Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Trip to Oregon Planned

It seems so long ago when I read to my "Four" Geese on this comfy couch.  They are now living over 2200 miles away from where this picture was taken. 
In 16 days Grampa and I will be on a plane headed to Oregon for 12 fun days.  I can't begin to explain how excited I am.  It has been 10 months since I have seen these precious grand kids.  Before they moved, I was their #1 babysitter and made a trip to see them at least once if not twice a week since they were born.  It has taken a lot of getting use to with them not being so close by.  Sure, we have Skype, but it's not the same as being able to give them a hug or kiss on the cheek.  When I see how happy they are, it does make it a lot better. 
I feel like I have so much to do to get ready for the trip.  I tend to over pack any trip I take.  Mike and I haven't had a vacation together in so long, we don't know how to act.  We are just so grateful to our daughter, Steph for booking our trip.  I am longing to walk near the ocean and do some exploring with the family.  I am looking forward to "fresh" fish and chips.  I am looking forward to having coffee and a muffin or bagel with my daughter in the morning at the local coffee shop.  I am looking forward to playing Barbie's with Ivy and of course the board games she loves.  I am looking forward to playing cards with the boys, who taught me their favorite one.  I am looking forward to meeting my grand-gerbils and grand-hamster.  And of course I am looking forward to my "son-in-laws" best hugs. 
I can't wait to go to sleep and wake up with the sound of the Ocean.  I can't wait to look out the window and see the beautiful Ocean and see the stars at night. 
I'm sure I will be in the kitchen making every one's favorite dishes.  It is going to be one big slumber party.  I'm so glad the kids are on Spring break and we can hang out without a schedule. 
I am also excited to be able to see Carter's play he is in.  I want time to stand still while we are there. 

6 comments:

E said...

Yay!!! You're going to have a blast and love the Pacific Northwest! I pray you have some nice weather while you're there!

Mimi's Toes said...

How are you "E"??? I miss you so much. I want to hear all about your life and girls. Thanks for commenting and keeping in touch...Love ya!!! Mimi

Stephanie Precourt said...

We can't wait! It's going to be the best time!

Steph

E said...

We are doing great. We are expecting baby number 3 next
Month. Another girl! Adleigh Noelle. I'll be sure to let you know when she arrives!

Mimi's Toes said...

Oh "E" I am so excited for you. 3 girls..wow! Poor Jack...just kidding! I LOVE her name...Yes, please keep me posted...

Bacardi Mama said...

I am SOOOOOOO happy for you. I know how you miss those babies of yours. I will say many prayers that time stands still, at least for a little while during your time together. xo