Hilton Head!!! Day 8


How I love the ocean! The smell of the salt water, the sound of the waves, the beauty of it! Although…do not ask me to go swimming in it…lol.

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It is so relaxing. We have thought of the possibility of moving down here. We can breath better, my husband does not get head aches here, I don’t get bone aches from the cold and snow just sucks. But we would need to find jobs…an affordable home. I don’t care if we are an hour from the beach, as long as we can get there.

That’s what we talked about on our little getaway. We left the kids at the beach with the in-laws while we went for coffee and hummus at the Market Cafe.

We walked pointing at all the beautiful places on sale that we wish we could afford. I do not want to wait till retirement to move here. Alas, we will figure something out.

I sat at the beach looking at my what I hope is a food belly from all of the  eating I have been doing. How much I am looking forward to yoga on Saturday!

I had cooking duty today, so I made Spanish rice and beans with a whole roasted chicken. I decided to have some cheap vino juice.

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While everyone was at the beach then at the swimming pool. My little guy and I did spend some time eating cookies and M&M’s.

Everyone loved my dinner! The kids ate it which is awesome!

It did get loud and so I put my headphones on and listened to music. Then I broke away after dinner and watched TV shows about Boston Marathon Survivors.

(It has been two years since the attack. Almost 300 people injured some lost limbs, three lost their lives. If you would like to help go click here.)

But now to bed I must go.

Until Next Time My Friend,

Support Boston!

Hilton Head!!! Day 2


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Here I am in my paleness starting the day at the beach. Very exciting day! First off, if you want to see me squeal like a teenager at a Justin Bierber concert. All you have to do is say dolphin.
That is exactly what happened. And there they were swimming and there I was squealing with excitement. I tried to photograph them, but no luck. But that’s okay, it was so cool to see them. Then, as the tide got lower, I found these.

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Tons of baby clams! The kids got a real kick out of watching them bury themselves back in the sand. And then, we saw a baby stingray! Cutest thing ever. Then we found this…

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A stone crab. We named it Rosie Michael since we didn’t know what it was and then watched him for a while.
So far, it’s been an awesome trip! A little sun burn, buy it’s all good. Look at these faces.

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Awesome!

Until next time my friend,

I wonder if we’ll see dolphins again…

Hilton Head!!! Day 1


I do not even know how I am doing this.I should be in a coma. After 20 hours of driving, bathroom breaks, child mental breaks and mental breaks off my own, we finally made it!

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This is me barely conscious in our vroom, vroom van after what felt like an eternity of driving.

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Here are my boys at one of our breaks.

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My boys love me! They always pick flowers for me. After unpacking, my big guy feel right on his face causing a bloody nose and now has a fat lip. After all of the exhaustion. It all of for this moment.

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The moment when my boys run to the ocean and laugh because it is most definitely their favorite place in the world.

After some ocean time, they went swimming in the pool while I made shrimp salad, yum! We ate, I cleaned up and now I am writing here. Good day, but tomorrow will be better.

Until Next Time My Friend,

Where is your favorite vacation/holiday spot?

Washington DC Day 3


“Today will be a better Day” I said.
“APRIL FOOOOOOOLS” said my optimism as we started our day. Lol

Misery…it is the only thing I can say about yesterday. My big guy crying over every single thing. We figured fresh air would help, it was such a beautiful day.

We drove to where the monuments were, we will sit at the park, maybe catch a monument or two. It would be a fine day. APRIL FOOLS!!! Just as we got there, my big guy had a meltdown which is alien territory for us and would not stop. So we turned around and went back to the hotel…At the hotel,we decided that it just was not worth it. So we packed up.

Even though our room was prepaid for another day, we turned in our room keys and drove 8 hours home.

I was determined and I was going to make it home if it was the last thing I did. I took the fist four hours, then Babe took the last four. We slept wonderfully.

Until Next Time,

Home Sweet Home

Washington Day 2 Ahhhhh!!


So apparently the whole post I did disappeared. Day 2 was an absolute disaster. Big boy had a fever, we took to the clinic which took forever.

Then my Little guy started throwing up and it was all over us, it rained on us and we ended up taking the wrong train back so we got back a lot later.

So today, we are debating on letting the boys rest and going home tomorrow.

Until Next Time,

Today will be a better day.

To Washington We Go


After breakfast we went on the road.

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My not so happy big guy…

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My happy little guy…

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We stopped at a rest stop where I ordered a jalapeño burger… And pizza for the boys…

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My big boys..

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My little guy and I…

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After a whole meltdown from my big guy, we started driving again.

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Finally, we made it to the zoo. We meet some friends and the boys went on carousel rides.

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The boys played…

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Then we went to eat at Hill Country Barbeque Market where for the fist time, I had brisket.

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Totally delicious. Night time set in and we are now cuddling, watching The Goonies at The Comfort Inn… Great day, but I am exhausted.

Until Next Time,
Get some sleep…

Up and Away


We decided to take a trip to the capital of our country, we have had enough of New York. Plus, we have a new baby cousin to see and a friend who graduated for the FBI, WHOA! So cool!

We just packed and went. But 4 hours later, we only got one hour and a half of our distance. Our little guy was car sick and we had to stop every 20 minutes for him to go to the bathroom.

We stopped at McDonalds on a bathroom stop, and decided to feed them Happy Meals with the hope they fall asleep or play with their toy.

Yay! We did it…we got an hour and a half without stopping. Half way through, we are in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. Where I was out by the time my head hit the pillow.

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Good morning! I got up to make a post and eat some breakfast.

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Until Next Time,
I am hoping we can drive straight through this time!