next wednesday i leave to go visit my sister and i am so excited for a number of reasons. jennifer lives in london and i haven’t seen her since september, and won’t see her again until november. she moved there just over a year ago, and will probably be there for another year before choosing her next faraway home (sounds like south africa is next?). i’m also excited to go because i’m going by myself. leaving the girls (and sean) will be really hard. i’ve never left lily for more than a night, and gracie has only been away from us for 2 or 3 days. they’ll be with my brother and sister in law for the first few days, then home with sean and his sister and her husband (while sean’s at work). i’m both looking forward to and dreading the flight. when i went in september i had both the girls w/o sean. they did great on the flight, but its long. thats the part i’m dreading – its about 12 hours of flight time. i always have a hard time trying to sleep while flying, and pregnancy won’t help. but when i have to get up to pee a million times, i won’t be taking 2 little girls in with me! and i’ll only have to worry about feeding myself, and buckling myself. i can watch movies w/o interuption, and not have to help anyone with their headphones! i will miss these girls terribly, and i hope no kids are on the flight, because that’ll only make my missing them so much harder. but the time i’ll get to spend with my sister will be precious. i am so excited to just be with her, i don’t even care what we do while we’re there (we saw most of the tourist-y things while we were there last time).
so after just having the weekend full of family (which i loved!) we had a surprise drop-by yesterday by my aunt and cousin, then sean’s family is due today until friday. then friday we pack up to go camping in monterey for sean’s first mountain bike race (called the sea otter). then the chaos continues monday with unpacking, laundry, repacking both for myself and the girls, driving the girls to my brother’s house wednesday morning and flying out wednesday afternoon! it’ll be crazy, but a wonderful time with the ones we love!
have a great day!