Saturday, June 05, 2010

Just a few more days before vacation

We have been planning this family vacation for about a year now. The time is finally getting close and in about a week we are going to ditch this joint and go have a great time together as a family. We are going to spend a few days at my in-laws house and I hope to be able to take a trip to the beach one of the days. Then, Mike and I are leaving the boys with the parentals for a few days and we are going to drive to a resort and spend a little quality time together. Later my brother and his wife will join us and then my kiddos and Mike's parents will come as well and we will all have a great time just relaxing and playing. I'm hoping to so some of this:
this:

this:
and this (we will do the zip line before the kids get there, unless Mike's parents want to do this too and then we will send them off while we watch the kids).


We would also like to take the boys horseback riding and you can't be outside in nature without roasting hot dogs or smores. The resort has a little miniature gold course as well as a playground and some tennis courts. I'm also hoping to get some running in, some hiking, and most importantly, sleeping in!
Is anyone else going on any fun vacations this summer?

12 comments:

Our little family said...

That looks really fun. Where is it? We're going to the Outer Banks of North Carolina for a week long stay with my whole family in a beach house, then I go to Maine with my kids for three weeks. So much fun. I do it every year, and I refuse to stop going. I love it, and so do the kids. I can't wait. It's coming up. But we're doing a Handcart trek at Martin's Cove before the family trip! Crazy summer.

Jess and Jen said...

That looks like so much fun! Can we come? We are going to go to San Diego in July. -Jen

Debbie Barr said...

Oooh, jealous! My husband and I are taking a trip next month for his sister's wedding. She's getting married in Nauvoo, so that will be lovely.

chelsey said...

Looks like a great trip you've got planned! Yeah! I finally got the "secret vacation" (aka Happiest Place on Earth --in Orlando) all sorted out yesterday. I can't wait for the fun, and down time. I hope the kids will LOVE it! I also hope we can keep it a surprise til the morning of, when we wake them up early and have everything packed and run off to the airport!

Jess and Jen said...

Most my vacations consist of scout camps...

Looks like a great trip and I hope you thoroughly enjoy yourselves! How fun that you not only get to hang with the Maryland Richards but Dave and Tana, too.

Saimi said...

Ahhh, looks like a ton of fun!!
Can't wait to hear and see all about it when you get back!

Have a great time! I love Summer!!

The Duke said...

That looks like so much fun! I'm glad that David and Tana will get to come and visit you for a short time. I'm sure you will have a great time.
We are looking forward to going to Iowa - we leave June 14th. Ammon hasn't stopped talking about it. I think he's getting pretty excited. Looking forward to seeing Jason and Michelle's world.

Michelle said...

We are kind of on a mini vacation now. We are in Decorah, Iowa takingg Caleb to Luther College for the Celebration Iowa program. In a couple weeks I'm running a race with my friend Stephanie in Burlington, Iowa so we will stay overnight in that town. That will be a fun little tiny girls trip. In June sometime we will be taking the family to Nauvoo since we live so close by and it's our temple we figured we should probably visit a couple times. Then in the middle of the summer I hope to take the children to a six flags amusement park this summer since we are all addicted to coasters. I will be going to Chicago in July for the Pampered Chef conference and then in August to Orlando for a Zumba convention to become a better Zumba instructor. Jason and I are going to Okoboji, Iowa in the middle of July to celebrate our anniversary by him doing a triathlon and I'm doing a half marathon, not sure if you would call that a vacation, but we will be away from children for a little over 24 hours so I consider that a vacation. Other than this nothing is planned for more than a day at a time.

Dave and Tana said...

we are pretty darn excited to come hang out with you guys!!!

Lokodi said...

That looks like a great place. Where is it? I'm assuming in Maryland, but where?
We are thinking of going camping in Switzerland in July or August then at the beginning of October we're looking at heading to the Canary Islands (off the west coast of africa) or somewhere warm like that. We'll go for a week with the kids. Should be fun. Anyone want to come along? Free place to stay!

Lindsey

Katrina said...

Take us with you!! That looks sooooo fun!!! HOpe you have a wonderful time there- and I'm sure you will!!

Serene is my name, not my life! said...

Oh, looks like a blast!! Have so much fun!