Tuesday, April 5, 2011

I was spontaneous (yes! just like the "old" me!) and suggested we go to Nevada to visit Mike's family over spring break week.  What a great idea!  It is so nice to get away from home and all it's projects and cleaning and working. We planned on leaving Sunday since I did our annual hotel stay with the kids on Friday but our dates were mixed up and we needed to be in Nevada by Sunday for Mike's brother's party.  So we had our hotel stay, quickly packed and left on Saturday.  I'm glad I can still be flexible :-)

We ate well, enjoyed time with family, did lots of shopping (outlet mall= sketchers store, Gap outlet, Ann Taylor!), had a dinner without kids (!), saw a couple movies (Diary of a Wimpy Kid 2 was hilarious!), and enjoyed beautiful weather. I am also very happy to say I worked out 4 days with Mike!

Since Grandma and Grandpa have a pony, chickens, a goat and three dogs we didn't see Hannah much. She was either trotting with the pony or *watching* the chickens lay eggs.  She is such a farm girl at heart.  Taylor got sick of course, and watched marathon hours of Cartoon Network (we don't get that channel thank goodness).  I discovered Scrabble on Mike's Kindle. I love that game.  We went auctioning (is that a word?) with Mike's parents and I bid on a desk for Hannah.  An older style with lots of beautiful detail that includes a hutch.  We won!! It's ours!  I have grand plans of stripping it, re-painting it white to match her room and replacing the old hardware.  I can't wait, she needs a desk and a space to make all her creative artwork. I also won a brand new dutch oven.

After a whole week of leisure, it's back to the grind!  I shouldn't have ended that sentence with a ! because I'm not too excited to get back to our normal routine.  Oh well, such is life.  And there's that school and work thing we can't seem to shake off. At least our dogs were very excited to have us back home.