BIRTHDAY to BRIAN!
(Brian and Brandon - Mar.2003)
Wishing you a great birthday filled with many wonderful memories!
and I spent most of the day on the road. The drive home from NorCal
felt long and draining. I was surprised to share the road with so
many motorists on this Easter Day. I suppose they were doing the same
thing I was...just trying to get home.
Anyhow, on my drive home, I passed a couple of car accidents (that
jammed up the road) and witnessed an unfortunate car fire. =/
It was pretty sad seeing the family standing safely (yet sadly) on
the shoulder watching their minivan go up in smoke. As I drove past
it, the intense heat from the fire felt hot on my face.
It made me wonder how the family was going to get home. I mean...we
were on I5 in the middle of Bakersfield and The Grapevine. Exits are
far and few. Luckily for me, I have GPS...if I had a flat tire, I
could tell AAA my location by the exact miles from my destination.
BUT...if my car were on fire...well, heck...I'd be screwed too.
got back by 5:30pm. I made pretty good time (considering the car accidents
and LA traffic). It took me 6 hours. I stopped only once, in Torrance,
for gas and a diaper change.
Ashlyn was a really good girl and an excellent companion. If I had
to drive an 18-Wheeler for a living, she would be a cool side-kick.
I know a lot of babies (and adults) who can't stand to be in a car
for longer than an hour...but Ashlyn's pretty good about long trips.
She sat up front (strapped in her toddler seat, of course). She napped
for an hour, but for the most part we bopped along to kiddie songs
and made silly faces at each other. =D
and James threw a BBQ for Easter and Brian's birthday. By the time
Ashlyn and I got there, I was really tired and my butt was sore. Though
I wasn't much of a conversationalist at dinner, it was nice to be
back. I missed Aric, and our friends, and their lil' ones. =)
you all had a lovely weekend!
Brian and his cake
me and Ashlyn
Ed and Liv
Patti and Karis
Grace and Brandon
look how big the lil' ones are getting!
Ashlyn carrying mommy's purse