Last week we had the chance to fly our little family across the U.S. all the way to Portland, Maine. If you're a regular reader, you probably know my husband is applying for dental school this year and is in the process of doing interviews. He got an interview with the University of New England.
Yes it was cold compared to our toasty Arizona weather, but it was SUCH a nice change. We all had a great time despite my getting sick the night before we left. It was pretty miserable traveling all day with a head cold, but I'd rather it was me than Kimball or the kids. I wasn't able to run around 24/7 like I normally do...but I was well enough to spend time with my niece and tour the city a bit so I was happy.
Sophia and Stratton had tons of fun playing in the leaves. She was hoping for snow, but was happy with leaves since we don't get much of a fall here either. Little Charlie was such a doll, unfortunately I never got to hold him on account of being sick. Dang it.
Some of my favorite things about the east coast are the ocean, the lighthouses, the history, the beautiful churches, the architecture, cobblestone/brick streets, and the change of seasons. I also love how accessible everything is by foot or bike.
The kids were such great travel buddies, we had a fabulous time without all the distractions and stresses of everyday life. Our hotel was very nice and brand new, just a half a block from my nieces law firm. Sophia loved it so much she wished it was our house.
After Kimball's interview, we met my niece for lunch and then snuck away without the kids. We drove out to some cool military forts and this lighthouse. I'm so proud of Kimball and all the hard work he's put in these last few years. It's crazy to think we're finally at this point in the journey. It's gone by really fast actually, but we've definitely had our share of stress and struggles. Life can be hard but we just keep chugging along I guess, doing the best we can each day. I know we are SO blessed, so I don't ever want to sound ungrateful for all the amazing comforts and joys we have. Most of all family and health.
Our kids are growing like weeds and before we know it, they'll be gone. The older they get, the busier we get and I'm just trying to cling to every minute. Jaxon has big aspirations and will be out of the house in just a few short years. Sigh.
This sounds silly (except to all you fitness nuts), I was SO BUMMED that my workout clothes went unused. Working out on vacation is one of my favorite things...especially when I'm sharing a hotel room with my family of five AND eating on the road. I was totally looking forward to running in a new city, along the water. Oh well. Some day. =)
Have a fabulous weekend!!