Friday, February 20, 2009

Random Ramblings and Rachel's Resplendent Rewards

I had to work for that title.

Did you know I was leaving? Not on a jet plane, which would be a lot nicer than a Toyota Highlander with two arguing kids in the back seat for 11 hours ... but, we're leavin'. On Saturday evening, we'll be up somewhere in the Smoky Mountains.

And, don't think I'm not going to post ... because I am.

I will try to give you a blow-by-blow description of every event because I know you will be sitting at your computer anxiously waiting for my next post. (Really, I'm just doing it 'cause I want to.)

We are going skiing, which I have enjoyed in the past, but am now thinking it may be more work than I want to do on my vacation. Should vacations include physical labor? Or pain, for that matter? (And, my skiing skills stink.)

I have an entire day of cleaning and packing ahead of me, but am actually thinking of how I can sneak a nap in. (Beau will not be happy with that statement and will now call me every hour to make sure I'm not getting more sleep than him.)

I haven't gone grocery shopping because I knew we were going to be out of town. Last night, our dinner consisted of grilled cheese uncrustables, pizza rolls, and fried eggplant. Real healthy. But, it was literally all we had. I have no idea what I will eat today ... maybe tuna on hot dog buns (because we have no real bread).

Next time I post, I will be in another state.

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sara said...

Have a great time with your family and we will be anxiously awaiting the blow-by-blow of the 11 hour car ride!! ha!

As I get older, I realize a deck chair is much more what I want in a vacation that exercise!! :)

RachelQ said...

Have fun!!!! We never thing of going skiing while in Gatlinburg.. Maybe we will try it one day.

The Charm House said...

I love your blog name and love your blog!!! Wonderful!

The Charm House said...

I love your blog name and love your blog!!! Wonderful!

The Hat Chick said...

You know my recent skiing experience. Yes, it's always so much work to go on vacation. Didn't there was skiing in the Smokey Mountains.

Rach@In His Hands said...

Thanks for the sweet shout out, MB - you are a dear. I'm so thankful...

Have a blast on the slopes! I've never been skiing....crazy since it snows like 6 months out of the year here. Enjoy!

Lois Lane II said...

Have fun skiing! I want to do that so badly! Hopefully Superman and I can go either this Christmas or next.

Patrice said...

You are ocming to my neck of the woods! Well, actually not to close about three hours from me, but closer to me here than there!!

You sound like me, right before a trip, we start eyeing the dog food like it's ribeye steak because there is no food!!

Sarah@Life in the Parsonage said...

Have Fun! Hope the trip goes fast and QUIETLY ;)

TCKK said...

Hope you have a great trip. We were just there in December. Love the Smoky's. Be careful on those skis and have fun!

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Aspiemom said...

Have a great time on your trip and if you pass by Chattanooga please wave out your window!

I hope the long car trip with the kids isn't TOO LONG. lol

Tammy said...

I hope you have a great trip! Praying for peace and quiet...or at least a few minutes of it. Heaven knows it doesn't happen on our vacations. :-)

rebel said...

Hope you have lots of fun on your trip. Don't break a leg.( I really shouldn't say that, huh?)
Have fun, and I'll be checkin' for vacation posts.

thedomesticfringe said...

Hope you have fun on your trip! Enjoy a great weekend.