Tuesday, March 29, 2011

We're Not in Kansas Anymore, Toto...

but we WERE!!

We crafted a plan to visit my good friend Jessi's grandparents and the weekend also happened to fall on the weekend of my mom's birthday and deathday {coincidence? no!}. The day of her birth and the day she died are only two days {and 37 years} apart and it is a REALLY hard time for me. So we got out of town!

We being these two lovelies:
                 Jessi, Jenni and Yours Truly leaving my house on Day One

That's right, my husband watched four kids for four days (Mason was at his dads) while I went on a road trip with two of my best friends. I about fell over when he agreed to it!

It was a little rough saying goodbye to my two littlest:
                                    Yes, they are still in diapers! It was 9 in the morning!

But then the adventure began!!!

     That floppy hat (got it at Target) was amazing!! It made its rounds on our trip!

                                                                             Jenni face!
                                                              Jessi's grandpa!

{See? I TOLD you that hat got around! ;)}

Anyhow, this trip was just what I needed! An escape to Topeka, Kansas with tons of laughter, many, many adventures and two of my best friends...my cup is full and my heart is happy!!

And then on the first day back home, I went to the dentist. I have not been in 10 years. : /
But that's another story for another day.....


Kayla Sue said...

Ah! I wish I had known you were in Topeka, that is only about forty minutes from where I live! :) Looks like a fun trip with the girls! :) (and I haven't been to the dentist in almost three years and I'm scared! I KNOW I have cavities!)

Nicoolmama said...

Oh mannnn! I would have loved to meet you...and take you out!

There will be more trips back and I will let you know BEFORE next time!

I had SEVEN cavities, Kayla! ahhhh!

Stacia said...

I LOVE the pic of your boys in diapers:)

I'm so glad you were able to do this, and have such a great time. (Did you sleep a lot? I'm always worried that if I were to plan something like this I would just sleep and sleep and sleep!) I love reading your blog, Nicole, and hearing about your life.

I just scheduled dentist appointments for our family - ugh!! But seven cavities?! I'm so sorry!

Nicoolmama said...

Yes...seven! ugh..I guess that's what I get for not going for so long. :( and not taking very good care of my teeth. :(

YES, I did sleep! tons! we slept in everyday until like 10! it was AMAZING!!

Thank you for always being such a great reader and commenter, Stacia. You make my heart happy. :)

Amber said...

Yay for a fun KS trip :)

I want to see more pictures!!!

Dawn said...

I'm glad you had such a great time - how'd Daddy survive?

Mot Juste said...

That old dude with the hat and a brew is awesome! That is going to be me someday.

Cute pic of you three at the end of the post. I'm glad you got a chance to get away and recharge.

Nicoolmama said...

I will put some more up on FB, Amber! :)

Daddy did preeeettttyyy well, all things considered...and I am ignoring the sink full of dishes when I returned. Haha

that is totally you, JUSTIN!!! bahahaha!!!! I wish you and I could go on a road trip...I miss my brother. :(

Angela said...

sounds like you girls had a goooood time and some r&r too! Glad you were able to take some time for you. xoox. Auntie Angela