Friday, July 23, 2010

16 years

After 16 years, I love him more now than I did the day I said "I DO"

Happy Anniversary K!!  I love you!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Vacation

We don't go on vacation every year, we haven't went since 2006...other than camping here or there...that being said, our vacation is coming up...the boys are so excited!

As a child I went on vacation a lot.  I don't remember much from our vacations (mom always says that the car accident I was in has affected my memory...it's either that, or I have a horrible memory!!)

My vacations as a child...I remember going to Disney World, I was about 7ish years old.  However, I don't remember anything but the electric parade, but I'm not sure if I remember that because I've seen photos or if I actually remember that.  I do remember staying at my Uncle's house and his son's pet taranchula got out...is that where my arachnophobia stems from?

We went to the Wisconsin Dells...I have no idea how old I was.  What I can remember from that is the boats that could drive on land as well as in the water (Duck Boats, I think they are called).  This was a pit stop of a trip on our way to South Dakota (we were driving my Uncle's boat out to him).  What I remember most about that trip...sitting on the side of interstate for 5ish hours with the boat...just my mom, my sister, my grandmother and myself...while the guys (my dad, my grandpa, and my cousin) went to get a part for the boat.  This is something you can't do in this day and age!  As far as South Dakota, I remember some little shops at the Black Hills and seeing a Prairie Dog for the first time...unfortunately, not much else!

I know we went to Niagara Falls when I was younger, but I don't remember much of that, I do remember going with my youth group on a ski trip to New York and going over to the Canada side of Niagara Falls before heading home.  Let's just say, some of those guys in my youth group should have stuck to the US age limit!!

I'm so glad there are photos that I can look at to help me remember things that we've done and/or seen that I can't remember.

Anyway...as I was saying, we are going on vacation as a family.  We are bringing my mom along.  This vacation is so much different than any vacation I've ever been on...Why?  Well, my mom and I are making all the plans.  Neither of us have ever done that!  There's always been someone telling us what we were doing or where we were going, so this is going to be interesting.  Kevin said he was going on vacation, but not planning it...so mom and I are doing all that.  We are going to Michigan to do some things and then heading over to Cleveland to do some stuff before coming home.