Thursday, August 31, 2006
I'm taking a vacation but my blog is not!
Labor Day weekend is nearly upon us. Oronzo has arranged a mini-vacation for our little family. He's complained that we never go on trips for just the 3 of us, we're always traveling to meet up with family or friends, and he wants some quiet time alone with his wife and son. So, I told him to book something and we'd go!

Now, I can't tell you exactly where we're going. As much fun as I think it'd be, I don't think Oronzo would appreciate it if some of my blogging friends showed up to join the party. :) I will tell you that we're renting a cute little 2 bedroom, 2 bath house within walking distance from an ocean beach. We'll do some swimming, eat lots of seafood, shop in open markets, and probably indulge in frequent napping. We may even do a bit of biking or snorkling, depending on what type of equipment is available to rent. I think I'll try to catch up on some hand-written correspondance as well.

But, fear not dear readers, while we're vacationing (1-5 September) my blog will still be active. No, I'm not bringing my laptop. We won't have Internet access or cell phone coverage where we're going. I hated the thought of my poor little blog sitting here, all alone for 5 days, so I've lined up guest bloggers to come and write some posts. I'm giving them free reign to post on topics of their choice, I've just asked that they include a link to their own blog, so you all will know who posted in my absence.

I've never had guest bloggers before, but I've seen other bloggers do this and I thought it was a fun idea! I hope that while I'm gone you'll show my guest bloggers some love by leaving a comment on their posts, letting them know that you've stopped by. And, of course, make a point to check out their blogs as well, if you don't already have them on your list.

Oh, and don't worry, I'll post my regular Five Ingredient Friday post just before we head out the door early tomorrow morning. I won't be able to check out the recipes until I get back, but I'd still love it if you'd participate. I rely on your recipes for my weekly menu planning!

All right, enough of that. Now, time for a sneak preview of our vacation destination (I pulled these off the property management's website).

I hope you all have a fantastic Labor Day weekend! Leave me a comment letting me know your plans! I'll chat with you when I return.


Picture #1- the patio where we'll be eating breakfast

Picture #2- the kitchen area where we'll cook our meals


Picture #3- the hammock where I'll spend many hours napping

Picture #4- the dining area where we'll dine in the evenings


Picture #5- the living room that we'll walk through to get to the ocean

Picture #6- a portion of the ocean where we'll be frolicking


posted at 8:08 AM
20 comments


20 Comments:
At 9:36 AM, Anonymous Mieneke said...

That house looks amazing! Hope you have a great mini holiday! We will be expecting pics and at least one Overwhelmed! movie! ;-)

 
At 10:07 AM, Blogger Beck said...

Ack! That is SO beautiful! Have fun, and I'm looking forward to hearing about your trip.

 
At 10:12 AM, Blogger Barb said...

Hope you have a wonderful time - who wouldn't in such beautiful surroundings! And do take lots of photos for us.

 
At 10:30 AM, Blogger txmommy said...

Looks like such a great place, have fun! I'm jealous.

 
At 11:09 AM, Anonymous Autumn said...

That looks so peaceful. I am jealous..Enjoy your weekend, and bring back some more photos

 
At 11:47 AM, Blogger Munchkin Land said...

I am SO incredibly jealous!! I would trade our 3-day mountain cabin for your 3-day beach cottage in a heartbeat! =) Have fun and I look forward to the photos when I get back.

 
At 12:03 PM, Blogger Barbie said...

Wow, that looks beautiful. Enjoy yourselves.:)

 
At 12:40 PM, Blogger Tess said...

Enjoy your vacation! don't even think about us one teensy little bit. Unless you are buying souveniers for your readers.

 
At 1:17 PM, Blogger Pamela said...

How Breathtakingly beautiful! No wonder you sound giddy with happiness. Take it all it, enjoy yourselves and use that video camera girl!

Hope you will share where this little treasure is when you get back! :)

 
At 1:31 PM, Blogger DeAnna said...

Since today is our 10th anniversary, we are going to take a little vacation without our girlies. I'm a little nervous leaving them, but I'm SOOO excited to spend some time with just my hubby! Plus they'll be with my parents and we will only be gone for 2 1/2 days. Hope you guys have a wonderful vacation and good weather at the beach!

 
At 1:50 PM, Anonymous Erin said...

Beautiful pictures and sounds like fun!

Have a good time :)

 
At 2:24 PM, Blogger Michelle said...

that's a "little" house?! It looks so inviting and spacious, but cozy too! Looks like a wonderful place to take a vacation! Can't wait to hear all about your trip when you get back - and pictures! Lots and lots of pictures :)

 
At 2:32 PM, Blogger Trish said...

Ohhh have a great time! I'll miss you!

 
At 4:34 PM, Blogger Magi said...

The sacrifices that have to be made to keep husbands happy. How will you cope? :o)

 
At 6:15 PM, Anonymous 3catsmeow4me said...

I hope you have a great time. That hammock looks so relaxing!

 
At 6:48 PM, Blogger Kathleen Marie said...

Have a fabulous time and don't get to sunburned :) You will be missed!

 
At 7:55 PM, Blogger Brony said...

Wow. Looks very nice. Have a very deserved mini-vacation.

I can't wait to hear about it when you get back.

 
At 7:59 PM, Blogger Jen said...

I hope you have a blessed weekend and be very safe.....I'm jealous....but happy for you.
Jen

 
At 8:16 PM, Blogger Catch said...

Its beautiful OW.......have a wonderful time!!! Ill miss your comments but am glad you are getting away with Oronzo and Snugglebug!!! Be safe and be happy! God bless.

 
At 8:03 PM, Blogger afrindiemum said...

oooh... i love the idea of guest bloggers!

 

Post a Comment

<< Home





Name: Overwhelmed

My complete profile

It wasn't supposed to work this way...Parts 1 through 10

(the story of the private, domestic adoption of our son)


(Part 1)
(Part 2)
(Part 3)
(Part 4)
(Part 5)
(Part 6)
(Part 7)
(Part 8)
(Part 9)
(Part 10- Adoption Finalization)

Fostering isn't for the faint of heart!

(our journey to adopt again through foster-to-adopt, the good, the bad, & everything in between)


Adoption #2- considering the State
More Adoption #2 thoughts
Adoption #2- Back to considering the State
Adoption #2- The Paperwork (Round 1)
Adoption #2- The Paperwork (Round 2)
Family Foster Home Licensing Prep Checklist
Adoption #2- Long overdue update
PS-MAPP class homework assignment
Our preliminary home inspection went well!
Adoption #2: Licensing update
Adoption #2- Foster Facts
Adoption #2: I love it when things go my way!
Adoption #2- The home inspection
Adoption #2- We failed our home inspection!
Adoption #2- We passed the follow-up home inspection!
Adoption #2- Still waiting
Adoption #2- We're getting closer
Adoption #2- An update & a lead
Adoption #2- The lead that didn't pan out.
Adoption #2- We're licensed!
Adoption #2- We have a tiny baby here!
Adoption #2- Update on this precious little girl.
Adoption #2- Quick update on Baby Bug
Adoption #2- Baby Bug is staying longer!
Adoption #2- Baby Bug is growing!
Adoption #2- Overdue update on Baby Bug
Adoption #2- The latest on Baby Bug
Adoption #2- Shopping spree for Baby Bug
Being a Foster Parent Does Not Make Me A Saint
Adoption #2- Another Placement Call!
Adoption #2- Placement Meeting- UPDATED!
Adoption #2- We have Boo at our home!
Adoption #2- Meeting Boo
Adoption #2- I'm angry on Boo's behalf!
Adoption #2- A Birthday Party for Boo
Adjusting to three 3 and under!
Stressful moments in fostering.
Adoption #2- Update on our foster daughters
CPS Workers Jerking Our Chain!
It's getting much worse!
Fostering: Update on Baby Bug
Fostering: Update on Boo
The effects of fostering on Snuggle Bug
The time is drawing near to let go of Baby Bug.
Good conversation with Baby Bug's dad.
Boo has a Permanency hearing coming soon!
My heart is breaking!
Bittersweet news about Baby Bug.
Next Friday is going to be tough.
Packing up Baby Bug's belongings
It's done- Baby Bug is gone.
Working on finding peace, one day at a time.
Referral to the Early Intervention Program
Baby Bug update
Home Inspection for re-licensing
Parole granted for Boo's bio mom
Baby Bug is turning 1 year old soon.
Day 2 of Boo's permanency hearing
A prayer answered today!
Attending Baby Bug's 1st birthday party
Foster news
Good news for Boo's case
Boo's bio family visits
Termination Trial date set!
A new caseworker for Boo
I've been asked to testify in court.
Court hearing for "John Doe"
Contested termination trial begins tomorrow afternoon
Boo's adoption has been finalized!


Works-for -Me Wednesday (creating blogging categor...
Will my baby's face be scarred?
Active Family
My first attempts at home movie production.
Five Ingredients Friday (Cheesy Hash Browns)
How do you cope when a child goes down the wrong p...
Works-for-Me Wednesday (alternate use for pot rack...
Older Parent (revealing my age)
I'm back from an unplugged camping trip!
Five Ingredient Friday (Raspberry Crème Brulee)


















OW - that's me
Oronzo - my beloved husband
Snuggle Bug - my precious son
Baby Bug - our foster daughter
Boo - our foster daughter
Giselle - our son's birth mother
Quinn - our son's birth father
Clara - our son's birth grandmother
Ellen - our son's birth great grandmother
Chloe - our son's birth aunt
Aleiza - Oronzo's mother
Peyton - Oronzo's father
Anora - Oronzo's sister
Christian - Oronzo's brother
Larissa - Christian's wife
Rebecca - Christian's daughter
Tia - my older sister
Rowan - my oldest nephew
Regan - my oldest niece
Cole - my first brother
Madeline - Cole's wife
Aiden - my nephew
Genevieve - my younger sister
Luke - my nephew
Brendan - my nephew
Adam - my youngest brother
Grandma G - my maternal grandmother
Grandma K - my paternal grandmother
Inara - my cousin
Hetty & Jack - our dear neighbors
Mary, Bill, Nan - our next door neighbors
Darla - our single mom friend
Jordan - Darla's son

Alli's Originals Blog
Antique Mommy
Away To Me
Big Blueberry Eyes
Biggest Blessings
BooMama
Boomerific
Cake Fun
Catholic Mom of 10
A Chelsea Morning
The Chronicles of Munchkin Land
Cookie Crumbs
Cynical Dad
Food Blogga
A Foster Mom's Journey
A Good Cup of Coffee
It's Always a Production
It Coulda' Been Worse
IVF after the drama
A Measure of Grace
Mom-101
MomTeacherFriend
My Inner World
Musings of the Lame
A New Flower Blooms
Of Hope & Hormones
Over My Ovaries
Pink Explosion
Pithydithy
Saving Grace- A Journey to Understanding
Scratchin' The Surface
Seaking God Knows What
Simply Recipes
Something About Parenting
Thin Pink Line
Wheels on the Bus
With Great Joy
A Wrung Sponge

April 2006
May 2006
June 2006
July 2006
August 2006
September 2006
October 2006
November 2006
December 2006
January 2007
February 2007
March 2007
April 2007
May 2007
June 2007
July 2007
August 2007
September 2007
October 2007
November 2007
December 2007
January 2008
February 2008
March 2008
April 2008
May 2008
June 2008
July 2008
August 2008
September 2008
October 2008
November 2008
December 2008
January 2009
February 2009
March 2009
April 2009
May 2009
June 2009
July 2009
August 2009
September 2009
October 2009
November 2009
December 2009
March 2010
April 2010
June 2010
July 2010
September 2010
April 2011
August 2011
November 2011
March 2012
April 2012
August 2012
September 2012
June 2013

  • Adoption
  • Adoption #1
  • Adoption #2
  • Blog of the Week
  • Family
  • Favorite Ingredients Friday
  • Five Ingredients Friday
  • Fostering
  • Marriage
  • Oronzo
  • Parenting
  • Slow Cooker Thursday
  • Snuggle Bug
  • Treasure Tuesday
  • Works-for-Me Wednesday
  • 100th post






  • family-Friendly Network



    Join / View


    Image hosting by TinyPic





    Click here to join
    Add to Technorati Favorites Blog Flux Directory Google PageRank 
Checker Tool



    Parenting Blogs - Blog Top Sites

    Top Parents blogs

    Subscribe to Overwhelmed With Joy!

    Add to My AOL

    Add to netvibes

    Powered by FeedBurner

    Subscribe with Bloglines Add to Google


    Powered By: