Wednesday, March 5, 2014
In 16 days Grampa and I will be on a plane headed to Oregon for 12 fun days. I can't begin to explain how excited I am. It has been 10 months since I have seen these precious grand kids. Before they moved, I was their #1 babysitter and made a trip to see them at least once if not twice a week since they were born. It has taken a lot of getting use to with them not being so close by. Sure, we have Skype, but it's not the same as being able to give them a hug or kiss on the cheek. When I see how happy they are, it does make it a lot better.
I feel like I have so much to do to get ready for the trip. I tend to over pack any trip I take. Mike and I haven't had a vacation together in so long, we don't know how to act. We are just so grateful to our daughter, Steph for booking our trip. I am longing to walk near the ocean and do some exploring with the family. I am looking forward to "fresh" fish and chips. I am looking forward to having coffee and a muffin or bagel with my daughter in the morning at the local coffee shop. I am looking forward to playing Barbie's with Ivy and of course the board games she loves. I am looking forward to playing cards with the boys, who taught me their favorite one. I am looking forward to meeting my grand-gerbils and grand-hamster. And of course I am looking forward to my "son-in-laws" best hugs.
I can't wait to go to sleep and wake up with the sound of the Ocean. I can't wait to look out the window and see the beautiful Ocean and see the stars at night.
I'm sure I will be in the kitchen making every one's favorite dishes. It is going to be one big slumber party. I'm so glad the kids are on Spring break and we can hang out without a schedule.
I am also excited to be able to see Carter's play he is in. I want time to stand still while we are there.
Posted by Mimi's Toes at 12:35 PM