Monday, March 17, 2014

I'm back! (And this is where I've been.)

It's been ten days since I've written, my friends, and for good reason.  As I noted in the previous post, the university where I teach had its Spring Break last week, and for the first time my husband was able to stay with our family instead of traveling for work.  Given this, we decided to actually do something during the break, something big.

Oh, the girls had concocted several fun plans to fill the week.  They thought that we might eat breakfast out one morning, or go to the library, or visit Chuck E. Cheese to play games and eat pizza, or perhaps even swim at the local YMCA's indoor pool to simulate some element of "spring."

We didn't do any of those fun things, though.  Instead, we picked up the two older girls from school last Friday and announced this instead:



I'm still basking in the afterglow.

There is much more to share about the experience: fabulous details about our two days at Disney's Magic Kingdom in Orlando (parades! princesses! an unexpected celebrity sighting! rides! momentarily losing a child! more princesses!); wonderful observations about our three-day visit with my parents in Naples (sunshine! swimming! sand in all the nooks and crannies!); and delirious reflections about our collective 34 hours of driving there and back (we survived!).

Rest assured, these details will come in the next post, but for now, I'm still unpacking, catching up on laundry, and finding my bearings at work, because as we know, all vacations must come to an end at some point and real life must commence again.

But while you're here, beyond telling you about our vacation, this week I also have BIG news to share with you as we head into spring.  Oh, it's exciting news indeed, and I'm simply chomping at the bit to tell you!  Stay tuned!

If I could bottle warmth and sunshine, know that I'd be sending it your way today.

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7 comments:

  1. We could use some warmth and sunshine here! So glad you had a good time and can't wait to here agh big news!

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    1. To think Florida has kept all that warmth to themselves this winter.... I keep reminding myself that spring is coming.

      I can't wait to share the big news! :)

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  2. Awwww, I loved the video... and I got to hear your voice (and it made me teary my friend... you are even more lovely than I imagined you sounding). Your girls are beautiful and so sweet. I'm so glad you had this trip and you have big news! Oh boy... let me guess, you decided to become a Disney Princess *wink*.

    So nice to have you back. Wishing you a wonderful week and praying you settle back into things with ease.
    xoxo

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    1. You know, as I often have a voice in my head as I read other people's blogs, too, and I imagine their voices to sound a certain way. Thank you for such a sweet compliment!

      That being said, dude, we should TALK sometime!

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  3. I love the surprise! The reaction of the girls is sweet, hope she didn't hurt her head to much with the bonk. Eager to hear what the surprise is. rest up mama....IF you can. My spring break starts next week. Finals this week. *I think I can*

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    1. Enjoy your pending Spring Break! And hang in there with finals this week. (I think you can, too!)

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  4. So lovely! I'm glad you had an amazing time. Looking forward to reading all about it :-)

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