Friday, August 1, 2008

The Visit

Well, my little girl has gone home! What a wonderful time we had. I never really realize just how much I miss her until I see her again. I don't think I could have put in a custom order for a better daughter. She is so funny, intelligent and empathetic. She also plays a mean game of Canasta!

This time I noticed that Julie is no longer a little girl. It seems that she has grown up in the 18 months since our last visit. She is truly an adult now...when did that happen?? I must not have been paying enough attention. Of course, she will always and forever be my baby girl. Nothing will ever change that.

We had so much fun. We took a ride out to Rifle Falls. What an absolutely gorgeous setting! I was busily taking pictures with my new digital camera when it died mid-pic! The batteries quit after only a few pictures. I was so mad I could have spit! Oh well, such is life. But Corky, Julie and I had a really good time. We walked up behind the falls and it is just breath taking.

We did quite a bit of clothes shopping too. It was so much fun to buy her some real "girly girl" things. I remember a time when I couldn't buy her anything if there was a flower or piece of lace anywhere near it. I really enjoyed our shopping and lunch dates.

One of the things I enjoyed the most was cooking for her. Living in Florida for the past 6 years she never gets to eat Mexican food and having grown up in San Diego it is her absolute favorite food to eat. I have quasi-mastered making soft tacos, pico de gallo and rice, which is her favorite. So, if I wasn't making Mexican we were dining out at the fabulous little Mexican place here in town. Then we topped it all off with Sonic Java Chillers. Life just doesn't get much better than that.

So, now the plan is for her, Toneh! and Mauss to come to Colorado to live. It is just too expensive for them in Florida on their fixed incomes. I can't wait. I know it won't happen immediately because they both have "planning" issues but I know it is coming. Yeah! It's Jully!

Corky was so sweet when she left. I didn't know if I should laugh or cry. The night she left he turned to me and said, "I think I have empty nest syndrome. I just miss Julie so much!" God, I just love that man!

Okay Julie hurry up and pack! Your Mummy misses you!


Charlee said...

I'm so glad you had a good time! She's SUCH a pretty girl!

Charlee said...

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