Thursday, July 15, 2010

In the Dark Ages...

Surprisingly, I don't miss having the internet at home as much as I thought I would. This is the first time I've come over to the library to use the computers and I had forgotten how dirty I feel when I'm here in this lab. Luckily I have the computer located right inside the door so there is a breeze of somewhat fresh air to breathe.... I'm not completely closed in.

A few messages for people:
-Sarah and my Dad: I don't have a camera anymore. If you email me any good pictures of my babies, I'd appreeeeeeeciate it. Thanks!

-Anne: I keep forgetting to buy stamps. I have a letter for you, but who knows when it will actually enter the postal system.

-Joannie: Since I am not keeping up with the blogs, you HAVE to call me when Jill has her baby! DON'T FORGET!!

-Laura: You're still my friend, and I'll call you soon. I promise!

My brother and his wife and girlies are visiting this week. They actually leave tomorrow; we've had a pretty fun week with them. Tomorrow after they leave, Martin's sister and her boys will be arriving from Chicago to spend half a week or more, so we're going to go from one busy week with family right on into the next busy week with family. Fun summer times! And after that we'll be having a few different friends visiting from out of town, so the fun will just keep on going.

The only bad thing about Ben and Anna visiting is that Anja is terrified of Ben. It's really kind of sad. All he has to do is walk into the room and she bursts into tears and is inconsolable. But my nieces are really cute and I like being around them. Angelica and Christopher made their First Communions on Tuesday and baby Avila was baptized. It was a big event! Sadly, my children (both of them) cried through the entire thing. Actually, it was more like screaming. But we survived!

Anja has really started pretending lately and her "games" (what she calls pretending) are getting pretty elaborate. Yesterday she told Martin this whole long story about how Greta was going poo-poo on the carpet all morning and then she was climbing on the table all morning also and going poo-poo. She went on and on and on and it was seriously hilarious. Also, after a week or so of being bears, we are now all ducks. Except for Greta, who remains a bear.

And so, life just keeps chugging along. I'm sure I'll be back online eventually.... but I'm not sure when. Don't forget me while I'm gone, readers!!

I'd better get back now. We promised Anja a trip to the Humane Society today just to look at their puppy selection. I've done a good job of dodging the Baby Bug lately, but I woke up this morning itching for a puppy. I also had the opportunity to take home up to 6 free kittens last Saturday (at our most disasterous RiverFest ever--I think next time Martin should leave the girls and me at home!) and I used good judgement and left without any of them. The thing about "free" kittens is that the price doesn't include things like food, shots, earmite medicine, and the cost of all the yarn I'd have to buy to knit them each a winter sweater. But I'm still thinking of them every day.

Today is the day of the new Bishop's installation and it's a super big deal! Wooo! The Downtown area is hopping!

Just recieved a text that Martin and the girls are here at the libary in the children's section, so off I go to meet up with them.


Anne said...

missing your posts! Can't wait for your letter.

LauraSuz said...

Summers are a great time to be packed with fun stuff, especially fun family stuff. See you in the winter! ;)

Joannie said...

I feel way too 21st century-- texting you while commenting on your blog at the same time.

Ben Hatke said...

Good times!

Hey Annie, remind me and I'll send you out that picture of Anja at the F Custard.