If we took a holiday, just one day out of life, it would be (it would be) it would be so nice.
Leave it to Madonna. Yep, a holiday would be nice… so I’m taking one. No, I’m not going far. Just a two hour drive. But there’s no internet – so I’ll be forced to actually leave work behind. Six days, just for me, kid-kid, my sister Bug, and some of the dogs. Damon will join us for one night at the start, but he needs to head back for work. We were hoping he’d be able to join us too, but he’s understaffed just now, so can’t get away.
Before I disappear though (and I may try to check in briefly from time to time using my iPhone) I wanted to take a quick minute to welcome Leandro to the family. My nephew was born at 3:22 this morning, three weeks early (just like his big sister), at exactly seven pounds. We’re so glad he decided to make his appearance before we disappeared from civilization – and I did MUCH better this time. I didn’t start crying. LOL I may have teared up briefly, but unlike the first time I held his sister the waterworks did not get turned on (thought I did have to work pretty hard to hold them off). When the kid saw his picture for the first time this morning (before we got to see him in person) she said “I bet he’s going to grow up to be a cute little handsome man”, and I’d be willing to bet she’s right.
In a happy turn of events, we’ll now be heading out to the lake tomorrow morning! yay!
We haven’t been out to the cabin as a family since Lily-Ann was a wee thing, so this is a treat. We’ll be loading all the dogs up, and packing Midge (our wagon) to the brim. And then we’ll squeeze in even more as we head over to pick up my youngest sister, Jewles.
The plan is to head out for three days/two nights. And if we have space, I’m going to pack all my camera equipment… I’m really hoping we’ll have space. I’d love to find the time to head out with my long range zoom and get some wildlife captures. I’m not going to hold my breath, but I am crossing my fingers.
The point of this post? I may or may not be posting while we’re away. There’s no internet up at the little beach where my parent’s cabin is located. It’s lovely and relatively secluded – so we’ll be pretty cut off up there… which is also part of the attraction. So, if nothing else? I’ll see y’all when we get back. 🙂
Okay, here’s the last several days.
The Ninth – The wee girlie waits in the front yard for her Pop Pop to pick her up for an overnight at the lake.
The Tenth – Jennifer and Jacob’s wedding.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again… I HATE shooting posed portraits. They are lifeless and stale. Not at all my style. But it was their wedding day, and posed portraits are what they wanted. Who am I to argue? So I smiled and laughed with them as I arranged the traditional wedding portraits, one, after another, after another… I started getting a little buggy… so I flipped them around. LMAO It made things much more fun. 😉
The Eleventh -“I can do it myself Mommy. I don’t need your help.” Here’s the wee girlie, putting in a quiet time DVD without my help. 😉 And for those who are wondering, it’s Slim Pig… on loan from the library.
The Twelfth – The beginnings of Lily-Ann’s “Strawberry Day” dress.
Strawberry Day is the wee girlie’s birthday. I’ve called her my little strawberry since the day she was born… and so it just seemed like a natural to refer to her birthday as Strawberry Day. This year she has requested a princess party. Two of her favourite things right now are princesses and excavators… a princess party is much easier than an excavator party so I wasn’t about to argue. 😉 That said, we needed a princess dress, complete with sparkles and tulle galore. It should be quite lovely. I’ve devoted two evenings to it so far, and easily have another full one ahead. I can be so domestic at times that I scare myself. LMFAO
The Thirteenth – Mommy’s Day!
Yep, I took a lunch date with a couple of my dearest friends today. Damon is home on holidays for the next couple of weeks and was here to watch the wee girlie… so when asked, I jumped at the chance. It’s not to often I get time like this to visit with friends. So here we are; Jenn, Susan, and myself (of course they stuck me out front) heading back home after a great lunch. A much needed treat that I’m very appreciative of. Thanks so much Susan, thanks so much Jenn. I love you guys. Today meant a lot. 🙂
So… there we are. All caught up. Take care everyone, and don’t forget to tell those who matter most to you that they make a difference in your life. It’s always a good thing to hear, and something many of us don’t take the time to say enough.