Family trips

We went to Arizona a week ago to see Jason's farewell and to be with my mom on Mothers' Day. It was great to see Scott and Terra's family, Beck and Ryan's family, Sara and her kids, Jake and Megan, and Josh and Laura, and all my other cousins. I don't feel like it had been a year or more since I had seen them all last. I did get the feeling that everyone thinks I am a freak. I am sure I bring it on myself, or it's all in my head, or something like that. At any rate, no matter what anyone thinks of me, I love my family. I wish the best of luck to Jason as he embarks on his mission to Costa Rica. It is a great time as soon as you let go of your life and focus on the missionary work. Nikki and Piper did not come home with me from Arizona. Instead, they went to Missouri to be with Nikki's parents while I work on my law review case comment. I have been working on it, but honestly, I wish they were here rather than there. I have never felt like my family was a distraction. If anything, Nikki and Piper help me to focus my efforts and make the most of my time. It is hard to work while I am wondering what they are doing or how they are getting along. I still have a week left to wonder, too. I can't wait to see them. I have been looking at recent photos to get my Nikki and Piper fix. It is a poor substitute, but it's the best I can do. As I write this blog entry, I really miss them.

4 comments:

Alyssa said...

Sorry you're so lonely! I wish that our family, or least the boys and I had been able to go there with everyone. I'm missing talking to Kelli, but not nearly as much as you miss your girls, I'm sure! Being away from your spouse is no fun. Good luck on that last case!

Rick and Aileena said...

oh. you sounded lonely. I hope you are back together now, but I am sure that you are. your little girl is growing up fast. Hey, I think my family thinks i am freak too. I especially think my in laws think I am a freak. oh well. maybe we are. we should fly our freak flags proudly I guess. your little girl is so gorgeous!

Alyssa said...

For goodness sakes, Samuel, UPDATE THIS BLOG!! :o) You'll be in trouble if Nikki has a baby before you post again.

*wink wink*

Alyssa said...

Seriously. Just let Nikki do the blog. It's okay. You're a busy guy. Nikki just sits around all day. And it's therapuetic. You can still do posts when you have time.

-just messin' with ya-