In case you couldn't tell by the lack of postings here lately, I was on holidays. We went to visit my sister & brother-in-law in Iowa. (I know. Even the US Border Patrol guy wondered about that. If my sister wasn't so totally awesome - I'd trade her in for one who lives in like Paris or Rome. Or maybe even Africa!)
And by "went" I mean "drove" ... as in about 5,000 miles there and back. Whoever invented Nintendo DS and portable DVD players deserves a Nobel Peace Prize. Seriously. Seven (very long) days of nothing but the license plate game would make even the Dalai Lama go completely mental!
Anyhow, we caught a little "Old Faithful" action in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming.
This was pretty cool, getting up close and personal with a bison - also in Yellowstone.
That's my pink elbow in the rearview mirror.
Apparently I was talking all soft & gentle-like to this guy when I was taking his picture. I was too busy hoping he wouldn't go psycho on our van to notice what I was saying. My kids thought it was hilarious.
And then said hi to these guys in South Dakota ...
As is appropriate for most children, mine were thoroughly unimpressed. I cut them some slack 'cause we're Canadian - or as my 9 year old said, "We're not United Statians, Mom!" But I know they'll thank us when they're older for the experience.
Ok. No more holiday photos. Promise. ;)
So now I'm home and totally overwhelmed with laundry and all the other stuff that piles up while one is away. I also need to spend some time with my girls - my sister sort of hogged them - (ok, that's not entirely true ... it's more a case of she's the amazingly fun aunt who takes them to the water park and has spa day and bakes apple pie for breakfast, and I'm just the boring mom who makes them empty the dishwasher and brush their teeth.)
Oh. And there is the small thing of me having some really big news to share with you VERY SOON!
So I'm here. Just not sure what the next few weeks look like - exactly. But I'll keep you posted (pun intended, tee hee).
And if I'm lucky I'll even get to work on her.
Now that she's all pinned, I can hardly wait to FMQ her.
I'm thinking pale pink thread.
(Ok, ok. Back to the 3rd of 957 loads of laundry. Whoever invented holiday laundry should be condemned to 20 years of listening to me sing!)