Friday, June 29, 2012

Looking Forward - the Vacation Edition

Today is my last day of work until my vacation!  I am SO excited!  I have not had a day off from work that wasn't spent studying since January (and those days were spent recovering from surgery, so don't really count), so I am totally OVERDUE for this time off.  I'll be taking about 1.5 weeks off:  I'll spend the first 5 days at my parents' lake home, and then I fly out next Thursday for Amber's wedding!  So excited!

Here's a list of some of the things I'm looking forward to doing on this vacation:

- Lounging on the dock with a good book - I have lots to choose from as 4 physical books and 4 e-books became available this week!!  The library makes this whole not buying books thing very easy!
- Seeing all of my nephews and my niece.  I haven't seen my Chicago niece and nephew since Thanksgiving.  I will only get one day with them, but that is better than nothing!
- Seeing my sister Abby.  She lives in Arizona, so I only see her a couple of times a year.  But being apart makes me really appreciate the times I do get to see her.
- Catching up with my aunt and uncle from California.  I haven't seen them for almost 3 years.  I can't wait to sit on the dock and sip margaritas and rhubarb slush (a family summer classic!) with them.
- Playing scrabble with my grandma.  She will inevitably kick my butt!  I think I can beat her at bananagrams, though!  
- Finally meeting Kelly and Anais and their significant others.  After reading their blogs for years, I already know them, but meeting them face-to-face will be awesome!
- Getting a lot of quality time with Amber.  We will be sharing hotel rooms for most of this trip.  Also, Anais, Amber, and I will be doing a long run together on Saturday.  Amber ran the Vancouver marathon in May so knows exactly where to take us for a great run.
- Spending time in BC - which is one of my favorite areas to visit!
- Last, but certainly not least, being a part of Amber's wedding.  It is such an honor to be asked to be a bridesmaid.  Amber has been such a low key, calm bride; I hope I am like her when/if I get married some day!  I just know the wedding day is going to be so much fun!

I'll be posting sporadically until I leave on Thursday.  After that, I likely won't post until I return.  But you can always check out Amber or Kelly's blog as I have a feeling one or both of them will do some posts when we are together!

17 comments:

Kelly (She Wears a Red Sox Cap) said...

Assuming I get internet in Canada, I will definitely be posting. I'm a little nervous about how my cell phone and ipad will be functioning up there :) It's weird I went to Canada a few years ago and have NO memory at all about whether my cell worked and/or if I got charged extra for using it.

I'm officially on vacation starting today too! Wahooo! Can't wait to officially "meet" you also :)

Caroline said...

I did a looking forward post today too!

You have so many awesome things to look forward to - Amber's wedding is going to be a blast! I'm so excited for you and Kel to meet haha :) Have a great time!

missris said...

Aww have such a good break! You deserve it! I can't wait to hear about it once you're back though :)

Leigh said...

Sounds like a recipe for the perfect vacation! Can't wait to hear how your vacation was and how Amber's wedding went :)

Nilsa @ SoMi Speaks said...

This is a much needed and well deserved vacation. You'll have to give Amber one extra hug from me while you're in BC!

Carolina John said...

Have a great trip! You're going to love having that much relaxation and time with friends and family. Very good.

Raquelita said...

I'm so glad that you are finally getting a much deserved break from work and studying for the CFA! Safe travels!

Melissa said...

HAVE SO MUCH FUN ON VACATION! It sounds like you have so many things to look forward to and I'm so happy that you made it through all your studying to be able to enjoy all this amazing family and friend time. AND WEDDINGS!

Nora said...

Happy last day before vacation! Hope you have a great time on each leg of your journey which I am sure you will :) Can't wait to hear all about it.

Marlys said...

So no Cribbage with your Dad? I bet you just forgot that one! We're looking forward to celebrating the 4th with everyone!

Amber (Girl with the red hair) said...

Eeeeps I'm so excited! I am actually scheduling guest posts for the entire time I'm away for the wedding/honeymoon as I won't be blogging at all. I just want to be completely in the moment, snapping pictures and soaking up every second :) But I'm SURE Kelly will blog!

I'm so glad you think I've been calm as that was my #1 goal going into this whole thing. It's just one day and it was important to me to keep my priorities straight. A wedding is not worth losing friends over or majorly stressing myself out over! While I have had SOME stressful moments (and even a few tears) I do feel like I handled the whole thing pretty well and I'm happy with how the process went. I wouldn't say I really enjoyed wedding planning (some parts are fun of course like dress shopping!!) but I didn't hate it either!

abbi said...

Have a wonderful time away. that sounds like a great mix of relaxing, fun, family and friends! :)

Alli said...

Yeah! Have an amazing time and don't think about posting, work, CFA or anything else!

San said...

I am SOOO excited for your trip! You definitely deserve the time off! Have a wonderful time!!

Jolene - EverydayFoodie said...

Have an awesome trip!!!!! You have so many fun things to look forward to :-)

Kyla Roma said...

I hope you have so much fun!! Travel safe, miss :)

Kyria @ Travel Spot said...

That sounds like a perfect vacation, complete with friends and family and much needed relax time! Have fun with Amber, Kelly, Anais and your family! I love BC and I know you will have a great time up there!