Well this week a family tradition changes...
typically the first week of November we stay in...
since my hubby is there for work.
(if you clicked on the link...I DO love that hotel resort!)
This year our little trip
will be interrupted by the
economic mess our great state is enduring.
See many teachers and the like
pounce upon this city to attend a math conference.
One of them for the past 8 years has been my hubby!
Well this year...to help the economy (and our district budget was cut)
... we will not be attending.
Since my hubby only had to pay for half a hotel room...
we'd usually upgrade to a nicer place (and we'd come along)...
Plush desert oasis hotel... I won't be seeing you!
(ok I'll miss the hot springs...one year we had ALL the boys
and 3 boys in hot springs...well it was something to see.)
Well what is really at the heart of enjoying
this conference with my family?
Time we set aside to be alone.
Trying out new vistas and taking time to invest in each other.
Well to be honest.
We can do this at home.
So we are.
This Friday and Saturday... I told my boys...
we are going on an adventure...
that's right in our own backyard.
My friend (who normally watches one of the boys this weekend) is still going to watch the boys...so Bill and I can have our evening out.
Plus they always get the biggest kick out of us going to another city and they're at home with relatives or friends.
I'm borrowing a really nice community pool and spa (so we'll all have a soak together)
and I'm getting some fun paper plates, etc. and pretend we're eating out.
No...we won't have the spa, the desert and the endless 200 mile drive...
but we'll have time set apart for family and we'll have fun!