Thursday, May 1, 2008

Visiting Wendy

I went down to North Dakota for two weeks to see my long time best friend, Wendy. We've known each other since we were 5 years old. She's one of those friends that you can not talk to for a few months and pick up right where you left off. The kind of friend who understands you - all your quirks, your faults, your insecurities, your joys and doesn't ever think differently of you. Still loves you no matter what. Those friends are hard to come by. And they're the kind you never let go of.

We had a lot of fun. We drove to Fargo (5 hours away) for three days to do some shopping. We stayed at the Radisson Hotel - Bon Jovi was actually there one of the days we were, but we didn't run into him. We shopped from morning till bedtime and gabbed the whole time. We forgot to take our turnoff on the way home and ended up driving an extra 2 hours to get back on track.

at the hotel - talking to my hubby
We just hung out a lot, played cards, watched movies and played with the kids - and Tommy. :) It was really good to get away and rest. I kind of feel bad, because I slept in until 9 or 10 every morning and still took a 2 or 3 hour nap in the afternoon. And I was constantly eating. I thought I'd gained at least 5 pounds while I was gone. I only gained 2, so that's a plus. I probably would have gained 5 if I had eaten as much chocolate as I wanted to. I am a chocoholic. But the thought of chocolate makes me nauseous, so I don't indulge as often as I used to.

napping - yet again
The only bad part of the vacation was flying. I had to fly overnight on the way there and that just about killed me. I can NOT sleep sitting up. I was trying to limit the amount of water I was drinking so I wouldn't have to make the two people next to me get out every 30 minutes - because somehow they both managed to sleep. In doing that, I was more tired and nauseous than normal, so one of the times I got up, I almost fainted. I started sweating and getting light headed. I had to squat down and put my head between my knees until it passed. How embarrasing! Needless to say, I took 2 naps the day I got to Wendy's. The flight home was during the day, but I had to take 4 different planes, so I was once again exhausted and over it. I made it to church the next day, but just barely.

Ashlyn and Mayzie

Ashy, Wendy, Tiff, Isaac and Mayzie
I had a great time visiting Wendy, but I'm also glad to be home. Two weeks is a long time to be away from my husband and kids!


Shylo said...

Hey Tiff...I found your blog through Jenny. I can't believe how long it has been since college. It is fun to see you and your adorable family.

Dana said...

That sounds like so much fun. I went just for a few days without kids and family to my sisters'(except Eliza) And it was a blast. Two weeks wow how did you manage that long? That is always a nice break.

Jenny said...

how fun! sorry about your yucky flights. that would be really hard. glad you're back to blogging. i was starting to worry about you. :)