Sunday, October 29, 2006
Thank you! Thank you!
I'm back from our family vacation! We had a nice, relaxing time. We stayed in a resort condo next to the ocean beach so we had fun swimming, playing in the sand, napping, and hanging out with Oronzo's side of the family. There were 9 adults and 4 children under 2 1/2 years old. Although we had a great time, it's nice to be back at home, sleeping in our own beds. I'll post some pictures in the near future after I've had time to upload them.

I want to give a big "thank you!" to all of my guest bloggers. It's so nice to have others taking the time to post on my blog while I'm away. I love coming back and checking out what they wrote. :)

In order of appearance:

Thank you Jenn at Knee-Deep in MunchkinLand for your sweet Childhood Home post. I've moved away from my family home long ago, but my mother still lives there so at least I can return for visits. I think I'd have a tough time saying goodbye for good if that changed for us.

Thank you Chelle at Crazy Thoughts by Chelle for your Knitting Soothes My Soul post. I've never learned how to knit myself but I used to do cross stitching and found it very soothing. Perhaps I should think about taking up that hobby again!

Thank you Kathleen Marie at Stranded in the Mountains for your Travailing Prayer post. My parents have watched 2 of their 5 children turn away from their faith and then come back to it in their own time as adults. I know that couldn't have been easy for them. I pray I will have your strength and wisdom when my children are old enough to make their own faith choices. Great post!

Thank you cmhl at Crouching Mommy, Hidden Laundry... for your Five Things About Me That Some People Might Find Unusual post. I'll tell you one unusal thing about me: when I travel, the first thing I do when I arrive in my condo/hotel is to unpack all of my bags and put things away in their proper place. This drives Oronzo nuts! :)

Thank you Barb at A New Chelsea Morning for your Overwhelmed...With Absolute Joy post. I just loved this post. You and I have much in common, well, except for the joy at the birth of a grandchild. :) I haven't experienced that yet.

Thank you Michelle at Big Blueberry Eyes for your What's That? post. That is so fantastic that Kayla is asking more questions and communicating more every day with you and Joe! I don't blame you for rejoicing in each magical milestone, no matter how big or small. We do the same thing. Snuggle Bug's latest repetitive question is "This?" which translates to "what's this?" :) Oh, and thanks so much for doing a Favorite Ingredient Friday post as well. I can't wait to go see all the yummy recipes that were shared!

Thanks Jenna at Family Living; Hatfield Style for your post on I'm Late, I'm Late, I'm Late post. I can so empathize with you! I feel just as rushed and frantic sometimes as well, which is why this past week of being a beach bum was fantastic! :)

And last, but certainly not least, thank you to all of you who took the time to read and comment on the posts of my guest bloggers. I certainly do appreciate it!

It's good to be back!
5:30 AM

At 7:11 AM, Blogger cmhl said...

welcome back!!

At 8:53 AM, Anonymous chelle said...

Welcome Back! Although you pick the BESTEST guest bloggers hehe, it is so better to have you back! Glad you had a wonderful time!

At 1:05 PM, Blogger Barb said...

You're very welcome, OW. I enjoyed doing a post for you while you were gone. We're all glad you're back, though, and I'm looking forward to your photos.

I do exactly the same thing when we travel. I unpack within minutes after we arrive at our hotel room. I can't think why everyone doesn't!

Glad you had such a nice time and welcome back!

At 2:10 PM, Blogger Tammy and Parker said...

Welcome home!

At 6:43 PM, Blogger Miranda said...

Welcome back! Glad you had a great, relaxing vacation!

At 7:01 PM, Anonymous Jenna said...

We'll be beach bums next May. I can't wait. Mmm.

Welcome back!

At 8:10 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Welcome back were missed

At 12:57 AM, Anonymous Jen said...

glad u had a good time

At 5:06 AM, Anonymous Mike said...

Welcome back. Looking forward to seeing some pictures.


At 3:42 PM, Blogger Michelle said...

welcome back and you're welcome! It was fun to be a guest blogger again :)


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