Saturday, April 24, 2010

Bon Voyage... zzzzzzzzzz

I'm sitting at an airport gate as I type this post!

Don't hate me, but I'm going on a week-long Caribbean cruise with my mother-in-law and two sisters-in-law. We are celebrating the 50th birthday of Marc's oldest sister. Marc's sisters have the greatest nicknames, She-She (that's how Anna pronounced Shari when she was a baby) and Tookie (I'm not sure I'm clear on the origin of that one). So happy birthday, She-She!!!

So while I'm off relaxing and having fun, my kids are being lovingly cared for by Auntie Kristin. I left Kristin with a notebook containing a schedule and menu plan for the week. I managed to prepare most of the meals I planned and even filled the kids workboxes. Yes, I go on a cruise, and they get to do math worksheets.

It sounds like I have my act totally together, right? If you hear laughing right now, that would probably be from my sister and husband who just witnessed a crazy woman trying to get herself out the door on time, not stopping to breath as she babbled on and on about all the important things they needed to know.

Anna's tan school uniform skirt needs to be ironed. I couldn't find the plaid one.

Scratch the quiche for Sunday morning -- it didn't get made. Use the frozen cinnamon rolls instead.

When you drive Ryne to therapy, take a right, a right, a left, a right, a left... got that?!

DO NOT tell the kids the secret ingredient in the blueberry smoothies is frozen spinach!

Please don't let Auntie Kristin see the kids' bathroom!

Yes, I think everyone is ready for me to have a vacation. This is what happens when you get an average of 3 hours a sleep a night all week. So I have my books ready and I'm looking forward to recharging my batteries.

So if my blog is a little quiet... well, that's pretty normal, isn't it. ; )

I really wanted to tell you about something exciting that happened this week too. I had my first in-real-life blog friend meeting! I'll tell you all about it later, but if you're just dying to know, go visit Amy's blog. It was such a fun day!

Okay, the plane is boarding! Please keep my family in your prayers!


  1. Have a great time, Kellie!
    My boys are still playing Star Wars since Ryne re-ignited their interest in it Tuesday. Ryne was talking a lot about BoBa the bounty hunter and Lane's been drawing pictures of him since then.

    Thank you so much for the book and book marks. My kids went on a kick this week recording their own voices reading, and Hope chose to read "The Seven Silly Eaters." What a fun, fun read-aloud!


  2. have a fun trip! You definitely deserve one. I love the spinach secret. I've been wanting to add edimame to our blueberry smoothies. So when the kids aren't looking, it will happen.

  3. I hope your trip is wonderful! Have a great time!!

  4. KELLIE!!! You never mentioned this last weekend!! I'm so jealous (but, of course, happy for you!). Have a wonderful week!!

  5. Kellie,

    I hope you are had the best time ever! I can't wait to see some pictures and hear your updates.

    Many blessings,