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Summer of Sanity - Week 6 - Vacation!

Week's Theme: Vacation
What a fun week it was. As most vacations tend to do, it went too fast. We ended up going to Michigan this year vs. our usual jaunt to South Carolina due to: my 94 yr. old Grandma wanting to join us, I didn't want a 12 hour trip with new baby, and Scooter's brother who we usually see were busy themselves awaiting a new baby any day (she was actually born our last day we were away). This new location also came with the excellent perk of my bestie coming to visit me which came with the all-time bonus of meeting her new baby girl who is a month older than Cora.
Highlights included:
  • My grandmother conducting her ritual "balloon in long underwear" game that came with perfect blackmail pictures of my niece to use at her graduation party and my brother's bff claiming a "force flex" allergy to get out of it.
  • Chocolate & Wine tasting tour that included a warm apple pie in a bag that was orgasmic, yes it was that good.  Thank you kind Maria for convincing me I needed a fork to try it in the store.
  • Spending time seeing my best friend as a mommy.  So cool and she's so good.  Plus she's got a good man.
  • S'mores and a campfire
  • Celebrating my nephew's 11th Birthday!
  • Outlet shopping with my niece
  • Swimming and showing off Cora's cute, yet completely impractical swim suits.
  • Kayaking for the first time and finding out my upper body isn't as weak as I thought
  • Cooking for an army
  • Watching my husband recharge his batteries (which was desperately needed)
  • Visiting with my West Coast cousin and his girlfriend
  • Learning to play Poker 
  • Pawning off the kids on other people :)

Next time I'm uninviting the mosquitoes.

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