Monday, October 1, 2012

It's not the weekend anymore!

I have all of this stuff rolling around in my brain like marbles in the bed of a pickup truck. I'm going to dump it all out right here, right now, on the Internet.

I may regret this.

We had a relaxing weekend. Saturday was Chancho's first day of City of St. George Smart Start flag football. Let me see if I can break this down for you: Smart Start basically means that you pay the city to go to a public park and play catch with your own kid. But it was an organized game of catch, followed by some running and kicking. Chancho loved it. He puffed his little chest out with pride as we walked back to the car.
We drove to Las Vegas for my husband's brother's engagement party. I hate Las Vegas. Have I ever mentioned that before? Anyway. We had some cousin time. This is every grandchild on the Haynes side of our family:
And these are all of the Hayneses, minus Seth who is still in Kenya:

Kind of a sad thing about this gathering was that both of DJ's parents have long since passed away and they missed the whole thing. Unless they were haunting us...oooOOOOoo....

Even Grandma Marilyn was there, wearing the Playboy bunny necklace that she found at a yard sale, bless her heart.

On Sunday we took a drive up to Pine Valley because we had HAD IT with the desert.

We rolled down the windows and just snorted in that mountain air. It was rejuvenating. What is it about mountain air? It's just so fresh. The laundry detergent people try to copy it, but they're not even close. I love the mountains.

Oh yeah, and I wrote this thing for St. George News. I felt kind of "eh" about it, but whatever. Something had to give this week.


Marie Says Yes said...

Las Vegas is the dumbest. Fer real. But I'm happy you had family time. That is sad about d.j.'s parents... I have a marvelous friend that lost her parents early and she is a superhero who brightens everyone around her...amazing. way to be awesome parents with chancho and the organized catch ... poor k.j. just runs away from objects flying through the air! Elise, I just like you. But honestly... what is not to like? Internet b.f.f.s forever!

Paxton said...

You know how sometimes you look at families and you're like, yep all those kids are definitely related! Like your kids, all blond and looking like brother and sisters? Or my kids, little carbon copies, male and female form? Well your husbands family is not like that. Seriously, they look like friends hanging out not blood relatives, so funny.

That's my random though at midnight because it is really late over here on the east coast where I still am :-P