We're having snow days this year. A lot of them. More than I remember ever having when I was in school. (Yes, I know I sound like a grouchy old woman. Hush.) Paul, though, remembers the winter of 1978, when there were 22 snow days. So it could definitely be worse. I had taken today… Continue reading Dreaming of Warm, Sunny Days
When we went on Levi's wish trip, everything was just pristine, everywhere. Disney's dedication to perfection is legendary, but honestly, it was the same at Give Kids the World, at Universal, and at Sea World. Everything is immaculately groomed. Understand that my standards of cleanliness have degraded somewhat in recent years. Mostly I'm just happy… Continue reading Ah, memories.
Levi got a little package in the mail today. It was from Give Kids the World, and I couldn't imagine what it could be. (Though I was pretty sure it wasn't a bill. Which was a welcome change from the rest of the mail.) It was ... a rabbit. Mayor Clayton, to be specific. He… Continue reading Small Packages
I just found this picture from Give Kids the World, and it's too good not to share. One of the amazing things at Give Kids the World is the pool. It's enormous and heated to nearly bathwater temperature, and shallow all over, so you can really pack in the kids. There's a zero-degree entry… Continue reading Everybody’s Gone Surfing …
We had Easter dinner at our house tonight. Besides my mom and my siblings (less the Canadian contingent, of course), my mom's sisters came. They asked about pictures of our trip, and I was reminded that I haven't shared a lot of the snapshots we took. I'll keep at it. Just for fun, I took… Continue reading Tuesday at the Village
So I said some time ago that I was going to tell you about some friends of mine when I could do them justice. I'm going to try. I grew up in a church where the only instruments are the voices of the people, and boy, they can sing. I cut my teeth on a cappella… Continue reading Receiving Generosity
We all went to see some friends of mine tonight. Since they were involved in making our fantasy trip even more fantastical, we took along the Mickey ears so the boys could show them off. You'll hear more about them tomorrow when I can do them justice (the friends, not the ears). Anyway, we had… Continue reading Who, now?
No, I am not still on the beach. I apologize for the radio silence. There wasn't much to say about our remaining time at the beach (except that it was fantastic), and then I was sick again, and we got on a plane, and it was back to the craziness. We did get to go… Continue reading Hiatus
And a lazy lazy mama.
This morning was our last at the village. We went to breakfast later than usual, because Paul and I were madly trying to pack up all of our stuff (plus a metric ton of toys and games that the boys were given during our stay; we really need another bag), and the boys were industriously… Continue reading Leaving the Village