6.22.2006

Mid-week Sigh

We stayed late at Auntie S's tonight / last night - it was her birthday. The boys and I swam at her house while she was out for a bit in the afternoon, then she brought home Chinese to share. Her youngest daughter (who is a nine-year-old delight) baked and frosted a birthday cake, and then the kids went downstairs to watch Robots while Auntie S got me hooked on the second season of Veronica Mars. (Love it, love it, love it.)

Arrived home and both my babies were sleeping in their carseats. I looked back at them and my heart just filled up. Precious, precious sons of mine. That's really the punchline of this post: that overwhelming, no-words-for-it feeling.

I might be a little scarce for a couple days - I am more than a little keyed up about our impending travel by plane to Colorado via Utah. It's still a week away but I am (trying not to be) anxious about all the things I need to settle (stroller or leash for Cal?), organize (en route entertainment and rides to the airport), clean (laundry, bathrooms, cars), and pack (I have NOTHING to wear) before then...

Deep breath...Ready...BREAK!

8 comments:

Gabriela said...

Don't you love those moments?

Have a great trip! I'll be in CO soon also (and Ut).

Nettie said...

It sounds like a very pleasant time! The lull before the storm. I hope you have a great trip and your anxiety lessons about preparing for it. (Can you just skip the cleaning part?)

Thoroughly Mormon Millie said...

You sweet, sweet girl. Good luck with the preparations and with your travel. I kind of wish I had an Auntie S close by. :)

Jennifer said...

Oh, I love that feeling of just pure sweet joy. Also, I have flown with my kids (by myself) several times. I think that you can link to my email on my profile if you want to.

GranolaGirl12 said...

Ahh... that feeling that warms your heart all the way down to your toes. When you think how in the world did I get so lucky to have such beautiful/wonderful/adorbale children? Thanks for all your wonderful stories. I'm hooked.

Angela said...

Got me interested in Veronica Mars. I think I might make it a goal to comment on the most inconsequential aspect of a post.

Those heart fill up moments make everything else worth while.

MugwumpMom said...

My grandma used to call that "warming the cockles of her heart"...never knew what cockles were but our children are very good at warming them! Ooohhh..a trip! How exciting. Enjoy.

Morning Glory said...

What a precious moment that must have been!

I'll be in Colo. Sprgs. July 15-18. Will you be anywhere near there?