Monday, September 10, 2007

7 days and counting....

In a mere week we will be on a plane bound for the Sunshine State. The short of the long is that the whole fam is heading to the USA for a visit.

Last week about did me in- we all passed around respiratory ailments and the worst went to me. In addition to our sickness we had 6 workers tearing the majority of our house walls apart and repairing them due to damp damage (very common here due to the way homes are built).

My house was a complete mess….I had to find alternate sleeping arrangements for the kids as their rooms were among the ones being torn apart. We couldn’t go in our living or dining room so eating and entertaining the kids became a chore. I woke up last Thursday feeling so anxious and overwhelmed I cried and the day had only just begun.

Well God is faithful, I had lots of help in putting my house back together, my sickness is fading and my spirits are high once again. But I will say the USA trip provided my silver lining and its sights helped pull me through!

The hardest part about coming back is knowing I can’t see everyone that I would like! Other than a short trip to Tulsa the kids and I will remain in Florida with my family (my parents and my brother and his fam are there). Rich will travel a bit more but a large part of this trip focus is to spend time with family and have some R&R. We have not seen my family in 2 years so are ready to have some fun with them. Also it has been a great season/year for us but a long one at that and we need a break. I am not ashamed to say we are taking one!

So to all my blogging friends (new and old) in the Tulsa area let’s start planning a get together

20 comments:

michelle f said...

By the way, for those asking my email can be found on our website under 'contact us' and our website is available in the margin of my blog. FYI, the "office" email will get to me but you can replace it with "michelle" and the rest of the address and it will hit my inbox.

Karenkool said...

What? You're not coming to NY???

Heidi Jo said...

how long is your US trip?

i am so happy for you...you definitely deserve it. enjoy.

Lisa H said...

Hope you have a GREAT vacation! How long will you be in the states? I'll bet your family is SO excited to have you guys for a visit! :)

michelle f said...

Oh how I'd love to come to the Big Apple but I am staying where it is nice and warm.

The kids and I will be in the States for 4 weeks; Rich's time will be a bit shorter.

nickernoodle said...

Are you sure you can't make a quick trip to SD? Well, enjoy your time anyways and we want updates. You are not allowed to take a blogging break!!! ;)

Penless Thoughts said...

I am so excited for you that you, and yours, are getting a much needed break. I can only imagine how excited the grandma's and grandpa's are to get to see your precious children after 2 years!!! You and hubby, too, of course!!! :o)

Couldn't be a more perfect time of year for a visit.

Sorry to hear about your stressful past week. Sickness + upheaval is not a good combination.
Susan

gaylafriend said...

lookin' forward to your visit! Molly is in too!!!

Just Mom said...

You guys definitely need the break. Enjoy -- and take lots of photos. :-D

BTW, if you do decide to change your mind and head to SD, let me know.

Molly said...

Looking forward to it!!!

~Ginger said...

They say the easiest route from Florida to Tulsa is by way of New York, then Michigan to South Dakota. I can get you some exact directions if you guys need them. I was thinking a surprise birthday party would be awesome for Kool, but don't tell her. Let me know if this works for you guys.
Love ya!

~Ginger said...

Oh, I just read that Texas might be a nice scenic route, too. Hey, I'm great with directions. I promise :)

Tami said...

Have fun in FL. I bet you all will really enjoy all that warm weather after all the cold you have just been thru.

Have a safe and relaxing trip.

Anonymous said...

I can't wait and am counting the days and hours. Kids get ready to be squeezed a lot! Mom and Dad too.

Love,
Mom

Jane-Jane said...

Everyone needs rest, however few take the time to get it. Enjoy your time in the sunshine state! Can I stow away in your luggage so that I can return to the summer season with you?

Teresa said...

SO very, very excited for you! Enjoy your trip "home" and get some much needed rest and relaxation. Can't wait to hear all about it.
Praying for safe travel.

sarahw said...

Hello Michelle....I don't know that you had I have "formally" met, but Kev and I are in Bots with the Lackey's. Was so good to meet Blake this winter....so cute! Next time I think you all should come for a visit....would love to have you. Anyway, we're heading home in November for furlough for three months and I must say I am excited too. It's been two years for us and now everyone will get to meet Andrew (7 months) for the first time. Bless you as you prepare..... and yes, a break is a good thing to have!!

Shanygne said...

Yah, I would say you deserve a break... Tori's hair is so long and beautiful...

Stolmit said...

That's great, Michelle. I'm sure you'll have a wonderful time in Florida. Enjoy your stay stateside!

Lori said...

How exciting is that.
Have fun on your trip to Florida.