Saturday, May 30, 2009

Farewell me hearties. Yo ho!

The Christmas after the twins were born, Jon's parents gave us a gift voucher to take a cruise where ever we wanted. Well, basically where ever we wanted!! We've scheduled and rescheduled it twice since that Christmas due to work and the kids being to young. (Okay, the mom not wanting to leave the kids for that long!) I'm glad things worked out that way. After the last few months we've had around here, we need a vacation. A REAL vacation with turquoise blue waters, white sandy beaches, waves to surf, people at our beck and call to clean up after us for a change and all the food that we can possibly stuff our faces with!!!!Jon and I are blessed to have such generous and loving parents. I don't think they will ever know how much we needed this and how thankful we are for it!! AND they are coming here to keep the kids so that's a load off my shoulders, not having to pack everything and the kitchen sink as well as all their stuff! Ha Ha!! After the kids go to bed tonight we are heading out for Miami and driving as far as our eyelids will allow us! Then we'll find some where to go to church (look out all you Primitive Baptist Floridians, u never know where we might show up!!) Sunday morning and then drive the rest of the way. Our ship leaves Monday afternoon.

We are gonna miss all those hugs and kisses and sweet little voices constantly jabbering at us. I'm sure I'll be going thru serious with drawls at first! But and however, everybody needs a break and all parents of young children deserve one! So for all of you hard working, deserving parents out there, we will think of you. At least, we will try!!!
Please say a little prayer for Jon and I that we will have a safe trip and return home safely to our children. And also, sneak one in there for SuSu and PawPaw while you're at it since they will be thrown into the roles of Mama and Daddy to 2 20 month old children that have more energy then you could even want to have and are more mischievous than you can imagine!!!

9 comments:

Dana said...

I 100% agree that you deserve and need a break, but can't help but hate you just a little bit right now:) I hope you have a WONDERFUL time. You know I am teasing about hating you. I love you to pieces!

Kelly Spezzano said...

Oh, what an awesome gift/opportunity! I hope that your travels bring you to Little Union on Sunday! :)

We will pray for a safe trip for you two and happy grandparenting for Jon's parents! lol

His Mercy Endureth Forever said...

It is definitely wonderful to have that time away to refresh and recharge your batteries! Enjoy your trip!

Dianne said...

Wow! What a generous, much-needed, glad-you-saved-it-for-NOW gift! I will pray the angels all around the ship when you all set your course Monday morning. And, for the GRANDparents minding the "store", parenting graces. Make pictures, write about your experiences.... or NOT!!

Becky said...

Have a WONDERFUL TIME!!!!!

~sydney~ said...

Everyone's commenting on the trip...and trust me...I am jealous and hope you guys have a FABULOUS time...BUT I must comment on how ADORABLE those pictures are! How smart are your kiddos listening to an IPOD! And swinging by themselves!?! SO SO cute!

Emily said...

Eric's feelings are hurt. He was reading over my shoulder and said, "WHAT!?! They're not coming to Brasil for their beach getaway?"

Kathy U said...

So glad you decided to stop by. We hope you all (you and Jon and SuSu and PawPaw :)) have a great time! I'm not sure who will enjoy the week the most.
Sis kathy

Lil. Bit said...

It was great to see yall on Sunday and catching up with you and Jon! Hope yall have a safe and fun trip! Cant wait to hear all about it! :)