Mady and I had such a fun time on our trip! We swam and played in the waves at Lake Tahoe (the cleanest, most pristine beach I have ever seen), we kayaked at Donner Lake, went on a dinner cruise aboard the Tahoe Gal with my new Uncle Johnnie playing the music, we had a backyard campfire with all the cousins (and s'mores and campfire songs!), and even shopped at a few scrapbook stores in Reno.
Above all, the best part of the trip was getting to re-connect with my aunties, Debbie and Druann. We lost contact 20 years ago when they moved to Reno. Partly because they moved, partly because of other family issues. It was so great to hang out with them, remember old stories, and see their families. I have an amazing group of cousins! Alicia, Janessa, Sam, Kendra, and Kenzie are all so perfect in their own ways. And Uncle Johnnie, he is a rockstar. (Still waiting to meet Sophia!)It was priceless for Mady to bond with her cousins, so close in age. For me, to find real family, has changed me. Thank you, aunties, for finding me, I love you both!
Now that we're home, so much to get caught up with. I feel disorganized and behind. Not even done school shopping for the kids, a few big projects to be done for my new job. MOPS is starting soon and all of the resposibility that brings, and needing to get my physical therapy done so that I can move forward with my legal stuff from the car accident. I need a plan, maybe a list! I do pretty good with lists, get more done.