Skip to main content

:( It's Over :'(

Yes, the day I hate the most has arrived!! The day to go back home after a great vacation, its always the worst day of the year. This was even harder for me since I also had to say good bye to my dad, stepmom, grandparents, sisters & niece & nephews...its horrible. Why can't we live closer? I always go through this whenever we visit Florida, and after every trip I always think of ways we could move but in the end, reality slaps me in the face & I realize that we can't live in Florida. Atleast not yet! My hubby hates the heat and it would be almost impossible for him to find a driving job that pays as much as the one he has now. My son would also hate to move now. He has a girlfriend and all of his friends in NJ, so moving to FL now would be disastrous for him, *sigh*! I've gotten used to living in NJ but I really, truly hate it!! I honestly cannot find 1 single thing that I like about NJ. As far as family, I don't have anyone there either, aside from my hubby & kids. My uncle & cousins live there but I only visit a few times a year, so living in FL would be the same as where I'm living now! Oh well! I could only wish that my kids opt for college in Florida so we can follow them there.

Our vacation was great! Lots of family time & to kill a bit of the boredom, we went to a few attractions & the beach. My kids had a blast! At the end of the day, they are the only thing that matters, and I am satisfied with the fact that they had a great time!

Family, Fun & Sun......till next time!!!

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Taking a Detour!!!!

So we are up & out of my dad's house by 7am.  It was hard and I tried to leave quickly, my poor baby girl even cried-I felt soooo bad for her.  Usually I'm the only one crying, but she really didn't want to leave :(  So,  we said goodbye-hope to be back soon (permanently) and we drove off!
About an hour out, we stopped for breakfast and had to practically make a run for it, LOL! There were like 20 buses full of kids!! By the time we got inside, the Dunkin Doughnuts line was like a mile long-ugh, there goes my coffee!  So we had no other choice but to eat burgers at Wendy's, everything else had super long lines that we didn't want to wait on!
We grabbed our burgers and left.  A little while later Laz asks me if I want to stop at Clearwater Aquarium.  At this point, I'm not 100% sure-I was sad about leaving & felt like just being home to calculate & come up with good, concrete reasons to move to Florida.  On the other hand, I really wasn't looking…

Weekend Trip to Niagara Falls, Canada~Part 2

Here is our 2nd day in Niagara Falls.  We started our morning with breakfast in the hotel restaurant.  After breakfast we headed over to Marineland.  This park was nothing spectacular, but it was a nice little trip.  We saw a dolphin show, saw several other animals, killer whales, fed Beluga whales and rode 1 or 2 rides.  Again, nothing spectacular but it was fun.  A lot of walking, and our favorite part was feeding the beluga whales - they were so cute!
The dolphin show was also fun!  Its been a long time since we've seen dolphins in action.














After all the walking, we were run down and hungry.  We headed back to the hotel to shower and prepare for our dinner at Massimmo's Italian restaurant.  The view was beautiful!  I enjoyed dinner, but hubby and baby girl didn't.  I like to try new things and unfortunately the other 2 don't - and there wasn't much on the menu that they liked.  Baby girl had Ceasar Salad, hubby had Minestrone soup and I had Linguine Carbonara.


Cooking Corner: Cookbook Challenge Day 1

Hi everyone!  I'm starting April with a little challenge for myself.  You are all welcome to join if you choose.  I have a rather large collection of recipes that I've never tried and since I started to declutter my life of things I don't need, this is one area that needs help. What do I need so many cookbooks and binders of recipes for? I don't know - it just takes up space and it's another thing for me to clean.  So, I decided that if I can't find good recipes that we love, there is no point in keeping the book or recipe.  I attempted this challenge a few years ago but never followed through.  This time, I intend to stick with it.
Here's my challenge:
Pick a book a month and try some recipes.
Decide what we like and what we don't.
If I have at least 15 recipes that we like, the book stays.  If not, I'll just copy the few recipes we liked and get rid of the book.
Not sure what I'll do with the book yet.  I'll figure it out at the end of th…