Miss Charlie just got back from a two night stay at Camp and I am so happy. That was a LONG three days!!! I never planned to send her to camp at just six years old I always thought she would be at least eight but I have to say this was a great practice run. My hubby and I both grew up going to camp, volunteering at camp, and working at camp. Camp is a wonderful experience. Miss Charlie asked to go after having a field trip with her school to this particular camp. I decided to be brave connected with another Mom in her class and sent her with a friend.
I was MIA on here all of last week. We unexpectedly had to put our 10 year old dog Billy Jean down. It was devastating and the entire family was upset. This was the last picture I took of her. We were waking up Mr Simon from his nap like we did every day. This dog was no more then 3ft away from me at all times. When we would leave the house she would sit at our door and watch us leave and when we arrived home she would greet us. She stayed by my side after miscarriages and joyfully welcomed home my babies. Jordan and I laughed when she stopped getting up for feedings in the middle of the night. She had to draw the line somewhere, haha. When the kids were sick she would lay with them and always loved coming in and waking them up. We all loved her so much. We brought her home and buried her under her favourite apple tree which helped bring closure to us all. It has been heartbreaking though to hear Miss Charlie sob for her.
This entire week went by very quickly. I am again working this weekend so no big plans over here except some rest and relaxation when I am off. We had a great week over here and this is what is making me HAPPY:
Before Summer begins I always think of it as lazy days by the pool, picnics, reading on the beach. Each year I think it is going to be this time to slow down. I look at Fall and Winter as busy times. I am realizing I am actually my busiest in the Summer. Now don’t get me wrong I enjoy Summer and everything that comes with it but it is not the most relaxing time of year. The most relaxing time of year is the time of year you go on vacation without the kids, haha. In the Maritimes we get a very short Summer. Once it starts the race is on to do all the activities you can’t do during the colder months.
I drank a lot of iced coffee this past weekend and even this morning, haha. Truth be told the one I keep on buying I don’t even love. It is cheap, convenient, and gets the job done though aka wakes me up! I just keep on buying it and drinking it up.
What an amazing week! We have truly embraced Summer over here and are just enjoying every minute of it. Swimming, BBQ’s, beach, playgrounds we have done it all. I am so into making the most of this season. Here are 5 Things that are making me HAPPY this week:
We had a lovely Canada Day long weekend. It was so sunny and hot which made it perfect weather for the beach and the pool. We had thoughts of camping but that quickly passed when we seen how packed the campgrounds were. So instead we had a staycation.
Switching it up today to talk more about our vacation at the WDW Dolphin. I have to say this post could easily be 20 things and it was really hard to pick only 5! We had so much fun on our kid free trip. Let’s get started!
By now if you have been following along on Instagram(@holly_hop) you know that Jordan and I recently returned from a trip to Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. We are back to the grind now but guys, we had a blast. This was our first EVER vacation without bringing the kiddos along since we have become parents and it was needed. We stayed at the Walt Disney World Dolphin and it did not disappoint. I especially loved the fact that our room was stocked with Starbucks coffee and complimentary bottles of water each day we stayed.
I have a ton of vacation photos to share with you from our awesome adventure last week but today I wanted to talk about my girl. This weekend Miss Charlie became my six year old and I am still in shock! How did my baby girl get so big so fast!?