Tuesday, July 25, 2006

If you miss me now...

…then prepare yourself to miss me some more.


I am soon to be in such a state of complete fun, but in another state (slapping knee!)

We are off...like a new bride's panties (OMG I can hardly contain myself!)

We are nothing less than more than extremely excited. We are taking the boys for their very first camping trip. We aren't sure who is more excited, the 4 year olds? or those of us who are a little older than that.

Can you tell I am just a little more than giddy??

We are headed to
Lake Placid, NY to set up camp at the KOA. I am all a flutter in anticipation of watching the boys, and hope they love every minute of it. I did have to (sadly) burst the bubble after I overheard Ben telling the librarian that we were going camping to a hotel. Sorry buddy, it's a sleeping bag on a mat. When I told him there wasn't even a bathroom where we sleep, he asked, "Then, where will we go pee?" and his response after I told him it was a walk down the path to the public washroom : (paaaaauuuuuse) "Woo Hoo!" We are currently in a semi-intense paced packing mode and hoping to pull out of the driveway Wednesday morning. We are armed with all the necessities, as well as much much more. Also included are the newly deemed necessities from the dollar store such as lanterns and bug catchers.

The absolute worst part of it all? Leaving Sydney.

At the spa.

(really a kennel, but a very nice one, but sssshhhhhh don't tell her). We've only ever done it once before and I cried more than I did on our first day of preschool.

I have a lot of very fond (some unique) memories from Lake Placid, have I ever told you? Here are a few:

- going with my dad the week prior to the start of the 1980 Winter Olympics and seeing Eric Heiden train at the outdoor speed skating venue, only then, no one knew what he was about to do, which was win 5 gold medals

- camping at the very KOA with friends, for a long weekend of mountain biking and hiking, and then to be covered in mud after a day in the bush, head to a pub for a beer to find out that Princess Diana had died, two days prior (no newspaper or radio for us those few days)

- being in the seediest motel room I have ever seen, cause our planned canoeing weekend was predominantly rained out, having to start suprefact injections which was the very beginning to our 2nd IVF cycle, the very one that resulted in my precious, amazing boys

I can't wait to take them there, in hopes that it is the start of a new found relationship where it will conitnue to be a favourite place of ours, and also theirs.

Anyway, we'll be back sometime next week, we aren't really sure when, but I'll be sure to let you know (as if it really matters).


Blogger Marni said...

Of course it matters! Have a great time -- and what a beautiful puppy! I'd be sad to leave that face, too!

7:09 AM EDT  
Blogger gnightgirl said...

Have a wonderful time; I can hardly wait to see the pix!

9:52 AM EDT  
Blogger Marla said...

We vacationed there lots as a kid - I have such happy memories of it. I just looked up this place:


which was close enough by, and which when I was your boys' age, seemed magical but now seems so adorably rinky dink that I want to bring Josie there because Steve and I will love it for the kitsch and she will love it because it will be "real" to her.

Have too much fun, for me.

10:16 AM EDT  
Blogger Silver Creek Mom said...

OH Nancy

have a blast...I'm all tingely for you and the boys and Hubby!

Take mucho pictures and I can't wait to hear all the details!

10:36 AM EDT  
Blogger BeachMama said...

Nancy, I hope you guys have a great time. The boys will find it adventurous and I am sure this will be the beginning of many camping trips to come :).

I cried when I left the pups at a spa too!

1:45 PM EDT  
Blogger DaniGirl said...

It matters!!!!

My folks just got back from Lake Placid, albeit with slightly more swanky, less-camping-like accomodations.

Have a wonderful trip!!

10:54 AM EDT  
Anonymous Snack Mommy said...

Oh Nancy, you are going to have such a fantastic trip with your men!!!! I am very jealous (in a good way!) and anxiously await a bloggy update upon your return.

11:29 AM EDT  
Blogger twinmomplusone said...

wishing you loads of memorable family moments! and what a cool place to go to :)

3:04 PM EDT  
Anonymous carolann said...

Oh my....you ARE brave!! I am more the cabin/cottage/hotel kinda gal myself!! I do hope it lives up and that you have a blast!! And that the weather is great!!!

8:06 PM EDT  
Blogger halloweenlover said...

Sounds like a blast!

I love that you cried when you left the dog. Now I know why we are blogging friends!

7:46 PM EDT  

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