Friday, May 9, 2014

Let's Celebrate!

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This week I'm celebrating vacations. I know I celebrated this before but hey, my blog, my rules. I had a wonderful time in Jamaica with the man I've been married to for 10 years. Also with some random but very nice strangers. And most importantly with lots of food and drinks. Gotta love all-inclusive resorts. Hubby and I pretty much enjoyed the beach, the pool, the sun, and tried our best to have conversations that didn't revolve around the kids. It wasn't as hard as we thought it would be. . . you know, for ten minutes at a time. o_0

We did Skype the twins twice a day because we were a little anxious and that made it easier on all four of us. Our son kept saying we went to a scary island to fight off monsters. So in his eyes we're heroes and we're not about to snap him into reality any time soon. Our daughter on the other hand kept asking when we were coming back for her . . . right before running off to play. All in all they had fun, we had fun, and I think we were all happy for the break.

I'm also celebrating my first solo post over at The Writer Diaries as a contributor. I'm talking about our "public persona" as authors. Well, more specifically, my own. Have something to say about it? Come on over then!



What are you celebrating?

45 comments:

  1. It was good the two of you got away! You need to do that now and then.
    Now, go fight some more monsters for your son.

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    1. Oh, if by fight monsters you mean go away again, then sure! lol

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  2. Oh I've never been to Jamaica. Awesome! Hubs and I talk about Bobby all the time while away and check up on him at the Facebook page of the kennel he stays at (which he loves) ... heaven knows how we'd be about leaving kiddies behind. But it's good to remember the 'couple' part of a family. :) X

    http://iurl.no/4u35h

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    1. It was tough to leave them behind . . . thank goodness for Skype and drinks. ;)

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  3. Sounds like a great trip! It is important to have time away from the kids occasionally. So many parents send the kids off to college and realize they don't know each other anymore outside of their roles of parents!

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    1. Yeah it was nice to hang out alone for a change. :)

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  4. Glad your vacation went well. Did you bring back any severed monster heads for souvenirs?

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    1. We thought about bringing back something of the sort, but I'm pretty sure they'd be very scared. lol

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  5. Sounds like a lovely vacation, glad you enjoyed yourself (and hey, being a hero at the end of it isn't too bad at all!)

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    1. That's the best part! Leaving them but still being heroes? Win-win! :D

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  6. Yay! A great vacation is something to celebrate! :)

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    1. I celebrated it then . . . right now I want to go back lol

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  7. Sounds like a wonderful, anniversary vacation!!! Glad you had a wonderful time!
    Happy Celebrations!

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  8. You're fighting monsters! How adorable! I hope that little guy becomes a writer - he sure has the imagination for it. ;)

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    1. Oh they both do! The stories they tell me . . . I should take notes. :P

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  9. Isn't Skype great for keeping in touch with your kids while you're taking a break? Congrats on the vacation. I'm next.

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    1. It is! And I didn't have it until the night before we left. I'm officially pro-Skype!

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  10. Glad you and hubby had a great vacation.

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  11. Welcome back. Is it time to hit the gym? I can imagine all of the wonderful food you ate. Smacking my lips.

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    1. I'm still stuffed! Sigh, yes, workouts here I come . . .

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  12. I would leave a comment, but I'm on vacation. ;)

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    1. Your turn to show off, huh? All good . . . all good . . .

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  13. Good for you...Celebrate that Jamaican Fun in the Sun Vacation for as long as you can. I guess I'll have to celebrate a StayCation in the hot Texas Sun....with a margarita...that'll work!!!! Nice to see Lynda's on vacation...LOL!!!!
    Sue at CollectInTexas Gal

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    1. A margarita will always work!
      Yea, she got jealous and decided to have fun with her hubby too. :D

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  14. So glad you had fun Katherine! Welcome home and happy you already have things to celebrate since you've been back. Good job!

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  15. Im sure was fun for you both! And happy Mother's day Katherine!
    You have twins too??
    I have but are teens and they have 19 !

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    1. Happy mothers day to you as well. :)
      I do have twins as well, they're three years old, and full of energy!

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    2. I love this age:)
      Are adorable!
      And yes mine sometimes still have a lot of energy!

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  16. what age they are? Im sure they are lovely!

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    1. They are lovely! But I'm the mother so of course I'll think so lol

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  17. I don't celebrate. I crawl around my bedroom, overwhelmed by the yellow wallpaper.

    Love,
    Janie

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  18. Hi, S.K.,
    I'm happy you had a good time in my neck of the woods. Yay for Jamaica. I bet the kids were overjoyed when you both returned home.

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  19. A vacation without the kids? Sounds like heaven..... Definitely something to celebrate.

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  20. Happy Mother's Day!
    Sounds like you guys had a wonderful getaway!
    Writer In Transit

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  21. Happy Mother's Day...

    Glad you had such a wonderful vacay.... we all need to recharge our batteries from time to time!

    Heading over to Writer's Diaries now...

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  22. I'm glad you had a great time. I'll be going to Jamaica for the first time this summer.

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  23. Pleased you had a wonderful break, Katherine. I'm over to the Writer Diaries now. I'm a zillion miles behind with everything here, and I thought I was catching up.
    I'm pleased your lovely photo has returned. Take care....

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  24. I'm super envious. I wish I was celebrating Jamaica. I'm currently celebrating another day of breathing, which always makes for a good day.

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  25. I dream about vacations! Congrats on being able to take one! I know just how scary leaving your babies behind is. I've yet to really do that. :)

    Jamie Dement (LadyJai)
    Be Positive in Life and Writing
    Caring for My Veteran

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  26. Yay for vacations! I need on about once a week. ;) Kidding, kidding, but I really could use about one a month. Good thing we live in vacation world. It's sweet how your son and daughter reacted. So cute!

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  27. I'm so glad you subdued those scary monsters on that scary island! (Where do kids get those odd notions?) Welcome back! Now to check your post...
    Diana at About Myself By Myself

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