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Wednesday, July 09, 2008

A Confession. Well, two.


I must admit something. I am almost totally computer illiterate. I can't email an attachment. I can't even get the pictures off my camera and put them on the computer. Chris has shown me how a zillion times, and I still screw it up. So, while he's out walking the dog I'll blog and try to add pictures later.

Another confession. Chris and I had our first weekend away without the kids. And we loved it. I didn't even really miss them. I mean, I missed them, but I was fine without them. Does that make me a bad mom? I knew they were in the best hands possible, thanks to Rebecca. She lives next door and is a police officer and a great friend. She moved right in and took over for the weekend. How in the world do you say "thanks" for a favor like that??

So...guess where we went? We went to Mitchell's wedding- he is the cadet we sponsored that we just think the world of. He graduated in May, so that was the trip to Colorado Springs. And then he got married in June at the ripe old age of 22, so that was this trip. It was so much fun, and relaxing, and we just talked, and laughed, and walked, and ate out, and went out to the bars...just enjoying each other. Boy, do I still love that husband of mine.

Where did we go, you might ask? Here is your first clue.
That one is not that easy, so here's another:


Still stuck?



Ok, and here's the final giveaway!



After landing at BWI Chris took me down to Richmond and dropped me off at Heather's for the week. For those of you that haven't met me in real life, Heather is my best friend from home. We used to live together and teach down the hall from each other in the elementary school. I haven't spent a whole week with her since we lived together! It was fun, too. And nice that I could just be myself. You know, like when you THINK I'm going to say something, but I totally say something ELSE. And then I laugh because I crack myself up. I was that Susie for a whole week. She, Scott, and the two kids brought me back home for the 4th of July and stayed for the weekend. It was sad Sad SAD to see her go, but nice that I could spend that time with her.

Sunday was our 7th wedding anniversary, and today is Chris's birthday...throw into that stamping a few nights at the studio, swim lessons every morning, Arts Fest here in town, getting ready for the Grand Opening of the studio this weekend, applying for passports for the kids, getting a new drivers license for me, (thanks be to God that picture from the Colorado license can finally be thrown in the trash!)...well, you just have one busy Susie. Happy, but busy. Honestly, I'm not one to be sitting still for very long unless I either have a good book or a friend on the phone!

Other things to share:

-The 4th of July in State College rocks. A 45 minute fireworks show put to music, a baseball game, a 4K run, a festival....too much to do! We made it back from Richmond in time for the fireworks, but not much else.

-We're teaching the kids to play Monopoly. I bought a Littlest Pet Shop version, but they still have to count money and pay rent and buy things. The only difference is they are buying Littlest Pet Shop things and buy cat carriers and dog houses instead of houses and hotels. They LOVE it to put it lightly. We still have to play with them at this point, but soon they will be on their own! Boy, are they growing up. Monopoly is proof.

-Molly the Titanic
She had to go off the diving board at swim lessons, but there was a lifeguard in the water for safety. Well, the one lifeguard lowered her down, and she went under. She sank. And she didn't come up. Finally the other lifeguard went down and got her. She came up pretty happy, as she had been holding her breath. But when we asked her why she didn't swim to the top, she said really calmly "I don't know how to swim..." You'd think she'd at least TRY!!
I guess that's about all for now. I swear, I've been really really busy, but it seems I can't remember anything to blog about!!

8 people tasted this cookie:

Ann Katherine said...

question for you: are you selling the cards you are making or simply making them for the fun of it- because if you are selling- i'ld be up for buying some!

Shana-Lynn said...

Wow, you have been busy. What a fun time with your friend in Richmond though, that is awesome, glad you got to be yourself too, that is great.

I can't believe Molly didn't try to swim. Did you panic for that minute?

Lara, the Neurotic Att'y said...

The lifeguards would've had to give ME CPR after that! That little stinker! (But you can't really argue with her logic.) Glad you've been having such a great time, even if you've been busier than a one-armed paper hanger!

Jonathan's Mommy said...

Awesome that you and Chris got to spend time to yourselves! Bryan and I have a week away planned in October and I am so excited I could pee myself!

I can't believe Molly didn't try to swim! That would have completely panicked me! You seem to have taken it pretty well, though!

Susie PSU said...

Oh, I wasn't even AT the pool - I was in Richmond. Otherwise, I would have aged terribly in that few seconds.

I'm making cards, and then selling them, and taking orders. What sort of cards are you interested in, A.K.? I can make them the colors you want them if I know ahead of time! :-)

Janice said...

What a busy Mama you are!! And no it does not make you a bad mom for being ok without the kids for a weekend. John and I love hanging out with just our friends from time to time. I think it makes us better parents that way :).

Megan said...

Happy Anniversary. Sounds like you are very busy. I'm glad you had a great time in Richmond.

Laura said...

FINALLY CAUGHT UP! That's funny about Molly and the diving board....I did the EXACT same thing when I was about her age and a lifeguard had to get me out. My response was also very matter of fact, in spite of my mom freaking out.