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Saturday, April 4, 2009

I Was Gone, I've Returned, and I've Been Nominated. The Timing Couldn't Be Worse.

We left Utah at midnight.

There was more snow. And ice.

Along the way, I learned that my sweet little two year old cannot sleep in the car if it's dark. (Which totally defeated our purposes, btw).

Four out of five kids (all under age 9, for those of you who missed the trip down) were sick. Fevers, and a case of pneumonia including a hideous, blood-vessel breaking cough. We spent the entire trip dosing out meds to keep everyone happy.

We made the twelve-hour trip in a mere fifteen hours - as opposed to the eighteen and a half it took to get there. Can I get a Woot-WOOT for progress???!!!!

And now, I'm tired. VERY tired. Way too tired to write a funny, noteworthy post for all the lovely readers coming to visit from MMB. I finally get nominated for something, and have no time/energy to take advantage of it. For the last two days, I've had a total of ten minutes on a computer. To make up for it, here's a few things from the bin that will hopefully give you a chuckle, and make your trip over here worthwhile: My Near Death Experience, Fat-Around-the-Middle, and Doing the Shuffle.

If something in there makes you chuckle, hopefully it will have been worth the visit. If not, I'm afraid there's nothing I can do for you.

Peace Out.

25 comments:

Machen family said...

woot woot for mad driving skills! I'm glad you made it home safely.

Grandma Blog said...

What a trip. Hope you don't have to go through that again any time soon. Congrats.

Shelley said...

Ok, so I'm new enough the the blogging world so I read all three of your previous stories (what can I say hubby is at the Priesthood session..kids are running around wild). They are all very funny.

Alison Wonderland said...

Jen, you make me chuckle no matter what. Welcome home.

Natalie said...

Is my sweet little baby Nora sick too?!

wendy said...

I am glad you are home safe and "sound?". Oh I remember some of those grueling road trips --back and forth from Utah to Canada to see my family. Some of those trips were truly a "ride through hell". But we did it --ev-er-y Year. I laugh about them now.

Melissa Bastow said...

I'm going to sing in as a bunch of different people on different computers so that they'll let me vote for you over and over. Or can I just revote every time I visit MMB? I've never really tried voting multiple times before -- but don't worry, I'll figure it out. You'll win by a landslide!! (And this is the part where I'm counting on a landslide of people voting for you, in case I can't figure out the multiple vote thing. But I'm thinking that won't be a problem since you're all hilarious and fabuloso and stuff. Even when tired.)

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Nutty Hamster Chick said...

Glad you made it home safe and almost sound.

I totally voted for you, so Shelle is not your only blog friend.

Loved the pictures on Annies blog.

The Crash Test Dummy said...

You poor thing. But you know what, you are DROP DEAD GORGEOUS so what else matters?

Congrats on your nomination!!!! You go, girlfriend.

Janeen Steer said...

Hi Jen, love your blog and voted for you. Thanks for the laughs. I can relate to winter driving in Utah. And the Tom Tom story is hilarious too.

jane said...

happy to hear you made it home! I wish Annie lived closer to me so I could see you too when you visit!

i'm stumped, what is MMB? I'd like to vote for you, no idea what it is for?!?!

Kritta22 said...

Sounds like you need a real vacation!

Congrats on your MMB thing.

Oh and Woot Woot for progress!!

Sending hugs from Alaska!

Haynsy said...

I just voted and you need some votes.

What do we have to do to make you a winner?

Sweet Em said...

Don't worry, I already added you to my bloglines, so even if you don't win, you've got one more subscriber. Better work hard to keep me happy ;)

Josie said...

Wow- hahaha, babies are silly arnt they! I am glad you made it home safely!

jane said...

ok. you once mentioned something about potty-training-advice. I got really ambitious last Friday, spent the weekend trying to potty train Sela with all the tricks I have. It could just be her, but she is totally NOT interested. any pointers???

R Max said...

Congratulations for remaing sane within the confines of a small rapidly moving metal room with four demanding inmates.

Sounds like prison doesn't it?

The Kooky Queen--Rachel said...

I already saw that and voted for you cuz I love your blog!!! I hope you win. :)

H.K. said...

Sick kids, long road trip and blogging? You get a big WOOT- WOOT!

Sue Q said...

Yikes. Sorry about the timing - I'm almost sorry I nominated you, but not really, because you're real and you're funny and sometimes you're even really funny. Hope the bursting-blood vessel and the pnewmonia are short lived, and that you can get a vacation from your vacation really soon!

That Girl in Brazil said...

Oh, Jen, how I adore thee.

For reals.

Annie Valentine said...

Holy crap, I need to MMB promote you.

Boy Mom said...

What? you don't think we'd find someone else traveling with sick kids hilarious. Congrats! You're always a good read. Sorry about the sickos' blood vessel breaking coughing, shudder!

nikkicrumpet said...

ugh...it sounds like the trip from hell. I'm glad you made it back safe and sorta sane! Now go take a loooong bubble bath and go to bed!