Tuesday, July 26, 2005

On a mini-vacation!

First, thank you for leaving me comments about Jackie..I truly appreciate. I believe the only way she's going to get well is by prayer and the grace of God. So, thank you for continuing to keep her in your prayers.

3 1/2 weeks til we leave for San Diego and Disneyland! I've been so excited that I can barely contain it!! In the meantime, Herman is off from work this week so I took today (Tuesday) off so that we can spend some time together. We spent Saturday up at his cousin Jeff's house. It was his wife's (Estelle) 50th birthday party. It was great to get together with everyone. And we all had a big surprise when Jeanette, Tante Toni and Chrissy all showed up from FL! (Tante Toni is Jeff, Jeanette and Max's mom...Herman's aunt on his dad's side.) We saw Jeanette and Tante Toni for Jillian's (Jeff's daughter) graduation party a month ago so we certainly didn;t expect to see them for a few more years. What a great surprise! The other nice surprise was seeing Max's daughter's Victoria and Mackenzie! We haven't seen the girls in many years due to family conflict. (Doesn't every family have one?! LOL!) Victoria is Becky's age and Mackenzie is 10 years old. They have both gotten to be so grown up and beautiful!! I was so happy to see them! The only Bousche missing was Louie..again, another family conflict keeps them at bay. Louie is Max's twin brother. Herman's sister remains close to Louie and his family but my father-in-law refuses to have anything to do with him or be in his presence. It's really a shame as life is way too short. Anyway, we (Herman, John and I) had a great time catching up with everyone!

Becky flew home from FL on Friday evening. She looked so beautiful! All nice and tan...dressed in black pants and black, flowy shirt. She looked so grown up! She had a great time with Dar and the boys. I just wish that she was a bit more excited about our trip to CA than she is.

Sunday we just hung out. My brother is up from FL so he came over to visit. Actually, he hurt his back working so he came over to use my hot tub. He wound up going to the ER because of the pain he was in. He was supposed to leave yesterday. I hope that he is feeling better. (He works for a moving company. He got hurt moving some over-sized boxes.)

Yesterday we went to Dorney Park!!! We got on the rides as soon as we hit the park. I'm such a kid when it comes to rides! I love roller coasters and Dorney has great coasters! They have a new one this year: Hydra- The Revenge. It is a floor-less coaster..you ride on the top of the track with nothing above or below you. You get a lot of "air" on this ride. No great big drops but lots of flips and dives. Great fun! Towards evening we got right on and sat in the front seat...twice! What a blast! I also love Talon, Steel Force and Dominator. Go to the website and check out the rides. It's quite a bargain if you get a coupon from Subway or Burger King. $27 per person gets you into the water park and amusement park! It's clean, well planned out and has a friendly staff. We love Dorney Park!

Today we'll stick to mainly indoor activities as it is hotter than hell outside. It was hot yesterday but it's worse today. The humidity is creeping up so it's swampy outside...ugh. I had hoped to go down the shore on one of my days off but it's not looking too good right now. We're less than an hour from Point Pleasant but it's hot down there, too. We'll probably get some goodies to snack on and a few movies and the makings for pina coladas..nice way to spend an evening!

Well..I should really get something done here today. Perhaps laundry if I can manage to coax the kids to bring their stuff down. That, and the kitchen floor could stand a wash. Actually, when I think about it....almost everything in the house needs to be doen. Screw it...bring on the pina coladas!!


1 comment:

samnsmile5 said...

You are going to have a great time in San Diego and Disneyland!!  We did!!  :)
Dorney Park looks like a lot of fun...it's great to act like a kid..we don't need to get old.  LOL