Hello to all my Company Girl friends. Come on in and sit a spell. You probably haven't noticed, but I haven't been around much lately. Life has gotten CRAZY but hopefully things are beginning to settle down and I will have a little visiting time this weekend!
I really thought after school and testing things would settle down a bit. But then there were Dr. appointments, VBS, etc.
Perhaps the biggest thing we have done of late is send our oldest off to his first youth camp! YOUTH camp. How did that happen? It just seems a moment ago that we brought him home from the hospital and now he is going off to youth camp! My husband got the privilege of accompanying them as a counselor...much to baseball boy's chagrin! We had VBS at our church while they were gone and my birthday and our anniversary...it was a busy week!
Anyway, Tigerfan called me from camp and told me to pack our bags because on the last day of VBS they were coming home and he had arranged a little surprise trip for the two of us. He had arranged child care, a Sunday School teacher, everything!
We left Thursday afternoon and I finally guessed we were headed to Orange Beach! Due to a crazy GPS the trip took a freakishly long time but when we rolled up and entered into our little, secluded condo, it was all worth it!
Don't get me wrong, I love being a mommy and I love my kiddos...but three nights. at the beach. with NO children. It was simply divine! And so easy. I forget how easy life is with no diaper changes, no fighting siblings, no messes to clean up. Really. NO MESSES. My little OCD prince Charming doesn't make messes so I had THREE GLORIOUS DAYS of no messes. No puppy poop. No toys dumped out just as soon as they were picked up. No dirty socks on the floor. No dirty underwear...anywhere (well, okay, there were dirty underwear in the dirty clothes bag, but you know what I mean!). No one woke us up before sunrise, in fact we slept till 9:00 EVERY SINGLE MORNING! No arguments over where we would eat or where we sat. No fighting over whether we would sit at the pool or at the sea side! We relaxed, we shopped, we ate TCBY way more than we should have, and we just enjoyed being together!
We sere so full of warm fuzzies we even brought home a pet Hermit Crab! Yes, the no pets people now have TWO pets, I know, a hermit crab doesn't really count, but I am taking all I can get!
This week has been full of rooms being painted. Yes, the living room so Tigerfan can FINALLY hang my wall words and the boys' room that we "redid" for Christmas! They are now totally surrounded in purple and gold goodness and are loving every paint odor filled minute of it! If I ever get pictures on this computer, I'll show you!
Anyway, that is all for now. We are getting ready for the next sweep of company coming in a couple of weeks and I can hardly wait. I get to see my Momma and Daddy and HOPEFULLY my little sister and her family! If you get a moment, please lift my sis up in your prayers. Her husband is a mortgage broker and these are not good times to be a mortgage broker! They are struggling a bit and may not get to come. I want to see my sister so badly...it has been a year, but mostly I just want them to be okay! So who better than my Company Girl friends to join with me to lift them up to our precious Father! Thanks.
See that smile on my face? That is a kid free vacation smile! It doesn't hurt that I have a nice full tummy...however, those sodas on the table...pure gold. $4.50 a piece people...should have drank water!
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