Thursday, April 21, 2011


We are in Los Angeles! We arrived yesterday, after a looong flight. A flight not entirely without incidents. At our hotel (in Philly) yesterday morning, my middlest thought it would be the best to be spun around in the office chair after he had consumed a strawberry frappuccino. His brothers spun him around and around, and he giggled and giggled. Then he got off, and mentioned that he wasn't feeling too good. Uh, no surprise there, buddy! (See where I'm going with this story?) We catch a cab to the airport, and as soon as we get there (a 20 minute ride), middlest tumbles out of the car, and wants me to rush him to a bathroom because he's about to barf. We barely enter the terminal, when he turns to me, and throws up. All over me. Then he just keeps going. I drag him to a trash can but he's chosen to barf all over the floor and himself instead. Some people come over to offer paper towels and a seltzer. Thank you City of Brotherly Love! I was just thankful this happened before we checked in our luggage. So I pulled out some clean clothing for him and for me, dragged him to the bathroom, told him to wash his hands, face, hair, anything that was covered in yuckyness. Then I tried to clean myself up as good as possible. But for the rest of the flight, my hair smelled barfy.  The only saving grace for me was sitting in first class by myself while Bryan hung out with the kids in the back.

Yes, he's an awesome husband! Yes, middlest barfed again. Yes, first class can be very relaxing, especially in a 6 hour flight.

But all is well that ends well. We had some In-N-Out (by then that barfy kid was no longer barfy, of course!) drove to our new house, which is not as terrible as I feared (hubby rented the house, I have never seen it until last night). The kids love the house, the yard, the street.

Our plans for the rest of the week include exploring our new surroundings and relaxing. We'll go see movies, buy some warm weather clothing, and eat out. Maybe meet some neighbors, drive the kids past their new school, hit the beach. We might go hiking, and meet up some scrappy friends.

I don't have any photos to share yet, and I'll make sure to post some this weekend.

I'll leave you with a layout that I haven't shared here. I created this one for Lily Bee's CHA booth. I love this layout. Not only does it have tiny photos (which is my favorite thing to scrap with right now), but it also features photos of food! I don't know if you've noticed (har har), but I love food. I love buying, prepping, cooking, and eating food. And I love the This & That line of papers. The colors and patterns are fab, and it's a really easy to use line. This layout uses my favorite go to scrappy design, the grid. And this week's Lily Bee challenge is to scrap using a grid!

Alrighty. Off to get our new adventure started. We are happy, excited, and scared. But a little scared is good! It makes me feel alive. I'll report back later this week with some photos.


Stacie April 21, 2011 at 8:39 AM  

Outside of the barftastic parts, it sounds like a nice first day. Be safe and happy, my friend :)

JennO April 21, 2011 at 8:41 AM  

Quite and illustrious start!! So happy you guys liked the house! Give Bryan a little pat on the back. :)

Welcome to the west!

bcre8uv April 21, 2011 at 10:46 AM  

Welcome back! I'm a mere 90 min. away...we should find someplace in between with good food/shopping & meet up!


Barb April 21, 2011 at 12:00 PM  

I'm glad you've arrived, safe and sound (and relatively unscathed, despite the barfing kiddo). Have fun settling in. I can't wait to hear more about your adventures. :)

Anonymous April 22, 2011 at 9:57 AM  

glad you made is safe & sound & i can not wait to see pictures of the house!!!

melanie April 22, 2011 at 6:45 PM  

I can't believe you got barfed on leaving PA... you'll never forget it, and neither will he! ;p I'm happy you're there, but sad that you've moved farther. Also looking forward to seeing LA through your eyes- post pics soon! xoxox

Stacy Cohen April 26, 2011 at 5:52 PM  

Oh my goodness. I think I need to sit down. I'm getting the vapors reading that. You poor things -- both of you! Anyhow, I'm glad you arrived safely in LA, and I'm looking forward to seeing you on Thursday!!!

Laurie LaRiviere April 27, 2011 at 3:45 AM  

Glad you made it to your new home safely even if there were a few mishaps along the way...moving is never fun, we've done it a lot, but I do like the unpacking and settling in to a new house and the promise of a new start, we are finally settled and won't be moving again, and that feels good too, good luck in your new place.

Teka Cochonneau April 28, 2011 at 8:32 AM  

Glad you made it there safe! And who doesn't love a good barf story? :)

ps. cute layout.

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