Hi. Remember me? Where in the world have I been you wonder? I know it’s been a couple of weeks since I published a blog post, but for good reason. I was on a 10 day trip to visit my home state of Wisconsin and my husband’s in New Hampshire. When we returned to AZ, I just needed a few more days of “unplugging” and decompression before diving back into the blog. Sometimes you just have to disconnect and breathe.
The trip was a success! We had a wonderful time visiting with our friends & family, celebrating Independence Day, eating fresh seafood, horsing around with our nephews & niece and just r-e-l-a-x-i-n-g. Speaking of Independence Day…it’s a long and somewhat comical story, but we never got to see fireworks. We were all psyched to head down to the fireworks on Lake Michigan in Milwaukee, but ended up stuck in traffic for 3 hours instead! Boo. The traffic was horrendous and a dead gridlock. SO, if you have any fun fireworks stories from a few weeks ago, please share in the comments below so I can live vicariously through your memories 🙂 Thankfully the party on the 4th was awesome and made up for the night before. While in WI, we also had time to check out my brother’s new house, cook a family dinner for my parents & siblings, play with the pups and hang out by the pool.
In New Hampshire, we enjoyed staying in a beautiful beach house with upstairs and downstairs wrap-around, screened-in porches, bike rides, salty ocean air and the giggles of our nephews and niece. They grow up so fast and it’s always a blast to get to spend time with them. They crack us up and keep us on our toes. Bonus to being in NH, I got to meet up with my blogger friend, Melanie, of Melanie Delude! We met at Camp Blogaway and have kept in touch. Keep an eye out next month when we guest post on one another’s blogs. Melanie has some seriously good eats on her site.
After 10 days, we were ready to head back to the desert. It was nice to go on vacation, but I seriously missed my bed and creature comforts by the end of the trip. Nothing like home sweet home. Here is a slideshow of some of the pics I want to share.
Where are you vacationing this summer?