Monday, July 4, 2011

Fiji {and the 4th of July}

So sorry for my week-long absence.

I was invited at the last minute for an all-expenses paid
vacation to Fiji and they didn't have internet.

Just kidding.

But oh how I wish I wasn't.

Anyway, things around here are busy, to say the least.
And rather overwhelming, if you must know.

Sigh.

I'm just feeling tugged in so many directions
and a plethora of emotions to go along with it all.

Fiji, where art thou?

Anyway,
our 4th of July was rather uneventful.

But we did have a big ol' family swim fest (minus Macy and Brenden),
which was way fun.
And great exercise, which I get none of these days.
Not that I miss it.
But if there is any hope of looking good for Fiji,
I need to do some kind of movement.

**Note to self: give up on the Fiji pipe-dream.

We also went to a party at our church...
which was *fun* (meaning, it was hot and boring).

But the kiddos had a lot of fun!


I forgot my camera but my trusty cheapo cell phone did just fine...

Face painting...
(that is Eli in the background and Nick's hand behind Lucy...
had to tell you that since there aren't any other pics of them).


She looks petrified...but she loved it so much!
Isaiah loved his too.
And was so sad when it washed off in the shower.


No party is complete without inflatables.
That's all I'm saying about that.
Lucy on the way down...Macy and Eli on their way up.


We were there for an hour, tops...then headed home.
One can only stand so much fun.



Fun, fun!

I'll try my darndest to not wait another week for a post.

Promise.

8 comments:

Sarah Elizabeth said...

I've gone through Lori withdrawal.....I'm actually serious. Don't do that again. Ever. lol

Robin said...

Oh man does Fiji sound good right about now! I hope there's some extra room in that imaginary suitcase of yours. My issues are completely different but holy cow do I need a break. Tahiti's always been my go-to escapist family but I'm so stressed right now that I'm willing to be flexible. I'm in exam hell - taking the IBCLC (lactation consultant) certifying exam on 7/25 and studying like a crazy person all day every day. And just to point out how insane my life is right now - my captcha word is womb! Bad enough that I'm dreaming about babies and breastfeeding every night and studying about them every day, now they're even invading my down time!

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Angie said...

Looks like fun, but sometimes fun things end up being more stress for us than it's worth...so we stay home a lot more than we used to! It sure takes a while to find what works with lots of kiddos, doesn't it?

Jodi said...

Lori, you crack me up!!! I was feeling guilty that we stayed home yesterday - but you made me feel much better about our decision to lay low yesterday! :) Hope and pray you have a great week - and if you head to Fiji - get two tickets - I'm going with you! :)

Kristi said...

so glad you're back - I missed reading about your sweet kiddos! love the face paint - my little always wants her's done but then wipes it off after about 5 min "cause I gorgeous widout it Mama"....sigh

Hezra said...

do you know what my weekend was like without you?! huh?? and as for Fiji... if you go, you better invite me. lol

Cari said...

Your church party sounded just as exciting as ours, except that we didn't have the high-falutin inflatables. Instead, we had good old water ballons that burst on me, making me look like I should have worn adult diapers. Thankfully, it was SO hot and humid my clothes dried quickly. :-)

David and Janet Hurley said...

What do you mean you never get exercise?? How'd you get those buff arms you were showing off in the last post=0

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