There... and back again
I know that I have a hard time posting pictures. I will have to hotlink some pics from my friends blogs, when they get around to writing about our recent weekend getaway.
My much needed weekend in Colorado was MUCH NEEDED. More than I realized, and it makes me teary to think that it might be awhile before I get to go again.
You know how you feel at home in certain places or with certain people? This place, and these people, feel like HOME to me. While many think that I make friends easily, I don't think I do. I love feeling like I can kick back and say what I want to say, do what I want to do (and know that someone will want to do it with me!), and be who I am.
I flew into Colorado BRIGHT and early (um, I left my house at 4am), and was greeted by my friend with her kids (one of which was LRHM, who's not so little anymore). I can not believe that he is 5 years old, and very excited to attend kindergarten next year. While I am only an honorary auntie, I am still filled with worry about the fact that he will be RIDING THE BUS to school next year!! The BUS!!
We had a great time at Sweet Tomatoes, and then Kim came to whisk my away to the mtns to meet up with the girls for the weekend. She had me in stitches the entire way up, telling me stories about her kids at disneyworld. (shh!! still a sore topic over there). when we got up to the mtns, it was nothing but hanging out, eating, knitting, and laughing. We ate like QUEENS (fresh made crepes, a hawaiian luau, and a genuine southern breakfast, to name a few highlights). You have to keep up the strength for all that knitting, you know.
Heading back down the mtn on Sunday afternoon, I was sad that it was over, but excited to spend more time with LRHM. He got to stay up a little late (like 2 hrs late!) b/c his Aunt CynCyn was visiting. We went through his picture books from school, and read two books before going to bed.
A side story: We were talking while eating a snack, and I was grilling him about the alphabet. Which letters were in his name? what letter starts his mom's name? Dad's name? (all of these answered correctly and easily). Then I ask, what letter starts my name? "A!!!" I was much puzzled, and asked him again. "A!!!... for Aunt CynCyn"
Anyway. I am sad that my weekend in CO is over already. I looked forward to it for months. The kitties were fine w/o me (Cosmo weighs the same) so I'm feeling much relieved. Thanks for all the support everyone!