Thursday, April 30, 2009

Vacation Video Clips

Hello Friends!

Happy Thursday to you. Today was a beautiful day here. Sunny and just the right temp. I even pulled a few weeds. Next is the shovel to remove the tons of buttercups that are overtaking our flowers. Ugh.
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Here are a couple of short video clips I took while in Grand Cayman. We went to a place where you can swim with dolphins, which was fun to watch. Too expensive for me, especially since I'm not really sure it's on my top 10 things to do list. The last clip is just of a special party they were having on the beach - the portion we could see from our room. I think it was for a private party.
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Anywho, I need to get going and work on the 44 greeting cards I need to finish in the next 1.5 days. It's for a "Close to My Heart" card swap. ;O)

Bye for now~
Linda
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Sunday, April 26, 2009

We're BAAAAAAAAAAAACK!













Wow! We're back. What a great trip. It's always so amazing to me that 24 hours ago I was so far away, looking at the clear blue sea, wearing shorts. Now I'm home in an icy cold house wearing a thick sweatshirt, sweats and super warm slipper socks. It's nice to be home - but I already miss the island. I wish the kids could have experienced it...but we'll save that trip until they all can REMEMBER it!



I don't have much time right now, I have to pick up the kids (we got in at midnight) so this will be quick. First, I want to thank everyone who helped out with the kids, the cat, the yard (thanks Dad! that was a nice treat to come home to), and airport transportation. We REALLY appreciate all of you.

I had a request for "real" pictures, so Crystal, these are for you! :O) I'll post more later, and give details about our trip, and the nightmare we had getting there.







The real view from our hotel room (above).

Rum Point.






Until later............as they say on the island,
No Worries~
:)Linda
p.s. I'm so excited to get the kids! yippeeeeeeeeeee

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Getting Ready to Go

Hello!
I have fallen off the blogger boat this past month. All the kids were sick, we had Spring Break, field trips, Easter, and just L-I-F-E in general.

One big thing that has been consuming my "free" time and filling my head with worry is the trip Rourke and I are taking in 4 short days! We are heading to GRAND CAYMAN without the kids.
Yikes!! There is so much to plan, the kids will be split up for awhile, and staying at 3 different places during the week. I have been trying to pack for myself, and all the kids. Shop for food for everyone, plan who is driving the kids where during the week....and my least favorite thing........writing a will. Ugh. So depressing. Can you tell we have never left the kids before? I have had dreams of the plane crashing and everything! Then there are the medical releases in case the kids get sick or (God forbid) hurt while we are gone.

Anyway, I'm sure once we get there I will be so totally excited. I just have to GET THERE!
Here are a few pictures I just found online to pump myself up! I am really wishing now that I had gotten myself into better shape and tan.




This is a picture of "Stingray City"......where we are apparently going. Hopefully it's safe. :)










This is where we are staying....





I have heard there are internet cafes all over...so hopefully we can check email and keep in touch.
Geez....I can't even imagine all the free time we will have for a week without kids.
Gotta run.....speaking of kids, they are a calling.
Until next time~
Linda