We bottled more wine last night. We are almost done with these batches. Today we are going to finish the last of the blackberry. As Zoe gets older it’s fun to see what she remembers. When Greg told her last night we were going to bottle more wine she got really excited and asked if we were going to stamp them again. Greg told her yes, we were going to cork them. She confidently said, “I’m going to do it myself. You just take the pictures.”
The things she has been saying lately have really been cracking me up. She found a necklace that no longer had a clasp and wanted me to put it on her. I explained the clasp was broken and there was no way for it to stay on her neck. Her reply…”Please, it will be my dream come true.” I couldn’t contain the laughter.
Another one from yesterday…just minutes after putting her to bed, Zoe threw up. As I was changing her sheets said to me, “Thank you for saving my life.”
This year we decided to get a “real” lawn mower. Last year I found a free one on Craigslist and it worked well for us that year but it was going to take a bit too much money and work to get it up and running again this year. So now we have one that starts every time you want it to. Of course as soon as we got it it rained for days and days. Greg was extremely eager to test it out. The rain finally stopped for a few hours and although it was still to wet to cut Greg and Zoe headed out for a ride (and to knock down the hundreds of mole hills that developed over the winter). The only ear plugs he could find for Zoe were the ones that attach to his hard hat so, that’s what she had to wear. I love watching them work and play together.
So, we are officially going to the Virgin Island in July for my sister-in-law’s wedding. Wednesday I spent about 4 hours total getting tickets. I will tell you it was not a pretty process but now I know how it all works so if anyone needs help on their next trip, give me a call. I would advise you to not contact customer service on the matter.
But, that part is done and we have the tickets we wanted. Zoe and I will be leaving a week before Greg and going to visit my sister in Texas. I am very excited to be able to visit with them. It has been too many years since we have seen each other. She has what I am sure will look like a mini farm (the mini part may be disputable :O) and Zoe will have a blast with all of that and the pool. I will let you know later what it is like being 7 months pregnant and in Texas in July. I told Zoe we would be going on a plane and meeting her Aunt and cousins. She informed me the ant would bite. Hmm…we’ll work on that one later.
Greg will meet us at the Dallas/Fort Worth airport and we will all leave together to go to St. Thomas. (that was the challenging part of the plane tickets since our connecting flights had to match up.) We will be spending a week in St Thomas and them returning home.
Right now we are trying to figure out where we are going to stay. The hotels are really pricey. When we were in Hawaii we really enjoyed having a condo with a kitchen and washer/dryer. The kitchen made our food bill much cheaper and easier. Even on vacation you can get tired of having to go out to each for every meal. We are looking into those now in St. Thomas and I think we will be able to find a better deal with the condos.
I am very excited about going now. Once you get over the initial shock of price its not so bad.