This weekend we made the executive decision to take an all-inclusive holiday! We have been toying with the idea on and off for quite some time. We almost went last year but hit Disney instead, the year before we were tempted and I almost took the kids a few weeks ago in March. At the last minute they decided we should wait for dad... so we did.
Tomorrow is the big day, as Barton's two-day exam starts and in two weeks time, just after Easter Break, we will pack our bags for the sun and surf. On April 20th we're taking off for the Dominican Republic and I CAN'T WAIT! I think we deserve this, all of us; Barton for his hard work, I for mine and the kids for their understanding and (usually) their patience. It will be so wonderful for one week not to worry about ANY every day stuff. To just play, eat, have fun, eat and enjoy life. Oh, did I say "eat" twice? Oops... Shortly after we get back, Barton will be hitting the grindstone again for the last exam and so the trip will be a wonderful mid-way reprieve.
It will be quite the spring of travel actually. I have decided that I will head out to Saskatoon for my grandmother's funeral in May (the 10th), meeting my immediate family and most of my extended. Funny thing, thanks to Facebook I've been getting back in touch with long lost cousins I might not have known otherwise, and it'll be so great to put faces and names to the kids and activities I've been able to keep up with.
In June Barton will most likely head out to Vancouver for a conference and no, I don't think the rest of us will join (sorry!)
Lots of prayers for health and safety during these adventures would be really grand if you can!!!!