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Monday, June 02, 2008

Our Short But Sweet Vacation


We made our pilgrimage to Colorado Springs last week for commissioning and graduation. It was a lot of fun, although cold. Here are some of the highlights of the trip:
Michael and Molly asleep before we even hit Baltimore.

Michael and Ryley, Teresa's youngest son, playing Guitar Hero III.

Mitchy and the kids rock climbing at Garden of the Gods. I was laughing with Chris, reminding him how Mitchell became Mitchy. I told Chris he COULDN'T call him Mitchy, and he told me that he dared Mitchell to tell him that he couldn't call him that. Mitchy it was, and still is...

Mitchy rock climbing as we left. He was a long way off and didn't even know we had pulled off the road to take the picture.

Us with Mitchy at the parade. What a handsome kid, huh? Well, I guess not much of a kid anymore.

After lunch we went to Karla's house, and Anne came over to meet us. It was so good to hang out with close girlfriends. You know the ones - the ones who expect you to get what you want out of their fridge, and the ones who can correct your kids or you can correct their's, and not only do they not mind, they are thankful. The ones you can be your total complete self around, and they love you anyway.

Mitchy gave the kids his cadet hat. Michael wore it around all afternoon, just as proud as can be. I love how kids don't know they look dorky, they just like something, so why NOT wear it?! I wish adults could be more like that.

This is Karina, or as Michael used to say, "B-queen-a". Still as pretty as ever.


And our Godson, Colin. What a sweetie! I can't believe it has been two years since we have seen him. WAY too long...



I even had almost an hour to run by and see the twins! I couldn't put them down the entire time, but the best part was just laughing with Brandy. It is wonderful to hear her and know that not only is she a great mom, she is a REAL mom. Thanks, Brandy! I enjoyed the laughs. :-)


We then had to fly back to BWI and spent the weekend in D.C. with the kids Godfather, Mark. Well, for those of you who know me, Mark needs no introduction at all. I've known him since my first month of college. He's my Mark. Teresa and her boys met us all out for Saturday afternoon. I love hanging out with my college roommate, her kids, and my best friend from college, and my own husband and kids. It was a great day all around. AND it was Molly's real birthday!!

I'll save the National Zoo for another day. I'm way too tired tonight!!

I didn't even take pictures of Laura, Bryon and Evie, or of the actual graduation and commissioning - my camera battery was low and I forgot to take it to Laura's anyway. I'm a sucky blogger, huh?

You know one of the best parts of vacation? Coming home.

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A.K. said...

but the worst part: unpacking!

what a great trip- and such great photos! glad ya'll have a great time!

Jonathan's Mommy said...

That looks like a great trip! I agree with you about kids and looking dorky--I often wish I could shed all self consciousness and just do what I like!

Lara, the Neurotic Att'y said...

Wow! What an incredible trip! How are you not just thoroughly exhausted? Glad you made it home safely!

By the way, those kids get cuter and cuter every day!

fogarty2 said...

Thanks for coming by to meet the boys Susie! It was good to see you. I can't wait until you are back in the Springs.

Kimberly said...

THe pic of them sleeping in the car cracks me up. Kids can sleep ANYWHERE!

Amy said...

Susie--I'm so bummed we didn't see you :-( but I understand how hectic graduation is. . .

You'll just have to make sure to come to the next BC reunion!

Megan said...

I am so happy that was you at the stop sign, waving like a crazy person. The thing that bothers me is that I actually waved back without really knowing who it was! I'm glad you had a fun time.

Katherine said...

So glad you took the pictures you did and so glad to match faces with names. Looks like a GREAT time! Thanks for posting!
XOXO, Keeko

Vixbil said...

Sounds like such a great trip
xx

Megan said...

Oh, can't wait for the National Zoo post! We stinkin' live here and haven't been yet! We're SO going this year! Glad you had a great trip. How cute are those twins?!

Shana-Lynn said...

sounds like a very busy trip!! I love the picture of the kids sleeping, that is so funny!!

Laura said...

Yeah, I see how it is...take pictures of everyone else, but not of us....not even a mention of how nice it was to see us or about how adorable our little girl is?? ;-)