We had such a great time. I thank God more and more for my family. My mom had a much deserved break from life as well. I will have to blog about it at length very soon.
Finally! I feel like I can now talk about the wonders of our soon to take off journey to Puerto Rico! It is only a day away, really, since we are leaving SO early in the morning on Monday that it will still feel like Sunday. We are traveling out of one of the largest International airports with a baby and an adolescent, so we are told that we should be there at least three hours early. We have decided to shop for bargain parking for our car, so we we pre-purchased that and printed the necessary paperwork. They provide a free shuttle to the airport, so we can all just pile up and go to the terminal.
When we arrive, we will pray our way through security. We don’t have anything to worry about, really, except that somehow the random search nearly always falls on my husband. I hope, especially since we are bringing a youngling and my mother along, that we have smooth sailing through security this trip.
We will arrive in sunny Puerto Rico in the early afternoon, giving us plenty of time to get to the resort. We decided to rent a car for the entirety of our stay, since we plan on venturing out to the local establishments. WE also have planned to visit my husband’s family on the opposite side of the island. We haven’t seen them since 2007′s trip, when we only had our dear son and not our daughter. The car will allow us freedom we wouldn’t normally have if we just went and were resort bound. We got a really great price on it, and the parking is reasonable. Our first stop, though, will be to stock up on things we brought in moderation for the trip and planned to buy in bulk there, such as diapers.
Upon checking in, we are going to lounge around as much as possible for the next four days before we go see his family on the weekend. The drive there is so beautiful, though, I don’t mind. I really hope that the baby doesn’t mind the journeys we need to take in the car, too. She normally abhors car rides. We will probably spend the weekend with his family for the most part. Monday and Tuesday we will relax again til we have to pack up and head back to the car for the journey to the airport and back home again.
Yes! We are getting down the wire with packing and getting ready for our much needed vacation. The packing is about to get real HAHA! I still have to put in a few of my last minute things for myself, but for the most part, I am finished with mine.
Next on my list: my daughter’s bag. I have eleven changes of clothes ready for her. I packed enough diapers to get us to the hotel, or at least the store. Hopefully, they won’t confiscate my small blender on the way so we can make her food more easily consumable when we do arrive. I plan to get a few pouches of applesauce to take with us on the way down. She isn’t really big on food during the day except for snacks and dinner.
As for my son and husband, they are going to be packing their own things up for the most part. I did what I needed to do for their plastic quart sized bags. They have some shorts and shirts ready to go, as well as their sandals. I might double check my son before we leave, though, so we don’t have to make any impromptu trips to any expensive stores on the way.
I just cannot wait to be on the beaches of beauty…la Isla de Encanta….
Here is a picture to whet your appetite!
I have had this blog up for years, as well as others. I have to wonder if it’s worth it anymore. I really don’t know. I am getting to the point where I am want to trim the fat. I also don’t think that many people read here anymore when I do post, which is a real let down. I used to have a lot of people coming through here. I know it’s probably my fault since I don’t update nearly as much as I used to either. Lots of things have happened that I really can’t blog, so there is a lot of empty space between sometimes. I really have to wonder if I should keep this blog thing going. Thoughts?
I am looking for a very protective bag for my hollow shell top laptop. It’s the kind that you can change the tops for designs…but it also makes the screen a very weak area of the computer. Other than that, the computer is great. I just want something that is going to buffer the top so that it’s’ not a liability. The thing is NOT cheap to get fixed…two broken screens and you have bought another laptop. I have been scouring the internet for something that is kind of like a bomb shelter but lighter that will just house my lappy. Any suggestions? Price point cannot be too high, either. I’m looking 40 bucks and around.
Jesus help me, for real! I keep getting these stress migraines. Now, I know a lot of you might ask how it is that I have room to have a headache when “all” I do is “stay home all day doing nothing”. Truth be told, taking care of a 10 year old who is homeschooled and a near 1 year old who is all over the place is pretty tiring and taxing. I love them to bits and pieces, but it is very stressful trying to keep these kids on the straight and narrow. I have had more this past week, though, because children always act differently around their grandparents. They think they can get away with murder HAHA. Not so here. So I will deal with the headaches because my kids well being and learning are more important than my stress level.
So many stores are going out of business now. Most of them are taking up residence online now instead at a physical place. There is still a necessity for stores to exist, though. Places like music stores, women’s clothing shops, and the like need to have a physical presence. The shame of it is, not very many people are prone to get out of their houses to shop, especially if there is a better deal online. I, myself, am guilty of that or of even going to the store, trying something out, then looking it up online to find a better deal. Music stores in particular are the worst for this for me. I love trying the instruments, but many times they sell them for much more than they should be sold. Musical instruments are one of those things that you have to see in person before making the choice to buy. You can’t just say ” hey, that looks like it sounds good” HAHA. Hopefully, these stores will not become obsolete, but find a way to cater to the more internet driven audience.