(Here is where we spent most of our time. We'd hot tub about twice a day, if not more. Just up the stairs on the left is another floor of pools and 2 more hot tubs. Heaven.)
We had beautiful weather the whole way to Bend, although there was snow 6 feet high along the roads up over the mountains. We stopped in Sisters, OR and had a nice dinner. Our waitress was busy and seemed preoccupied. She later told Jess and I it was because she had to "feed the alleycats" and sped away with no explaination. By that, we're still not sure what she meant, but it made for a good laugh.
Since neither one of us drink, our bottles of Mike's hard lemonade was very tasty. They had a good laugh as these terd-like dirt clods scattered the field we crossed to the pool. Hey, alcohol + darkness = these really looked like terds.
Saturday morning, Jessica got up at the crack of dawn. Here she had her chance to sleep in, but after being scared by the door around her bed, and the sun coming up, she was up. I on the other hand slept in. We spent the rest of Saturday shopping, talking, hot tubbing more, watching movies, and eating. We had a good plan to scrapbook/do photo albums ... but wouldn't you know we just didn't get any of that done. It's ok. We found great deals on summer clothes for the kids. Gotta love Carters! Saturday night we had gotten a pizza from Papa Murphy's and just relaxed, not going out anymore. We watched total chick flicks, and topped the night off with another trip to the hot tub.
Sunday morning I got up and J was still sleeping, so I took the opportunity to get up and do some photography. I was glad Jessica slept in. We left town and while Jessica flirted with the man serving our breakfast (haha), I scanned the scene and found our favorite place to shop. At the end of our trip, we were finally able to shop for ourselves!! We ended up getting the same outfit!! Hey, we have good taste!
And I was so glad to get home to my boys! Although we had a great time and can't wait to go back, being HOME is always the best feeling.
Yesterday was a very warm day and last one of the week, so we went outside and played CandyLand and ate M&Ms. Griffin is sporting his new summer hat and liked it rather well. He's getting so big. He's a big bubble blower now. Maysen is doing AWESOME at potty training. He only had one accident while I was gone this weekend. He marches in on his own and I'm so proud to hear that toilet lid slam down when he's done. After he's gone #2, he demands to use the air freshening spray. What a man ....
Here Maysen had set the card down on his foot. He had to make sure he hadn't hurt Griffin. Ahhh, these are the loves of my life (including Nate but he wasn't present for the picture). Being away makes you realize your priorities. I know where mine are!
My dad called me last night to say they are leaving California and moving on to Kentucky to manage another park there. I have to say, selfishly, that I am sad because I enjoyed having him within driving distance. I am even more sad that Maysen will get to miss out on seeing them as often, as now it will only be about once a year (if that). He has such an unbelievably close bond with dad, and I fear that will grow apart not having them as close as they have been. On the other hand, I am happy that they get to travel and that makes dad happy. So, I'm torn. They are coming up here tonight to spend the next 2 days before they head out to Kentucky. They'll be missed.