Monday, May 18, 2015

birthday vacation.

We’re on my birthday vacation still and there’s hardly anyone at the resort. It would be safe to say that this is the quietest it has ever been since we started coming five years ago. I love that-- I don’t need a crowd... I am one. 
And the weather has been perfect for Jace especially when the temps can really be high. Let’s just say I couldn’t ask for more perfect conditions. 
Believe it or not, I was actually able to go in the hot tub and lay in the sun with my eyes closed for the first time since as far back as I can remember. Being pregnant throughout most of our marriage, the hot tub has been almost entirely off limits. And all the littles around the pool, there’s no opportunity for any uninterrupted sun-bathing. Usually, Chris and I are on lifeguard duty.  Like I’ve said before, sometimes vacation for the kids means Chris and I are working. Ha! 
Anyway, I’m just so thankful to have this time to enjoy my husband and kids... and have the chance to relax and soak up the warm sun. 
We decided to do things a little different this year, instead of eating a big breakfast and heading to the pool, we decided to eat breakfast on the go and head to the pool really early for two hours. Croissants or cinnamon rolls and yogurt and we’re out the door. 
This way, we can be back for an early lunch and put the kids down for naps before they have meltdowns. We used to stay at the pool till way past lunch and the kids would be overly tired, spent. Our new ‘system’ is great. And with the littles going down for their naps at a ‘regular’ time, we’re able to hit the pool again in the afternoon. 
I love how even though we have been parenting for fifteen years and have eleven kiddos, we are always learning new tricks. 
We had also planned to go to a fancy restaurant, just Chris and I, for my b-day, but I opted to take everyone to Sonic instead. I was so excited to get their onion rings. 
We went after 8pm so we could take advantage of half price shakes. The kids went crazy with oreo cheesecake and chocolate oreo shakes. I got chocolate covered banana and Chris got plain old caramel. We had a great time. 
The weight I vowed I would lose before going to Bible conference in June, I think I gained at Sonic. Oh no!


STL inker said...

Vacation time is the best!!
How many rooms do you have to get? Or do you get a suite..just nosy :0)

Tesha Papik said...

Looks like SO MUCH FUN!!! Hope you have the BEST birthday ever!