Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Part Two of the "To Utah and back saga"-To Abby

Ha! So I've haven't been good at playing catch-up with these blogs. Ah, well. I actually would have forgotten completely if it wasn't for my sister-in-law Abby, who seemed so sad about my lack of family pictures. I feel real bad about it to and have to insert in here, no it's not because any of you are boring or that I don't love you as much, it's because while in Utah I was so overwhelmed with what was going on that I only took three pictures the whole time I was there! :( And here they are:

While driving out to UT, I kept receiving phone calls from Larry's parents asking when I would get there and such. I thought that their interest was in that they were waiting to see Edana and spend sometime with her and me, which in itself was true, but what I hadn't been told by my parents was that they didn't have room for me because they were demolishing the basement and redoing it while I was there watching the boys for them. So, I'd again like to apologize for the lack of communication there and reassure them that if I had know the whole situation they would have heard much more from me!
Wait! Why was I there?-a question that I heard from many while there and when I came back, since I didn't tell people the reason, I just kind of left. Yep. I'm that big of a recluse I guess.
The whole reason I went out was because my mom had asked if I would come out to UT to help the boys out with anything while my parents went to Italy for their anniversary/birthday celebrations. But what I wasn't informed until I got there was that there would be big burly construction workers walking in and out of the house while I was there and that I needed to check and make sure they were doing what they were suppose to.
So, here's a great mental imagine for you all: Short Jen with a stack of notes she took earlier from her dad (about the construction that was to be done) telling a huge guy (seriously, this guy looked like he almost had to duck for the ceiling) named Jake what things he still needed to do and asking him what time he would show up the next day. Kind of funny, huh?
But I did have fun staying at my in-laws and getting to hangout with them. And we finally got Edana use to everyone! She's finally doing great with other people...sort of. The first picture up top is Edana with one of her new cousins, Lizzy, whom I got to watch while her daddy was shooting a movie for one of his film classes.
The next two pictures would be pics I promised to take for Kirsten of my "I'm becoming my mother" day I had. *To make the story short: I had been trying to figure out why every time I used the dishwasher, I found the soap packet lying on the bottom of the washer, untouched. Silly me, thinking that the water didn't work to dissolve it, I grabbed every dish my parents owned (since I didn't know which ones the boys had washed those few days before) and washed them all by hand. It wasn't until after the dishes were all cleaned that it was brought to my attention by either Brandon or Abby ( I can't remember who told me) that the plastic hadn't been taken off of the soap. durhf!
To make the trip even more fun was my two brothers. How my mom handles these two teens I will never know, but after this I really look up to her! While I was "babysitting" these two boys, I: found myself helping one with an English project due the next day! Was yelled at for not taking the other to work. Was continuously sighed and eyes rolled at, and compared to my mother. I was at one point compared to "the devil" and realized that I wasn't a person they wanted to hangout with....hmmm...what fun.
So, to some up my trip, it was long, fun/stressful, glad to have seen everyone, but so glad to be home kind of trip.
ps-To Abby: Dearest, I wish I would have taken more photos and if I had I would have Definitely included the whole family in them, I was just a loser and didn't even think about it. I suck, and I'm sorry!


Abby O! said...

Awwwwwww...thanks! :) Seriously though...Brandon going "Uh Jen...why didn't you take it out of this wrapper?" Was one of the funniest moments of my year. LOVED IT! And I love you! Seriously, we need to go out to CO and hangout the day.

heidigoseek said...

that darn dishwater soap...gets ya every time!

Red said...

dear jen, oh my dear dear jen. how i love you... let me count the ways. 1. 2. 3... etc.