Wow- I had told myself that if I was going to do this blog, I would update it lots and lots- not be one of those moms that get you hooked then leave you hanging without any current posts. And yet it has been 4 weeks since last post. Most of that was that we weren't doing anything exciting- we were getting into a pretty good routine with school and work schedules and everything was pretty dull around here with not much to blog about. Until the last weekend of September. We spent 3 days and 2 nights in California while the kids stayed in Arizona! And yup- we went to Disneyland.... without kids. Amazingly the kids didn't mind at all that they didn't get to go- the kids seemed to have the same excitement level for sleepovers at grandparents' houses as I did for Disneyland. Our kids spent the first night at the Thurston's and the second night (and half the 3rd night- we got home later than I had planned) at the Clements. And we drove over to California with my very best friend Rae and her husband who drove down from Utah to drop off their kids at her parents house and met us for the drive over. We had a super fun weekend that seemed to end way to soon. All went well- we got nothing but good reports from both sets of grandparents when we got back, and the only close to bad thing that happened to us was Rae and Scott's big huge wooden headboard fell off the wall the first night- (they swear they did nothing to cause it) nobody was hurt and they got free breakfast for it. We were able to do all the big kid rides over and over and over- Tower of terror was the most at 5 0r 6 times I think. We had decided that we would do this trip every 3 years, and this was our 2nd time going- but if things work out for Rae moving back to Arizona soon I think we may need to bump it up to every 2 years. When I woke up extremely sore and tired the day after we got home I was very thankful that it is Fall break for our kids-and i could just relax that first day- but that 1 day turned into several and I still wasn't feeling better, and soon it turned into a week and I was feeling even worse , with 4 out of the 6 of us (including me) having horrible colds and the kids running amok in our messy messy house and they were wearing the same pajamas for 4 or 5 days. Thankfully Saturday finally got here and Chase took charge and got the house cleaned up and i felt good enough to bathe the kids and make sure they work clean pajamas to bed. Now we are into week two of fall break and hopefully we can all get better and maybe do something fun before the kids go back to school.