Wednesday, October 13, 2010

D is for Defense of My Sudden Disappearance

I have been the recipient of a few worried emails the last two days at my sudden disappearance from cyberspace. I'm sorry if I've alarmed anyone.
But in my defense:

Early last week, we got a call from Tucker. And in that phone call, he expressed his first twinge of homesickness--the first time he'd even admitted missing us at all. This strums a mother's heart unlike any other request.
Since Friday marked the beginning of October break, I mobilized the troops, and we all headed to Utah for a few days. Heidi and Sam came down from Rexburg, and we spent a leisurely few days away from computers and internet and blogging and responsibilities.
And we enjoyed being together.

Sorry if my sudden disappearance caused undue alarm or concern. I was hanging in Provo, loving my kiddos, loving the gorgeous fall weather and loving BYU football (for the first time this season).

I promise to answer emails, questions, concerns, even a tag from England quickly.

Oh.

I almost forgot.

And I found out that I'm going to be a grandma.
That will require a post all its own.

Brought to you by the letter D at Jenny Matlock's Alphabe-Thursday.

Jenny Matlock
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40 comments:

  1. Awwww it's so sweet when they realize that they really miss home and family!!
    I was there late Sat. afternoon myself visiting my oldest son who doesn't get tooooo homesick anymore but was awfully excited that mom was close enought to eat lunch with him - LOve it!

    Congratulations to your daughter and her husband and to you and your husband on the new baby to be!! Exciting!!

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  2. It was so fun to hear the news of your impending grandmotherhood. I watched the little video that Sam made of telling the family the news. I LOVED Tucker's reaction. You are absolutely right. The fall weather right now couldn't be better. Hope you all had a good time.

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  3. Yay!!!!
    Congrats to Heidi and Sam...and Congrats to all of you!
    Hope you enjoyed your weekend...and I hope your son is feeling better now. It's kinda nice to know he misses home, huh?
    Yay again!!!

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  4. Oh, babies are always such good news! So is BYU finally winning a game, but not on the same level. Looks like you all had fun!

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  5. What a nice thing to do!
    Wonderful news.........it's the best, although you'll be able to view it from the mothering and grand mothering side. Lovely, lovely news!

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  6. That is a perfect excuse to disappear, and a very fun "D" word. Thanks for sharing!

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  7. Congratulations! So excited for you!

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  8. Congratulations! Being a grandma is the best. Your little grandbaby can be friends with her Aunt...how cool is that!

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  9. Welcome to the club ! I will become grandma in November, lol !

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  10. Congratulations!! One more to add to that big wonderful family :)

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  11. woo hoo on the grandbaby news!
    just like cherie, i was there this weekend too! stayed in tooele, but actually spent several hours in provo on sunday night! wow. great minds, great minds. ;)
    glad you all had a great time, and i have gotta say that i miss harvest break/october break. we had it in idaho, but not now that we're back in washington. luckeeeee..... ok. massive hugs to you. have a fabulous thursday!

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  12. Such a beautiful family and what a good reason to Disappear into time with them. Congratulations on becoming a Young Grandmother! I have four with the youngest being ONE! They are a joy, joy, joy, joy!!!!

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  13. Congrats! It sounds like you had a wonderful reason to be away.

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  14. Congratulations Jen...that is WONDERFUL news! How exciting for Heidi and Sam and your family!

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  15. I'm glad you had a good break. It's nice that Tucker misses you all! What a nice boy:) Tell me that my boys might end up that nice???

    Congrats, Grandma! How fun!

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  16. GRANDMA!!!! Congrats! I can't wait to see the sweet new Denton. :)

    I assumed you were away. You're allowed. Glad you're back.

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  17. OMG HAPPY GONNA BE A GRANDMA! how totally cool is that going to be?! gotta love the 'spoil rotten and then send them home to momma' phase finally! haha

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  18. Woo Hoo! Being a grandma is so fabulous! I love my kids but my grandbaby is just different. You will only understand when it happens. It is kinda like when you are pregnant with your second child and feel sorry for them because you know you can't love them like your first - bwahahaha!!

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  19. I never said Thank you for bringing that bag of stuff. Sorry the chips caused such trauma! It really would not have been that big a deal. Having you all over was the highlight of my week. I'm just sad I didn't get to see more of everyone. And Ben is one funny dude. :) Just sayin'. Oh, and I keep remembering Heidi's pregnant and it just keeps making me ridiculously happy and excited and thrilled all over again. yay! Glad the troops got home safe.

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  20. excuses excuses

    ;)

    love this weather up here, you should have stayed longer

    and woot woot on. the grandma bit. tell more

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  21. The weather here in Utah has been perfect! I live near Park City and it is in the 60's during the days up here. I'm glad you took advantage of it, because I'm pretty sure it's going to change for the worse anytime now.

    You're going to love the Grandma thing! It's the very best!!!!

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  22. I am so glad you got to go AND see my k. And hooray for Sam and Heidi, although you are WAY TOO YOUNG to become a grandmother!

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  23. Just WAIT until he's on his mission. It's amazing how much you realize how great your parents are and how much you LOVE, adore and miss them. It's eye opening for sure!

    So glad you got to go up and have a wonderful time.

    I agree with Jen, you are WAY to young to be a grandma, but that will be one LUCKY grandbaby for sure!!!

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  24. I've missed you...so glad you're taking care of you and your sweet crew. Exciting news too...wow!!

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  25. you are excused! your defense is heartwarming and wonderful ... in fact, you not only get excused, you get a gold star ... and Congrats on your impending title change to Grandma!!!

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  26. Congrats to both you and Heidi! That was, finally, a great game- too bad I didn't run into you there!

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  27. CONGRATULATIONS!
    I am so excited for you!

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  28. Hurray! A grandma!! The best job ever!!!

    (And a visit with the family, too.)

    Your life is hoppin', Jen!

    =D

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  29. Oh my? A grandma? Congratulations! I'm already looking forward to holding a little one again. But then I've had an eight year break. I was so homesick when I went away to school. It is so wonderful you are close enough to do these impromptu visits.
    Take care,
    Dana

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  30. love your humor, the image is fabulous...

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  31. yes you had me worried. Congratulations!! Why don't you not be called "Grandma"...how about something cool and hip and young sounding..like "mimi". :) Not that you NEED young sounding..you ARE young! I'll stop now. :) thanks for the email..I'll email you tomorrow.

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  32. I was going to give you until the end of the week before I got officially worried. I had a feeling you might have gone to Utah... I'm so glad you were able to go with everyone - how fun!
    And a grandma - aren't you going to have fun! Evie will be an aunt to a little friend almost her own age! I'm very excited for you. You are experiencing the best of life from both ends of the spectrum!
    Glad you're back, safe and sound.

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  33. Ah, good for you! Sometimes unpluging and enjoying family is needed.

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  34. Sounds like a perfect reason to disappear for a while. Congratulations on becoming a grandma.

    Teresa

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  35. I knew there was something right in the air of Utah County. Now I understand, you were here! Congrats on the exciting news!

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  36. That is a very good reason for missing. A grandmother eh? Well congratulations!!!

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  37. Oh, what a lovely Mom you are to mobilize the troops to help stave off homesickness.

    This post was an incredibly sweet stop on our little journey through Alphabe-Thursday!

    You are sooo neat.

    And you will make an amazing Grandma!

    Thanks for the smile.

    A+

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  38. Glad to see that you got to spend quality time with your entire family. I just love how you guys just get together like that. I love close family relationships :) By the way, that's quite a way to spring a surprise at us in the end :) Congratulations on the upcoming grandma-hood!

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