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Jul 19, 2018


We had so much fun today!

Baby Doll grinds corn at the Fremont Indian State Park

After separating from the rest of our girl scouts and kids, we took off in the big van with our 5 youngest to enjoy a few more days of our vacation. Our first stop with the Fremont Indian State Park. We had been there before, but not for many years and most of the kids couldn't remember it.

After the museum, they convinced us to go on a rather terrifying little hike over some huge rocks, but it was fun to get to the top of the world and see all the sights. After we made our way down from the mountain, the kids all went down into the pithouse before we climbed back in the van and got on the road.

As we made our way toward Moab, we decided since we had a 4th grader and could get in free, we would drive through Arches National Park. This prompted a quick hike up to see the Delicate Arch from the viewpoint although that was not the stop I was hoping for.

It was nearly 8:00 when we finally got to the Sand Dune Arch which has been my favorite since I was little. The kids had never been there before that they could remember and it was so fun to play in the sand for half an hour before the setting sun forced us to climb back in the van and finally make our way to Moab.

The kids jumped in the pool for a quick swim while I ran to Wendy's for supper. We have an early start tomorrow, so we are trying to get them all in bed although that is always a trick in a nice hotel room with all-night cable.

More tomorrow...

Tuacahn's Prince of Egypt

If you have been watching my girl scout troop for any length of time, you know that our favorite activity is our annual trip to Tuacahn to see one of their outdoor musicals. This time the girls voted for Prince of Egypt, so I made the arrangements and today was the day we loaded up the cars and made our trek to St. George.

We like to choose the preview shows because they are so much cheaper than the others! Anyway, we arrived in St. George about 6:15 and Drama Queen ran to Domino's to pick up our pizzas while I checked into the motel. Some of the girls wanted to swim before the show, so they ate quickly and went to change.

At 8:00 we were on our way to the outdoor theatre. The show was terrific (no pics of course) and the two male leads had amazing voices that blended so well. The parting of the Red Sea was definitely my favorite part although the fireworks were good too.

It was long; starting at 8:45 and not ending until about 11:30. We got back to the hotel just after midnight and the kids all drifted off to their rooms. Drama Queen will be taking the girl scouts home tomorrow and my sweetie and I are taking the five youngest a different direction for a little vacation. I'm so excited to tell you all about it, but I haven't slept much all week and the morning will be coming so early. 

Jul 18, 2018

Amazing Things Happening

I've been so busy today and running on so little sleep. Adrenaline and excitement can do that to me! Two amazing things happened today. The first one was this morning when I got to take my Baby Doll to the orthopedic doc to see if her cast was ready to come off.

It was!!

It didn't take long for her to saw it off, but it has taken all day for Baby Doll to decide it's ok to use it again. I hope she doesn't even remember it when she wakes up tomorrow.

The second amazing thing was this evening when my sweetie, Sport, and I all got a chance to meet our new little grandson. We still haven't settled on a blog name for him, but I think Hot Tamale would be good...

He is still on oxygen and a feeding tube even though he looks like a regular-sized baby. His hair is awesome; so thick and black and soft. Hopefully he won't have to stay in the hospital for long. I think Bossy will be released on Thursday or Friday.

Jul 17, 2018

Welcome Little One!

As you know, Bossy and Gamer were expecting a boy somewhere around the 20th of August. She has been having trouble and has spent a few days here and there in the hospital. This morning she asked me to call the doctor one more time since she was at work and outgoing calls were not allowed while she is on the phones.

The doctor suggested she go to the hospital, so she signed out of work and headed that direction just before noon. Gamer joined her shortly afterward. It has been a roller coaster of a day with her not knowing the plan since they didn't want to do anything so early unless it was absolutely necessary.

Finally, about 10:30 this evening she called to tell me they were likely planning to deliver tonight. At 11:02 they took her back for a C-section and at 11:41 our sweet (not so) little grandson took his first breath. He weighed in at 7 lbs 13 oz and was 20 inches long. Not bad for a premie!

We haven't even chosen a blog name for him yet and right now Bossy is getting some well-deserved rest while he spends his first night in the NICU. I can't wait to get up there tomorrow and meet him in person. He certainly has his daddy's black hair!


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