Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Pants, MOS and Vacation

Do you have a pair of pants that you just love lots? Cuz they always fit, and you can wear them when you really can't wear anything else? If you do, don't wear them and then go on a big fatty rope swing cuz they'll rip. And you'll feel foolish. And you won't have your fit-anytime pants anymore. Stupid rope swing.

I going to have MOS this upcoming weekend. I'm gonna miss one of my most favorite celebrations of the year (24th of July) in one of my most favorite places in the world (Cokeville, WY) with some of my most favorite people on the planet (my family). We go to Wyoming every year to celebrate Pioneer Day (yes, it is slightly ironic that we celebrate a Utah holiday in Wyoming) and I'm missing it this year! But do you know why?

Because I'm going on a monster vacation. To Australia. And New Zealand. And Fiji. I leave tomorrow!!! I should probly be packing right now. So, while I'm definitely sad to be missing out on Cokeville, I will just have to try extra hard to make up for it by having lots on fun in the country where the toilets flush the wrong way. And where they drive on the wrong side of the road!

See you in a couple weeks.

32 comments:

Kristina P. said...

What?!?! BOOOOOOOO.

I now hope that no one has fun vacations since I couldn't go.

Machen family said...

SHADUP!!! You go to Cokeville WY to see their parade that goes up and down the street twice and then do you go to their "steak dinners" after you listen to the apostle? Barbaloot we are connected more than I thought!!

Machen family said...

well I guess you won't be going this year....I'm sorry, we're like two ships passing in the dark...

Machen family said...

and maybe I should congratulate you on your trip. I was so excited that you know where little Cokeville is that I forgot to read your last paragraph

Heather Dayton said...

We'll miss you in Cokeville! Have a fabulous trip!!!

Becca said...

Sounds like a great adventure! I can't wait to hear about it. Have fun---and be careful flushing!

April said...

LUCKY!!!! Have fun!

T said...

oh - my jealousy is gearing up for a big fit here... I've always wanted to go to Australia (hub doesn't want me to because I'll fall into the arms of anyone with an awesome accent).

Debbie said...

Ooo that sounds delightful. Can't wait to see the pictures. I read a book a few years ago that was set in Australia and ever since I've been interested in visiting.

Cokeville eh? Whats up there that you'd go every year?

Smart Helm said...

Wow, way to swing an awesome vacation! I'm excited to hear all about it when u come back.

I'm not a very good traveler (in a plane) so it's fun to hear others exciting adventures. Sorry to hear about the MOS. At least u won't be at work while they are playing!

LisAway said...

Well now, there's a surprise! Have a BLAST!! (if you can without your favorite pants!)

I dream of going to New Zealand. You'd better share pictures!

Hoggards said...

Holy Monster trip! Have a blast! I wish I could travel the world, but the kiddos pose a problem to that. And too bad about your jeans. That's a total bite! Wish you had a picture though! ;)

sara said...

Wow! Your vacation sounds much more exciting than mine was. Have tons of fun and try not to drive on the right side of the road!

Emily said...

First, I am utterly shocked and amazed that you would let ANYTHING come between you and Cokeville on the 24th!

Second, who are you vacationing with? (or are you planning on going alone and bringing back a hot Aussie?)

Third, I request pictures of the following: you hanging onto a tree like a koala bear, the sunset from the beach, and a hobbit house.

Homer and Queen said...

So jealous!!! Have fun...kinda...

Youngblood4ever said...

J.E.A.L.O.U.S! Hope you have a great time!

Cheffie-Mom said...

Have a wonderful time! See you when you get back!

Tiffany said...

Hello!!! We chat for an hour and you fail to mention that you going on this amazing vaca?!? Who are you going with? Randomly, or for a reason? and you might miss my baby coming! :( But I still hope you have a fabulous time!!

JennyMac said...

That sounds fantastic! Sorry you have to miss the other fun soiree but, if you really don't want to miss it, send your plane tickets to me and JohnnyMac. We will gladly go to FIJI for you. :) LOL.

Melissa Bastow said...

I hope you can find another pair of great pants to take with you!

Buffy Dayton said...

Seriously, I had to live with weird flushing toilets and bedeays (I don't even know how to spell the stupid french word) my whole life for 3 years, yes, my whole life for 3 YEARS! MISS YOU ALREADY!

Erin said...

Ooh, how exciting for you! Have a wonderful time!

Kazzy said...

Have a blast, Mate! I hope you take tons of photos to post!

made sweet said...

barb!!! what??!!! amazing!!! have such a wonderful trip! oh my goodness i wish i was going too!

Nutty Hamster Chick said...

OK way to give all of us MOS. Seriously. Have a fabulous time. Can't wait for the down low when you get back.

Sara @ Domestically Challenged said...

Whaaa...I am so jealous! Take tons of pics okay?

rychelle said...

what?!? why haven't we heard about this fab trip before now?!?

have a great time! i can't wait to hear more about it.

rychelle said...

oh, and, sorry about your pants. that totally sucks.

Deb said...

1. I have many pairs of pants, unfortunately, that fit me when I'm fat...

2. Congrats on the vacation. That would be my dream vacation. Maybe when the kids are older...

...I can go by myself. :)

wendy said...

OK now let me think --Cokeville Wyoming and New Zealand --WHAT THE CRAP, you get to go to those places. Awesome!! My son served a mission in New Zealand and LOVED it. It looks amazing.
and YES I love a great pair of jeans that fit just right and you could LIVE in.
have a fun safe trip. Crikey!!
I will check in on you in September after I get moved and all and get HIGH SPEED . Crap. I will miss my blogger friends.

CaJoh said...

You are probably already there by now. Sure hope you had an easy trip out and you have a gentle trip back. Can't wait to hear about your adventures.

The Crash Test Dummy said...

Yay for monster vacations to New Zealand, Australia and Fiji.

Can't wait to hear all about it.

Fiji is bee-U-tiful. And New Zealand has the cutest little tampons you've ever seen.

Was that TMI?

Guess what, Barb!!!! You'll never believe it but I'm related to some of your very good friends. In fact my BIL was your bishop. And you watch the Bachelor every Monday with my SIL. You went on a date with my nephew (he's super HOT and has dark curly hair--which is what you like, right?) And you played soccer with my niece's hub. And you went to park city with my other niece and nephew. That's how I made the connection. We were at Island Park Ideeho and they were showing me pictures and my mouth fell open and I said "HEY! That's my friend!" And they said "NO, that OUR friend."

Can you guess who it is?