Well friends, the last day of vacation has arrived. As I watch the sun slowly make its descent, I am that much closer to being back in the real world. L goes back to work tomorrow; I head to school to start packing up my classroom.

This has been a FABULOUS vacation (and a much needed one). This week has provided us time to enjoy each other as a family, have exciting adventures in the great outdoors, eat (entirely too much) great food, visit family, relax, escape the horrendous heat, and much much more.

On our last day of vacation, we started our day at church with my mom and dad. We then moved to a place to eat; A yummy little spot called Andolinis. I then moved to a cozy bed and took a nap. This is mainly because I was up until 3:00 in the morning. Sewing at 3:00 a.m. does not come highly recommended. Some of the top reasons being – you forget which sides you are sewing together, you don’t realize when your bobbin (the bottom stitch) has run out of thread and you are now simply making sewing dots all over your material, you even start to forget what you are originally making in the first place.

Just to be clear, mom and I did manage to complete 2/3 sewing machine covers. We were tired, not seeing straight, and our minds had lost complete coherency…but we did it. Through the craziness and through a LOT of laughter, here are two of the covers we made.

Just to note…we took the picture the next day. You don’t want to see how crazed we looked that night.

L and Lil’ Man had one more jump in the pool before we headed back home. After a little swim time…we packed our stuff up, loaded up the car, and hit the road for the last time on our trip.

We are now on the road home…and…after we filled up the car, we stopped at Sonic. Something Tulsa has that OKC does not…CHEDDAR PEPPERS. I think I love these things even more now because they are unattainable where I live.

We are home. As we were driving down our street, Lil’ Man looks out the window and says, “My home!”. He said it all. No matter how much fun we have traveling the road and exploring new places, there is no place like home.

It was so nice to come back to a clean home. It is, and always has been, my tradition to clean the house really good right before leaving on vacation. There is nothing like coming back to a nice clean home. Also, we were able to unpack immediately, because we did laundry at my parent’s house. Double win.

Now, as I am laying in my own bed…which I have missed…I am going to turn on Friends and read a chapter or two from my new book. My goal is to get up early and work outside before it gets too hot.

Goodnight, friends.


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