The kids always have off the Monday after Easter.
Someday when I have conquered my fear of flying and we use this extra day to fly home from Aruba or somewhere, this will come in handy. Now? It's just a giant pain in my ass. Especially because Ben had to work today and it was just me and the kids and a shitload of laundry.
(I cleaned the house from top to bottom the day before we left, and I was SO HAPPY ABOUT THAT when I got home).
We broke the last leg of the trip in Springfield, IL to take in some of the Lincoln sights. And I am going to use one of these pics as our official Easter Bunny shot.
THIS ROAST WAS THE BEST HOLIDAY MEAT I HAVE EVER HAD (**snicker**)
Friday, March 25, 2016
I spent my time reading this amazing, sad, disturbing, haunting, epic 700 page book. You should read it, too. I can't stop crying. In a good way. A good way that's really depressing.
We finally pulled into our hotel in time to watch the Badger LOSE while we drank (THANK GOD) and ate abr food in the, um, bar.
Thursday, March 24, 2016
And Today started out GREAT. It was gorgeous-- warm but breezy with crazy awesome waves because a storm was on the way in. We spent three hours building sandcastles and watching the gulf after I worked out and we all had breakfast.
I really will miss my quiet breakfasts.
I went back to our place to find it empty because Ben and the kids had already gone down to the beach, so I took a few pictures of my walk.
The kids were THRILLED to go play in the pool before the rain, and we were happy to have them wash off all the sand.
And then we got stuck with a FLAT TIRE a thunderstorm warning and a tornado watch.
So the kids watched the newest Chipmunks movie and The Smurfs while I packed and Ben dealt with the tire. Kind of a bummer of an afternoon, but the rain over the Gulf looked awesome.
Bonus: Dorothy got to eat all the ice cream.
We rallied for dinner and souvenirs, and now Harry and Jack are swimming and playing in the game room while the babies sleep and Ben watches basketball.
An excellent spring break! As much fun as our spontaneous Mt Rushmore trip, which I didn't think was possible!