We just returned from a 10 day, whirlwind vacation. We drove over 1200 miles, throughout 4 states. We slept in 5 different places, visited family and took in 5 different attractions and saw many beautiful sights. We had a WONDERFUL time, but we probably overdid ourselves. Since we stayed at 5 different places, it feels like we were constantly packing up and unpacking.....and we have a lot of stuff with 4 boys.....one of them being Gavin! So, while we were refreshed by all the fun, we are also exhausted from all that it takes to travel with our bunch!
I don't know about you, but coming home from a vacation always gives me a feeling of saddness. You work so hard planning, packing, traveling and it goes so fast and then you are home again.....way too soon! This is how I'm feeling today. I feel so blessed to have been given this time away, but now I dread getting back into "the real world." There is TONS of laundry, unpacking, cooking, cleaning, shopping.....UGH!
Not only these things to deal with though. We came home to some other depressing things as well:
Joel's car has a brake line leak!
Our dryer was broken!
Our pool's water, that we put so much work into getting it up and running, is totally green and may never get back to normal again, without having to drain it!
There was a big storm while we were gone, and it left us a mess.....lots of branches and twigs are down to clean up!
This storm that hit also totally flipped our trampoline over onto the netting side and the poles are bent and maybe unrepairable!
And, while we were away our dog scared my Mom by having ticks found on him....she got them off, so hopefully he doesn't get sick from them!
(Picture taken at King's Island.....they have Peanuts characters there, which we love!)
After coming home to all of these wonderful surprises, I am totally understanding why Charlie Brown always says, "Good Grief!"
This Momma is feeling let down and depressed, has a negative attitude, and is in need of an attitude adjustment.........or maybe just another vacation!!!
I'll share more pictures and details once I get back in the swing of things. GRRR!
"Even in laughter the heart may sorrow, and the end of mirth may be grief." Proverbs 14:13