Thursday, March 12, 2009

Making up for lost time...

No, we didn't fall off the face of the earth, despite the absence of an update. It's just been a crazy 2 weeks!!! So where do I start?

In the past almost 5 years (since Anna Kate was born) Jeff & I haven't been on a vacation by ourselves. I know, I know...we now know that it is imperative to sneak off together and focus on us as a couple, not just AK's parents. I think we both lost site of that because of everything we had been through to just get our little girlie here.

Last week we actually did it, went on a trip, just the two of us !!!! Jeff met his Dad and Stepmother in Auburn on Wednesday and made the 'kid transfer'. I was a little nervous about how she would do for 3 nights and 4 days without us (typically, 2 nights is her limit and she's wanting her mama fix), but she did great. In fact, every time I tried to talk to her on the phone she would reply with , "Mama, I will talk to you later. I'm busy playing right now." Well excuuuuuse me... :c)

So where did Jeff & I go? Destin of course - our favorite place. We stayed at the Grand Resort at Sandestin and it was gorgeous!!! We had a one bedroom condo that was very comfy and QUIET! We had wonderful food and drinks. I can't tell you how nice it was to relax and enjoy each other as a couple in peace and quiet. Of course we missed our little 'Boodles', but the time away was honestly the best thing we have done in what seems like forever. I highly recommend it :c)

Anna Kate played with her cousins Tucker & Tatum. I heard reports that they referred to one another as 'Big Sister' and 'Little Sister' (Tatum is 2 years younger than AK). They played with Aunt Stacy's old Barbies, went to the park, fed the ducks, had picnics and sleepovers with MeeMee. And of course Anna Kate came home with two new outfits, hair bows to match and a ballerina nightgown. No doubt she was spoiled rotten while we were gone! I have a few pictures to share, but they are on my home computer so I will upload those when I get home.

Anna Kate, Tucker & Tatum

Little Sister & Big Sister

Spring Break is next week and all three of us are looking forward to it. Every day this week Anna Kate has asked me how many more days of school she has. I think she's ready for a break with Mama and Daddy. Jeff is on vacation all of next week and I am on leave Wednesday - Friday. We have a few things planned; we are going to clean out the garage (trust me, that is not a project for the faint of heart) and we are redoing our screened in back porch. That's the project I'm most excited about. We are ripping the outdoor carpet up and staining the concrete. I want a Tuscan look out there and I think this color will work, don't you?

So it's going to be a busy week, but fun. We are planning a visit with Jeff's Mom (day trip) and the rest of the time is family time. Although, Jeff & I might have to sneak out for a date one night. Any sitters available???

Oh, one more thing before I close - I took this picture of AK & I with my Blackberry Monday morning. She was so cute singing Hannah Montana and wanted to capture her expression, but she insisted on a picture with mama, lol. I love it!

**Come back and check for the other picture I upload**


Alexis Jacobs March 15, 2009 at 9:42 AM  

Great pictures! I am glad you guys got some time away alone.