So we(I) decided to jam-pack our weekend. 2 out of town open houses in 2 days!
Saturday Jason had to work so I just decided that I was going to my Cousin Lisa's open house on my own with the kiddos. They live in Mason which is over 2 hours away. Rachael and I were just there right before Mothers Day. That's when this pic was taken... Lisa ( top row in the pink) is my Aunt Julie's 1st graduate! Lisa was born shortly after my mom died. And now she leaving for college. Wow. I wasn't thrilled to make that drive again so soon(I hate being in the car and I really hate driving), but was compelled to be there. So glad I went. The kids had a blast and were "ON". Sweet and funny. And once I am there I always feel so comfortable and have a great time. When we went a couple weeks ago, I almost canceled because I had been up the night before, throwing up and just as ill as can be. Figured since Rachael was driving I could manage to ride. When we got there, Julie made me lay down on the couch and put on a DVD of the Gilmore Girls. Julie and the girls took care of the kids and I was just to rest. I can count how many times in my life where someone took care of me(and 1/2 of those were in the hospital)made me think that this is what it would be like if my Mom was still here. Kinda sad but I am so grateful that I do have Julie. With her my Aunt Linda and my Gramma, I still have pieces of her. I am pretty sure it was my Mom who pushed me to go this weekend. That makes me happy.
On Sunday we had to go to Jason's Mom's for her exchange students open house. What Julie and co. didn't know was that I had agreed to make her graduation cake! The kids and I didn't get home until 11:30 pm. I didn't even have any ingredients so had to run up to Plumb's at midnight. Donna had given me some ideas for the cake including the U.S. flag and the Austrian Flag, swimming,choir,acting,tennis. unfortunately all I had time for was the flags and "Congrats Elli, We'll miss you!" written on it. Couldn't figure out how to fit the other stuff on there. I was up until 2am and then 1st thing in the morning working at decorating. Not my best work but it sure got eaten quickly.
And wouldn't ya know, with all this fun stuff I never got my camera out once? Ugh! Well, there will be another open house this weekend...