March 13, 2007
What to pack?
We are flying out to AZ for a visit with my dad and his wife next week.
I am not sure what all to bring. Let's see . . . DH's sweater sleeves, the baby blanket, a sock or two, does that seem like enough? I need to check and see if our airline is gonna be a pain about the needles - don't want to take a chance of losing my Addie's! That would not make me a happy camper! Oh! I suppose I should bring some clothes too! Closed toed shoes and socks to cover our ankles (DD and I do flip flops a lot) to ward of scorpions and snakes. A couple-a sets of shorts and tees should be plenty for daytime, jeans and a sweatshirt may still be in the plan for night time. Need to do a weather check a few days before I suppose.Just to be sure.
I am looking forward to it, we haven't been to see them as a family since a few months before we left CA in 2004. DD and I flew out in '05 when Dad had a heart attack and triple bypass, but that isn't anywhere near the same as a vacation - for anyone involved!
One of my older sisters is coming (from LA) for the weekend while we are there, and that will be real nice. My lil' sister was suppose to come out (from Central Oregon - where I grew up) with her family (DH, DStepS, and three DD's - all teens!) but had a last minute financial crisis and has to skip the trip this year.
I understand the reason, but am EXTREMELY disappointed. I was soooo looking forward to seeing her - and DD REALLY wanted to see her cousins too! Oh well, next time.