And We're Off!

For various reasons…well really just two…Shaun and I haven’t gone off on any sort of vacation with just the two of us.   That, ladies and gentlemen is about to change. 

Tomorrow morning, shortly after the Crack of Dawn (so somebody says) we will climb up into the Big Orange Jeep and go…somewhere.  That place hasn’t exactly been determined yet.  We are leaning toward the Olympic Peninsula but it’s just as likely that we will end up in Canada, Utah, Oregon or just at the Hoover Dam.  (I’ll try to let you know from the road tomorrow)

As my mother is currently in town, she has  been suckered graciously to stay with the girls for the two or three days that we will be gone.  (Please think good, helpful  thoughts towards her!)

Mom actually seems to be a little excited to spend time with the girls.  She told me all she need was our schedule for the week and the keys to the house and my car.  That was perfectly fine with me until it sunk in that she wanted to drive my car.  All I could think about was that fact that I couldn’t remember the last time I had seen my mother driving.  I hesitated to question her as the last thing I wanted to do  was offend the person caring for my children,   but I had to ask if she still had a valid license. 

She just glared at me until I handed over the keys to the MomMobile.   It should be an interesting few days…for all of us!

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14 Responses to And We're Off!

  1. Ooooh that sounds so exciting! Do tell us where this elusive destination is 😉 Haha my sister does the same… she gets my mum to fly over whenever she needs a sitter for a few days. And my mum makes it sound like she’s doing my sister an awfully big favor but in reality, she’s thrilled to bits to spend time with my nephew!

  2. Aunt Mary in Australia says:

    Have a great time .You too Grandma!!!!!

  3. Peggy says:

    The price you’re going to have to pay for Patsy watching the girls is to hand over those keys with grace. Just check and make sure your insurance is up to date! 😉

  4. Mojokat says:

    How exciting! My hunny and I are going on a mini-vacation in July…I can hardly wait!
    I hope you are both enjoying the trip!

    I can hardly wait to hear where you ended up! =-)

  5. Susan says:

    Princess~Somehow I think hanging with a little guy would be a lot more fun than hauling around a couple of teens! 🙂 How great that your mum will do that.

    Aunt Mary~You know Shaun, he makes it fun wherever we end up!

    Peggy~ I have to be graceful about it??? I’m just planning on leaving the keys on the counter and not thinking about it!


    Mojokat~me either!

    OK…so it’s just after 8:00, and somebody is still snoring away….I’m wondering how long it will be…. tee hee

  6. Lynne says:

    Time for Hip Mama to return with the wind tousling her hair, looking through rose-colored Elton John sunglasses …

    Have a great trip!

  7. Patsy Ann says:

    Well, for that I believe that I will take everything out of your bedroom and place everything into the smallest bedroom of the girls. Then take both of their beds and place them into your (old) bedroom along with their dressers. Then I will take their computer which is down stairs and put in into the now spare bedroom along with all of the rest of the teenage parifanila (darn sp? – their other things). Then lets see, I’ll write them an excuse for school and then the three of us will go play somewhere yea! in your car after we get it painted bright pink with blue pokadots. (what ever happened to my spelling!) we will try off roading with it!, you will like that! since kt is getting her drivers training, I’ll just give her a few driving lessons, and if she hits a few things oh well you have insurance (don’t you). And beside I took pictures of this old heap of yours before you left so you can’t blame any old dents, scrapes, black marks etc on me and mine! Have a wonderful time out there in the wild blue yonder, Oh, I hope that you both realize that you have to have a pass port for Canada now!! If not, we’ll rent out your house and have more fun! Love ya mom aka Patsy, Patti, Pat, Grandma, you who!

  8. Jay says:

    Have fun on your little trip.

    I’m sure grandma will have lots of fun tormenting .. uh .. doing things with the girls. 😉

  9. Stephanie says:

    Sounds like a fun adventure! I’m totally jealous. John and I have *never* gotten to take a vacation alone together. We didn’t even get to have a honeymoon. That’s sad…and 4 kids later it’s not likely to happen anytime soon either. Have fun for all of us!!! I can’t wait to hear your adventures!

  10. Tink says:

    You should have offered to give her a pop driving test. 😉

    Enjoy your vacation! You deserve it.

  11. photowannabe says:

    Enjoy every minute of your vacation. Of course I know you will.
    I can see where you get your sense of humor. Patti has a full share. Lucky granddaughters.

  12. Susan says:

    Lynne~Wooohhoooo! And with the music blaring!

    Mother…sigh…the scarey thing is I’m not sure if you are joking or not!

    Jay~I’m just not going to think about them back home….

    Stephanie~Really? Never ever? Well…in twenty years or so you’ll have your chance 🙂 Unless of course you want my mom to come watch them all???

    Tink~Sometimes it’s better not to know how well she would do.

    Sue~Thanks! My mother has more than her share!

  13. gawilli says:

    I love your mom! How great is that? She stays with the kids and maintains a good sense of harassment. It doesn’t get any better than that!

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