Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Kari's Kave: The Countdown is On!

9 days and counting!

Look out Florida, here I come :-)

I am so ready, yet not so ready. Every year we drive to Florida to stay with my parents over February break. Two days down, six days of fun in the sun, two days back. We've done this since my oldest was three...he's now seventeen! Fourteen years of Florida trips. Next year will be the last trip we take in February as a complete family.

I am so not ready.

He'll be in college and their winter breaks are different from the high school ones. I will miss this so much. As crazy as life is with them all at home, I can't imagine even one of them gone. The entire dynamic of our household changes when even one of them is gone.

I don't like it one bit!

That's why I truly do LOVE our Florida trips every year with all six of us. Even the long drive! No crazy schedules, no running around nonstop, just lots of down time together as a family. Driving the golf cart, hanging by the pool, playing shuffle board, etc. Even playing board games and watching movies together.

I still have sooooo much to do before we leave, it's insane, and I never think I'll finish in time, but I always do. So here's to taking time to slow down and enjoy the things around you. Enjoy your blessings before they are gone. It all flies by way too fast!

So tell me, what do you look forward to every year?


Kari Lee Townsend said...

After finishing my book three and attending 6 lacrosse games this weekend, this trip is going to feel like heaven!

I can't wait!

Anita Clenney said...

Kari, it's crazy how fast time flies. My kids are 11 and 13, but it seems like yesterday they were toddlers. We always go to Birmingham for Christmas. That's become an expected yearly thing.

I hope you enjoy the trip. And if you attempt writing, I hope you have better luck than I did on the train. Well, ten pages wasn't too bad. Enjoy that fun and sun and all the family together.

Kari Lee Townsend said...

Thanks Anita! I'm sure we will have a blast as always. And the kids are so self-sufficient now, I get tons of writing done on the drive because my hubby drives most of the way. I plan to do a lot :-)