Monday, October 13, 2008

Family Weekend

For all that, is it bad to admit that I didn't watch Frosted Pink? But before your jaw hits the floor, let me offer that I was at the zoo with the bf and my family, and I will be watching it tomorrow when I get the dvd recording from my boss who recorded it for me. I did get a call from my Grammy and Grams to let me know that they'd just seen me and thought it was absolutely great. :) I'm excited to watch it.
As for the weekend, it was absolutely fabulous having my family down here. We had a great time, and I loved having my little brothers stay here with me at my apartment. Truth be told, I'm really sad that they've all gone home now. (seriously...tears and everything) It's like reverse home sickness. I'm not usually like this, I just miss them a lot.
But the weekend was great. I walked my parents and brothers around to show off my neighborhood, my brothers adored the park. After we sent my parent's off on their way, the boys and I made Halloween cookies, had dinner and watched The Incredibles. Needless to say, in their excitement, it was a bit of a late night. But it was all a lot of fun.
Saturday we went to the museum and the boys got to dress up in Egyptian garb. We also got to hear this great performance of some authentic Chinese instruments. It was really neat...I want the bamboo flutes (of course) We had a light, late lunch and a hilarious game of Apples to Apples. (if you've never played this, do yourself a favor and get a's a great party game) Afterwards we headed over to Old Town to get our favorite Mexican food for dinner and have a parents' meeting. The bf and I think it went pretty well, our parents really seemed to get along great, everyone liked everyone else, and my brothers were adored by all. (as is right and usual...not that I'm biased or anything) we had a really great time, and walked around in the Old Town State Park for a while before heading home to get the boys to bed. It was a great day.
Yesterday we spent at the zoo. It was great because the bf's parents got us zoo passes for our birthdays. With those we got two free guest passes, which we were able to use to get my parents in for free. My youngest brother Munchkin got in for free because of their October promotion, so we only had to purchase a ticket for my older little brother, the Adventurer. We had a great time and took lots of pictures. My poor bf struggled on and off through the day, he hasn't been feeling too great lately, and definitely felt sick yesterday, but he was a real trooper. We came home and rested after the zoo, watched a bit of Cars, and then headed back to the park for a little bit since the Munchkin was begging to go back. (the bf headed home for some much needed rest) Made several little things for dinner while we all finished Cars, and then my parents headed back to their hotel for the night while the boys and I settled in to watch Toy Story 2 before bed.
This morning was fun, the boys and I had breakfast and got everything cleaned up, and were playing a game of Trouble before my parents came over. We loaded up the car and headed to my work, where the Adventurer and I worked in the media lab to transfer some video into digital format for a Boy Scout project he's been working on. It took forever because it transfers real time, so the bf volunteered to keep an eye on the conversion and burn it to dvd when it was ready. (which was particularly helpful since my family needed to be on the road by 1ish and it was already nearing 12.) A "quick" lunch at Mimi's and my family dropped me back at my apartment and left to head home.
It was really a wonderful weekend, just as excellent as I had hoped. Only thing is, I keep busting out the water works. I'm so sad that they had to go. I mean, I used to cry when my grandparents would leave after a visit...when I was much much younger. But this is just unusual. I just miss them I guess, and this was the first time my family has been down for a visit since I moved into my new dad was the only one who'd seen it, since he's the one who helped me move in. Luckily the bf is coming over after work, and is forwarned that I'm just a little sad right now. It's going to be so weird without my brothers asleep on the air mattress on my floor tonight. :( There I go again, making myself sad. It was just a great visit and I'm sad that it had to end.


Anonymous said...

It sounds like you had a great weekend!! There's nothing like a little family time.

Anonymous said...

Your weekend sounds like a dream, just the way family and boyfriend time should be. You fit so much in to the weekend, and did not waste one tiny bit of it. I love when you write about your love for your family and how much you enjoy being together. I feel like that with my brothers (I have 3) too. Now that they have kids, it is extra special for me. I just wish my sister and parents were still with us.

I'm sorry I missed seeing your show. I was so mad and keep trying to look for it on u-tube. We all went out for a family movie. For some reason I thought it was on later. I just missed it. Would love to see a copy if you ever get a way.

Love Apples to Apples! We play it all the time and it never fails to get us laughing like crazy.

Have a great week.

By the way, how is your mom feeling?


Far From Perfect said...

I had no daughter & I watched it!!!! What a great life experience.

Sounds like you had a wounderful family fix. I have a daughter around your age who lives too far away...sad!
Thanks for all the sweet comments you have left on my blog-your a sweety.

Jaina said...

Mrs. D-It really was great. The only bad part was that they had to leave today. But it really was a great weekend.

Cheryl-It was perfect...except for the part where they had to leave today. The time with them is very special to me. It actually kinda hit me hard...not sure why. I hate to admit I've been in tears on and off all day. (the bf has been great this afternoon though) I'm glad you have that special bond with your family as well. :)
And no worries...I missed it too! If my boss got it on dvd for me I'll have to upload it for you to see. :) (hopefully it works as smoothly as I hope it does)
My mom is feeling much better, thank you so much for asking, it really means a lot. :)

Far from Perfect-It really was amazing. And thanks :)

MamaGeek @ Works For Us said...

Remember this quote. Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened. That sounds so lovely Jaina!

Jaina said...

MamaGeek-Thank you so much. That is exactly what I needed to hear right now. I really appreciate it.

Gramma Ann said...


I seem to be the only one here who actually watched the show. I did video tape it, but not on a DVD disc, but a tape. I still prefer tape.

Glad to hear you had such a nice week-end. You sound like I use to when my family visited or I visited them. We always shed tears when we parted. But, we have all adjusted and no more tears...just hugs and kisses and off we go.

April said...

Awww, sounds like a great weekend with the family! So sad it had to end for you but don't worry, I'm sure you'll do it again! :-)

Jaina said...

April-It really was a great weekend. And you're right, we'll do it again soon. :)