Packing and Packing and Packing

7 06 2008

I’ve been too busy to think straight, much less blog.  But, I have a moment to catch my breath while all three girls are eating lunch (mac and cheese).  The older girls have been out of school for more than a week and life has picked up its pace.  I don’t miss the morning chaos of rushing them out the door by 8:00, but I’d forgotten what it’s like to have 3 little girls vying for my attention at all times.

I’ve been getting up early (6:45) and walking with a friend in the mornings.  It’s a great way to start my day.  I love the opportunity to get some fresh air and clear my head before the chaos begins, plus the time with a friend is refreshing.

My days are filled with trips to the swings and the sandbox, the cupboard for snacks and the fridge for juice boxes.  My mom and sis-in-law and her 3 kids were here for a few days this week which was fun but very busy.  The kids loved playing with their cousins but by the time they left they all needed a little space from each other.  We did manage to get in a shopping trip without the oldest 4 kids which was a fun break for all of us.

Now my focus has shifted to the upcoming week which will be crazier yet.  We leave for PA on Monday afternoon, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware on Tuesday afternoon, then on to NYC Saturday-Tuesday, then we’ll head back to PA, pick up the kids and come home. . .WHEW!  I’m exhausted just thinking about it!  But I know we’ll have a great time with family.  My biggest concern is everyone’s health.  My longtime readers will recall Conrad’s Salmonella in Florida and my strep throat in Michigan, and before this blog there was a trip to the ER for Lydia while we were in Michigan.  I think I’ve had my share of trips to the doc while on vacation.  Time for a care-free, everyone’s-healthy kind of vacation.

So, today I’m getting my house back in order and the suitcases are out just waiting to be filled with all that’s on my lists.  It takes a lot of organization to think through the details of a trip of this magnitude.  But, rest assured, my priorities are straight:  the first thing in my suitcases included everyone’s swimwear, my poker set, and season 3 of The Office.  What can go wrong?

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3 responses

9 06 2008
LaRonda

Have a great trip and enjoy your time in New York City!!!

9 06 2008
rhonda

ditto to laronda! have a terrific time!! can’t wait to hear about it!

9 06 2008
Robyn

That sounds like a fun vacation. I hope and pray everyone stays healthy. I’m glad you have your priorities straight. You crack me up.

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