Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Ellyphant trip...

Ok - Now that I have caught my breath and unpacked, I can post some more pics I took and post some stories from my fabulous "girls" only weekend I took.

My flight there was uneventful other then A LOT of turbulence on every leg of the flight. And Kaci and Elly picked me up and off to a late lunch we went. I was so excited to see them. Elly was my little buddy right away! Which made my heart soar.

That night the four of us drove around town showing me some sights and running some errands. Apparently that Bright, Shining sun I brought with me was the first warm spell Ohio had seen this year! :o)
Saturday morning we all went to Bagels and Coffee for breakfast and then Kaci and I were off to Cleveland to see the Rock-n-Roll Hall of Fame! I was super excited to be going. I think a time or too I might have mentioned that I am a Sammy Hagar fan on this blog? LOL...anyways...DH and I are huge music lovers. I was also super bummed to learn that cameras are FORBIDDEN inside the museum! WTH? Stupid rules.
Afterwards, Big J and Lil' El and Nana Joan met Kaci and I for Dinner at this wonderful, Yummy restaurant called VegiTerranean that is owned by Chrissie Hynde from "The Pretenders" singing group! I am still raving about my dish and how good it was!

Sunday we had a nice and quiet breakfast at home and then off to go shopping we went. We then went home to rest and wait out the heat of the day. I believe "someone" took a cat nap on the couch but I won't name names. ;o)

That afternoon the Ellyphant fam took me to this really awesome park that had walking trails through some pretty woodsy areas. Then off to show me their town and where they use to live. We came home and made a picnic dinner and ate outside where it was so nice out.
After baths and PJ's - little El knew it was my last night and was glued to me like PB on J! I was eating it up! She was right smack on my lap and hugging me all night. It was then we came up with the plan to sneak her in my luggage. She was all for it. But then she realized Mommy and Daddy would miss her so I should just bring Emily and Austin to her instead. She was adorable.
Monday morning came early and faster then I wanted it too. It was hard saying Goodbye, and I had to do it fast or I would never leave. The weekend was absolutely relaxing, enjoyable, and fun! And it reminded me how much I miss Kaci...

But coming off my plane (which was 45 minutes late landing due to our pilot disappearing in Denver and having to find a new one) I saw my DH waiting for me in the lobby! So good to be back in those arms. We got home to kids and a puppy jumping all over me! I would have thought I was gone for a month! They were so excited to see me! Even the puppy was climbing all over me with tail wagging. After shaking them loose, I made it to my baggage to get the goodies for them I brought and then it was "You are the best mommy in the world" when they took off playing! LOL - Even Toby got a present and has played nonstop with his new toy!

And my best surprise was walking in to find a clean home!!! DH and kids wanted to surprise me, and they rearranged furniture, cleaned, mopped, vacuumed, laundry folded and put away, and dog washed when I got home! The kids were bathed and dressed, and they only ate out 4 times while I was gone! ;o)

So it seems like the weekend went pretty well for everyone involved!

Maybe so well, I should plan another trip! *wink, wink*



Kaci said...

Hey now I haven't even seen some of those pictures missy!! :) Glad you had a good time...come back soon!

Leah said...

glad it was awesome! and yay for the clean house!!

Korndog said...

I'm jealous that I didn't get to go with you. Sounds like you guys had tons of fun though. :)