Thursday, July 17, 2014

Theme Thursday: Vacation!

I went to bed at 6 pm last night and slept until... well four-fifteen when the girls were pretty sure it was seven-fifteen and were ready to party.  But still.  I'm pretty sure it was the most restful sleep I've gotten in ages.  I wasn't stressing about work that needed to be done or doctor's appointments or anything at all.  

Yesterday, the first day of our vacation to visit Nani and Grumpa in California, looked like this:

It was right around triple digit hot (I think it was something like 97 at 6 pm according to the thermometer in the shade on my grandparent's porch), but the dry heat felt amazing after a couple months of 60 to ninety percent humidity inside the house and there's air conditioning here, which feels a little bit like heaven.

So we played on the porch and went on walks and the kids ate veggies right out of Nani's garden and played in the little pools she set up on their porch and got to visit with Neenee and G.G. (my grandparents) and there have been no sign of the three skunks that tried to move into my parents' yard last month, which means this is our little slice of vacation paradise!

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Edited to Add...

About an hour after I posted the original post we had an unwanted visitor try to drop in on our vacation to Nani and Grumpa's.  He tried to strike at Nani as she was walking out to water her plants (he was in a vent opening). Fortunately he had a tough morning and will not be joining us on the rest of the trip.  And thankfully he wasn't found by any of the kids since he was about five feet from the place where Mae was playing yesterday on the porch:


  1. This place looks lovely, and a horse! Wow, the kids are gonna love having the space to run! And run! And I hope you get lots of sleep while Nani and Grumpa love up your kids.
    Even having a chance for them to learn about snakes and how dangerous rattle snakes can be is a wonderful thing.
    I hope you have a restful and wonderful vacation, and get to take lots of naps. Lots of naps.
    God Bless. ~ Bonnie
    P.S. Hope the final hours of the plane trip and the deplaning were uneventful.

  2. *shudder*

    I am so glad that someone saw that snake before it bit anyone. I hate snakes. HATE 'em. They're my absolute worst fear.

    *shudders again, pulls her feet up on the chair*

    So glad you can get a bit spoiled by the grandparents!

  3. If there was anyone who deserved a vacation...

    Actually, the timing of your trip to the West Coast is rather amusing coincidental to me, since my grandfather and uncle (neither of whom I have seen in quite a long time) are both on their way to visit. So we send you west, and then the west sends folks east. :)

  4. Oh my gosh what an unwelcome guest! Enjoy your trip!!

  5. Oh man, isn't sleeping in non-humidity after trying to sleep in swamp air THE BEST?


  6. AHHHH! Thank God no one was hurt! Your angels are awesome. Those things scare the heck out of me.

    Stay safe and enjoy your trip!

  7. Oh my gosh, the snake! Yikes!


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