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I am happily married to an amazing military man who spent 9 years enlisted and is now an Officer in the US Army. We have two amazing boys who are not so little any more! They still infuse every moment of every day with creativity and energy, and make my life an adventure.  I was educated at home, and am now teaching our children - second generation homeschoolers! I try every day to become more like Jesus Christ, and to love like HE does. If you want you can try and catch me at bethylovesandy@yahoo.com

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"For the Lord gives wisdom. From His mouth come knowledge and understanding." Proverbs 2:6 NKJV 
The Message translation puts it this way "God gives out Wisdom free, is plainspoken in Knowledge and Understanding."

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Thursday, February 25, 2010

Vacation, here we come!

Tomorrow afternoon is the official beginning of winter vacation, 2010.
My parents are getting off work early, coming down, and kidnapping our children.

Oh Joy!

They are going to visit my grandparents at the beach on Sat, then on Sun. they are heading to every kids dream land. Yes, you guessed it. Disney World!!
In preparation for the weekend I have been running around trying to anticipate every possible item my children might need over the course of a three day weekend.
Swimsuits: check.
Sunscreen: check.
Toothpaste, bodywash, children's tylenol, just in case: check.
Gameboys, coloring books, DVD's for the car: check.

We had all of this at the house. But today we took a special trip to buy supplies for the trip. Yummy, "rarely get to have" treats.
My kids thought that mommy had lost her mind today at the commissary. I kept saying "yes" - and I think they were about to go into shock!

Applesauce, Lunchables, Fruit snacks, Sugar cereal, Jello, Pretzels, Juice boxes and baby wipes to wipe up the mess: check.
A lot of these convenience foods are things they have maybe once a month or so. Thinking that they are going to get to have them ALL in the same weekend, AND go to the beach, AND go to Disney World, WITH their grandparents whom they absolutely adore.

Well, let's just say that we have some very excited boys here.

While the boys are otherwise entertained, Andy and I are going to explore Savannah.
This will be our first "just us", kid free vacation, well, ever. We haven't gone anywhere, just the two of us, since before we had kids.
Similar to the boys, we have a very excited mommy here too!

Especially after the last few days, I am really feeling the need for a vacation.
While I was out I stocked up on a few of my favorite snacks for the car too.

Before I close and finish packing for my mini vacation, I wanted to share my Valentine photo's.

Canaan made me a necklace. He is so very proud of it, because he made it all by himself. It was his idea, and he found the material, created the beautiful necklace and presented it to me with love.

(I don't know why this picture won't get any bigger... but here I am wearing it.)

Isn't beautiful? I was so proud!
Six is a really great age.

4 comments:

Tricia said...

Enjoy!

autumnesf said...

So Jealous! Of all parties!

Did I ever tell you I was born in Savannah? Ok - I was born at Ft. Stewart...but same thing. Don't remember a thing about it.

Enjoy all that time with Andy all to yourself! Lucky dog!

(Oh, and I don't know if my response ever made it to you...but The Host was better than the other books. Totally agree. More complicated characters.)

Carrie said...

I am SOOOOOOO happy for you! I don't know how we would SURVIVE without our "us only" trips, so hopefully this will get you started on an at least once a year tradition! :) enjoy every second!

Anonymous said...

Boys had a blast at Disney... Nani needed Ibuprofin to sleep.... fun fun fun....