We all had a little time away from home the past two weeks. The kids enjoyed a week with Nana and Papa on Kelley's Island. Enjoy, doesn't quite cut it. They had a blast! I am not sure what I was worried about leaving them, but they had the time of their lives. Making memories with their grandparents is a wonderful gift!
Nick and I flew into Ft. Lauderdale, visited with some old friends, tried the new surfer frenzy "Paddle Boards" and had an amazing dinner with an old Round Hill Family! Friday we cruised on down to the Keys to the most amazing, off the beaten path resort! Casa Morada fulfilled all our expectations and more! The serene atmosphere was just what the doctor ordered! Saturday morning we got up early with Captain Chris for a back country fishing exploration. It turns out, I LOVE TO FISH! We had a blast. The boat ride alone in the Gulf of Mexico was breathtaking! We fought a huge Tarpin but left without a big catch. We were served drinks on the water by a dear man named Bernardo from Ecuador (He raises shrimp). We swam in crystal clear bath water along the Gulf coast. We saw dolphins and sea turtles. We enjoyed quiet meals and uninterrupted sleep for 5 days. Life is good!
I spent the rest of the week in Ohio with my family. The Chicago city mice met the Virginia country mice and had a ball. They performed in two America's Got Talent shows in Nana's living room. Hilarious!!! Had a great meet up with my old HS pal and discovered a great new park (you know the good kind...tire swings, zip-lines, double-wide slides).
It's always nice to return home to your own pillow. I am now back to focusing on the last days of summer and the school year ahead. It's hard to believe this time has gone so fast. It always does.