“Staycation” Photos Round One

Jul 17, 2011 | Full Time Family | 8 comments

So, thanks for reading while I went off yesterday.
If you haven’t read my thoughts on the word “Staycation” scroll back for a good laugh.
It felt REALLY good to throw a little fit!!!
Of course we are having a WONDERFUL time as a family and we’ve only just begun!  Even before this “Staycation” began we have been having a riot with the kids bid enough to enjoy things like fishing, the drive-in theater and our giant blow up pool!
We’ve also had fun at our city week long festival, harvested from the Potager, delivered produce and eggs with our wagon to neighbors, garbage picked a John Deere tractor for Aidan and experimented with “Gogglers” as Amélie has modeled…

Can’t wait to show you more!

But I still HATE the word!

Oh, and as for two things I said in my tantrum,
I L-O-V-E our Door County cottage rental vacations, I just would love to stay in a hotel and not cook a meal for a week someday.
And, “some idiot in Washington” means ALL of them!  This mess of course is not one persons doing!

It’s 93 degrees… got to get back in the pool!



  1. Heather's Blog-o-rama

    I missed the previous post and I’m already starting to laugh…so I’ll have to check it out 🙂 🙂 Glad you could have some fun 🙂 :)The photos are great and it looks like everyone is having a good time 🙂 🙂 Oh, I’d LOVE it if someone else cooked for me. That would be a treat 🙂 🙂 Love and hugs from Oregon, Heather 🙂

  2. claudia b

    looks like a lot of fun but i hate the word as much as you do!

  3. Tamra

    Our yougest two girls moved out last week so no more kids at home. Your post really made me miss them when they were little. It’s so nice to see you and your husband really enjoying your family!

  4. Ann at eightacresofeden

    Love your staycation photos! If you have time do fill in some competition entries especially ones which have prizes of trips to Paris or stays in luxury resorts because someone has to win them – as my sister did this year. A week of all expenses paid ultimate luxury in a 5 star resort in St Lucia no less – she sent me a postcard and the photos of their suite and private jacuzzi overlooking the ocean and feeling just a little bit envious I gave out a few whinges of ‘It’s not fair, we never win anything’ (despite filling in numerous online comps – ones that are free to enter and don’t involve gambling with money) then had to retract my whinges because we actually did win something (just the other week!) worth a very reasonable amount of money. I don’t want to say what or how much here though my daughter was yelling when we found out ‘That is so going to be my facebook status’! If you email me I will let you know what it was and you are not to laugh when I tell you!

  5. Mandy

    so um, if i’ve never been on a real vacation (aka, does not constitute sleeping in a tent/going less than a couple hundred miles by car)at 30 years old then i have every right to totally guilt trip you into letting me tag along when you are able to take that next Paris trip… my hubby would refuse to go and i’ll need a partener in crime;)

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  7. Dodie

    Your children are so precious. And I agree with your “rant” yesterday.
    Have never been to Door County but was at Lake Geneva boating and eating the last week in June. Beautiful country.


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