This past weekend we decided to take a break and take Abby up north for a nice vacation. We have gone to Tennessee to visit family every year but haven’t really had one that was just for us. We found a nice cottage to rent for a few nights in Caseville, which is only about 2 1/2 hours away. It was only daddy, mommy and Abby, very sweet but just us. Lizzy is in Disney and Aubrey stayed home to work and take care of Cody. So we left friday morning, on the way Abby took about 1/2 hour nap, and once we got there, we didn’t try and get her to nap again, our first mistake.
We went to the grocery store and looked at Caseville, not much really there. Many of the little stores were closed for the season. We had a nice smoked pheasant dinner, that daddy prepared for us. Just enjoyed our time and was relaxing. We put Abby down to sleep at her usual bedtime, before we even got to bed she woke up and was up till 3:30 am. Really hard because we were all in the same room, but she was so cute, pulling our comforters, laughing, but crying too. We all woke up Saturday morning, very tired and fried. We decided to eat breakfast at home and then went into Port Austin for lunch. We found the cutest farmers market and looked around at one of the stores t00, got Abby a cute sweatshirt, that has Port Austin on it. Abby seemed overtired and cranky so decided to eat lunch at the cottage. Once there, we ate and then we all took a nap. After an hour nap, Abby woke up and we decided a few hours after that, to come home. All of us were fried and we knew at least if we came home Saturday night, that we would all get rest and have Sunday, to recoup.
Best decision we could make, we came home, ate dinner with Aubrey and then put Abby to bed. She slept for 11 hours straight, sometimes vacations don’t work with little ones. Mom and dad got some rest and relaxation but then some over tiredness too. I remember just lately my dad saying, how my sister Cindy only wanted to sleep in her bed. Not sure if that is the case, but why would we put ourselves through another bad night, then to just come home the next morning. Sometimes with little ones you can’t do everything that you used to. Some restaurants, some places just don’t work for us anymore or for now. It’s worth paying attention to your kids and knowing what is too much and changing that every so often.
“Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in your humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of others.” Philippians 2:3-4
More to come!