"I don't want to drive up to the pearly gates in a shiny sports car, wearing beautifully, tailored clothes, my hair expertly coiffed, and with long, perfectly manicured fingernails. I want to drive up in a station wagon that has mud on the wheels from taking kids to scout camp. I want to be there with a smudge of peanut butter on my shirt from making sandwiches for a sick neighbors children. I want to be there with a little dirt under my fingernails from helping to weed someone's garden. I want to be there with children's sticky kisses on my cheeks and the tears of a friend on my shoulder. I want the Lord to know I was really here and that I really lived."
Marjorie Pay Hinckley

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Dear blog reader,

I say reader rather than readerS because by now there is probably only one of you who still checks my blog after my frequent long stretches of time between posts. I admit I have a love-hate relationship with blogs. Surprised? Probably not. To you lone ranger who has stuck with me through feast and famine I say:

Thanks for being patient.

These last few weeks have been one wild ride! We are currently in Arizona doing an away rotation at Mayo for Ryan's residency. I will spare you most of the details (I know, I know, that's why you read blogs, right? For the juicy details. Sorry. Not today. Hey, let's both just be happy I'm posting something! :) ) Traveling across the country with a 5 year old, a newly potty trained three year old, and a nursing 6 week old is an adventure to say the least! Hopefully when we make our way back to Minnesota the end of May Jacob will be on a better schedule, we won't be stuck in traffic jams that last a couple of hours, and Tyler will understand that his car seat is NOT the potty. We can only hope. :)

As soon as I figure out how to post pictures on this new computer I will update you on all of the latest and greatest. For now, lone ranger, know that I am alive, that we made it to Arizona, and that all is well.