Since moving down here, we feel like our lives have been going 100 miles an hour, so we wanted our vacation to be restful, stress-free, and full of quality family time. We didn’t really have the budget or the time to plan a vacation and we haven’t really lived here long enough to know what all this place has to offer.
So we spent the week just being with each other and doing things we hadn’t done yet or things we don’t always get to do together. And it really was a great week…it was just so nice to get so much concentrated time as a family.
Staycationing had a lot of perks: we didn’t have to interrupt our Insanity training, our kids slept fine in their own beds, we didn’t have to pack a single suitcase, didn’t have to miss important birthday parties & family dinners, and didn’t have to spend a whole lot of money either. (This allows us to save for the cruise we are planning to take next year, minus our children!) We did all kinds of stuff, we hit the Louisville Zoo, took in Madagascar 3, ate at local places we hadn’t been before, turned brown in the sun at Holiday World, zipped around in the timber on a golf cart, partied at Iza’s birthday and AJ’s birthday, rode on a fire truck with Captain Joel, caught some fish, and raced on the longest go-cart track in the country. We also spent a lot of time relaxing in the pool, cuddling on the couch, grilling delicious food, getting good hangout time with Rach and Iza, and sleeping-in a bit. All in all, it was a great week filled with beautiful and sweet moments with our family…exactly what we wanted and exactly what we needed.