P52 Week 40 - Hotel Life (week one)

Since I'm on a mini vacation/move, I thought it would be fun to spend more time documenting my own family and our journey. We will be traveling a LOT over the next month, and I plan to snap away!

First order of business this week was clearing housing. The movers finished last Wednesday, and we spent the remainder of the week and weekend making sure everything was cleaner than it was when we signed for the keys originally.  Husband had a lot of work things to clear too, so it was me and the kids often.  We had fun on some borrowed air mattresses (HUUUGE shout out to Jessica, Mandy, and Michelle for all the help!) and scrubbed away. If you haven't checked out my "goodbye, home" video, you can find it HERE: https://vimeo.com/184293549 Or the origonal post: http://www.candicemphoto.com/theblog/goodbye-home-missouri-fort-leonard-wood-family-real-life-photographer

Thursday night we took a break to escape to the beach and have OUR family photos done by the AMAZING Sophia of Three Plus Photography (www.threeplusphotography.com). I'll be sure to blog our session once she's finished them!

Saturday we enjoyed a wonderful dinner at one of Charlie's friends from AIT who just arrived in Hawaii. They have the sweetest children, and I enjoyed hanging out with everyone.  We then headed to the hotel and enjoyed our first night sleeping on solid beds again and cable TV.

Sunday we had an uuuber small birthday celebration for Nathan at Chuck E Cheeses with his two best friends from School. The three amigos won lots of tickets and ate a good amount of cake and pizza :)

birthday boy www.candicemphoto.com missouri real life photographer

Monday we cleared housing (no charges- yay!), turned in the keys, and ran a ton of errands.  Afterward we played in the pool and lounged around our cute little room.

Tuesday (today, currently) was Nathan's actual birthday, so once Charlie returned from work we hit the pool, Toys R Us, and Chilis.  Everyone is currently snoring to some diffused PanAway while I type this in the semi-dark room.  I love hearing the traffic from the highway go by in contrast to the quietness in the room.  After spending a few days uploading my photos from my camera to my cellphone via WiFi, I finally broke down today and fired up Charlie's laptop. Derp, why did I wait so long?  I missed Lightroom :) To see the rest of the pool photos, please visit THIS BLOG POST ()

Of course, with plenty of downtime the kids have been playing Mario basically non-stop. All I hear about is how many special coins needed for the next world, and the differences from the 3DS game compared to the WiiU game they played ONCE but somehow remember every detail from.

Thanks for making it to the end of this extremely long post, and I hope to see you back next Wednesday if you'd like to continue following our adventure!