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There's no place like home, there's no place like home, there's no place like home

For years, I have dreamed of what I would consider the perfect vacation. While I love to travel to exciting destinations and stay in wonderful places, one vacation I have always wanted to experience was to be at home, by myself, and send Kelly off with the kids to somewhere. Not for a really long time, but long enough for me to get some of the things done that I never seem to prioritize highly enough to.

This past week, my dream came true. Kelly's parents booked flights for Lindsey and Christopher to visit them in Colorado for a couple of weeks this summer, as they love to spend time with their grandkids. Kelly kept saying how he wanted to go out to Colorado too, so I bought him a plane ticket to go out visit his parents and the rest of the family, but just for a week. Last Saturday, I dropped the three of them off at the airport and waved good-bye, then as I was driving away, I did a little happy dance similar to the one I do on the first day of school each year.

I have kept a little journal this week of some of the things I have done, even though it's kind of boring. I have still enjoyed the week a lot, and have gotten a few things done that I've wanted to, and plan to do several more projects in the remaining time before the kids come home. I am looking forward to Kelly's return, and am delighted that he had a break from work, and got to spend a week at home with his mom and dad. They've spoiled him as much as they will the kids, I'm sure. He needed that!

Thanks to my niece, Aubrey, for calling me this week too. It was an unexpected, pleasant surprise.

Comments

Lonna said…
I have really enjoyed these posts. How clever of you to keep a little journal to share. I love that you have had so many adventures in your own home, and in just a week. I hope that you will enjoy the remaining time you have, but I know that your family will be so excited to see you soon.
Heidi said…
Kelly sounds like you have been having a great "vacation"! I still wish I had not seen a picture of that bug though... one thing I do not miss about Texas is the nasty bugs- eeew!
Julie V. said…
That's funny, I have the same dream vacation....maybe one day.
Summer Adams said…
Kel, how nice! What a treat. And your cupcakes are absolutely darling and I'm sure delicious as well. WIsh I could have been there to partake of them :)
Chris and Mandi said…
What a fun vacation. I always feel like I need that kind of vacation after I get home from a vaca.
Family Life said…
WOW! Sounds relaxing and rejuvenating. I had a friend that used to do that. She would drop her kids somewhere and just have some alone time at home. I've always wondered what that would be like. Did you ever get lonely? I wonder how I would feel??
Kelly said…
I'm definitely starting to miss my kids. I'm glad Kelly is home now. I missed him too, but especially at night. I'm a scaredy cat at home alone!

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