Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Spring Break

My mom came to visit me for a week during the school spring break with my brothers. We played games and watched movies. And my mom basically cooked the meals.(That was my stipulation for them invading my apartment.)
"Time Out for Women" came to the Woodlands that week also, so we made plans to attend. The keynote speaker was Sheri Dew, who is always fabulous. We enjoyed the speakers and musicians. It was all very uplifting. We were also able to bolt out after the lunch break and get seated at "La Madaleine's" before the rest of the conference rush got there. It was delicious, as usual.
Then last week my sister's family came to town with her four kids + a friend. My sister was in charge of the meals the three days they stayed with me. It seemed like longer than three days, because of everything that happened. The breaking of my potted plant, water mark on my wall from a wet towel, niece going #1 and #2 in the pool, the edge broken off my fragrance thing, the dumping of my conditioner in the tub by my nieces during their (bubble) bath, and finally Hawaiian Punch on my white carpet. The water mark and pink carpet stain are a bummer mostly because we're moving in a month and are not likely to get our deposit back now. I have only myself to blame for the Hawaiian Punch because I bought it. The more things happened, the more my sister felt bad. She cleaned my whole bathroom and made dinners. So besides the things that could cost us money, it was all pretty funny.
My sister and I did spend some quality time at the Relief Society craft night where less than 10 people showed up to make some amazingly cute crafts. There was a cute clipboard, easter basket and candy bar wrappers. I was thinking of how much fun it would have been for Chelsea Pace to be there crafting with us. I'll put up some photos later.
We went to Galveston on Friday and walked on the beach and then went over to Moody Gardens to watch a film about sharks that ended up being sold out. Saturday we saw "Race to Witch Mountain" which made me want to see the old ones again, because it's been forever. It was pretty good. Despite all the mini-catastrophes, we had fun with the Martins.


Chelsea said...

Oh my dear Sarah...Do you know how BAD I am missing you and everyone, and then you write that?!?! Wah! You know I would have been there in a heart beat! Post the pics for sure!! I read that Woman's conference was going to the Woodlands, and was trying to convince Cody we were millionaires and I could fly back. No such luck!
I am glad you had time with family! Crazy kid drama, but I guess it is just preparing you for your little McGerg's in the future. :) Happy packing up this month!!

Kathleen said...

Did all those little mishaps really happen in only 3 days?!! Must have been nice to have your place back to yourselves afterward. That's so nice of your mom and your sister to make meals for you. Glad you all had a great time with everything else you did.

Merilee said...

Oh, I just barely saw the Spring break catastrophe update. Wowee, that's a lot of crud to happen in 3days for sure. Hmmm, those little girls.

Who was the friend? And how did the potted plant leave a water mark? Is it just from the water that was in the dirt and how did it get broken? Hmmm, maybe you could put some foam on that carpet and some hairspray. I've heard it works, but red on white is tricky.

Luck with that sis.