Thursday, July 12, 2007


HELP! I am currently buried under two over-excited, vacation-driven children! Generally speaking, I think my kids are pretty calm. Sure, they have their loud, explosive moments from time to time, but for the most part they are easy breezy.

Until today.

abbie and stephen One day left before we leave for Myrtle Beach.

Have my kids secretly downed a few bottles of Mountain Dew or Vault or is this just genuine good old fashion childlike excitement for the beach? They are non-stop energy, running from the inside of the house to the outside, playing with everything imaginable and leaving a trail behind wherever they go. They have made plans and promises about what they will play together when they arrive. Abbie's big goal, and prayer request, is that she'll be brave enough to put her head under the water. Stephen can't wait to give his out of shape mom a bike riding tour of the resort. Gotta love those over-sized padded bike seats!

With lots of last minute things to do to get ready - you know, little things like pack for four people - I have not even come close to their level of anticipation.    But, if I close my eyes and imagine the van all packed up, the kids fast asleep, and some late night (middle of the night really) conversation with Matt during our long drive, my excitement begins to rise.  :)


  1. Haha...My siblings are the same way! I, personally, am not a big fan of 'family vacations' with my family. It's usually because I don't like the beach, but oh well. You can be grateful your kids are excited though! In my family we have Will and Mary that are like Stephen and Abbey, and then select others that don't want to go, are already complaining about the seating for the drive, or are just plain grumpy about having to go in the first place. Then there's mom. She's going nuts trying to make sure everything is packed and in the mean time stressing the rest of us out. By the time we leave, we need a vacation from all the stress of getting ready to go on vacation! Be glad there's only 4 of you, not 9...

  2. I found you!!! Shame on you for not making your name link to your blog in my comment box. I can't wait to start reading this blog :).

  3. I hope your expectations aren't too high Laurie!

  4. Tracy, i just realized that this last time you commented, it did link to your blog.

  5. Wow, church seemed so empty without you guys!!!

  6. Hi, Tracy. Found your blog from Eric's. I've been having fun reading through it! Anyway, just wanted to say "hi", and hope you had/are having a great vacation!