Wednesday, February 23, 2022
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Tuesday, February 15, 2022
Is it just me, or does making decisions get harder and harder the older we get? I find that I run out of patience before the discussion is over and nothing has been decided, which leads to yet another discussion at a later point, which frustrates me that WE ARE STILL TALKING ABOUT THIS and again, patience flies out the window and the decision is left unmade.
So perhaps if I write down all of the decisions we need to make here, you can all chime in and help a mother out? I am just now realizing that they all have to do with travelling so let's gooooooo:
1) Summer Vacation
For the past two years, we have brought the family to Catholic Familyland in Bloomingdale, OH where we have a week-long family retreat. It's tons of fun and life-giving. We meet up with my brother-in-law and sister-in-law and their 8 kids and have a little family vacation together. The hard thing about this vacation is that it is very difficult to get there, not just in the amount of driving time (12 hours each way) but in every other way too. We have to rent a camper and have it delivered there, pack clothes and supplies for a family of nine without laundry access, plan and shop for groceries out in Ohio, and then cook for said large family from the camper. The easy thing about this vacation is that once we are there, the kids are entertained and we don't have to plan any activities each day or think about what to do or where to go. They have cousins and friends and sports tournaments and youth group meetings and pools and so much fun. We were planning to go back again this summer but found out that some friends had picked a different week to attend, and then our camper guy informed us he sold his camper and we couldn't rent it anymore. We are looking to rent a different camper, but everything seems to be more money or too small or too far away.
We also have a timeshare in New Hampshire that we pay for each year, and it's the same week we were going to Ohio. We planned on moving that week in NH to another time (maybe August?) but now that the OH trip keeps giving us trouble, we are wondering if we should just go to NH instead? The pros - it would be cheaper, only a 2 hour drive each way, we would have a full kitchen and condo with plenty of room. The cons - once we are there, it's a lot of planning and deciding about what to do and where to go each day, which for a family with our age ranges (kids aged 5 through 19) is hard to please everyone.
Wednesday, February 9, 2022
|Fr. Healey poses with our kids for proof|
|Mom, you must be blind!|