A Romantic Holiday

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Tomorrow we will start our trek from Michigan to Florida.  A romantic holiday!  I want to call it holiday instead of vacation because it sounds so European.  You may be wondering how a long...very long Suburban ride with four kids can be romantic.  The older I get, the more my ideals change.  Oxford American Dictionaries states the definition of romantic is "inclined toward or suggestive of the feeling of excitement and mystery associated with love."  Introducing our kids to dear friends of ours that they have never met, taking them through Nashville, TN and driving past our first home, watching them see the ocean for the first time...all of these are romantic to me.  These are the times when the sorrow, heart break, and crushed dreams of life fade and for a moment (and sometimes it is a very brief moment) you get that feeling.  Do you know the feeling I am talking about?  The "this is how life is meant to be" feeling. I am looking forward to spending time with my family and making memories.  And on a side note, I cannot wait to lie on the beach!  I grew up on a lake and the water is a sanctuary for me.  Oh, and I am hoping to do some thrifting and antiquing while we are in Florida because I know there are lonely treasures in need of my friendship.

So today I am doing more baking for our travels.  It is much more pleasurable to eat yummy homemade food while sitting at a picnic table at a rest area than it is eating at a fast food restaurant.  Can I get an AMEN?!


And I'm packing today. Skirts, scarves, sandals, swimsuit, sunscreen, sunnies. (sunnies=sunglasses.  I once read someone use the word sunnies for sunglasses and it sounded so splendid.  I think it's European).

It was a chilly, cloudy spring day in Michigan today.  I layered a t-shirt, wool sweater, and jean jacket over my floral tank dress.  I wore a little bit of everything today!  Here is my attire for running errands, baking goodies, and packing suitcases.