Last Friday was my Dad's 80th birthday. Sara and I had been tossing around some ideas for a party and knowing my Dad as I do, it had to be a surprise because he would not co-operate with something planned. So we made arrangements with the family to meet at a local Outback restaurant and surprise him there. It couldn't have gone better. He was very surprised and a little bit, (just a little) ticked off that we pulled this off without him knowing anything about it. We had a great time and I know he loved having everyone who is near and dear to him together at that time. Many pictures were taken but not by me. :( I have requested copies of those photos but so far no one has come through and sent them to me. As soon as I get them, they will be posted.
My winter vacation is finally here. Tomorrow we leave for Miami and then on to a 7 day cruise to Belize, Cozumel and the Caymen Islands. I will be very happy to soak in some sun and warm weather since it is really cold and snowy here. Last night we had snow and today it is extremely cold and windy with wind chills down to -25. Every once in awhile there is a huge wind gust out there and I am glad to be inside where it is warm. George is working today and when he gets home we are packing up the puppy and heading down to Sara and Brad's place to drop Hunter off. He will stay there for a couple weeks with her and she will bring him home on February 12th, the night she comes up here for her step brother and step sister's birthday party. It's a 2 hour drive to her place and she figures she will make that drive once instead of twice. I will miss Hunter but he enjoys spending time with his favorite girl too.
Last night I was supposed to pack for my trip but I was feeling under the weather from lack of sleep the night before. I ended up falling asleep before 7pm so I had to do all of my packing this morning. Guess it's a good thing I had today off. We have a very early flight tomorrow so I want to be all ready to go before I go to bed tonight. I think I am ready to go...with the exception of my daily needs that will be packed tomorrow morning after I get up and showered. We don't get home until late next Sunday night so I have laundry going now so we will have clean clothes for that Monday morning since we are both scheduled to work that Monday.
This vacation also is a second honeymoon for us as we will celebrate our 1st wedding anniversary on February 1st. Can you believe it's already been a year? Where does the time go? It's been an amazing ride so far!
I will be posting pics from our trip when I return. Until then, have a great week and stay warm!