September 24, 2007


Mr. Clean and I were recently offered a free vacation... Not a time share... a real vacation. So on Thursday of last week we packed up the car and headed to OC, MD. I haven't been there since I was a kid. I used to live in Myrtle Beach, SC so I always went there. Anywho, I didn't realize how much of a struggle it would be to take a 1 year old to the beach for 4 days. We are still at the age where you need to bring your home just to survive a couple of days. I felt like we literally packed our home and brought it with us. I can't even go into detail because I was so overwhelmed by all the packing that I never want to talk about it again. haha no it wasn't that bad but Mr. Clean must have sensed that I was a tad bit exhausted because when we got home he unloaded the car. Unpacked EVERYTHING and did ALL the laundry... Oh and cleaned the house. Did I mention that he had to go to work today and I took off to do all that stuff. He is a great guy! I woke up this morning and I had nothing to do but go grocery shopping. I fell in love with my husband all over again this morning!

Ok, back to the beach. We get there and our room is not ready so we eat lunch at the hotel and then take Laney to the beach. She did not like the sand one bit. I knew that would be the case because she doesn't even like grass. She did ok with the waves but only when mommy held her. I think the last day we got her to play in the sand for 5 minutes and that's only because daddy forced her to. Let's just say she LOVED the pool. She was in there for hours, just swimming in her floating device that her uncle said looks like a drug smuggling device. I have to agree it does!

The room was beautiful and the food was excellent. The hotel we stayed at had a big deck with rocking chairs on it the looked out to the ocean. The weather was perfect, not too hot and not too cold. Oh and the pool was both indoor and outdoor. Laney loved that.

All in all we had a great time and are looking forward to next years vacation to the mountains... I believe in North Carolina. Here are some pictures for you to enjoy of little Laney Bug.


Melissa said...

It could be a "first born" trait to scream when placed on sand, because #1 didn't like it either. In fact, she still doesn't really like it.

Mama Keller said...

aww.. she doesn't look like she was loving the sand.. too cute.. I hope you got a little time to relax anyway.. now I'm really glad we didn't try to go on vacation this year.. ugh.. to much.. maybe next year.. NC sounds nice..

Classic MaMa said...

:) Laney Bug is the cutest! Boy, that Mr. Clean is amazing! What a great vacation you had. (I must say, I missed seeign you at your desk yesterday.)

The Gang's All Here! said...

oh my word - she is adorable! and quite a blend of the two of you. So glad you had fun and got to get away. and kudos to Mr. Clean for serving his family in that way - what a guy!

Tell him that all the prayers that went up from my rocking chair in the window of my old house (when I'd sit and rock my babies and watch his car head in and out of the neighborhood) must have been for such a time as this! I used to pray every morning and every evening for him to find the love of his life and to be a great husband and daddy - like his! :)

Naomi said...

I am so glad you guys had that time together at the beach.

And I love Laney's suit! Can I get one? (smile)