I am a 40 something year old wife to one, mother of two. One girl and one boy. By the way, did I mention that the kids have both left for college....need I say more!?!? I work full time, outside of the home and try my hardest everyday to adjust from having a full house to an empty nest!!
I hope you all had a wonderful Easter!! We have had a very relaxing Easter Sunday!! We got back from our camping trip around 10:30 this morning, so after getting things put away we pretty much hung out and didn't do much of anything. We had a GREAT trip though!! VERY relaxing and it felt good to do some "family bonding" over the past 4 days.
For those of you that either have already gone thru the teenage stage or are currently going thru it, I am sure you all know how far and few between those days are where everybody is together spending some ever so needed family quality time!! Especially, where everybody is getting along. And let me just say that is exactly what this family did!!
We fished, we played games and even sat by the campfire talking and laughing!! Exactly what the doctor ordered!! Heck, we even did a little antique shopping in this cute little down nearby, Benton, IL. It looked like something out of a storybook. The town "square" is all centered around the county courthouse. And all around the "square" are these quant little antique shops. I wish I had pictures but I had forgotten the camera at the campground.
However, we did have a little "adventure" early Thursday morning. About 1:30 AM we were awaken from a dead sleep by the camper feeling like it was being lifted off the ground. A thunderstorm had blown in and any other time we probably wouldn't even of been the wiser, except for the fact that being the inexperienced campers that we are (we have only owned our camper for a month or so) we forgot to put down the awning to our camper and the strong winds literally ripped the awning off of our camper. Talk about being scared!!
I felt like Dorothy in the Wizard Of Oz...there's no place like home, there's no place like home!! Needless, to say I didn't go back to sleep until the sun was coming up and I knew we were safe. But even though I feared for our lives Thursday morning...LOL!!...I wouldn't of changed a thing!!