So we started out Friday night - dropped the pug off at "doggie daycare" then after a three hour wait for Mr. L to be done with work, yes, three hours. In the car. With three kids. Thank goodness for Christmas music, radio disney on xm and cell phones (and HEAT!) We were finally in route - pulled into the Bayview just after mid-night. Checked into our room to find that the people next door where apparently having a "Will Smith" party - well thats what I called it since they were blasting his music. We called down to the lobby - I am not one to complain or want to change rooms, its not my style. But it was after midnight and I wanted to get some sleep. Of course the front desk did NOT answer. So we grabbed everything and put it back on the cart, went down to the lobby, asked for another room. Room 306 - SCORE! Walked in the condo to find that the owners had updated the living room and bedroom tvs to HUGE flat screens. (The rest of the rooms have the old boob tubes - 19"!) So seriously Mr. L was so excited for the big game, OU on Saturday night.
Got the kiddies into bed & ourselves. Woke up the next morning and got everyone ready for the parade and a day out at broadway at the beach, shops, feeding the fish & ducks and STARBUCKS!
After walking around in the chilly South Carolina weather we headed out to find lunch - landed right where we always do, Friendlys - lunch + ice cream = Tired and Stuffed. We picked up a few baking supplies at the local wal*mart. Saw Santa doing a little shopping too & then headed back to the hotel. The kids really wanted to go see the beach. We could see it from our room - but that is of course not enough. Luckily once we got down there it wasn't near as cold as we had expected.
Look how much fun these kiddies have -
Mr. L says, "They don't know how good they have it, being able to go on trips so often!" Must be nice to have parents that love to travel.
Our lil' Jack
Time to get back for the BIG GAME! And bake COOKIES! All while drinking - wine of course! :) Just look how proud my little kiddies are of there cookies. They did good this year, a lot more frosting on the cookies and a lot less on themselves and in there mouths! Good Job!
Mr. L is ready to watch FOOTBALL and chow down on his cookies!
-- And to please ME, the wife - the boss sent these! Pretty
Sunday Morning I woke up to this - I love waking up to the sunrise at the BEACH - even if its not HOT out. It still looks wonderful! Once the kiddies and Mr. L got up we at cookies and cold pizza for breakfast, and went swimming before checkout time - then we were back on the road to go pick up our pug, whom we thought about several times over... always hate to leave the pug behind. Ugh.
When we got home, we were a little surprised to see the "white stuff" on our grass. Ick. And its Wednesday, & it's still out there - it is miserably cold out. It was 14* out this morning when we were out at the bus stop - somehow it felt warmer then yesterday when it was 28* - Either I am getting used to this FREEZING weather or the sunshine helps! Brrr.
Another great family trip - we look forward to it every year - weren't sure if it was going to happen this year. But certainly glad it did. We all had a GREAT time together & I think I enjoyed not sewing for TWO days, no wait- I only made it through Saturday without sewing. I sewed up a skirt on Sunday night after grocery shopping. What a FAST, fun, family trip.