Saturday, March 14, 2009

Sisters Trip

At the end of February, my sisters (Jenny and Susan) and I planned a little trip to see each other. Last year, we got together in Boise because I had just had Carter. The trip before that was in Spokane. So, this year it was Jenny's turn to host in Kansas City! We are definitely planning on continuing our new tradition of getting together every year or as much as we can. We even talked about a destination vacation for a trip in the future!

I have to say that after our move, I really needed a vacation! The only time I have ever left my kids over night was a few years ago when I went with my friend to run a race near Seattle. I only had Jordyn and Evan then, and we stayed one night. People...that is ONE time in SIX years that I've left my kids! This time I got to leave for almost five days! I really missed the kids and Tom, but this vacation was way overdue! It was so strange being without kids for that long. It really helps rejuvenate you and I was ready to take on the world when I came home.

I have to thank my mother-in-law for coming and helping with the kids while I was gone. She even had to deal with them all having colds too. I couldn't have done it without her help! And thanks Tom, for letting me and wanting me to go! Not that he "wanted" me gone... just that he knew I deserved a vacation! Now, whenever I get grumpy, Tom will say,"Do you need another vacation!?" Uh.... yes please!!!

On Thursday, I drove to Billings to catch my flight. Susan and I both arrived late Thurs. night. Friday we had lunch at Sweet Tomatoes and then went to Crowne Center (shops, dining, and the headquarters of Hallmark). That night we went to dinner at Jack Stack BBQ, movie (He's Just Not That Into You), and dessert at the Cheesecake Factory. Saturday morning we had spa pedicures, lunch at Panera Bread, and shopped at the mall all afternoon. Saturday night, Jenny's husband, Chris, made us a great Asian dinner. Then we played Wii with the boys and watched Nights In Rodanthe. Sunday we went to church and relaxed most of the day.

Thanks for the great time Jenny! And thanks Chris for putting up with all the "girl time"! I feel so lucky to have such great sisters! Even though we are all unique, we really are similar. I'm so glad that we can be so close. Love you guys!

Crown Center with Nathan and Liam
Hallmark "Bow Making Machine"

Me, Susan, Jenny

Coloring with the boys. I still love coloring.

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Jennie said...

That looks like so much fun!
(And I really think you look like Bella from Twilight, you gorgeous girl!)

Deanna said...

I know how much better I feel after a little "me" time. I am glad that you took some time off for you! Looks like you had a great time!!

Sarah Smith said...

That looks like so much fun. I don't have any sisters, but I have great sisters-in-law. We always try and get together for education week. You deserved a break and I am glad you had the chance to go!! You looks great by the way.

DNAWILD said...

HOW FUN!!! I can honestly say I am jealous, I don't have sister's either, but if I did I would have to still your tradition!