There is nothing better than a little weekend R&R during a Wisconsin winter. We went with three other families and shared a townhome at Blue Harbor Resort in Sheboygan. It was great! The perfect getaway. Close to home. Affordable. Great company. Steve and I agreed we could definitely budget this in every month. It’s worth our sanity!!There were plenty of “friends” for Hallie to run around with and she thought it was the greatest thing to stay in the same house with them. One family took charge of the meals, thank heavens. And it was everything we could ask for. Full blown meals, the whole works for breakfast, drinks, treats, you could tell they were experienced meal planners. After getting the children to bed, or at least in their pajamas and in the appropriate rooms, we pulled out all the good treats and enjoyed conversation and games. Our children decided they wanted to forego sleeping for a while. Hallie stayed up singing every church song she knew and Hunter, who although doesn’t sleep during the day, usually sleeps decent at night. Not this time around. He decided this was the night that he would revert back to his newborn days and wake up every hour! AAGGHHHHH!!!

Clearly we forgot to mention to him that this was a R&R weekend. Needless to say morning came way too soon. But it was okay because there was a full blown breakfast underway. We packed up and went to the water park which the kids had waited so patiently for. It was really relaxing. There was sunshine coming through some windows and I made myself quite comfortable in a chair. And for a brief moment, sitting in my swimsuit, basking in the sunlight, watching Hallie soak in the water, with Hunter by my side finally sleeping, it felt like summer. And I got this giddy feeling. It’s just around the corner and I can feel it and man am I excited. What was even better was coming home to a yard that we could see. The snow had melted and there was grass. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not naive to think that we’re done with snow for the season, but I’ll take it while I can!As we drove home, I just felt so rested but at the same time completely exhausted. Great weekend.