Relaxing Vacation

So guess what. I went on vacation! Did you guess? I don’t like to advertise when I will be away (and when my house will be empty, etc.) but it’s sort of obvious when I drop off the face of the planet for ten days. I wasn’t entirely disconnected. I checked email a few times a day on my iphone. But other than that, I pretty much tuned out the world. No Facebook! No Twitter! No Blogging!

I just uploaded my pics and sorted them all in iphoto. Here’s where I was.

The best iphone pic I could take while walking and holding a baby in the other arm!


It’s our family’s property in upstate New York. The property belongs to the big extended family, so there are about a dozen houses and sometimes dozens of people up there at any given time. It has a private beach on the lake, and when a lot of people are up, the beach can be really jammin’. For some reason, we were the only people up there last week, so it was the only time I’ve ever had the beach to myself. It was so peaceful and relaxing…

Private beach with a raft out in the water for diving. Paradise.

Wait, did I say relaxing? I forgot I had a four year old who wanted me to swim with him the entire time and a ten month old who was on a personal mission to eat all the sand on the beach. So maybe it wasn’t all that relaxing. 😉

So I don’t have all that much to report. My four year old is ready to learn to swim without a floaty vest, so I need to sign him up for swimming lessons. My ten month old started crawling during our vacation. So now we’re in full child-proofing mode. We need gates and drawer locks and all that jazz.

I’m off to bed. Hope to catch up on everyone’s blogs soon. Let me know that you’re alive and well!

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33 Responses to Relaxing Vacation

  1. Welcome back!
    I hope you were at least able to relax a little bit… boys and all. 🙂


  2. I’m the same way, I don’t tell the blog when I’m away, or when Jason is out of town. 😉 looks like a fabulous vacation spot, and how exciting for the swimming and the crawling!

    welcome back!

    • Christine says:

      Oh yes, that’s the other thing, when the husband travels. Never ever blog about that. It amazes me how some bloggers are all “I’m at home alone, my man is gone for a week, la la la”

  3. Priyanka says:

    I make it a point to never give away if the husband is on travel, don’t know who may be reading the blog.

    At least the vacation must have been a change from the regular routine 🙂

  4. lindsay says:

    haha, well at least he’s eager right? glad your back friend! and p.s. I’m kinda guilty of the my man is gone thing. whoops!

    • Christine says:

      Just remember to be aware and take extra safety precautions, especially when the world knows you’re alone.

  5. Sounds like you had a great vacation! Beach to yourself? Awesome 🙂

  6. Aw, glad to hear that you’re alive and well! I had wondered where you had gone to. Glad you got a nice family vacation (even if it wasn’t all that relaxing;). I hope it was more fun than the usual grind. We have a couple vacations coming up and I am super excited!!

  7. That sounds like a relaxing vacation! Sometimes its good to just disconnect 🙂

    • Christine says:

      It is. Unfortunately, someone paid for a wireless signal up there, so people were more connected than usual. I fully expect next year, everyone will show up with their laptops. Le sigh.

  8. I love when I am able to completely disconnect from facebook, twitter, etc. That was what was so great about Alaska in that I didn’t have cell service! Sounds like you had a wonderful vacay!

    • Christine says:

      Yeah, being on a cruise ship and completely out of touch is awesome. Now if they would just stop playing CNN by the pool.

  9. Allie says:

    Nice!! If I had a private beach I would make it a nude beach hahaha. Where in upstate were you?! My mom used to live in Gloversville and we always visit Saratoga Springs 🙂

    I wish I lived by you.. I would totally give your 4 year old swim lessons 🙂

  10. Glad you had a good vacation! Although I hear ya on it not being so relaxing with a kid. I told Peter my half marathon vacation will probably be more relaxing. I may have to run 13.1 miles but I won’t have to keep up with the children 24/7. LOL

  11. Allie says:

    Welcome back! Sounds like a pretty nice vacay, hope there was at least a teeeny amount of time for relaxing 🙂

  12. Missy says:

    There you are!
    Your property looks amazing and I’m glad you got it all to yourself. I always enjoy my parents condo in the keys when it’s empty.
    And baby crawling= life more interesting. For sure.
    You’re going to have to start wearing sweatbands and tennis shoes around the house!

  13. Grace says:

    Glad you got in a semi relaxing vacation! My four year cousin is learning how to swim this summer, too! Swim lessons really helped him not be too afraid of the water!

    • Christine says:

      Do you know if he can keep himself afloat yet? I wish I could figure out how to teach my son to do that.

  14. Panda says:

    Wow, that looks so beautiful! You are quite lucky to have such a place to visit with family, your children will really have great memories of it as they get older.

    • Christine says:

      Lucky indeed. My husband grew up going there each summer, and he and his cousins have such great memories. I look forward to my kids having the same!

  15. Kelsey says:

    welcome back! so glad you were able to unplug and get away 🙂

    • Christine says:

      Thanks! Unplugging is critical now and then, especially when you’re in the country and can enjoy beautiful surroundings (oh, and bats).

  16. Rach says:

    Aww so glad you got to get away for a bit! Good luck with your little swimmer!

  17. LauraJayne says:

    Sounds totally relaxing. I insist on being invited to your next vacation. In a non-weird, I just invited myself to your family-vacation sort of way… =) Glad you had a good time!

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