Who Has Time to Blog?

So as many of you know I spent the last week and a half on vacation. As the quasi-organised person I am, I set the blog on autopilot, scheduling posts I wrote ahead of time and even filling in a few during the trip. The truth is I love my blog. It’s my getaway, my connection to the outside world, and my sense of professionalism. We had a great time on our spring break, and in reflection on the way home it seemed to provide an endless amount of inspiration with all of the things I could share! Then reality set in.

Of course we held the mail while we were away, so it came to no surprise that upon delivery it would be a bundle. What I didn’t expect was a bill from a collection agency regarding an unpaid balance from my 2014 baby delivery! What in the world? We settled everything already a year ago (so I thought). Ok, fine. Don’t stress about it, I’ll have Owen call in the morning. Moving on.

I was unpacking our suit cases upstairs while my daughter played with the baby in his room, when I heard her scream. “There’s an ant!” My three year old bravely went to get me a tissue to dispose of the ant, while I checked for any more. And yes, there was another crawling up the diaper genie. Ugh! We paid (what I considered to be) a small fortune for an extermination company to get rid of the carpenter ants last fall! Oh please, don’t let this be happening again.

Naturally there tends to be a lot of laundry when a family travels, but not for us. We are the fortunate ones who get to visit my in-laws during our stay. They generously offer their home, including appliances, so we don’t have to pack-up dirty belongings. So where in the world did all of these soiled clothes, blankets, etc. come from? I’d like to know.

I knew there would be no groceries at home, because we were responsible people and used up what we had before we left. So, obviously it made sense to stop and pick up bread for Isaiah’s school lunches on the way to our house. Why didn’t I think of anything to make for dinner? Or milk? Who goes to the grocery store and doesn’t pick up milk? So I trekked my way out this morning to make a dash for the grocery store with three kids 5 and under, after a stop at the bank. In route my baby fell asleep in the car, and you know what? I just didn’t feel like doing it. So through the drive-thru I went and back home.

And you know how I like to deal with all of this stress? Well the washing machine is running and I’ve already called the exterminator. The kids are fed. So I’m going to pretend it’s not happening. Instead, we are going to purpose-lessly decorate eyeglass rims and dress up like Batman, until it’s time to get ready to celebrate my nephew’s birthday. The end.

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42 comments

  1. I am assuming some of the people who comment may not even know you. I wish they could see you in action to witness how very calm, collected and sweet you are ALWAYS with your kiddos. I love they way you are with them. They are so blessed that you are their mom.

  2. It’s funny how much work there is after coming home from a vacation. You made me tired reading your post..lol! I hope you had a wonderful time!

  3. Welcome home from Vacation. Putting everything on hold and decorating those glasses and playing dress up is the best thing you could have done. I enjoyed your tale. thanks for sharing!

  4. I love the way you handled the situation 🙂 Its quite inspiring. Even when it is just the two of us travelling, coming back to an empty kitchen and deserted house is no joke :\ And with 3 kids I can hardly imagine ! But you seem to have powered through it 🙂 And as usual your lil ones look so adorable in the pics 🙂 Did they like it in Universal Studios ? Did you get to visit all the islands or were they caught up in Seuss Landing 😀

    1. We had a blast at Universal! My 2 middle loved Seuss Landing! We tried to see everything. My oldest love the superheroes and Simpson’s… My youngest won’t remember anything (he was in a backpack carrier), but he ate a lot of snacks! Thanks for asking! 🙂

      1. Oh I am so sorry I said 3 kids before! Please accept my apologies. It completely skipped my mind that you had 4. And glad that they loved it 🙂 Haha. You can plan again after your youngest grows a little more. By then the elder ones also would be in a position to enjoy Harry Potter rides and other attractions there 🙂

      2. No worries! (It’s even hard for me to keep track!) And yes, it will be fun to go back to Universal and Disney in a couple years when the babies can do a little more 🙂

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