Somewhere nice and warm? Yep! Somewhere bright and sunny? Yep! Somewhere relaxing and far from home (bills, laundry, cooking)? Yep!
We went on vacation! The first one in two years and ironically the same place we were two years ago. We took a spur of the moment trip to Arizona to visit Rick's sister. Because we fly standby (not anywhere near the joy you might think), we are usually only able to make last minute plans. So last week we decided to pull the kids out of school for a few days and go. We all had a wonderful time! The sun was warm and the boys lived in the water! By eight o'clock every night the kids were exhausted. But were up and ready to go again by 6 am! Rick joined us on Sunday night and Rick's mom arrived for a pre-scheduled visit on Monday afternoon. The original plan was to leave on Tuesday but we added an extra day and left on Wednesday instead. I would have been perfectly happy to stay until Sunday, but
I felt it was really important Rick felt it was really important to get the boys back to school. So we arrived home to pouring rain and a couple of needy cats and first thing this morning the boys were off to school! It was fun while it lasted and hopefully will satiate us for a little while!