Nice Weather Here

In San Antonio for a week visiting Pat and Steph and the kids. The weather today was excellent, and I’m even considering changing into shorts at some point. Maybe tomorrow.

Pictures from Hannah’s soccer game this morning are in the gallery. We’ll try to update as the week goes on.

trip envy

It seems like everyone around me is going on amazing trips lately and I’m getting a little jealous.

One of my coworkers just got back from Peru (and another is going soon). His daughter was there on an archaeological dig for several months and he met her and they went to Machu Picchu. Now, anyone who knows me knows that I have a serious fondness of South America (I’d love to take a literary tour). I was so close to actually going to Chile for work a few years ago but it fell through and I’m still bitter. I haven’t seen any photos of his trip yet, but I suspect that will happen soon and it will only increase my envy. Even if I could convince my husband to take a trip to Peru, Chile or Argentina, I don’t think I’d want to take Bridget (at least not at this point in her life). It’s going to have to continue to wait, I think.

Brendan’s mom and his cousin are currently in China, teaching English to middle schoolers. They will soon be finished with that and embark on a week long tour of more of the country. Honestly, I really don’t have much desire to go to China, but they seem to be having quite an adventure. I’m thoroughly enjoying reading Jamie’s blog.

Now, we are planning on taking a trip with the Muskoxen (and significant others) next summer since Brendan, Geoff and Vince are all turning 30. A while back we were going around with suggestions and although we had sort of settled on a cruise of the Eastern Caribbean (which don’t get me wrong, would be AWESOME, especially with everyone), I am still holding out hope for something like Iceland, Portugal, the Czech Republic, or Croatia. There’s so much time until then, though.

I love our annual trips to the lake, but I need to see more (and I know I’m not the only one who feels that way).


Brendan joined the party on January 2, 2004. He's cool now.

Jessica has never been cool. She is OK with that.

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