Our tickets were purchased yesterday for our trip to Malaysia to visit my parents. (They are there for my dad's work and will come back to Oregon probably at the end of the year.) The kids and I will be leaving the end of April for about two weeks. Sadly, Jake won't be coming with us. (He wants to come probably more than any of us do!) There is no way he can be gone from work for another two weeks though, on top of the two weeks he's taking off to study and take the bar, another week for a mining conference in May, and a few days for scout camp in June. We're definitely going to miss him! My sister, Whitney, is flying with us so that will be nice to get some extra help with the kids. Am I nuts to even consider flying across the ocean with a 9 month old??! I just feel bad for those suckers sitting in row 34. They are going to have a great flight, watching (and listening) to three kids, confined to their seats for 14 straight hours. Oh well. It will be worth it. Ben is already asking me all kinds of questions about Malaysia. Emma's biggest concern is whether or not she will get to wear her new pink swimsuit with hearts while she is there. Yes, she is definitely a "girl!" As long as Josh is within arms length of my boobs, he should be fine. We are excited to see my parents and stay with them at their condo. It will be neat to visit all the places they have told us about and meet the members in their branch. Now I just need to work this baby gut off before we leave so I can smash myself into my swimsuit! I better come back with a tan. I'm craving nice weather now more than ever, with all these Utah blizzards we've been having. 80 degrees, a little humidity, and a slight breeze sounds perfect!
Merry & Bright
1 week ago