COVID Getaway

I rented a house with a pool for the long weekend to give our little family a mini COVID-safe getaway. We’ve been cooped up for so long, without a vacation, and we just needed it! I made it a total surprise. They knew we were going somewhere but that’s it. The only reason they knew that was because Chloe saw “COVID Getaway” on my calendar. Whoops! They were continuously guessing and I just kept saying, “I don’t know!” It was sooooo fun torturing them!

The morning of the day we left Chase said, “I hope it’s not camping” and I chose to use my acting skills to mess with him. I gasped and said in my best defensive/hurt voice, “Wait! What’s so wrong with camping?! Camping is fun!” He immediately stopped and said, “Wait… We are camping? I mean, camping isn’t bad, but…” and I just told him to go away and let me get ready. What worked out so perfectly is that I had bought stuff to make s’mores in the fireplace, so I made sure I packed that stuff on top of the food bag/cooler so it reinforced his suspicions even more. Hee hee! I’m so mean.

Anyway, after Chloe’s soccer game we started driving to Dallas and they watched the time count down on my GPS. When we were about 5 minutes away they got super confused because we were obviously not in some remote camping area. I pulled into the driveway of the house, turned off the car and said, “Come on!” They followed me to the front door and when I entered the code and opened the door they looked at me like I was crazy. That’s when I told them the house was ours for the weekend. They were in shock! It was the best.

The weekend was way too short, but we enjoyed every second of it! We swam….

…watched movies…

…played pool…

…and ping pong…

…and made s’mores!

It was a weekend that proved to be good for the soul. The kids didn’t fight at all! It was amazing….

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