I am so excited to be back from vacation. It was a great time but amazingly tiring. How can having fun be so hard. I hardly slept the whole time I was gone. But that was the only bad part. Now that that is out of the way, I can tell you all the good stuff. I will touch on the highlights and tell you more later. Time with my family was so sweet. I kissed my grand baby a thousand times and while I was there he popped out two new teeth and started saying Mama. I also got to see what my daughters life is like in Hampton, Virginia. She is such a good mom and so considerate of my needs. It is so weird to see you children grow up and have lives of their own and become nice people, not the teenagers you knew. It was fabulous! We went to Virginia Beach and the sand is gold, not like the gray sand we have on the west coast.
We got to celebrate my son-in-laws 21st birthday even though it won't actually be for another month. I took them out to Red Robin and he got the biggest burger I have ever seen. I think it was called the Monster Burger. I don't know how he got his mouth around it.
I was also able to meet some of my daughters friends. We went to a Sushi/Hibachi restaurant and they fixed our food right at the table. It was so fun but when the flames flashed as high as the ceiling my little grand baby was scared. He got over it quickly though and enjoyed the flying knives and funny tricks the cook was doing.
My daughter and grand baby are on the right.
I spent five days with them and then went to a hotel for the Art & Soul retreat. Oh, I almost forgot. A tornado hit while I was there. It devastated a town 5 minutes down the road from where we were. It was a bit scary and I was grabbing the baby and running to the bathroom when they said it was 2 minutes away from us. We only saw heavy winds and torrential rains but I felt sorry for the people who lost their homes. Complete homes where turned into kindling in seconds. We felt very fortunate. Please say a prayer for those whose lives have been touched by this horrible event.