Monday, March 24, 2008

We Survived (Midwest)

We are back from a very much needed family vacation to my parent's home in Arizona. This photo sort of sums up the desert experience. Hannah and Sophie were in discovery mode while Sam was in running mode. I just hung about and carried their stuff, fed them and was the go to person for prickers, fights, and requests for stupid things and things not allowed ("No! Of course you can't climb up that cactus"). I finally finished my book, Middlesex. I ate well. And, enjoyed watching my family. My parents live "in the middle of nowhere" so we occupied our days with leisurely things and had no deadlines. Sam of course adhered himself to a cactus in the first couple of minutes he was released into the desert. That's all it took, from there on he navigated around things very well. This did surprise me. I expected him to be a human pin cushion. Anyway, the vacation was good, my parents are good, and the desert is, well, hot, dry and prickly. We will go back again next year.

It is good to be back. I have several ideas floating around in my head that I need to get on paper. Today, I have to clean off my desk and do some organization for my busy design week upcoming. I had many responses to my card give away and will do a drawing today. I will probably be mailing 3 cards out. I'm thinking quarterly card give aways may be in order. :)

Ok. I'm off to see if there is anything edible in the kitchen.


Kate Huntington Photography said...

I'm glad you're back and that you all had a good time!

Queen Bee Laurie said...

Welcome home Miss Amy!

Ben Leivian said...

Ah, Arizona... Home-sweet-home.