Last week we had an awesome adventure as a family to Detroit, MI and Sandusky, OH. SBJ had the opportunity to catch up with a friend who he had not seen for over 14 years! We got to meet his wife and their new baby. SO cute! We had such a nice time. And A cooked us some amazing (A.M.A.Z.I.N.G!) gambian grub. We thoroughly enjoyed our friends, their food and the food bowl experience! ; ) Onward and upward, we headed to Sandusky to partake in our annual UWG (Unschoolers Waterpark Gathering). This was our third adventure to Kalahari and man did we have a blast! This year was just so…. comfortable. I think that’s the best word I could put on it. We knew our atmostphere well, had our routine down (in terms of our room and food and swim), and really just felt comfortable doing what we wanted and needed and thoroughly enjoying the park and the conference altogether. K and D had friends from Chicago this year. They were quite adventurous and explored more of the park than they had ever done before! This year M was a bit more independent from me so I even got to have some mama time with others at the conference as well! I attended some really great talks. Two in particular really juiced my sole and got me pumped to try some new things! Exciting!!!
We were having such a great time we did not want to leave! We called the main desk on Wednesday and asked if they’d let us stay 1 more night at the same group rate that we had gotten with/for the conference. They obliged and we were all psyched to add a night/day to our stay! SO much fun!
The trip home was super smooth and probably even made record time. Got to unpack when we got home b/c it was early enough, and thus enjoyed my birthday weekend!!! Yes, you heard me… weekend! My bday was yesterday, but the kids and SBJ started Saturday spoiling me rotten. I got breakfast in bed on both Saturday and Sunday! I got several massages from little and big fingers alike ; ) I even had dinner cooked for me Saturday and we ate out on gift cards on Sunday! We had a lovely family movie night Saturday, and the kids ventured out with SBJ and purchased gifts for me with their own money! I am just SO touched at the efforts made for my bday this year. I kinda got used to it not being a big deal for anyone but me : ) But this year! WOAW! Really, I feel so lucky and blessed. D purchased me chapstick and chocolate with her own bucks. She also made me some amazing art work! K bought me a back scratcher : ) He knows me well! It was just so thoughtful and I feel so blessed. SBJ’s efforts, gifts and generosity were over-the-top, but his card that he made/wrote to me…. I’m just one lucky lady.
Ahhhh…… so as I dwell in la-la-land, I am hit with the reality that we are back to reality tomorrow! Back to our routines. Classes and work. I am looking forward to a father-daughter dinner Wednesday! A lil’ expansion to my celebrations!!! It’s going to be a great month this month! Lot’s of fun things planned AND I’ll be an Auntie any day now! Lots of exciting times! Can’t wait!