It kills me when everything isn’t in its place and my house doesn’t look nice so I have been on a rampage trying to set up my house. I am so behind on just stuff and it gets overwhelming. As you can see, I am like 2 months late on my awesome vacation updates. The only thing is I am annoyed that when I ordered my new lens I didn’t realize that it wasn’t an auto focus. Well, duh Brenda, that is a big deal! It is super hard to tell if you are 100% in focus so you have to take a million pictures adjusting the lens ever so slightly hoping that one will be completely in focus- and don’t forget to tell your subjects to not breathe while you do this. So yeah…here’s to some blurry pictures. Luckily, I am getting a new lens this week that has auto focus. End of rant.
I loved reliving our fun family vacation. Especially now because my husband works all day like a normal person. We were so lucky before when we had him home a couple of days a week and he could come home for lunch. And then that 6 week vacation was pretty awesome because we got to spend alllll day together. Sometimes you get so caught up in life with your kids that you don’t have that adult time to talk and just hang out. One thing about our families is that we always do things together, kids and adults. It is amazing how many wonderful memories we have created with our entire family. However, it was also really nice using the resort day care to get a little respite from our kiddos. You know how it goes, we would start a conversation that involves each person not really looking at you, looking away every 5 seconds, getting interrupted, getting jumped on, or even having 2 conversations at once. A nice uninterrupted adult conversation- a Parents Night Out- with all the adults in the family was just what my brain needed. Yep- brain. I can only handle so many talks about Pokemon and Batman and if shadows will eat us.
Another perk. Actually getting dressed up for something. Most of our days consisted of us going to the pool or beach. You just put on a swimsuit and cover up, some gloss and bam- you’re ready for the day. Feeling a little mommy guilt, I put on my favorite everyday necklace with my kids initials on them. You know, so they would know I wasn’t going to forget them in the 2 hours I’d be gone. I just love it- I feel like they are close to me wherever I am. We laughed. We talked about parenthood- the good and the difficult. I love these guys. Truly. It was like we were trying to soak up as much as we could before we went our separate ways. And we did. We picked up our children, hugged and kissed them a million times because even in those 2 hours it seemed like eternity. And then we hugged and said our goodbyes to our family- boarded the plane and went back to just us- the 5 of us. I used to think when you go on vacation you go with your kids. We don’t really ever leave our kids behind. But it was so good to just be with the adults and develop and strengthen those relationships. Along with that, it was nice to hold my husband’s hand without being distracted. It was nice to eat a meal- yup- just eat a meal uninterrupted. Focusing just on each other was just the rejuvenation we needed to go another day, hand in hand, together.