We left at 4 a.m. yesterday morning. The drive went well; especially considering the girls did NOT fall back asleep in the van as we had hoped. We stopped only a couple of times, and broke up just a bit of bickering. I was really impressed with my cherubs.
We arrived at my aunt’s home about one o’clock. Brielle slept for about an hour in the car. Kevin lay down with Aviana in hopes of getting her a nap in as well, but she didn’t comply for quite some time. She finally fell asleep (following her Dada’s good example), for about an hour too.
After some wonderful chatting, and a delicious ham dinner, we went to our “suite” at the hotel.
WHAT A DISAPPOINTMENT! The room was fine, but not for our needs at all. The dividing wall between our part and the girls’ part didn’t go all the way to the ceiling and the wall was only halfway across the room.
Much shenanigans and ballyhoo occurred, but Brielle finally crashed a bit after 8, an hour after her regular bedtime. Little Miss Aviana on the other hand, kept herself awake until almost 11! I couldn’t believe it. Our room was on the first floor, so despite the “black out curtains” which were barely grey out curtains, the lights everywhere, were terribly disturbing. I did not sleep much at all.
Kevin had already done a little scouting with other hotels in the area. It’s the off season, so rooms are easy to come by. We found a room across the street and it’s twice the size. Our room has a door we can shut, and the girls have a pull out couch instead of bunk beds. Kevin is most excited because the breakfast has meat! Best of all, we get it for the same price.
Today we switched out the rooms, went to my grandma’s Episcopal church–we go to a very contemporary church with about 600 attendees on our campus per weekend–her church had one other child in the nursery and was literally one of the ‘oldest’ most traditional services I’ve been to,–and made wonderful football themed food.
Now everyone is pestering me, because it’s time to go back to the hotel to unwind before bed. Obviously, I don’t want to leave.
I’ll post pictures if I can figure out how to do that on Aunt Barb’s Macbook. I tell you what, after using this, I think I’ll be campaigning for one.