Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Phil and Jade: The Reception

Yeah, yeah, yeah, I am over a month behind in blog posts, but give a mother of 3 who just moved a break :)

This is the last installment of my trip to CA for my cousin's wedding last month.

The newly married couple.

My Uncle Bill and Cherie.

Ellie's third cousin, Camilly, playing peek-a-boo.

The first dance.

My cousin, Brent, and myself in a really blurry picture, but the only one I had of us.

Rob dancing with his daughter, Camilly.

My mama.

My mom, Ellie, Bonnie and I all went on a walk on our last morning before our flight. I wanted to take some pictures of the houses in the neighborhood. There are a mixture of adorable houses on Bonnie's street and the blocks around her. Victorian, Craftsmen, Cottage style and a bunch of conglomerations of the above.

Ellie Bellie on our walk.

We got to the airport around lunchtime, so we stopped to get lunch at a Mexican place in the airport to eat on the plane. We flew Southwest and their archaic method of seating, first come first serve standing in those little lines behind your number and letter, combined with my food taking a ridiculous amount of time to get done (it's an airport people, we are in a hurry!) meant that my mom and I couldn't sit together on the plane. Can you believe that no one was willing to give up their seat. I sat in a middle seat with Ellie squirming around the whole time. My mom and I had to pass her back and forth over the seat in front of me so that I could even eat. I was so perturbed by the whole thing. What made matters even worse is that the area we were in no longer is allowed to use styrofoam, but is perfectly okay with patrons being scalded by their leaking, hot food on their lap in an airplane. I am all for using more natural materials over styrofoam, but their are some very necessary applications, like at an airport! Geesh, charge me a carbon footprint surcharge or something, it would have been worth the money.

The trip was altogether great, and Jeromy had so much fun with the kids. He really was able to appreciate them so much more getting to spend uninterrupted time with them. He had them all whipped into shape when I got home and implemented some good new discipline techniques. More on that later.