4 KIDS NO DOG and a BABY

4 KIDS NO DOG and a BABY

January 10, 2009

From Tropics to the Rockies

Who would have thought three weeks ago when I was lapping up the sun in Hawai'i that I 'd be needing to own something more than, as the locals call them, slippers!

Yes, T-Rex and I flew the friendly skies, yet once again, and he did pretty ok, thanks to the angel sitting next to me. No real blog worthy flying stories, other than the fact that they sent me back to the check in after going through security, because there was no infant in arms written on my boarding pass, and some how the hand written note by the check in agent sufficed...come on people...wish I had had a pen to just write, infant in arms...anyway we got on the plane, we flew, he cried, he slept, he laughed. I got to meet a really cool gal, and if we were staying in Austin, I'd bet we would be friends.

Am I being a little crazy? She was cool and we have kids the same age, well she doesn't have the older two crazy ones....anyway, thanks for being so kind to my little T-Rex and for talking with me.

So we landed. In snow! Lots and lots of snow. I think T-Rex just thought it was really white sand because he reached down with his little bare hands to play in it, only to shake them quickly to remove the stinking (no not stinking, stinGing) freezing stuff. Yeah not quite the white sands of Hawaii. Not that they really had white sand where we were.

Anyway we are here, waiting on the arrival of the other four. Poor Eric wonder how he is fairing on the drive? I wonder how many times TWO has yelled "me want you to hold me." She is kind of like that, after about ten minutes in the car she wants someone to hold her. Isn't the car seat enough?

Well today I get to go buy some shoes. Not sure my fat flat feet will fit in any, I mean I have been wearing flip-flops (slippers) for um six straight months....man not sure my toes want to be confined. I had several people comment about how they (my toes) must be freezing. Is there something wrong with wearing flip flops around in slushy parking lots in 40 degree weather? At least it was warm yesterday.

Want to hear something just crazy...think that is my word for the day CRAZY....all my clothes, every last one of them...well ok there are a few skirts in another suitcase on the way, but ALL of my clothes fit into one suitcase! Yep, fifty pounds worth of clothes, undies and all. I guess I could make a good pioneer, shove it all in a bag and take off..wait isn't that just what I did? Except no pushing and pulling of carts, well I did have to carry a carseat, two suitcases (brought some of Eric's clothes), and a stroller, out to the curb to be picked up, that was a lot of pushing and pulling.

Anyway, T-rex is sad, I have babbled enough. And well things look like they are settling down...now where is the job offer???

20 comments:

He And Me + 3 said...

You gotta love the snow & slushy mess it brings. Better get some real shoes are your toes will freeze.

Yvonne said...

Hope that job offer comes soon.

LOL at the pioneer comment.

Jessica S Howard said...

Glad you made it safe. Call us sometime to hang out. It will be fun to have you here.

Kristin said...

Wow! Things are quickly moving along...hoping for that offer soon for your family. Have fun shoe shopping!

Tonya said...

Praying for you and that offer. Just remember there is something to be said about cozy pair of socks, a sweatshirt and a nice cup of hot chocolate.

Just A Mom (Call me JAM for short) said...

Enjoy the snow and here's hoping that job offer comes through!

Andrea said...

Good luck with the snow and the job offer. :)

steffenboysmom said...

Wow~ Welcome back to reality! Huh? Jobs are hard to find, but I will pray for you guys! Something will present itself!

He And Me + 3 said...

You won my pay it forward! email me your info so I can get your gift out to you! Yeah!

Sunnie said...

Good Luck. Success is just around the corner.

Tonya said...

Yes you do need some shoes! Praying for those job offers!

pecas said...

I am glad you made it safe. When is Eric getting there. I surely hope I can see you again sometimes...maybe we will go to Utah ...who know?!
Best of love
Erika

Cheryl said...

Congrats on listening to what is best for the family. Not always the easiest, that's for sure! Hugs to you all.
C

Janine said...

Trips are always fun with the little ones! I hope you had a wonderful time!

SweetmamaK said...

Hey I stumbled on your blog this morning. Sucky abou the job situation. Have you looked at Siemens? http://www.siemens.com
They are a lot like GE,based out of Germany. My husband has been with them here in Houston for three years. They are a great company and very diverse, I'm sure your husband would find a good fit.
The only problemo, like any major corporation they take forever on the hiring process. You can e-mail me if you want more info on them, Before my husband started to work there I had never heard of them, now i see there logo everywhere.

Tonia said...

Hawaii to Utah. How are the kids doing with the climate change? I wonder if my clothes fit in a suitcase? I might just try it one of these days for fun :)

Just Jenn said...

I don't live in the snow or near the snow but I still wear flip flops in the rain. I wear them year round, I dunno what I would do in the snow! I hope a job offer comes your way (and my dh's way) soon! Good luck! And btw check out my blog, I tagged you!

Sarah said...

Welcome to the mainland! Just found your blog - enjoying it so far! My sis just left Hawaii about 17 months ago... Gotta love the snow! I'm in IL

Jules said...

Hi Corrine, I don't know if you remember me, its Julie McGiven (now Weight). We met in hula class in hawaii a hundred years ago, I think it was fall of 92 yikes. Heather Jackson told me she was in touch with you and told me about your blog. I've been stalking you for a couple of months now. I love reading your blog. I too live in Utah, what part are you moving to? I live in Springville. It sometimes seems like a million miles away from the rest of Utah because I don't get out much. I do love it here, and hope you will be able to find a job and get settled. I also have a blog, but it is private, I would love to send you an invite if you send me an e-mail address. My e-amil is julieweight@msn.com. Good luck and I will be checking to see how things are going.

JustRandi said...

Fingers crossed for you for sure!!
And yeah, you probably do need some shoes. Sorry about that!

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