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 . . .