Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Status Report: August 2011

It's been ages since I've done one of these so it is time:

Sitting... on my mom's porch in Belfair, WA. I'm finally able to do one of these fun updates from my laptop that hubby bought me for Christmas!

Drinking... hot coffee with cinnamon vanilla cream. I'd like to say it's the best thing since sliced bread but then chocolate and cheesecake might develop an inferiority complex.

Feeling... a little anxious, a little sad and a little antsy at the same time. I'm pretty sure this 4 week vacation that I'm still on has been the best vacation I've ever had, but at the same time I'm sort of anxious to begin the drive home and see more awesomeness, meet a couple of friends along the way and then be back in my own bed again at night. Of course that means leaving my mom so that does make me kinda sad. We will NOT wait another 10 years to do this again, Lord willing.

Enjoyed... everything we've done and seen so far.

Visited... oh my, where to start!? 1880 Town, Mt. Rushmore, Bear Country USA, Reptile Gardens, Cosmos Mystery House, Olympic Game Farm, The Bremerton Boardwalk, Westport WA... so many things and sights and amazingness! This really is a great country with some seriously fascinating history.

Laughed... more in the last 2.5 weeks than I have in a really long time. Last night after our 8 yr old saw the snake slither through the yard, hubby and son both thought they'd be clever and poke my leg under the picnic table with a little branch. It worked out exactly as they hoped, when I jumped and looked under the table. Simple, pure, family fun times.

Surprised... at some of the changes in my hometown. Of course it's been 10 years since I've been home but seeing the progress and new buildings, old buildings gone and all the changes is sort of bittersweet. Some areas I don't even recognize while thankfully others have remained almost exactly the same way they were the whole time I grew up here.

Amazed... that a 4 week road trip in the van with 4 kids has been as awesome as it has. We've been singing this song from time to time but changing "day" to "vacation"

Thankful... for all the customers at Reflections zazzle and their purchases over the last year. The entire trip and all the amazingness has been funded by my zazzle shop.

Realizing... this is the vacation my kids will be telling their kids about when they're my age.

Planning... not only the trip home and stops to see friends along the way, but NEXT year's vacation too! Lord willing, we'll be singing the Spongebob song for that one too. :o)

That's about it for this post. Have a great day everyone!

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