Tuesday, March 18, 2008

back from texas.




one of the things we did in texas (with my MIL, my BIL, his wife, their little boy brian, our nephew matthew, james, me E and alexander was go spelunking. when will asked if we wanted to go spelunking i was like....uh....what? never heard of it. i guess that's what it's called when you go mineral cave exploring. my MIL bought the boys these hard hats. they had lights on them. the caves were dark. very very dark. so here's a cheeze ball pic from our afternoon in the caves.
the trip home was a bit of a nightmare. it took us 16 hours to get home. 16 hours! from 7am to 10:30 pm. we were supposed to go from austin to vegas. change planes in vegas and fly home. but the plane in austin had engine probs so we had to get off. and then we had to wait a few hours for another plane to be flown in. we were about three hours late taking off. that made us miss our connecting flight in vegas. so then we were re-routed to oakland. the only thing they forgot to tell us was that the flight out of oakland to reno was at 9:30 pm. they expected us to wait 7 hours in the airport for that flight. there as no flipping way i was hanging in the airport for 7 hours with my kids. they were exhausted. we tried to get on stand-by for the next available flight out of oakland. they had only ONE seat. i tried to convince my MIL go to. or our nephew matthew (he's 17). they wanted to stay with us. we ended up renting a car and driving the rest of the way home. can you say southwest airline sucks??? i can.
i'm feeling a little on the blah'd side. not sure if it's because i'm tired. i don't feel like scrapping. and i don't really feel like painting. i'm finding it's kind of nice not to be so obsessive about something, at least for a bit.
now i need to go put more laundry in the dryer (but first take the load out that's already in there). i want to get E's jacket washed for school tomorrow.

4 comments:

Patrice~ said...

gosh! splelunking, eh? find any treasures during your adventure?
bummer about SW - no doubt everyone's pooped.
try some rest (or a spot o' magic elixir) - maybe the blahs will pass quickly. is the sun shining in your area? we desperately need some sunshine!!
you and the boys are CUTE CUTE CUTE!

Gardagami said...

See here or here

Lisa said...

Flying sucks...period the end.

Flying with children...is cruel and unusual punishment.

I'm glad you are home safe and cute pixs of you and your babes. speluning indeed. Heehee...oh wait a minute, BamBam goes splelunking with his troop in May. Note to self...be otherwise occupied that week-end.

Leslie Ashe said...

OMGOSH that's a YUCKY flight, yucky yucky!!

Umm I'm from Texas and have no idea what splelunking is, LOL!!
HEY and BTW..you were in Texas, near me (ok so 4 hours away, hee hee) and you didn't tell me!! LOL!!
Your pic with the boys is SO SO CUTE!!!!!!