I feel like such a neglectful mother.  How many days have I been out of it?  The holidays are killer.  I thought I’d have plenty of time to blog and visit people’s blogs but alas–I had to hang out with actual people and be merry and bright.  And I ate. And ate. And ate.  But I am 100% HEALTHY–that is the important thing. 

We left Wednesday night for Kansas City, Missouri for the weekend.  Traffic wasn’t awful at that point in the night and conversation was that of Rhode Scholars–“Do you think ghosts are happy when people leave the house so they don’t have to hide?” And I think there was dinosaur talk and there’s always talk of the agriculture that we pass.  I love cows.  I really do. 

We had to leave the children behind with their horny cousin Floyd.  Hehehe…I hope I don’t get “horny cousin” searches on google.  I’m referring to dogs here people.  


Poor Floyd was confused so Sadie got humped in the head a lot.  I’m sure some women can relate…


Floyd didn’t mess with Lexi–either he’s prejudice against plus-size ladies (typical) or it was the fact that Lexi would nip at him everytime he’d come within 10 feet of her.

While I missed my pups, I DID get to hang out with two pretty cool dogs–Maggie and Riley. 

Maggie could be Lexi’s mother:


What I’m saying is she’s a potato with toothpicks for legs just like Lex.  But I love her to death–she’s probably the sweetest dog in the world.

And then there’s Riley–Riley is just special…


This is the one still picture I got of her.  Oh and I didn’t even take it–the sister-in-law did.

Did I mention in Kansas City I went ice skating?  Because I did…and I. Was. Awesome.  I had to fight the urge to trip and push people down on the ice.  Some lady broke her leg while we were there.  I felt bad because she was being stared at everytime people would pass and it took FOREVER for them to get her off the ice because well, she was on ice. 


Do you see that form?  I’m surprised roses and teddy bears weren’t being thrown at me as I was passing.  Although there was nothing more satisfying than seeing the people who thought they were awesome totally bite it on the ice.  I loved that so much. 


I think this is one of my favorite pictures EVER of us. 

Ok, that’s it for today…I’ve got to get back in the swing of things!  Tomorrow more pictures AND my hatred for my female in-laws because they’re all so dang beautiful!