If you've ever watched the show My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding, imagine I'm saying the title in their fabulous Irish accent ::giggles::. (If you haven't seen it...get to your tivo immediately!!!) We spent the better part of August and the beginning of September as nomads. It was both fun and completely exhausting. I got so incredibly sick of packing up the family, living out of a suitcase and having very little down time. Since this was our first weekend home in over a month, I finally got around to uploading some photos of our travels. We spent the first week of August in Myrtle Beach, SC at a condo hubs' work owns. We took along my parents to put a dent into a long road to paying them back for all the countless vacations they have taken us on in the past. We had an amazing time! The weather was perfection, hubs and I got to run together since we had two built-in babysitters, and we just spent some quality time soaking up the rays and relaxing. Here are a million and one pix (although a small sliver of what I took).
B's first flight. She and I flew with my parents, while hubs and T drove down so we could save on airfare and not have to rent a car. As always, my travels were far from smooth. I almost missed my connecting flight in Chi-town (and let me mention there was no other flight down to Myrtle Beach from Chicago for days!) and had to literally SPRINT with B in the ergo from one end of O'Hare to the next (and if you haven't been in O'Hare but have been to Atlanta...they are equally as moronically huge!). I looked like an insane lunatic...no I'm serious...I looked like a nutcase. I was crying, screaming at people who got in my way and breathing so heavily I probably sounded like I was near death. It's a fricking long-ass way from one terminal to another!!! But...we made it...after lots of tears and begging by myself and my mom!
Here's Addison's gymnastics party
Trip #3 was to the Lake, aka the "Hamptons of the Midwest" (or so says Giuliana Rancic! lol). I have to mention, if you watch the show Giuliana and Bill, our lake house was on their show last week. She and Bill go to visit Bill's sister Karen, who is our neighbor in Michigan. We have known Bill's family for a long time. She acts like she and Bill had never been there. That's a crock! They come 1-2 times per summer. Karen and her hubby Mike, he is also on the show sometimes, and their 3 boys have grown up at the lake, like our family has. But I digress...
We spent a chilly labor day in Sister Lakes. I was sick as a dog...so there are very few pictures. I was in sweats with a fever for half the trip, then it got chilly. We spent a lot of time hanging out with my fam inside. It was, however, really wonderful to see them! Here are the few (and I do mean 3) pix I took...I'm so lame!
We had an amazing time on our travels. But, I have to admit, we were in heaven just being HOME this weekend. It was nice to get a few things done, relax and just have some family time.