Oh yeah, baby, that was the BEST vacation ever :) Well, besides the fact that I didn't have my hubby there :) Couldn't have asked for a better bunch of women, and the resort was DIVINE! Thanks so much, army. I thoroughly enjoyed myself!
I woke up at 7:45am, and started getting kids ready for breakfast. And we headed up to the lodge. Check out this photo that Margot took. Cool, huh?
We went to breakfast, which was french toast, hash browns, biscuits and gravy, eggs, oatmeal, and fruit. We ate, and headed back to the cabin. I started to pack things up, then Captain America called on Skype, and we got to Video Chat for quite a while. SO nice :) The kids also got a chance to talk with him. AWESOME day :)
At 11am, Joe and Jim and I headed up to the main lodge to check out. We turned in our keys, and paid our overage charge. $1.63. hehe. And swung by the gift shop. I wanted to get something for Terra for taking care of Boxer. She did such a great job :)
I found some CUTE little shirts for her twins. And some SUPER tasty fudge for us to share. And a necklace for myself. And the lady at the gift shop gave us a SUPER huge discount, so it all came out to only $20. Thank you, gift shop lady!!! You rock!
I had her cut the fudge (4 flavors - mint chocolate, snickers, german chocolate, and pecan) into 6 slices, one for each of us. Still, that pound of fudge didn't stand a chance against us Hartys. hehe. My kids were SO sweet. They shared with our new friends.
We ended up staying for another 2 hours. Didn't leave the lodge until around 1pm. We chatted in the main room, and hung with friends, had some lunch, and watched TV, and packed the truck. Very nice and leisurely. Gotta love it :)
The girls and I made plans for lunch on the West Side on Tuesday at a chinese place. I'm excited! Me and Virginia and Margot and Liselle and Joslyn. Should be a good time. We're gonna text Theresa and see if she wants to come too.
While I was heading off the mountain, my check engine light came on. Crap. So, I stopped at Alamorgordo at the Howdys to turn the truck off. Because that usually makes the light turn off. And, I got a 64 oz Diet Coke while I was at it. And push pops for the kids. And Sunflower seeds for Tom and Jake. And a Ben & Jerry's ice cream for me. And we headed back to El Paso.
And really, it was the most enjoyable car ride with 5 kids that I've ever had. Ha! Everyone was good, and well behaved, and there was no fighting. Thank goodness!
We got back home, and Boxer was SO SO SO excited to see us. Jake gave him a bath, because he was messy. And snuggled on the couch with him for quite a while. It was SO sweet.
The kids watched a few episodes of Recess, and I took a short nap. We did a few chores, emptied the pool in the backyard, and Terra dropped by the house. She and I and Jim and Joe and her 3 girls went on a driving tour of our neighborhood. hehe. Her twins get frisky in the evenings, and driving around helps. So we drove through the neighborhoods, and chatted, then headed back to my house.
The kids and I watched an episode of Doctor Who, and had leftovers for Dinner, then I sent the kids to bed around 8pm. Jake and Tom and I watched an episode of Chuck, and it's now 8:30pm. And I'm gonna finish washing this show with them, then they'll go to bed, and I'm gonna design some freebies for next week, and then have the rest of the evening off.
Night, my friends. Pray for me for tomorrow :) We have the ARD meeting tomorrow to determine Jake's eligibility for an IEP. Think good thoughts!
So, in honor of School ALMOST being out, here's a WordArt for ya! Click on the links below to go to my account to download the PNG file, and leave some love if you like my work. Thanks!