Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Cross Your Fingers and Toes!

Katie and I are back from our whirlwind weekend trip to Denver.  And glad to not have to sleep with each other, but to be ALONE in our own beds :-)

We had a grand time with Cara and Tony.  Those two clowns.  Still smoking (boo)  Still joined at the hip (yay)  We just missed the giant snowstorm that dumped over a foot of snow on Denver.  By the time we got there, the streets were plowed and all was pretty much back to normal.  You gotta love a city that tickets an 82 year old lady for not shoveling her sidewalks.

We did a bit of touristy stuff: walked up and down the 16th Street Mall.  Visited the Tattered Cover Bookstore. Spent a day at the casino (this WAS a trip with my gambling children) and made ourselves ill with a "free" meal at the casino buffet.  Bought a t-shirt at Rockmount Western Wear.  Found a good yarn store.  Bought Pia a Denver Starbucks cup (thanks for keeping the homefront safe and taking care of Lulu, Peeps!) Stopped in at REI (where our memberships were still good even though none of us had set foot in REI in years)

Monday morning, Cara interviewed for a management position in Denver, the actual reason for this trip.  We were all rooting for her, as we had all fallen totally in love with the Mile High City and were ready to move.  The interview went very well, as expected (who wouldn't want to have Car-parts as their boss?)

In fact, she was offered a job in PORTLAND, OREGON!!!!!!!!  BRING EM HOME 2.0 IS PRACTICALLY IN THE BAG FOLKS!  Color me over the moon.  My kids would all be in the same time zone!!!!!!!  She's just waiting to hear what kind of moving and payment package they will offer then we will know for sure.

I'm dying.  Dying for them to give her whatever she wants to get her on the west coast.  And Pooh Bear says this is the ONLY city he would drop everything and move to immediately so that's even better.  Fred and Irene in the house!   YAYYAYYAY!!!

6 comments:

Sue said...

portlandia, portlandia, portlandia! speaking of which - do you to do the rose city yarn crawl mar 1 -4?? trying to talk loutie into it . . .

Laurie said...

yes! I want to do that, Ptld has some great yarn stores. Will see if the girls want to go too!

Meg said...

If they come to Portland, not only will I schlepp the whole fam over via train to visit...but I also promise to run the Portland Marathon...so they can cheer me on. Come on guys...dont' let me down. And quit smoking you idiots. I told Hadley all smokers die. So don't make her think we will going to a funeral shortly after our visit.
xo
Lavs, glad you're back. I don't like you gone.

Laurie said...

I hate being gone too. Lulu and prefer to be hermits at home :-)

Keep nagging them about the smoking. And get HJP on the nagging too. I sense she would be relentless...

Katie said...

SOOOO so exciting.

Pia said...

I'm in for Portland yarn crawl. I've already found ticket prices to fly in on Friday for three days of yarn awesomeness. Get Loutie there lady! and yeah for them to come to the West Coast. Super cheap to fly to Portland. Home! Home! Home!