Monday, October 8, 2012

Papas Vaca

After some crazy days/hours in June and July, Tyler was granted a well deserved vacation.  it was interesting timing, really.  (Que the background story ;0) Working for JAMZ didn't leave much time for socializing outside of well, JAMZ.  You're so exhausted from everything that you have no desire to do anything on your days off.  Quitting a little over two years ago, I was ready to 'be social'  So many people have heard from us how we want to get together.  Combine being new parents and Tyler working events and side jobs and that left us...putting getting together with people back on the shelf.

It was tough, especially for me being home and feeling a little more lonely, no longer surrounded by people on a daily basis.  I would wait for projects to be done, events to be over, blah, blah.  This summer, after a combination of Emma going down to one nap, me feeling normal again and just realizing there's always a reason to not do things, and you just gotta do them!  I started to be social just Em and I.  
I am NOT blaming Tyler in this.  It was my decision to wait for times that we could all do things as a family... and I'm just kinda sharing a little of where I've been with all this over the past couple of years.  (and apparently turning a post about Tyler's vacation about me; need some adult/conversation time I think!)

ALL THIS TO we finally started to go out and do things - Tyler got vacation!  And to kick off our vaca, we got a call from my BFF Kimmy that they were taking their jet skis out to the lake, so we met up with them there!
Minutes after we got there and Em got in, she fell in ;0... her ready to not fear the rest of the day, I guess ;0
We had taken Caden overnight the night before, so we asked if Matt and Charrie wanted to meet us out there...and they did ;0

it was a fun day

it felt like we were really living; doing things as a family.  Going out and just enjoying life.  it felt awesome and it was a phenomenal way to start vacation!
We spent most of our time around the house.  One night, Tyler took us on a date!
Contrary to the look on her face here, Em LOVED her cold stone ;0
We made a family trip to was gorgeous and a WONDERFUL day!

We invited both my sis' and their kiddos and the littles, and awesomely enough, Ann and her crew were already planning to go!  Perfect timing!
Tyler spent his time making this beauty...that everyone wanted to pose around ;0

How talented is he?! 

As always, we forget to try to get a pic of just us!  So, as we were getting in to the car we got one ;0

Just a little of our vaca and August.  Just thought we'd share (and I'd have a little therapy session;0)


Aunt Nell said...

aww how fun!! I totally understand about your "adult conversation time." .....although I don't have a child to talk with all day, like you, I sometimes feel like I talk like a child because my Portuguese isn't perfect yet....its nice to just vent in your common language :)

How fun to get a vacation!!! Ty needs these breaks as well as you and Em need these family times. We are praying we can come to the US in November for Jair's yearly vacation, but not sure if we (or he) can leave brasil while in the Green Card process??? Waiting to hear back from the NAtional Visa Center! If so we would like to go to Carmel/Pacific Grove area and/or Disneyland. I want to take Jair there at least once before we have kids so we can enjoy it alone. He doesn't think he will like it cause he loves Disney World, but I assured him it will be fun. Praying we get this vacation because he has been working ALOT and we have both been stressed here in Brasil. Nothing works out for us....things are breaking and no one wants to fix it....and its difficult to get things done and on time..and awwwwwww We just need a vacation where BOTH of us can relax.

So anyway. Looks like a fun vacay. So happy you guys got to do this and enjoy your time together. Before you know it baby #2 will arrive and life will get a little crazy again!! Enjoy these moments!! Praying for you. Love n miss you all <3


Love this! So glad you got to vaca together...Love you guys so much!

Aunt Nell said...

Keep checking back for updates! :) How are you feeling?! Praying things are going well?!

Saudades de vocês muito!! Missing you guys very much!!

besos <3