I realize that my last post may have been a little long for anyone to really sit through. I would apologize, but I think Brit enjoyed reading it, and that's all that matters. :P
In honor of my midterm paper that's due tonight, I decided to make the LONG-overdue post about our trip to Ohio.
We went to stay with my brother and sister-in-law over Mother's Day Weekend, and it was WELL worth the hassle. I love seeing my nephews. I cannot emphasize that enough. I adore them all. And we got to meet the new nephew on Brit's side, who is also adorable (if not totally interactive yet). We went to the gym (we being myself and Emilia, as I don't think I could get Brit to the gym if I paid him), we went swimming in the TOTALLY RAD community pool, we worked on their garden and mowed their lawn (we being mostly Brit, as I wimped out pretty quickly), we went to the Farmer's Market on the only gorgeous day all weekend, we went to the (inside) family picnic at the Hippie-Commie preschool (and I was shocked by the overwhelming majority of tofu/vegetarian/vegan/organic dishes... my goodness! hippie preschool indeed!)... we had SO MUCH FUN!
We spent the afternoon/evening after the Preschool Picnic hanging out with Brit's brother and sister-in-law and adorable new baby. It was nice to catch up. We made plans and followed through with dinner all together at my brother's house, where we had fun, listened to screaming kids, and then put them all in bed and played Cranium and ate ice-cream sandwiches late into the night.
I have very fond memories of that trip, even if my sweet little nephews turned into sleep-deprived monsterlets by the end of the week. In fact, I think that's one of my fondest memories... listening to them whine/scream on Sunday morning and thinking "Ah yes, we're going home today, and we're not parents yet." :)
I love you, Todd & Emilia, and Ryan & Heather!! I hope we can visit again soon. I'm glad I managed to drag Brit along.