Gah... all this frigid arctic weather is making me hate winter. I normally don't despise it so much. I grew up here in Michigan so I'm used to snow. I kind of prefer it to the drab dead gray look when the snow melts in the spring and don't mind snow once its on the ground, plowed and orderly.
Its been so freaking cold lately I barely want to leave the house. Today its 18* which seems warm to the -20* temps we had a few days ago. Our apartment and garage are flooded and you can practically ice skate in our garage. It needs to warm up so we can thaw it out and get everything dry.
Today I was dreaming of warm vacation destinations which, sadly, aren't going to happen this year. I wish we were financially able to do a big family vacation to warm climates every spring break like some people, but with the new house and a bigger mortgage, my original plan to rent a house in Florida this spring break isn't going to pan out. Don't get me wrong... I'd MUCH rather have my new house than a vacation every year but right now the warm states sound preeety darn good. I'm hoping maybe next spring break we will have the money to do a big trip.
My next best option this year is Blog World Girls Trip in March, which is still going to be pretty cold in Chicago. (Why oh why didn't we decide on Florida?!??) And our next vacay, which we just "booked" is a weekend camping at Lake Michigan with a group of friends.... the Huffs, Collins, Howards, Dawsons and possibly the Johnsons. Should be interesting.... we'll have 8 kids under the age of 3.5 (thre 1 year olds, two 2 year olds, and three 3 year olds!). I'm excited about it though, as camping is always more fun with friends.
I guess I'll just have to start counting down the days until the warmth comes back to Michigan.... which more than likely won't be until June. Grrar.
Let me get you readers involved (you've been quiet this weekend!)... where are you going on vacation this year? Do you do a big trip every spring break or are you bums like us and typically stay home?