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[Jan. 9th, 2008|08:54 am]
The boys are officially back in school, and I'm enjoying complete peace and quiet (during the day) for the first time in over 3 weeks. Truth be told, it was very nice for a while, but it's already starting to get lonely.

I walk around the house & stumble into little traps the boys have made for their lego guys, or trip over bits of cardboard. And while they look like trash at first glance, I realize that an old shoe box was torn up to make an entire city (car wash included with leftover Christmas ribbon) around their slotcar set. The lines on my brow from cussing about the 'trash', quickly turns into smiles almost hearing them playing...and sometimes fighting...with each other with these little pieces of imagination.

Anyway...in a nutshell, the past week was as follows:

New Year's Eve, we went up to our friends' cabin with at Shaver Lake. We went up past Sierra Summit Ski Resort and went to a smallish sno-park. There was noone else around. Just us, and it was fabulous. All the kids had a fabulous time (even though Joaquin thought it was a good idea to take his snow boots off!), as did the adults.

The next day we went to my grandma's house for the traditional Mexican New Year's Day hangover cure...Menudo! My grandma makes 2 batches. The traditional way with pigs feet (no kidding!) and tripe, and another way with spareribs....called Posole. Posole is nummers. Joaquin said..."This soup is good, but it's gonna make my butt burn when I go to the bafroom!" Hahah...very spicy!

Grandma's is always a good time. Not like "Whee! FUN!", but just lazy, cozy time with family. Grandma has a napping room where we all take turns trying to nap. :) It's never a fruitful endeavor as there's just always too much talking & laughing at the kitchen table. It's a time where we get to see our Tia's and Tio's and cousins. Reminisce about old times at the farm. Laugh about the birthday party from the weekend before, and sometimes cry because we miss Pop and Tia Alice. I LOVE that the boys have a great-grandma who's spunky and plays & talks with them.

This past weekend Steve, the boys and I went up to the Sequoias while it was snowing and had an amazing time there as well. It was an impromptu trip. We were suited up and out of the house by 8:00. It was perfect really. We were crazy active hiking around, sledding, making snowmen. All with fresh snow slowly drifting down on us. At one point Ben just pounced on me and said..."I love you guys!" then ran back up the hill with his sled.

We were home by noon so we took the kids to my parent's house and Steve and I made an afternoon of it. We had lunch at the Thai House then went to see "I Am Legend". I thouroughly enjoyed it, and Steve said it was better than he thought it would be.

It was awesome for us all to be together for so many days in a row.

[User Picture]From: funny_face74
2008-01-09 05:28 pm (UTC)
Awww sounds like you've had an awesome time!

I LOVE posole. I make it often. :)

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