Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Stay-cation day 11: July 8, 2014

Stay-cation Day 11: I think it's become apparent that I don't relax very well. LOL! However, I did have time today to work on my project in the library, and I'm pretty content with the way it's coming together. I also did some cooking, some cleaning, spent some time in the Mama Taxi, and spent an enjoyable evening with my Sister-Girl Karen. I had time to start poring over my new Everyday with Rachael Ray magazine. I even managed to get to bed at a decent hour, only to be awakened by a text from the youth pastor about the departure time for the BIGS' water park adventure. LOL! Good times
— feeling blessed.
 
Much better than yesterday, that's for sure!

*I'm on vacay from work for the next 2 weeks while BossMan and the rest of the B-Bunch travel for school reunions, to visit family and to take a break from the hectic schedule they normally enjoy. I'll be taking care of the house and critters in their absence and intend to remember how to relax a bit along the way. Join me :) 

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Stay-cation Day 9: July 6, 2014

Stay-cation Day 9: A mostly regular Sunday. Reel 2 Real Church, lunch, house/pet sitting, cleaning, relaxing and hanging out. Derek and I went out for ice cream and a car wash. Charles Bruno came over for a while, and we played Phase 10 and ate homemade guacamole. Good times! 

CAR WASH! DT was thrilled!

Sweet Flowers outside of Sweet CeCe's

*I'm on vacay from work for the next 2 weeks while BossMan and the rest of the B-Bunch travel for school reunions, to visit family and to take a break from the hectic schedule they normally enjoy. I'll be taking care of the house and critters in their absence and intend to remember how to relax a bit along the way. Join me :)

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Stay-cation day 8: July 5, 2014


Stay-cation Day 8: Sweet, sweet Saturday! Worked at the gym, took the kiddos hither and yon, and then packed up for an evening of dirt track racing and fireworks at the Southern New Mexico Speedway. David spent his own money to take us to the track, since we all wanted to go so badly. Isn't he sweet?
As an aside, I've officially become a sentimental old sap. As the fireworks light up the sky and the music played in the background, I will admit to wiping away more than one patriotic inspired tear. *sigh* (Dan took most of the photos of fireworks with his phone. Once I get them from him, I will add some to this post)
— feeling even MORE Patriotic today

He falls alseep EVERY year. How does he do that?


Evidence of an evening well spent. ;)

This face. I love him!

*I'm on vacay from work for the next 2 weeks while BossMan and the rest of the B-Bunch travel for school reunions, to visit family and to take a break from the hectic schedule they normally enjoy. I'll be taking care of the house and critters in their absence and intend to remember how to relax a bit along the way. Join me :)

Friday, July 4, 2014

Stay-cation Day 7: Today is INDEPENDENCE DAY for America! I took care of the B-Bunch critters, picked up some last minute items at the store, and then hosted a gathering at The Man Crew House. Good times. We did our own little fireworks, courtesy of David. Thanks to everyone who came and made our day so pleasant. To everyone who missed it, we missed you! — feeling patriotic 
Karen and Charlie share a laugh while the Man Crew tries desperately to get the fireworks started.


VICTORY!

DT is still a bit too young to shoot fireworks. He's not happy about that. He'll thank me later when he still has all his fingers. I hope.

Dan, David and Eric work furiously to get everything going.

These were fun, but a bit intimidating.

*I'm on vacay from work for the next 2 weeks while BossMan and the rest of the B-Bunch travel for school reunions, to visit family and to take a break from the hectic schedule they normally enjoy. I'll be taking care of the house and critters in their absence and intend to remember how to relax a bit along the way. Join me :)

Happy Independence Day America!

 I'll keep it short and sweet, people. Happy Independence Day, America! Be thankful for our many freedoms that were bought at a great cost. Be safe and appropriate in your activities, and enjoy yourselves :)
Here's a video to enjoy.


Thursday, July 3, 2014

Stay-cation Day 6: July 3, 2014

Stay-cation day 6: I didn't do anything new or exciting. And that's ok. For me, vacations are more about slowing down, sleeping more and enjoying life instead of rushing about trying to squeeze in 72 new activities before collapsing again at home. SO, with that in mind, here are a few things I did for Day 6.feeling calm.

Red White and Blue Stars for Independence Day decorations

Paper City gets tiny and goes to Paris

And it all fits in an Altoids tin. *squeal*

Life As Mom has a plan designed for me :) She's a life-saver!

*I'm on vacay from work for the next 2 weeks while BossMan and the rest of the B-Bunch travel for school reunions, to visit family and to take a break from the hectic schedule they normally enjoy. I'll be taking care of the house and critters in their absence and intend to remember how to relax a bit along the way. Join me :)

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Stay-cation Day 5: July 2, 2014

 Stay-cation day 5: Just a super day! No flat tires, no fights with Hercules, no fussing-whining kids. I read books, played in the pool with DT, made some crafts, enjoyed nature's beauty, read for a long time, baked bread, decorated for summer (better late than never, right? RIGHT?!?) and helped Dan surprise the boys. *sigh* Now THIS is what vacation should feel like. I'm finally getting the hang of it.




*I'm on vacay from work for the next 2 weeks while BossMan and the rest of the B-Bunch travel for school reunions, to visit family and to take a break from the hectic schedule they normally enjoy. I'll be taking care of the house and critters in their absence and intend to remember how to relax a bit along the way. Join me :)
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