Too excited to sleep …

Let it be known that a 7 year old who is on vacation, and spends all day riding rides and playing games at a beach amusement park, will have a restless night. Yup.

Well, I hope you all have a day where you are too excited to sleep!!!

The sweet sound of family …

I love Sunday mornings. I usually wake up before everyone else like usual but I’m not rushing to do anything or to go anywhere. I enjoy the silence of the house. And even more, the sounds of everyone eventually waking and coming to find me. I have grown to love this routine. When we travel it is somehow even better. There is even more calm and silence before they wake. There is no rushing at all. I relax. Drink my coffee. Write. There is also an excitement looming regarding whatever adventure we have planned for that day. Then, I wait and listen to hear them wake. It’s different when we travel. With a family as large as mine we usually require a suite or at least two rooms to accommodate all of us. Even with the space, the sounds of our Sunday are different. The closer proximity allows me to hear their breathing and movement that often reminds me of when my crew were babies. They are definitely not babies anymore. Sid and George are adults now. In September Libs will be turn 15 and Reese, 8. Sometimes I can’t believe how much time has passed since I first became a mom. It’s honestly mind-boggling. I have been blessed to be home with all of them since day one. I can honestly say that I haven’t missed much of their childhoods. I love when they tell me that too. They appreciate it just as much as I do. I know that because I haven’t missed much that it makes it much harder for me to let go. To have had the privilege of raising them and watch them grow up is the greatest gift God has ever given me. I love them so much. With all the change that is coming, George off to college for the first time and Sid returning to hers, I seem to cherish every moment I share with them collectively even more. They really are my world. And no matter how far away life and their dreams may take them, they will always be my babies. So, it may seem silly to some that I’ve grown to love the sounds of our lazy Sunday mornings, but for this mama, these sounds mean family.

Well, I hope you all have a day where you listen to the sweet sounds of your family!!!

Happily stinky …

I am one excited foodie! Today we are headed to the Gilroy Garlic Festival. We haven’t been in years so I am really looking forward to it. If you have never been, you are missing out. It is so much fun and the food is AMAZING! If you are a lover of all things garlic you definitely won’t be disappointed!

Well, I hope you all have a day where you are happily stinky!!!

The hiccup from hell …

I have been thirsty all day. I went running this morning and it was blazing hot. I’ve been drinking water and tea in excess all day long because of it. At lunch, when we were out, the waitress filled my glass up twice and at that point I was just going to ask her for a trough, HA! With my crazy thirst it is no surprise that I got the hiccups this afternoon. I don’t get the hiccups a lot but when I do I only hiccup about two or three times. Then they’re gone. But today’s hiccup was extremely unusual. It came after a yawn and while I was driving. I’ll be honest, I thought my life was in danger. It was so startling! I know hiccups come from your diaphragm but I’m pretty sure that this one came from my soul. I’m not sure if the yawn had anything to do with it but this hiccup involved most of my body and it was loud. Like it came from the depths of somewhere dark and scary. Thank goodness my kids weren’t with me because I am pretty this thing would have made Reese cry. Strangely, it was a stand alone hiccup too. I only had one. And trust me, one was enough!

Well, I hope you all have a day where you don’t have a hiccup from hell!!!

Finesse …

Traveling is fun. But coordinating travel plans and activities for even a short trip, for a bunch of people all coming together from different locations, takes a whole lot of skill, some expertise and a little artistic flare.

Well, I hope you all have a day that is filled with finesse!!!