Saturday, October 16, 2010

Peace and Quiet

Not sure how this came to be..... but I got the tall end of the stick today.  My husband kicked me out of the house with a newly outfitted, yet ancient laptop..... to find out if the wireless worked somewhere other than our house :)  While he watches the kids and works on fixing the truck.

So here I sit.... listening to music in Starbucks....  with a Pumpkin Spice Latte, welcoming fall.

I kinda want to go back home.... but Big Daddy told me to stay out for awhile.  You see last night we had 4 boys over for an airsoft war, and video game blowout awake over.  I would call it a sleep over... but I don't think anyone slept.  I went to bed around 1 a.m. and they were still up and at it....  There are many moments that I am ever so grateful that my bedroom is upstairs and at the other end of the house....

I am starting to get excited about our upcoming vacations.  At the end of the week we will be heading to the Oregon Coast.  Few places refresh us as a family like this place does.  Cool, salty air, laden with the smell of pine trees and campfires.  Walks on the beaches, hunting for shells and whale lice.  The quiet lapping of the waves on the dock as we wait for our crab pots to fill with dinner.... yes, it is the good life.

Our next big trip will be to NYC for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.  A few years back my aunt decided that she wanted to take us as a family to go see the parade.  "As a family" is a total of 13 people.  The woman is stark raving out of her mind!.....   Needless to say, the tickets are purchased, the hotel is booked, people are starting to shout out their must see locations.... all we have left to do is get to California to get on the plane.  The Lord is going to need to help us, this is going to be one whirl-wind trip.  We fly out on a red-eye, and they want to hit the tarmac running when we arrive at 5 in the morning.  I have a feeling that my children are going to do little but sleep the entire 12 hour drive home from California when we get back..... they are going to be wiped OUT!

I think by the time we are done with Christmas.... we are all going to collapse.

I will be sure to let you know how it all goes.... that is, if I make it out alive.

1 comment:

  1. First...what the heck is whale lice???

    Next--I can't believe you are going to NYC to see the parade...BRAVE WOMAN!!!! We took Quint to NYC last year, and while it was a crazy and wonderful trip, I was a nervous wreck. We stayed in times square and that place is a madhouse!


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