and while we're on the subject of things that make me laugh, our new favorite tv show is modern family. for real, best new show on tv. full of great, quotable one-liners and usually has a good message.
AND, speaking of family...we went home to rancho over the holiday weekend. which is not a holiday weekend if you work for my employer, who feels there should be no paid holidays between new year's and memorial day. whatevs -- i took my sweet PTO and we make a 4-day out of it.
the weekend involved plenty of delicious food, a trip to h&m, sleeping in and hanging out with the fam. and of course it was goodbye weekend for my little missionary brother. my grandparents and aunt/uncle/cousin all came to join in the fun. saturday night the parents threw him a going away party, complete with bratty teenagers who trashed the house WHILE they were in the same room with my 'rents annnd a bunch of my parents' friends who took one look at me and lunged for my growing stomach. fun fun.
sunday we went to church where granty gave his going away talk. he made me laugh and made some people cry [but not me. these baby-hormones have made me a lot less emotional than i usually am]. we had fondue that night and talked politics and real-life disasters aorund the dinner table, as we do most times the fam gets together. and fashion. i think my grandpa negatively commented on my above-the-bump skinny belt every 10 minutes -- sorry gramps, i have to show that i still have SOMEWHAT of a figure.
here's the whole family after church...please note the blue sky; the weather was incredible:
monday the relatives left and the five of us went to the movies and out for mongolian stir fry for lunch. mmm. did a little final shopping, then b and i headed to the airport to travel home to frigid utah. and here we are. best part of the belated arrival was that the week flew by -- i love having mondays off. we need a few more of these types of weeks :)