What I Did on My Summer Vacation
Ok, so technically it’s our fall vacation. Mike and I were scheduled to hit the Florida beaches in early October, but Hurricane Matthew beat us to it. We were contacted by the condo owners to hold off for a few days. When we didn’t hear anything from them, we planned alternate activities.
We’ve taken two long (like Friday through Monday!) weekends, which have been wonderful. I spent a couple days with Amelia and Wesley. He had taken off two days last week (and with his 12-hour shifts, two days off gave him seven days in a row). We took her to Chuck E Cheese’s, had dinner together, shopped, and just had fun. I spent a few days cleaning out closets and the refrigerator (all long overdue jobs). The cleaning out part wasn’t that fun, but looking at the organized and neat closets sure is. I had planned to do a lot of stamping, but family activities took precedence – and that’s fine!
Then there was today. I had asked Mom if she’d go with me to her mom’s grave site. It’s way back in the country, and I wasn’t sure where it was or if I could even find it. Of course, she said yes – and suggested we stop at Mike’s dad’s site as well. It was kind of in the same direction, and I hadn’t been there since his funeral.
Early this morning (ok – 9-ish, but I’m on vacation), one of my cousins texted to let me know her great-nephew would be visiting my aunt today. Did I want to stop by? Ummmm – yes! This little guy is so sweet and adorable. He’s one of my favorite little boys in the world. He had been in the hospital for a while, but is doing so much better. I filled a “surprise bag” with a book and some “goodies” for him. Sadly, I had to leave before he got there, but I did get this photo from my cousin.
My cousin said as soon as he opened the bag, he started reading the book to his granny. So fun. How cute are these two?
I had a wonderful afternoon with Mom – and I learned so much about our family history. I need to record all the stories and history so it doesn’t get lost one day. She pointed out all the family landmarks – “Your granny used to live there. This is where Uncle Fred used to live. Did I ever tell you about….” It was the best day ever!
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