Tuesday, May 19, 2009

missing in action

No, I'm not dead. I did not fall off the face of the earth.

I've just had a really fun, busy month.

It all started with a weekend away. No kids, no hubby....just me, a box of see's candy, a good supply of reading material, a plane flight to Utah and a great group of girls.

For years I had been trying to figure out how to be part of the Jibson sisterhood. Refer to this. My chances of marrying into the family were shot years ago.

Exibit A - me with a Jibson man.

I've thought of sneaking into luggage bags just so I could go HERE with them. But once again...amazon women are not known for their agility and flexibility.

So, I just invited myself on their next getaway and it worked. We had a great 4 days together doing a lot of THIS and some of THIS.

Some of the highlights of my trip included:

*Seeing old friends. Especially one of my besties of all time! We named Lucy's middle name after her because she's just about the most caring, funny, Christlike, creative and loyal person I know. And everytime I'm with her, she doesn't disappoint. And did I mention that her 3 year old can do a mean 3-point turnaround in an SUV? Thanks Jayner!

Plus these girls! We had enough college memories to chat for hours that proved to be a mean form of torture for the outsiders along for the ride. It is so good to know that after marriages, kids and living in different states for years, that we can still pick up right where we left off! How bout a reunion ladies with the original 6?

* Eating at Cafe Rio - twice in one day!

* Staying up late having girl talk! Turns out I get a little delirious after 1 am and start throwing out some seriously creepy compliments. Sheena...I really do love the way your lips glide over your teeth in a SOOOooo non-lesbian way. I promise.

* Singing beautiful songs with huge masses of women. Come to find out, I can't control my emotions in this situation.

* Getting the "nerdy chills" walking up to BYU campus with masses of jumper-clad middle-aged women with lots of Bumpit hairdos.

* Staying in Sheena's adorable house and waking up every morning to my new favorite - Bumble and Brown Strawberry yogurt butter spread. Oh yum!

* Having Kasey point out my glowing mustache numerous times, then introducing me to the worlds coolest invention. Is it still considered shaving if I'm using this? no hard feelings kasey...

* Eating, eating and more eating!

and finally...

Coming home to a great family and some awesome HOUSEGUESTS!

I'll tell you more about them tomorrow.


Kaylynn said...

You're now an honorary member of the family - it wouldn't be the same without you - but you have to go through the leader of the pack - Kathy Jibson - in order to get into the beachouse!

I had a ton of fun getting to know you better - have you packed the parka away yet? Just wondering.

jayniemoon said...

Oh Al, you are the best. But I really should've checked that picture before I let it be the official posting one of our few hour adventure together. I guess what I really should've checked was my son--rolling across the street (at least his clothes were on right?) in the highlander. For the second time.

And remember he just climbed onto your lap? You were an instant hit!

Broadobalds said...

So glad to see the ladies back in action.

sheena jibson said...

please come anytime. you're great for my self esteem!

Lindsey Jaye Pope Parry said...

Don't think entering a love-less marriage didn't cross my mind a time to two to get a piece of that fun fam. Mad props for weaseling your way in.

cara lou said...

I may have just died with jealousy.

The Jibson Sisterhood is indeed one of the most enviable groups of all time. The sister-lust (ew, that sounds creepier than intended) I feel for those girls is nearly all-consuming when I see things like this post here.

I want in, too! :)

Brooke said...

It was so good to see the girls from 105!!! My goodness - where are they now?

kelly said...

this is so hilarious! Way to bring back all the highlights of that awesome trip!
It really wouldn't have been the same without you. I'm so glad you were there! You were the life of the party!