tired mommas. :)