Tuesday, April 12, 2016

home again home again jiggity jig!

I'm Back!  what a wonderful trip.  a little bit of visiting and a whole lot of nothing but relaxing on the ocean.   Every day at the ocean was so fresh and beautiful.  waking up each day with waves crashing right outside of our balcony, waiting for the sun to come up.. was nothing short of heavenly.

We visited my dad and step mom, only for a day, but it was sooooo good to see them.  I love them and miss them so much.  

(those sunrises....  breathtaking!)
I went with my cousin Michelle.  we haven't hung out together since we were kids.  We have always been known to have some pretty good laughs together.. and that never changed.  We laughed so hard a few times we were snorting and tooting!  (I snorted.. she tooted! LOL!) she had Laughing GAS!.  Umm.. she would kill me for telling you that.  but I don't think she knows I have a blog.  lol!  but just in case.... ( Michelle.. it was hysterical...  and I love you cuz!)  Not kidding we laughed so hard one night that I'm surprised someone didn't knock on our door to check on us.  or to tell us to be quiet. SERIOUSLY..  We are both LOUD laughers!

we walked the beach a couple times a day..  I don't know how to explain the feeling I get at the ocean or even at the lake..   its is a total "sigh" .  I do believe that it is the only time and place that I ever fully relax.  and that is exactly what we did.  we both needed it.   just vegging out.. staring off into the ocean, soaking up the warm sunshine.. .while it snowed and was like 28 back here..  it was 75 to 85 there each day.  We could not have picked a better week to go.

we spend a couple nights at my moms.  it rained on Saturday, so we went shopping for alcohol.. lol!  and tried on hats at walmart!  lol!  I think I look a little snobby in this picture! but isn't my mommy cute in the pic below with Michelle!?

The survived the flights..  and I can still honestly say, I do not like flying.  not sure when I'll get the nerve up again.  but I'm glad I went.  Our flight out on Friday morning was cancelled.  Supposedly the crew didn't show up..   I don't know about that.  anyways, they put us all up at the Hampton inn for the night, gave us 100.00 vouchers to fly with them again and also an 8.00 food voucher to use at the airport...  you can get an ice tea and a muffin at the airport for 8.00.  lol!   anyways we got home Saturday morning.  It was good to be home!

But I have to admit I miss this view from our balcony every morning.  
When I got home I didn't waste much time in going to visit all my grandpies!  You would think I had been gone for months I couldn't wait to see them all! lol!
and speaking of grandpies....  Our new grand daughter will be coming into this world a week from today..   Tiffany's having a C section next Tuesday morning!  I am so excited to meet my next little princess pie!   no name chosen yet.  
OK.. I guess I should get ready to go to work..   have a lovely day all!


Debby said...

I almost used the same title on my post yesterday.
Glad you are finally home. So glad you had a good time. Hugs

Susie said...

Viv, What a great vacation. I love the sunrise. The trying on hats. You got mom and dad hugs. Laughed so much, the best medicine . So happy for you. You girls were probably laughing all the time. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

Musings from Kim K. said...

Sounds like the perfect trip despite the flight delay coming home. You deserve all the ocean and beach time you can get. I'm definitely missing my beach schedule. I didn't miss all the chaos of work. Hugs!!

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

So glad you got to enjoy some warm Florida sun & surf! Spring is definitely holding out on us! We went to Virginia Beach and it was only 50, but just hearing and seeing the ocean is cathartic.

Glad to read you had fun and got to see your family. WooHoo for vacations! :)

Stephanie said...

Sounds like a wonderful trip! I took a road trip to Oklahoma with my cousin, Ed, a few years ago. He said I snored! I sure miss that guy. Prayers for the new baby. Stephanie

20 North Ora said...

Sounds like Heaven! Florida is such a fun place to visit.

I know you are excited about a new grand baby. They are so special.



I LOVE the ocean too! It is very calming, beautiful and just amazing to me! God's gift to us.
I'm looking forward to warmer weather here. Still cold and not enough sunshine.

Cindy said...

So glad to hear you had a good week! I love the water too, (I guess I've told you that:) and can't wait for summer to go to Lake Michigan. How exciting about the baby coming. We just had a granddaughter born today! Well, during the night. her name is Beatrix and she's as cute as can be! I'll have a pic on my blog. Hugs!

Patti said...

I love the ocean so much. Our son lives close enough that when we visit him we go to the beach. I am a bit jealous that you will have another grandchild. I wish that was me...LOL! I'm happy for you - you are such a wonderful grama!

Diane Mars said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful time I bet it was good to see your parents. I love Florida's beaches
always such white sand and warm water.. hope you got some swimming in. Good luck adjusting to being back to the normal everyday lifestyle! Hugs, Diane

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

I was raised on Lake Michigan and I know exactly how you feel about being at the beach. I miss being able to go there every day. When I worked downtown, I would just be able to breathe in the beach air all day long.

glad you got to visit your parents. When mine were alive I lived about an hour drive away and that was hard enough. And you had so much fun with your GIRLS!! AND warm weather!! In Northern Indiana we had a snowy week while you were away!
xx, Carol

Jane said...

So happy the weather behaved for you and that you had a good time here in our Sunshine State!

Margaret said...

Welcome Home! What a great trip. Sometimes you just need to do a whole lot of "vegging." It's good for the soul!

shortybear said...

cute post