Rowen and I are about ready to get started on our nap now. Mandy’s with us; and Ehlana and Naomi are camping in the lounge. We’ve had a fun night; but we’ll be getting up in a couple of hours so that we can get ready for our trip to the airport and then on to Colorado.
That’s why I’m going to keep this short – though I don’t actually have much news to report anyway.
The weather’s been nice again; and we were able to get outside and actually enjoy some of it today. That began with Tai Chi by the river; we were outdoors for our lunch break; and then Michael, Tim, Rowen, and I had some park play time with Ethan, Ehlana, Naomi, and Aiden after school. I was doing that to help Mom out while she was busy doing other things; but I was also glad to spend that time with Ethan and Ehlana too. Mom and Dad had the extra teens and kids for dinner too, but they went with an easy-dinner night that included grilling burgers and hot dogs; cold salads; and some oven-baked finger foods. I was still on kid control for the cooking part of that; but Michael and I were on the clean-up crew after dinner.
When the work was finished, Michael, Tim, and Rowen all went home to finish packing for our trip. I stayed to get a last few things packed too, and we all needed to get that done because Tim’s parents loaded up the minivan they’re using to take us to the airport tomorrow after they were finished work for the day so that we don’t need to take time to do that in the morning. Michael, Tim, and Rowen also needed overnight bags for here too, but that wasn’t much extra work for them; and it really will be easy for us when Tim’s parents pick us up to just hop in the minivan and go.
We had that done by eight-thirty, so we followed that up with a little visit with the parents – all four sets of them. Tim’s parents didn’t stay long because they were going to get to see us for the trip the airport, but Rowen’s and Michael’s parents stopped in to see us after closing the computer store and the Inn; and we did those visits in the living room with Mom and Dad – and with the twins and their friends too. Since four out of six of our parents are working in the morning; that bit of fun didn’t last long; and then it was time for the kids and teens to end our night with a movie in the lounge.
That was fun; Mom and Dad joined us for the last half of the movie; and then they took Ethan and Aiden down to Ethan’s room on their way to bed while Ehlana and Naomi took over the lounge for their sleepover; and Rowen and I split up long-enough to say goodnight to our boyfriends before meeting up here in my room again. Once we were ready for bed; we had a quick little girl chat with Ehlana and Naomi; I’ve done a micro computer and email check; and the only news I have to report from that is that my favorite collegians are either finished traveling for the night and home safely; or they will be home soon and are fine.
With four teens needing to get ready to go in what really is just a couple of hours from right now, Rowen and I need to get napping; so that’s it for tonight. Our travel day tomorrow won’t be all fun and games, but we will be together; so that will be great – even if we won’t get there in time to do any snowboarding before the ski lifts shut down for the day. We will have time to do some exploring, though, and maybe even get caught up on our sleep ahead of our first full day of snowboarding at the Winter Park resort.
I can hardly wait to get the adventure started, but I’ll wish that I’d gone with getting a bit more sleep soon too; so that’s it for tonight. My next update will be coming to you live from Colorado; so, until then...
...May the Magi Force be with you!