Friday, March 2, 2007

ALOHA!

Yes, sadly I have left Hawaii, the land of sun and sand and am once again at home in Colorado, the land of snow and dustbunnies.  I had such a wonderful and relaxing visit with my parents and siblings.  And guess what?  Apart from a few unique characteristics for the most part we are very much alike.  Can you imagine being stuck in a cabin for 8 days with 8 'Dornbraus'?

A lot of silly things happened and many pictures were taken.  I'll share some once things get back to normal.

Normal... that's a funny way to describe the average daily routine around here.  What was abnormal was walking into the house after returning from my little vacation away from the Oompas and Dickidoo and finding the place cleaner than it was when I left.  Even the fridge was cleaned out.  Wow!  For a second I thought I was in the wrong house.

Until my sister Lisa who followed me home called out from the downstairs bathroom for some toilet paper.  A quick inventory revealed the total absence of Charmin in the House of Loompa.  Yep, I was in the right house.

Zack had to run next door to get a roll from a neighbor.  By that time I decided I needed a soothing cup of coffee.  I was already suspicious when I lifted a deceptively light canister of coffee.  A tentative peek under the cover confirmed my darkest fears.

We were out of Folgers! 

But there was no shortage of homecoming hugs. 

Ahhhh, Home Sweet Home!


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20 comments:

ambassadorsinte said...

Welcome home Jody..........things are already back to normal obviously.  He he he!  We miss you and the others already.  We had great fun and look forward to the next one at 100th Anniversary............whoa!          Did I really say that?  We barely lived through this one.  Got lots of Corona to remind me though.......sure glad you couldn't take that back to Colorado.  lol  
LUV U
Dad and Mom

mumma4evr said...

welcome home!!!!
Becky

cmarlow330 said...

WHOO HOO.... WELCOME HOME JO!

I thought you were never gonna come back LOL......... im still jelous lol you went to Hawaii.. A place I havent seen since we moved away in 1988 =(

Well glad you had fun and glad your back to blogging..

You really didnt miss much... things were SO DULL around here without you here in Jland O_o

Cant wait for the pics !!!


Hugs,
Christopher

jckfrstross said...

Welcome back:) j-land wasn't the same without you:) no coffee and toilet paper good thing you came back when you did it could have been awful at your house lol love the family picture:) all of you look so happy

Deb

princesssaurora said...

Welcome home!!!  I LOVE that pic of you 6 with your mom and dad!  AWESOME!!!  And, at least you were in HI for a while!  You were missed... lol  Here too as well as at home!  How nice of them to clean!!!  You can shop and refill tp and coffee, but cleaning... that is awesome!  And, it takes more time than shopping!!!  

be well,
Dawn
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kirkbyj05 said...

I so love reading your entries even though I don't always have time to drop you a line.  I smiled widely when I saw your alert.  Glad your back home again.  You've been missed! And not just by your family! You obviously get your happy bubbly personality from your genes.  Look at all those wonderful smiling faces looking out at me today as I sit here at my puter in the English Lakes. Spring is visiting us here now, but you brought the summer in this morning too. Welcome home again!  Jeanie
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lazarai said...

Glad to hear you had a great trip -- I'm looking forward to more photos!! You must have had SUCH a blast. The sky looks so pretty in that photo, by the way.

Have a great weekend settling back in,
:) Carol

mutualaide said...

Looking forward to The Tales of Sibling Fun and Raucous Behavior!  In the meantime I have express shipped a case of Folgers to someone in Colorado.  I just picked an address ...

glensfork4 said...

WELCOME HOME JODY!!! Can't wait to hear the stories....You were missed-and not only in CO....
Michele

astaryth said...

Welcome Home!! You were missed -- by Oompas AND by us! Can't wait to hear all the stories and pictures... we want pictures! Glad you had a good time... now write! I NEED my Dustbunny fix!
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demandnlilchit said...

I love that shot dorn!!!!! It's a shame you never unpacked me from your suitecase, I would of had a great time! lmaooooo

pharmolo said...

Welcome home, great pic :-D

rdautumnsage said...

I started reading the last few entries to your Journal, just before you left for Hawaii. Now that your back (Welcome Back) I'm more than eager to read of your adventures. I love your humor and wit. I'll definately be calling around again to say hi. (Hugs) Indigo

justplainbill said...

Dorn, so glad you had a wonderful trip. Was it your parents 50 TH anniversity? Picture of the family was great.
Good to have you back, Bill

rbrown6172 said...

great pic of the family.  i can't wait to hear and see more of your trip to hawaii.
gina

wumzels2 said...

first, welcome back......i missed you terribly...........and second, you have a lovely family..............

the toilet paper and coffee was done on purpose to make you feel like you were truly home again...............

i look forward to more pictures and stories from hawaii.

again..........WECOME BACK!

regina

missheathyrmaree said...

AWWWW!
welcome back dorn!
you were missed :]
And I can't wait to see pics!
hugs,
heather

hestiahomeschool said...

I am currently buzzing on a caffeine high from drinking a Mocha Moolatta from dairy Queen, lordie, it is sweet and yummy and so fattening!

swmpgrly said...

your mom is adorable

kidzmakeucrazy said...

who needs foldgers when you got family, lol, who am I kidding you need foldgers.....
have a great day. MISSY  http://journals.aol.com/kidzmakeucrazy/aint-that-nice/
love the picture, your ma and pa must be so proud....