Sunday, May 30, 2010

Day 6; At the Suites, Getting out

Yesterday we decided we needed to get away from our suite for a bit. We decided to head over to Grandpa's and go fishing. We took the dogs and headed over. They were excited to get out and run around for awhile. The boys caught several fish (which we threw back in). Afterwards we went back to Grandpa's and cooked out. We had grilled chicken and hot dogs. Grandpa is out of town so thank you grandpa for letting us borrow your house for a little retreat.

I took this picture of the boys fishing....

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Day 4: At the Suites; Who took my laundry?

We are on Day 4 of our Hotel stay. I ventured down to the laundry room. There are 3 washers and 5 dryers. I thought this could be very efficient. I can do ALL my laundry at once. I separated it into 3 loads, got them going in the wash and headed back to the room. 40 minutes later I ambled back to the laundry room exchanging pleasantries with hotel staff along the way. I made it to the laundry room and started taking my clothes out of the washer and putting them into the dryer. I got to the 3rd load, opened the was empty! What??? I know I had 3 loads. I did didn't I? Am I losin' it? I checked and double checked, the load had disappeared. I walked back to the room in a confused state. Would someone really want my plain ole' socks, t-shirts..etc. I started imagining the other guests I had passed in the halls and seen at the buffet. I hate to admit it but I was already mentally forming an accusation. I thought it may be some out of towner with a gaggle of kids. I decided to take the high road and thought if they needed clothes that badly then I don't mind. On the other hand when Mark stated that "they were probably stolen" I said "no, I don't think anyone would do that, they will show up, I'm sure it was accidental."

An hour later I walked down again thinking someone would eventually notice they had taken the wrong load and return it. Nope, nothing. I explain to Mark that I've lost a load of clothes. He looks at me. I see a look in his eyes that says "how did you lose a whole load of laundry?" I stare back with a look that said "don't even say it."

Finally, this afternoon I checked again and there in a pile in a cart were my sparkling (well maybe not sparkling) whites. I'm not crazy after all. I'm still not sure how someone takes the wrong load. I imagined it to be somebodys husband. Maybe his wife sent him down to retrieve their laundry and he came back with the wrong stuff. I can just see her looking at a pile of unfamiliar whites on the bed and saying "Whose are these?"

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Connor's last day of school and our move

Today was Connor's last day of 6th grade. I snapped this picture as he was walking to the car after school. I knew posing for a picture would be corny to him so I thought I would just get a quick candid shot. It was really windy so didn't come out great.

We are officially moved. We are temporarily residing at an extended stay hotel. We are in a two bedroom suite. The perks are breakfast buffet every morning, three complimentary dinners a week (which we will take advantage of), a basketball court, swimming pool (that will open this weekend) and it is pet friendly! Other than the dogs being a little bit of a challenge (keeping them from barking at noises in the hall and getting them out for exercise and potty breaks regularly) it is kind of nice. I'm especially enjoying the housekeeping! It's pretty wonderful to leave for a bit and come back to clean towels and beds made! I could get used to this.

We are planning to be here for 30 days. I'm sure we are in the newlywed stage and the new will wear off. In the meantime I'm going to pretend I'm on vacation. I need to come up with a story to tell the people I meet here. Maybe I could come up with a new one every day. Tomorrow I will be from Canada eh? Maybe the next day I will be from the south y'all! This could be fun. Too bad I'm not a very good actor...haha

Friday, May 14, 2010

Catching up

Sometimes life gets in the way of blogging! We are in the process of moving and I really haven't taken the time to post or keep up with my favorite blogs. I'm looking forward to getting settled again and making more time for it!

I had a great Mother's Day. We spent a quiet day at home. Dad came over and we had a wonderful lunch. Mark grilled Steaks and they were delicious. The boys bought me some pretty roses and some good smelly bath and body works lotion and shower gel.

Mother's Day

Dad took another picture because Alex wasn't smiling but I think I deleted it by accident! Probably wasn't wearing my glasses and deleted the wrong one! Darn.

A couple of weeks ago Grandpa took the boys out to his club to target practice. I had never gone along so I decided to go and watch. Grandpa made some really nice targets for them to shoot at. They really are pretty good!

Some of the targets Grandpa made. (They looked so fun even I had to give it a try)