Tuesday, April 22, 2014

spring break

This morning Claire and I go back to school after 10 days off. My prayer before the break started was that it wouldn't go by too fast.....and it didn't. I intentionally didn't make a lot of plans or commit to many things. We needed down time. And that's what we had....clearly....

On Saturday, I had a girls day....got my hair done, treated myself to a pedicure, and went wine tasting with my friend, Allison. 

Our first weekend off our friends came to stay with us. We spent Sunday at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. So much fun and so many interactive exhibits. 

And of course we spent all kinds of time with Coconut. She really is the sweetest thing and just adores Claire. She's been the perfect addition to our family. 

I didn't do a very good job of capturing Easter pics. A few here and there.....

We spent Sunday at my grandparents on the farm. Our favorite place to gather as a family. My grandparents are getting older and their health is declining, however mentally they're both still pretty sharp. It always means so much to Gramma to have us all gather at her home, so we wheeled her chair to the back door and opened it so she could be apart of our Easter celebration by watching....very bittersweet. 

I'm not quite ready to go back to school, but I'd probably never be. However I am so very thankful for this time off....to relax, visit friends & family, read, play, sleep in, stay up late, go to the beach......it was so refreshing. And for that I'm really grateful. 


Christina Schergen said...

I am so glad that your week went slow!!! Our weekend went by so fast I almost cried b/c I felt like I hadn't seen my oldest daughter and back to school she went on Monday! I love the photos of your girl and her puppy....so sweet.

Sarah said...

Wonderful pictures! Your little lady is darling. I love that she's sleeping in the bed with you- our 3 year old sleeps in her own bed, but there are some nights I just want to bring her in with us and cuddle all night long. Is that weird?! hah! Following you over on bloglovin now! Sarah @ thejellyjars.com :)