Sunday, July 16, 2006

Live from Utah

Thanks everyone for wishing me well on my trek to the airport. Everything went just fine. We met up with Guapo whose flights were neither delayed nor canceled. The kids traveled like troopers and we arrived in Salt Lake late Friday night.

We are now staying with Guapo's parents, Grandma Sue and Grand-dude who live in Midway. That's right. Grand-dude. He's too cool to be called "grandpa" so he is Grand-dude. It's pretty cute to hear all his grandkids call him that, but I always chuckle when I think of them all grown up talking amongst others about their "grand-dude".

Since June 28 the longest I have slept in one bed, consecutive nights, is 4 nights. I am waking up in the middle of the night trying to figure out where the heck I am. Oh well.

We took care of our primary Utah business yesterday. It's a devious little plan that we have involving our kids.

Every trip, we take them to our alma mater, BYU, and "have fun". We buy them a t-shirt or a sweatshirt and some treats. We are hoping by doing this they will have such fond memories of BYU that there's no way they will even consider going to some other school. For those of you who don't know, BYU.Is.Cheap. With three kids (so far) we need cheap college.



Trip 2006: Mission Accomplished

Well, Guapo and I are celebrating our 10 year anniversary this month, so we are off to San Francisco tomorrow for a few days without the little ones. Grandma Sue and Grand-dude have graciously offered to take care of Margarita, Julio, and Juan Carlos while we ride cable cars, eat crab (my mouth is watering just typing the word!) and just hang out and relax. I can't wait to sit on the airplane all by myself tomorrow morning and read a book or take a nap!!!

(I am taking my computer, but I'm not sure Guapo will love it if I blog on our anniversary trip. We'll see!)

29 comments:

Paulette said...

wow I have been following your adventures, you do seem to have a grand life. I am glad you met up safely with hubby. Happy aniversary. I cant wait to see where you end up next. Im worn out just following you. LOL
Be Blessed

Gina said...

Glad you made it safe! Have fun in CA! Happy Anniversary!

No Cool Story said...

Happy Anniversay!! Have a super fun time!
Yet another reason to be BOFF, I also love crab (all seafood, except anchovies).

I love your idea about programming the kids to love BYU, excellent plan, which is not devious if it's for a good and blessed cause.

Grandma and Granddude are super awesome (your whole family is).

Heather from One Woman's World said...

Have a great celebration! Glad you made it. Too bad we can't visit here, since we missed Houston!

k-squared's mom said...

Happy Anniversary and have a much needed R&R on your trip! What glorious days ahead!

That is such a great idea about college! As always, you come up with the niftiest activities!

Take care and have fun. Looking forward to your vacation accounts!

txmommy said...

Happy Anniversary!!!

txmommy said...

we believe in early and consistant BYU propaganda at our house as well!

Thoroughly Mormon Millie said...

Bri the Ute fan is going "BYU? WHO IN THE HECK IS THAT?" I told him you were wonderful in every other way. ;)

Have fun in San Fran and eat lots of crab for me!

Code Yellow Mom said...

Ahhhh! San Francisco. One of my favorite sities. Without the kids. One of my favorite dreams. :) Enjoy!!!

Code Yellow Mom said...

Uhhh. That would be "cities" with a "c." Guess that's what I get for not attending BYU. :) (But don't interpret that as a regret!)

momofalltrades said...

Ohhh! Happy anniversary! You MUST go to Scoma's and have an extra helping of something yummy for me! I got to go there alone with Hubster once and we had the BEST time! I hope you have a ball!

JD said...

Congrats on the ten year mark!!

itybtyfrog said...

Welcome back to Utah! For a little while until you leave for San Fran anyway. I hope you have a Happy Anniversary!!

Sketchy said...

Oh enjoy!!! I think every couple needs a just grownups trip every now and then. Happy Anniversary!

Grammy said...

Happy Anniversary! I hope the two of you have a wonderful time. I'm crazy about San Francisco, but haven't been for a long time. I hope you get a hot fudge sundae @ Ghirardelli square. I LOVE those things.

As for BYU propaganda - You go girl! Papa and I used to take our kids there for fun and all 5 have gone to the Y. In a month the 4 oldest will be graduated and only "you know who" still plugging away. Man writing that just made me realize how old I've let myself get. Wooo!

Stephanie said...

You should blow that picture up for them and put it next to the front door so that it is BURNED in their minds.

Happy Anniversary!

utmommy said...

Happy Anniversary!! Glad your trip went well. Have fun in San Fran, how to nice to be all alone:)

I'd love to meet up with you when you get back to Utah, let me know if you have any spare time. You're probably thinking spare time on vacation, yeah right. But, if you do let me know.

Gabriela said...

Paulette: I have to admitt I am pretty worn out myself.

NCS: I had crab twice today (once for me, and once for you)

Hi k-squared's mom, hope you are having fun in the Philipines. Email me!

Naddin, tell your husband I am not a cougar fan, just a fan of cheap higher education

CYM: totally a trip to do without the kids!

Mom of all trades: We saw Scoma's, but after we had already eaten! :( maybe another day.

Ut mommy, I would love to but when we get back we have our family reunion that is all-time-encompassing. I'll let you know if thier is a break in our schedule! :)

Janice J. said...

I was awaked almost every morning to the BYU fight song and it worked. "Rise and shout the Cougars are out!" I went to BYU and am about as big of a Cougar fan as possible. GO COUGARS!

Kristen said...

Grand-dude....that is awesome! I wish i had been creative enough to have my kids call my dad that! LOL!

Have a fabulous time on your anniversary trip. Sounds Heavenly!

I am trying to think of something great for my hubby and I to do for our fifth next year. We've got a few months to figure it out.

Kristen said...

Grand-dude....I love it!

I hope you have a great time on your anniversary trip. Sounds heavenly.

I'm trying to figure out something great for my husband and I to do on our fifth anniversary next year. I guess we still have a few months to figure it out.

amerimeximadre said...

the last time I was on an airplane without kids was on 3.5 years ago (well, I was pregnant) and it was to meet up with my husband in San Fransico! Have a fun trip! take nice stolls along the pier, enjoy AMERICA!! so jealous....

Gabriela said...

Sorry Janice. It's not that I am anti-Cougar, just kind-of apathetic.

Thanks everyone for your well-wishes, we are having a great time!

smartmama said...

i totally hear you on sleeping in different places like when i woke up and asked dh where i was and who he was!!

I lvoe taking my boys to the y i think i have totally convinced them to go-- simply allowing a 5$ budget at the bookstore candy counter!!!

No Cool Story said...

Hey loca lady!, get back to enjoying your hubby!, get off Teh Internets!
;-)

Lei said...

San Fran?! Oh, I so wanna come!

Nettie said...

I'm glad you have had such successful adventures. And Happy Anniversary!

Bright One said...

Love the title Granddude! Since I'm about to be a grandmom myself I'll have to think up something wonderful....maybe, grandchick?....: )

As for going to BYU, we brainwashed our girls and so far we're batting two out of three so go for it!!! BTW I just got back from Utah myself I could have waved at you!!! : ) And Happy Anniversary!

Wendy said...

Happy Anniversary! I celebrated my 10th this year too.