Yay! We're home! The last few days of our trip we haven't had the internet connection, so it's quite a treat to be able to check email freely and to blog again, even if it's really early in the morning when I write this. We made the trip home, and with the time changes, it was a 24 hour endeavor. I could NOT sleep at all the entire time we flew and the hour in between our Paris-Newark flight didn't feel long enough before we got on the Newark-Vegas trip. PLUS, I was so anxious to get home and see my kiddies. The good news, though, is I was ready for bed when the kids were, and got a rock-hard night's sleep. I am hoping I can make it through the day, but haven't gotten too much scheduled in case we have to coordinate naps. I did wake up at 5ish and have been catching up on my trash TV and blogs y'all have written.
SO, my mom ordered my Harry Potter book and I don't know if it's at her house or what, but ALL the book talk online is making me nervous...I am even nervous to watch the news for reports of the online leak things. AND, I know many of you have eaten it up already, so don't spoil it for me. AND, I am trying to catch up on my two weeks of missed reality TV, so don't casually mention who got voted off So You Think You Can Dance or Top Chef or anything else useless and pointless, cuz I know you've been watching!
It is GOOD to be home. I loved, loved, loved our trip to France! It was amazing and relaxing and enjoyable and pretty great. I think, other than the lost luggage thing, which I hate to dwell on, it was pretty close to perfect. Our kids were great to see, and the house was cleaned (which was also great). I think we had THE best nanny, Tyler's cousin Liz came down from Utah and she flew back early this morning. I am sure she'll need a while to recuperate, but she was such a trooper through tantrums, swim lessons, church (two weeks!), etc. She hasn't really complained any of the times we've called and the kids have hardly missed us. We are really thankful for all the work she did. Why is that others seem not to sweat "mother-ing" my kids like I do?
So, of course, it's back to the grind of normal, non-vacationing life. I've already done some laundry and am taking the kids for portraits tomorrow, which means haircuts today for the boys as they are SHAGGY! I also have baby invites to send out this week for Leanne's baby shower. And our ward's scrapbook meeting is this Wednesday night, so that means big shopping for the next three month's projects, which means following up with those who have YET to pay me and find out if they're in or out for the next session. I want to upload all my pics and make a video of Paris, but I am trying to figure what the best program is for that because I have A LOT of pictures. We are leaving for Tyler's family reunion on Thursday morning, sans Tyler, so I am trying to figure out some fun things I can do with the kids and we'll just fart around Utah for a few days. I am planning on being back Sunday night, but don't need to be home until Tuesday night . . . Ah, I love summer vacation. And then we're in August! I can't believe it. School shopping (Fashion show YAY!), Michael's mission leaving (YAY, SNIFF, YAY), Tyler's scout camp, baby showers, Caylee starts school, and Swiss Days!
The kiddies are starting to get up this morning, so I 'd better get moving. Caylee's already bugging me to see our pics and look at Ashley Tisdale.com. Woo hoo.