My 2 Week Recap


It has been a wild 2 weeks.  I woke up in my own bed, with my own husband (good thing, huh?) Drinking my favorite coffee.  Cuddling with my favorite cats.  Life is good!

I LOVE my life.  Can I just say that again?  I LOVE MY LIFE!   The past two weeks I have stayed in 5 different places and even though that makes it a challenge for packing I did really well this time packing exactly the right stuff and came home with only a couple things that I did not use.  WIN!

So what did I do the past couple of weeks???   I started off with a road trip to Ohio.  I attended a memorial service for a dear family friend.  I helped my sister pack for an upcoming move in June.  I flew to Florida and helped our son sort and pack his possessions for his move to NYC in August.  I flew back to Ohio and spent a few days with my mom.  I drove to spend a night with my sister in law and her family and picked up my brother in law for a 2 week visit and yesterday we had the epic drive from Ohio to Iowa.

It has been a crazy couple of weeks but filled with a lot of family fun and many memories were made.  Enjoy my photo journal of a few of the fun times!

This says it all.

This says it all.

 

Sky during early morning walk in Columbiana.

Sky during early morning walk in Columbiana.

 

Moving preparations wear Sammie and Prissy out----my sister's pets!

Moving preparations wear Sammie and Prissy out—-my sister’s pets!

 

We took time out for a pedicure...

We took time out for a pedicure…

 

Bubble wrap and boxes...the story of my 2 weeks.

Bubble wrap and boxes…the story of my 2 weeks.

 

Chris and Micah packing up the tv.

Chris and Micah packing up the tv.

 

I was the queen of bubble wrap----some of my handiwork.

I was the queen of bubble wrap—-some of my handiwork.

 

The finished product.

The finished product.

 

Tapas at 13 Gypsies

Tapas at 13 Gypsies

 

We managed 2 hours at the beach---just enough to feel good.

We managed 2 hours at the beach—just enough to feel good.

 

Chris took it all in.

Chris took it all in.

 

Micah introduced me to a new drink.  Yum.

Micah introduced me to a new drink. Yum.

 

 

Veggie and Avocado tacos at Taco Lu

Veggie and Avocado tacos at Taco Lu

 

Back in Pennsylvania I had to sample a past love from the Brighton Hot Dog Shoppe

Back in Pennsylvania I had to sample a past love from the Brighton Hot Dog Shoppe

 

Early morning walk companions at Copeland Oaks

Early morning walk companions at Copeland Oaks

 

The road trip begins---my partner in crime conked out after 30 minutes.

The road trip begins—my partner in crime conked out after 30 minutes.

 

I introduced Carlton to Culvers fine dining.

I introduced Carlton to Culvers fine dining.

 

Stop at Cedar Rapids rest area before the final stretch to home.

Stop at Cedar Rapids rest area before the final stretch to home.

There you have it!! 2 weeks in review!!!  The next two weeks will be fun with Carlton here.  He settled in just fine–was thrilled that we put a tv in “his” room and spent the evening opening cupboards and cabinets, freezer and fridge doors and exploring.   Life is good.

Come back tomorrow for the Comments for a Cause tally and reveal!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Comments

  1. Can you see my big wide smile stretching all the way into Iowa. Everything about this post just made me happy, made me laugh out loud, made me smile. You, dearest friend, are blessed as are those who love you.

    • Aw–thanks, Audrey!!! That’s why the sun is out–you are smiling!!!! I am indeed blessed!!! Beyond belief. But for now I have massive laundry and grocery shopping with Carlton planned for later in the day. Gotta pick up his favorites—he was distressed I had no hot dogs…..

  2. Phew. That’s a lot of packing and wrapping and driving. Bet it was nice to wake up in your own bed!!! Enjoy your time with Carlton!

  3. I’ll bet you’re exhausted. I’ll also bet your family members just love you. What a good sport you are. It looks like Carlton is doing well.

    Get some rest.

  4. I with Audrey…….with a wide smile at all your escapades! It IS good to be home, isn’t it?? Your grocery shopping trip aught to be a “hoot”…….waiting for a complete report!!! Don’t forget the hot dogs!!!!! (they’re on my list, too!!! for DH!!!)LOL!

    • Oh my—Chris at least got the summer sausage ahead of time……it will be an adventure but then that is what it is all about!!! We have tons of things planned and he is so excited to be here with an entire basement of his own–a bedroom with a tv of his own, his own fridge in the basement, etc.!!!! He will be in heaven!

  5. Goodness gracious I need a nap and I didn’t do any of that.

  6. A FOOD Fiesta!! Gotta have hot dogs, it’s summer.. 🙂

    • It is summer indeed. I imagine we will be having them some over the next couple of weeks since Carlton is here…he is a big hot dog fan. 🙂

  7. I’ve been wanting to try Synergy. Does it have a good for you taste? Looks like you worked your way across the country, but managed to have fun along the way. You would have lost me with the bubble wrap…I could not have resisted popping it and after a few threats you would have smothered me with it, I’m certain. Or at least tried as I popped my way free. Home Sweet Home. Good to go, and good to come back home!

    • It was actually better than I thought it would taste. A bit pricey (but Micah paid that day! 🙂 ) Oh I did my share of popping the bubble wrap…..don’t you think I didn’t!!!

  8. Glad that you made it home safely.. Regards to Carlton or was that Batman I saw?

  9. I knew the toes with the red polish would be yours! What a busy 2 weeks. Glad you got some beach time in. Don’t forget to check the vents when Carlton leaves – remember he has a tendency to put garbage in them.

    • Yep—those were my toes. My sister thought she should have something more subdued. Not me!!! Thanks for the reminder—-I am keeping an eye out! 🙂

  10. How I enjoyed your blog today. Even though I knew your schedule, I so enjoyed all the pictures and comments . Tell Carlton I said “Hello.”

  11. wow – I thought I was busy around here! but what a fun adventure too. and with great food I can see too. But it always great to come back home, isn’t it.

  12. I love it when I get to vacation vicariously with others!

    The food looks sooooo yummy.

    • Oh the food was fabulous and those weren’t even the best ones that I put up pictures of!!! Glad I could give you something nice to look at!

  13. Tell Carlton “hello” for me. Can’t wait to see what the two of you do in the next two weeks.

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