I've missed you-- and you me?
It's summer vacation in Australia. We left Sydney the beginning of December, now I sit typing this email from the inside of a swank Virgin America airplane, at an approximate altitude of 30,000 feet.
This trip the jet lag was more severe. I was so tired I practically had to drag myself to Marshalls and TJMaxx. Can you imagine?
We had a New Years Day party at our house in Ft. Lauderdale, then a few days later we went to Orlando and hosted a massive reunion for our old friends from our days in the cruise business. We have had such a wonderful time!
But now, six weeks and 28 Disney trading pins later, all I have to show for it are the photos below and this lousy t-shirt... and actually, there's no t-shirt.
Our time in Florida (cliff notes version):
The kids ate their first Costco hot dogs, this may be obvious by my four year old's technique (note the interesting pattern on the top of his dog).
We went to Jaxsons in Ft. Lauderdale and had massive ice cream sundaes.
After having his adult teeth behind the baby ones for over eight months, we finally tied the teeth to a door and slammed it. Just kidding, we took him to my childhood dentist and they extracted them. For full effect please note the occasion appropriate t-shirt.
We buried each other.
I got REAL SLICED TURKEY from Publix, where shopping is a pleasure. It is not possible to get anything remotely like this turkey in Australia and that makes Florida Girl very sad.
We decorated the house for Christmas. Just kidding, we're quasi-Jewish and even if we weren't who has the time for this kind of Extreme Christmas Chaos?
We played Star Wars with Auntie Jill (my sister).
We got us some Mickey Mouse.
And some Pluto.
We met the super music producer Scott Storch. Ok, that's really my six year old, but here's the real one...
Too funny-- I actually know him from way back in the day, so it's cool.
And lastly, we got word that our new Rutland Manor Australian Labradoodle puppy "Andie" will be joining our family two days after our return to Sydney. The day after she arrives Beverley Manners will be personally be coming to our house in Sydney to do some training!
Update June 2010: This is the puppy who had the congenital heart birth defect PDA, we no longer have her and to say the situation was a disaster would be an understatement. Click link to read that drama.
The plane is about to land in Los Angeles, ciao for now!