Monday, November 17, 2008

Key Lime Birthday

So, I've decided to extend my birthday into a birthmonth. I celebrated on November 11th and have continued the celebration. I had my lovely party; friends have taken me to lunch or dinner or have stopped by to visit nearly every day since then and the invitations (not to mention the cards and well-wishes) continue . . .

However, this past weekend was the culmination of our Second Annual Birthday Getaway in my honor. Jeff started the tradition last year when he took me and the kids to Illinois Beach Resort for a couple of days. The highlight of that weekend was when he and the kids sang a very sweet rendition of a love song that they wrote themselves especially for me--all accompanied by Aubrey on guitar. It was AWESOME!

This year, we continued the tradition by going to Key Lime Cove Resort in Gurnee, Illinois. It bills itself as a cruise ship on land and it nearly lives up to the claim! The only things missing were the sunshine and 80 degree weather. The kids had a blast swimming at the expansive waterpark. Even Finn took a few turns on the baby waterslide. We ate room service (another big treat) and watched non-stop Spongebob Squarepants on Nickolodean (a considerably smaller treat, in my estimation) for two days straight.

It was hard to come back to reality and Wisconsin's winter weather--we had our first winter storm today. It wasn't much of a storm, but left enough ice on the roads to cause my 20 minute commute home from work to stretch into an hour and forty minutes. Ugh!

Otherwise, I have no new news so I'll keep this short. It's late and I'm tired and I want to go to bed. Thanks as always for checking in. Until next time . . .

Sweet Dreams!


Mary M Clay said...

So glad you had a fabulous birthday and are going to extend it to the entire month! Hopefully that's a tradition you can keep going forward as well! :)

mka said...

It was 70 degrees here today, just like a spring day. A cruise ship not on the ocean would be my kind of cruise. Talk to you soon. Love, Mom

Chandra said...

Ms. Kelly,

I wish I knew you were in Lincoln so I could have come to see you. I just found out about your husband's passing tonight. I was at Chi Lu's restaurant visiting with Jodi Petrig, Lyndell Cummings and Chi. One of them shared the news.

All I can say after reading some of your blogs is that you have amazing strength. I am not surprised because you have always represented and been a voice of strength. Your kiddos are lucky to have you as their other and their daddy as their newest guardian angel.

You give me strength and I am glad you have influenced my life. Hange in there sista'