what's really going on here...

by "here" I don't really mean in the picture, although that could relate

by "here" I mean here at our house, since returning from our too-good-to-be-true trip to Sunshine Land

the Real Story of our vacation is this:

we had an an incredible time, we held hands, we walked on the beach, we laughed at tacky tourist shops and scantily clad grandparents, we ate some AMAZING food that we paid an AMAZING (high) price for, I had time to shower, shave, and apply lotion every day (imagine that!), we thought about no one but each other, we both got terrifically sea sick for the first time in our lives, I remembered what it was like to have one sole person encompass my universe, we saw miles of dead jellyfish and I vainly attempted to return one of them to the sea, we did not fight, we had several uninterrupted, meaningful conversations about something other than children, we laughed, loved and learned more about each other

the Real Story of our return is this:

I was nauseated from the plane, Marvin was tired, the kids were delighted, we were glad to be home, then the tears came. Hysterics, actually. From all three of them. Pertaining to lack of sleep in their own beds, relief, and the inability to wait another second for their souvenirs.

Now that the pandemonium is all over with, and I am no longer craving solitary, sunny, seaside bliss, we are eagerly working forward toward the end of May, when we go to visit THEM!!

We have about 5 weeks left of our regular curriculum, and will finish up right before we leave.

In the meantime, I'm enjoying our early warm weather, planning a 9th birthday party, starting on a quilt, and organizing shorts and T shirts...and blogging!

5 readers took time to leave a thought:

Aleah April 7, 2010 at 11:20 PM  

Great picture of you all! Even if someone isn't smiling ; )

Glad you had a fun get away!

My2Gs April 8, 2010 at 7:19 AM  

I'm so glad that you guys had that time away together! Super excited for you to go see Brit and her family :-)

4 Little Men and Girly Twins April 8, 2010 at 11:05 AM  

yeah yeah yeah!!!!!! I'm so excited!

oh and I am super excited about the quilt too! :)


Will and Olivia April 8, 2010 at 3:15 PM  

Great picture! Ha! Real life...it's good isn't it? :)

Muthering Heights April 10, 2010 at 9:00 PM  

LOL, vacations with kids can be so dynamic!!!


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