Thursday, July 31, 2008

Time Away

Oh the hysteria. We are all running around like chickens with our heads cut off as we (well, I) try to pack the boys things, my things, the cooler, run to the store, dye my hair, and write a post before we take off for an extended weekend up north. It is hubby's birthday today and it has become a tradition to make the three hour trek to the cabin every year on his birthday weekend. I love it when I'm up there. But I certainly don't like this part.


Without a computer present I know I will be able to be in the moment with the boys, soak in the sun, do a little fishing, swing on the porch swing drinking tea, and read the remaining two books I picked up from the library. I'm counting on this being a fabulous weekend. Which is a dangerous thing, really. It always seems that when I think we will all have a wonderful time, it ends up being dreadful. And when my expectations are extremely low we ended up having the best time ever. I guess we'll just wait and see.

41 comments:

Cassie said...

Well I hope you have a great time! Happy Bday to your hubby.

Cheri @ Blog This Mom! said...

Bon voyage!

Stephanie said...

How fun! I'm sure you will get it all together in time. Have a lovely time and we shall see you on the flip side. Enjoy!

maggies mind said...

Aw, I hope you have fun!! I really miss our camping trips we used to take every summer partly just to get completely away from the computer and to really connect. Enjoy!

Jeni said...

Ya know, sometimes when things don't go quite as nicely as we want or tried to plan for them, they can be made into looking like it was a fun event after the fact just by ripping it apart and seeing the humor, from a bit of the down side perhaps, but make fun of it later and it will become part of family tales that will be funny in years to come. Chin up, forge ahead and pray for the best! Can't really do much more than that, especially when you're dealing with small children.
And Happy Birthday too, to your husband!

Krystyn said...

It sounds like a GREAT time to me! And, we all need a little time away from our computers, right? Really allows us to enjoy the time.

Happy Birthday to your hubby, too! See you on the flip side!

Molly's Mom said...

Have a great time! And Happy Birthday to your hubby...

Dawn said...

Go....have fun! Happy Birthday to your husband.

Rebecca Ramsey said...

Have a great time! I wish you much rest and fun!
Becky

Mark Salinas said...

Have fun! :)

Weber said...

How fun! Have a great time and happy birthday to your DH.

Crystal Jigsaw said...

Have a lovely weekend. Always so much to do before going away, making sure there isn't going to be a full linen basket upon your return is my first job!

CJ xx

Cara said...

I hope your trip is safe and fabulous!

Lisa said...

Happy birthday to your fabulous & sweet Hubby! I've never met him (and I've never met you either, but I digress) but all you write about him lets me know how wonderful he is! And enjoy your time up north - it WILL be fun!!!

Kelley said...

Good luck, and I hope it is as wonderful as you are hoping. Have fun!

Amy said...

Have fun! We're headed to the beach house this weekend which is definitely my happy place!

Tiffany said...

Have a GREAT time! My parents have a house about an hour and a half north of here and it is always so nice to get into an other environment - the home pressures just aren't the same!

Hilary said...

Have a wonderful time.. I'm sure you will. And happy hubby birthday.

imbeingheldhostage said...

What?! You're leaving us behind?
Happy weekend to you and your family, and Happy Bday to Todd!

Kelly said...

I had to laugh at your last 3 sentences, you sound like me! Happy bday to your husband and have a wonderful time!!

Bren said...

Happy Birthday to Todd! Have a fabulous weekend with that lovely family!

Indy said...

I hope it ends up being a fabulous weekend and you enjoy the quiet time with your family.

Monica said...

I always travel with books from the library! I try not to buy books b/c I have no place to keep them all and generally I only read fiction books once anyway!

Monica said...

I always travel with books from the library! I try not to buy books b/c I have no place to keep them all and generally I only read fiction books once anyway!

Anglophile Football Fanatic said...

Happy Birthday to T! And, you'll have a wonderful time.

MamaGeek said...

No computer? A blessing in disguise! Enjoy!

Robyn said...

Happy B-Day to the Hubs. I'm sure you'll have a great time, I'd love any sort of vacation at this point.

beth said...

Expectations are funny like that! Hope you have a great time.

kirsty815 said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to your hubbers. I think you'll have a great time. I wish we had a cabin we could wisk away to. :o)

Kirst

Karen MEG said...

Have a WONDERFUL time with your boys, Kathryn.

And happy birthday to your hubby!!!What a great birthday tradition!

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Like so many women headed up north--the going there is rough, but the being there is lovely:)

Debbie in CA : ) said...

Hey, it's my hubby's special day this weekend too! He prefers to stay at home. (I'm so glad because packing UNDOES ME!) We are 15 mins from the lake and he has 2 waverunners ... guess what I'll be doing????

Have a GREAT time with BOOKS ... wow ... BOOKS! I'm off to find some BOOKS! ; )

Nap Warden said...

Have a great weekend!

OHmommy said...

Have a great time.... I miss Northern WI.

Roxy Wishum said...

Are you taking the new boat? Does anybody else find it funny that in the middle of the "must-do-now" list, you add "dye my hair". Right. The family probably wouldn't be nice to you otherwise?

Tonya said...

Oh have so much fun and totally soak up that sun!

lime said...

hope it's a great time

4 Little Men and Twins said...

wahooo! Have a great time and happy birthday to hubby

brittany

Maryeliz said...

Happy Birthday to Todd. Hope the time away turns out to meet your positive expectations!

Chaotic Joy said...

Oh that doesn't sound like fun at all. Just plain awful and boring to me. I am sure the boys will be awful. I hope you can get through it.

(I am trying to help with the expectations part - did I help?)

Happy Birthday to your Hubby.

Wendy said...

Okay, I am a geek; your hubby has the same birthday as Harry Potter! (Which is the day after mine...) Hope y'all had a good birthday weekend!

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Be grateful for each new day.
A new day that you have never lived before.
Twenty-four new, fresh, unexplored hours to use usefully and profitably.
We can squander, neglect, or use them.
Life will be richer or poorer by the way we use today.
Finish every day and be done with it.
You have done what you could;
some blunders and absurdities crept in;
forget them as soon as you can.
Tomorrow is a new day.
You shall begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be
encumbered with your old nonsense.

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