My day Friday started insanely early.  As in a 4am wakeup in order to leave the house by 5am for a 6:30am flight from San Diego to Phoenix, and then Phoenix to Mexico City.

I thought I was really well-organized and that my evening Thursday was going to be fairly mellow.  Well, as mellow as it can be living amidst boxes and being just days away from our official move into the new place.

Moving boxes

Boy, was I wrong!  It was not a mellow evening!

It was full-fledged last minute craziness!

I had to pack my suitcase, toiletries, take care of loose ends like mail sorting, bill paying, preschool dropoff details for Skylar, unload the dishwasher, do two loads of wash, it just went on and on!

And I had get everything else organized for my trip:

My Macbook and “bookcase”

computer case

 All my camera cases.  And my never ending gear and card readers, battery packs, USB cables were all packed, too.  I am a walking Radio Shack store.

Camera Case 1

camera case

Camera Case 2

camera case

I had to go grocery shopping to make sure Skylar and Scott had food to eat over the weekend.

fruit and veggies

I made a Cheezy Veggie Bake for them to eat.

Cheezy Veggie BakePlanned leftovers will save Scott. 

And planned leftover give me some peace of mind that they have something other than No Bake Nutella & Peanut Butter Graham Bars with Chocolate Frosting to eat.

No Bake Nutella & Peanut Butter Graham Bars with Chocolate Frosting

Now if you’ll excuse me, I need to get back to chomping on my Orbit Pina Colada Gum

Orbit Pina Colada Gum

 I love this gum but had not had it in ages.

I have 3 packs now.  Which should last me more than a week.  Unless I am feeling extra chompy.

Orbit Pina Colada GumGum and airplanes go hand in hand.

I’m glad you liked my new house pictures from my last post and lots of you dislike noise, too.  But some of you are fans of the decibels and aren’t bothered by noisy environments.  Just don’t live in the flight path of any airplanes, ok.


1. Do you find that you’re running around up until the last hour before a trip, even when you think you’re “all set” and pretty much ready?

I never used to be quite this bad, but having a child, going away, being in the middle of a move!! took last minute-ing to new levels!

But, I got it all done.  Whew.

I managed to go to bed for about 90 whole minutes.  That’s what airplanes are for: sleeping when you’re exhausted!

2. Weekend plans?

Clearly I will be making photos, experiencing Mexico City, and meeting new people.  Trip of a lifetime

I did have to say goodbye to this precious one.  Really the first time I’ve been away from her for longer than 24 hours but she’s in good hands with Daddy over the weekend. Even though I was teary-eyed!

Young girl standing with straw in mouth

They normally spend lots of time together anyway over the weekend, so this weekend it’s just extra.

Young girl holding mans hand

I will be sure to blog as I can and keep you all updated!

Keep the entries for Two Cookbooks for Two Winners Giveaway coming.

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