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Mommyland Happenings {Week 33}

23 Aug

Last week was our last workation (vacation where I still have to work) of the summer. The last hurrah before school starts back up again and we get back to a normal schedule and the routine of the school year.

I hope you enjoy taking a peek into the Mommyland Workation.



In an effort to take the least amount of time off from my part time job as possible I went to work Sunday morning then loaded up the truck and the dog and hit the road. Bill took the boys down Saturday night to get a jump start on the fun.

It was ridiculously hot and humid. As I pulled into a gas station in Salisbury, Maryland this was the temperature. I made sure to take the keys with me so Cooper didn’t lock himself in the truck again.



Sometime during Sunday afternoon the AC broke in the condo. It made for a very uncomfortable night’s sleep and an even more uncomfortable post run.

Thankfully the repair men came quickly and by late afternoon we were back in business.

To beat the heat we spent a lot of time at the pool and took the boat out to go tubing. They even got my ass out on the tube!



Another pool day! There is nothing like sitting at the pool (in the shade) with a cold beer in hand. Fantastic way to beat the heat.



Another boat ride.

We took Cooper and rode out to a little beach where the boys dug in the sand and I tried to keep this dog from drinking the salt water.

Clearly Cooper LOVES to be on the boat!



Bill left for a business trip Wednesday afternoon, leaving me to my own devices with the boys on Thursday.

We went bowling, shot some hoops, wandered Walmart (I know, exciting!) and then I took them out to dinner before we came back for some pool time.

We signed up for the Kids Bowl Free program at the lanes down here and we get two rounds a day, everyday from April to October. All we paid was $30 for me and Bill and shoe rental when we play. It’s a pretty great deal!



We tempted fate by venturing into Ocean City on a Friday night. I’m so glad we did!

There was no traffic getting into town and it wasn’t nearly as crowded as it could have been. We had dinner, we played mini golf, we spent a ridiculous amount of money of rides and games and we had a blast!

Here are my three guys playing what feels like the oldest game on the boardwalk. They were very disappointed that they couldn’t win anything.



You know you’re having a great workation when this guy falls asleep in the middle of the afternoon. This was only a quick break in the action for Logan though.

It’s been a great week of workation and we still have a couple more days to enjoy.

I hope you are having a great week!


Mommyland Happenings {Week 27}

11 Jul

Well that was a long break I took. Forgive me readers, it’s been 53 days since my last post. The funk has taken over and I just didn’t feel like sitting at my computer any longer than absolutely necessary, so after I’d finish my regular work I’d move on.

I’m hopeful that I can slowly work this blog back into my daily routine, that’s not to say you’ll see something new daily, but hopefully it will become a priority again.

I figured a good way to get back into it was with Mommyland Happenings. It’s a fun post for me to put together and I hope it’s a fun post for you to take a look at.

So without further adieu, here is what last week here in Mommyland looked like.



You know you’ve been having a great vacation when the kids fall asleep on the way to Ocean City.

We relaxed most of the day and made the trip into Ocean City in the late afternoon to catch dinner, some fun and the boardwalk. What is usually a 45 minute trip from our happy place on the bay took two hours with all the holiday traffic. That gave the boys plenty of time to rest up before their fun night out.



Ok full disclosure, this photo is not from the actual 4th of July, BUT it was from the 4th of July fireworks in Crisfield.

The weather was kind of crappy on Monday and we spent so much time relaxing that neither Bill or I took a single photo. Thankfully the weather cleared up enough for us to do hamburgers and hot dogs on the grill and enjoy dinner with my sister and her family. After dinner the boys played (rough) while the adults chatted and before long it was time for bed.



Yet another example of a great vacation. When you have a three hour drive home, any time the kids spend sleeping and not fighting is sweet music to my ears.

We had a great time in Crisfield but it was nice to come home.



We came home and got to do some more celebrating! We celebrated Cooper being part of our family for a year on Wednesday. Here’s to many more years with my furry sidekick.

Don’t let the photo fool you, he loves hugs from mommy.



Back home and back to eating better. I had to be at work by 8:30 but I had to get office work finished before I left. I started my day with a blueberry and oatmeal smoothie, green tea and water. The smoothie kept me full and focused, the water kept me hydrated and the tea gave me the boost I needed to get ‘er done.



Sometimes I sit and watch the boys at karate and sometimes I go down the road to Victory and enjoy a beer. Friday was a beer kind of day.

After karate we grabbed a quick bite with our little ninjas.



Cooper has been with us for a year now and his relationship with Nittany has been less than positive. It’s been so bad that she’s pretty much banished herself to various remote parts of the house. Saturday was a big day here in Mommyland where she actually come out of hiding and into the open.

He nipped at her, she bitch slapped him and they went about coexisting in the family room. It is not an easy friendship, but it’s progress. I’m still hopeful that one day they will actually be good buddies and maybe Nittany can come sleep with us again.

Not a bad week at all. Having the holiday on Monday was a nice way to reenter into life after vacation.

I hope you have a fantastic week!

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