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Dropped the kids off with Angie's mom tonight (we all met at my parents' house for the drop-off/pick-up). Dillon seemed sad when we said our good-byes (he started to make the "I'm about to cry" face) and Adrian was crying for mommy. I swear it almost made me want to just say, "We're staying home!"

But we have our tickets to Denver and we've already paid for the hotel room, so we're going. And we'll try to have fun and not think about leaving the kids behind, I guess.

We had to finish up the wash, do some ironing and pack everything up into the little suitcases so we won't have to pay to check a big bag. I've got some magazines and a book for the flight, and I just need to make sure my iPod is all charged up tonight. Can't forget the headphones and the charger (for the flight back). Come to think of it, I should charge Angie's iPod up, too.

Did a quick mowing of the front yard when I got home from work. There just wasn't enough time to get the back yard. And heck, I still need to get over to the Maple Shade house and mow the whole yard there again. By the time we get back, it'll be a forest again!

My dad just got discharged from Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Camden on Thursday afternoon. He went in for an ablation(?) surgery to correct his " Afibrillation" condition. He's back at home now and he was up and about when we got there around 7:30pm this evening. I hear he slept most of the afternoon on Thursday and I'm sure he was still exhausted this morning, too. So far, everything seems good, though. We're all hoping that this did the trick and he won't have the "afib" episodes anymore.

Wish us luck on our journey. Flight leaves at 7:50am from Philly tomorrow, so it will be an early morning for us - and a very long day, I'm sure!


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