It’s Good To Be Back!

31 Jul

Ah. The sound of a keyboard.

I guess I can start with Friday’s events first. Friday afternoon we dropped Nikkos off at my dad’s house. He has never had any issues with staying with other people. We are very lucky that he isn’t the clingy, shy child I was when I was four. He was mostly just excied to color with Gigi (my dads wife) and see a movie with Papa (my dad). Then we dropped Ariahna off at Tom’s parents house. The poor thing was so excited that she tripped running up to their door and smacked her head on the sidewalk 😦 Brought back memories of when Nikkos smacked his head on their driveway and fractured his skull. Luckily all she got was a little goose egg and she was so excited to see them that she barely cried.

Tom and I left after giving all of the instructions to his parents (It was her first sleepover EVER. Eeeeekkk!). We had a 45 minute drive to Loveland where we got to have a whole conversation that was uninterrupted. For those of you who are parents you know how rare that can be. Our hotel was beautiful and so much nicer than I thought it would be. I would have been happy staying in a Motel 6, but this was a great hotel. The room was huge and had a living room, kitchen and very big bedroom. After settling in we went to the bar, had a couple of beers and watched the opening ceremonies of the Olympics. I can’t believe that is the first time Tom and I have ever been to a bar together. After that we went to the hot tub and hung out until I felt like I was cooking like a lobster. I really didn’t sleep well at all. Not sure if it was because I was anxious about not having the kids or because I was excited about the next day.

We got up around 7:30 Saturday morning. I was hoping we would sleep in, but we were both really excited. We went down to breakfast. I got butterscotch pancakes, potatoes and cantaloupe. It was FANTASTIC! We went back to our room, showered and checked out a little earlier than we probably should have. As I said before, we were excited haha.

The concert was literally 5 minutes from our hotel. We got our fancy-schmancy VIP wristbands and headed in the gates at about 10:30. The first thing I wanted to do was check to see how big the VIP area was. It wasn’t as big as last year which was a little disappointing, but I tried to shrug it off and not let it ruin our day. The first band, Random Hero, started their set at 11:00. They are from Colorado and they were awesome. I was in the front row and was literally about 10 feet from the lead singer. Later on in the day we got to meet them and they signed a shirt for Tom. They are such genuinely good guys.

We saw about 10 bands and it was such a fun day. It wasn’t even too hot. The highlights of my day were crying after Seventh Day Slumber, Being front row for Jeremy Camp and being front row for Switchfoot. Apparently next year is going to be completely different and I am pretty sad about it. We got home around 11 and went straight to bed after Tom’s Parents left. On a side note, they said the kids were very good. Yay!

That was pretty much the end of our good weekend, unfortunately. Tom and I both woke up sick on Sunday. He called in to work for the first time in probably 2 years. All we did Sunday was sit on the couch, watch the Olympics and eat Noodles and Co. Yesterday that is all we did too. Today will be Tom’s first day to work since Friday. It was nice having lazy family time, but not so nice that it happened because we were sick. I am finally feeling better today. Tom is sleeping in and I hope he wakes up feeling better too.

It is amazing how trashed a house can get after not cleaning for two days. It looks like someone ransacked the house. I haven’t done any cleaning and anything for our business since Friday. I was too sick to be anxious Sunday and Monday, but today my chest is tight and I am queasy from anxiety. I hate not being productive. The kids were supposed to go to the sitter today so I could work, but she can’t watch them. Hopefully I can at least maintain and not let the house get even worse. The clutter is driving me insane!

Off to hang the laundry.

Later days!

One Response to “It’s Good To Be Back!”

  1. Grandma August 2, 2012 at 6:45 am #

    I’m so glad that you and Tom had a chance to be alone without the kids for this short time….it sounded wonderful for the both of you.

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