For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Let the Vacation Begin...

Snow, Snow and more snow...but, we aren't gonna let you get us down. Brad and I were sweating it out a little at the beginning of the week. 15 inches of snow covering the Midwest meant that we would be unable to get our kiddos delivered to all the wonderful people who agreed to care for them while we were gone. Then, an angel  appeared (well she sent a message). She and her hubby would come to the house and care for all 6 of our children for the next 11 days. Now, keep in mind, they have 1 sweet, sweet little girl, and we have 6 children (4 of which are boys)...need I say more. Our children are good children, but they are children and can be a bit rambunctious at times...simply from the sheer number. I feel confident in leaving them with these friends. They are our youth ministers at church, and they definitely can handle it. ...You might say a little prayer for them though!
We are taking off this afternoon, just a bit early to handle any road conditions that might come our way. Spending the night in a hotel near the airport and taking a shuttle to catch our first leg of the flight. We then will board our plane for San Juan Puerto Rico on Friday afternoon (please no more snow). We must be on board the cruise ship by 4 pm Saturday afternoon! Then we set sail for the Southern Carribean and warmer temperatures. Brad and I are thrilled that we get some long awaited and much anticipated time re coop and rejuvenate. Me...I am almost giddy! I feel like I am taking a second honeymoon (only this is much longer, as we only got 2 days for our  first one).
It won't take long... I will miss the kids...eventually! Who am I kidding... I will miss them after the first 2 nights; however, I am making plans to just have a blast!

1 comment:

Howard and Kim said...

Have fun! Of course you know I'm just a teeny tiny bit jealous... :D