Our {long} Travel Day

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(Note: I have no idea why these pictures are posting so large, from my phone now. I am still trying to figure out how to fix that).

Friday the 13th was our long travel day. It wasn’t too bad, but it beaver fails…it ends up starting a bit later Han anticipated and there are more stops along the way (especially with 3 rigs in the caravan)….and all of that means that we arrive later in the evening and eat dinner fairly late.

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We aren’t really huge fans of the 395 desert. Not much to look at. I am always so thankful for our generator and air conditioners 😀 The kids always stay cool and comfortable.

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Joe, however, had the HOT seat most of the afternoon. The sun was beating down on him and his legs are close to the engine hear while he is driving. As you can see from above, we used the 2 frozen hot dog packs to cool him off (worked out great….since we needed the hot dogs defrosted for dinner).

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We arrived at Keough Hot Springs I time for the boys to go swimming while I cooked dinner.

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We were all happy to have the long travel day behind us.

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Summer has Begun!!

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Sweet Lucy had been in the motorhome non-stop for 3 days. She wanted to make sure that she wouldn’t be left behind.

As of 8:31am, we are on the road!!

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Our family is happiest when we are in the motorhome. Summer is here!!!

Disneyland 2014

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A few weeks back, we decided that we really needed some Family Time – and a gift for Anthony’s 4th Birthday.

Of course, the very 1st thing that came to mind was Disneyland!! We threw out a few ideas, but nothing ever sounds as good as Disneyland (to the LG family).

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I will spare you from all the details, but trust me when I say that Joe worked out a pretty sweet (and risky) plan to get is the best deal possible for D-land tickets. We also decided to stay in a hotel and spend 1 day resting in between visits to the parks (best. idea. ever).

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Unfortunately, Anthony is still 1 inch away from ALL the awesome rides in the park 😁 He did ok with the news, but I was pretty bummed for him. Luckily, there is a BUNCH of other stuff that he could do, and he was perfectly happy with that.

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Sunday (Mother’s Day) was a long and busy day. We were all ready to go back to the hotel after Fantasmic.

On Monday, we swam in the pool.

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All 4 of us took a nap.

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We swam some more and them walked to dinner (Joe’s Crab Shack…perfect for us! They have a playground on the patio!)

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To end our middle day of relax, we walked to an Italian Ice Cream Place. Yum!!

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Day Two at CA Adventure & wrapping up at Disneyland.

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The boys had a great time! It was fun to take them again. Best part, we still have one more day to go (before September). See ya soon, Mickey!

Missing…

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Last night, as we were getting out of the spa, Joe said “Hon, you really should blog…even if you write one sentence, just get started again.”

Eek. I know that when Joe recognizes my disappearance…I am ridiculously delinquent. I just looked at him with a “I know…you are totally right” face and said that it’s just so overwhelming when I am so far behind, with so much to say.

Excuses. Are. Lame.

Let’s hope that I can pull myself together and get back to it – because, as you all know, I really do love it. And I miss it. And….I have a LOT to say and even more pictures to share.

I will close with one fun fact….today, we get to surprise the boys and tell them we are heading up to DISNEYLAND!!! It’s going to be great.

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(Above: the boys on Easter Sunday at the FHPC Egg Hunt).

Sweet Valentine

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Again, one of the BEST Christmas gifts under the tree this past year was a ‘hand’ made calendar from preschool. Such a treasure and probably my FAVORITE part of my office decor.

Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching. Usually that would have me slightly stressed and completely behind (at this point, only 2 days away).

Thanks to Joe’s involvement on Pinterest — we had easy homemade Valentine’s ideas picked out for the boys this last weekend . (And special thanks to our dear, sweet neighbors for letting us print in color, on a Sunday afternoon).

AJ wanted light sabers…..

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*And might I add that he signed his two-letter name on all of them!! We were impressed.

Nicholas chose these (Joe & I definitely swayed this decision)….

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We read him the little saying on the Valentine (“so glad we are in the same school”)…and he said “I get it! It’s a school of fish!!” 🐠🐟🐠🐟

The boys are ready for their V-day parties and I am super relieved that everything is put together early (as Joe likes to point out, I tend to procrastinate…sometimes).

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone. I hope you all feel loved ❤️💚💜💛💙

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