Friday, October 27, 2006

MISSING ALEX
Lee is gone to China on business for 10 days. I never really minded Lee going on trips before. It was my time to do what I wanted to do when i wanted to do it. I wouldn't cook and the kids and I would go out to eat. Alex and I would do lots of "girl stuff" when he would leave. Watch stupid, ridiculous reality shows like The Bachelor and know Lee wouldn't walk in and make a rude comment on how shallow we were, go out to dinner, shop,catch a movie, etc. It was just easy, relaxed girl time and I loved it. This week I've watched all those shows to my heart's content but it hasn't been near as much fun. Today was the parade for Homecoming. I remember watching Alex as a candidate last year. I didn't go to the parade this year. I miss going to her games, having her friends drop by, hearing her car drive up and hearing her getting ready for bed in the next room. I'm rambling around in this house by myself most of the time, having plenty of quiet time but something is missing. Alex. I miss you tons honey, please call more often.
P.S. To everyone with children-Enjoy. It goes by so quickly. It's great and fun to have time to do what you want to do but NOTHING beats having children at home. Chris, Kasey, Kelly, Lindsey and Alex - come home! I love you.

10 comments:

Alex said...

mom...that is the saddest blog i have read! It is strange, I kind of feel like I am on this really long vacation. I miss our girl time we had too. One thing I don't miss is Dad coming in and annoying us when we were watching our shows. I am so excited for you guys to come down for Thanksgiving and to come home for the summer and hangout! miss you and love you!
you are the best mom in the world!

Anonymous said...

I have wanted to comment on your blogs so many times. But before I couldn't because I wasn't a blogger. Now I see I can.
I can so relate to your blogs. You don't know how many times you and your girls have brought me to tears.It's so great to feel the love you all share. My son sure married into a wonderful family.Love seeing the fun you have with the grandkids. Cindy

Pam said...

Cindy-we love Jody and our connection with your family too. Hope you are all well! I will absolutely die when Jody and Kelly have to move. Having them here keeps me going. Once they leave, it will be really hard.

Kasey said...

What a cute blog! I bet it's sad having Alex gone. I haven't lived in the same house as her for years, and even I cried when she left for college!!!
I'm so excited for you to come next week! I wish you could stay longer, but I'll take whatever I can get. Love you!

Jami said...

Pam, you're making me miss everyone! I wish we could all have Christmas together like when we were little and all be together at the same time!

Kelly said...

Man this post made me get teary eyed too! Someday we will all live by each other again. I miss Alex too. Too bad she never calls!

Jen said...

This blog made me sad for you. I feel like I am rapidly getting closer to that point. Even though Chandler, my baby, is still 10 years from leaving home, I recognize how fast the time goes. With Hayli graduating soon, I know it will be just a matter of time. I am sad now because I don't get to drive her everywhere. She drives herself and I so miss the many talks we shared driving back and forth places...I think I may have to write a blog about that.
P.S. Maybe Jody and Kelly will end up somewhere between here and there....somewhere easier to fly to.

Sarah said...

This totally triggered thoughts in my head, I wrote about it on mine. Everything you said is so true. I'm sure you remember everything about your children, all the way down to the sound of their breathing while they slept...

seanandkadi said...

What a sweet blog. You have such a great family. I sure wish I could see you guys when you are in Utah.

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