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16 May 2013

You'll Sleep When You're Dead

For the last two weeks I've been something of a distracted blogger, and for a very good reason. Usually, our home is pretty quiet, with only Angel and I around to fill it up, but until yesterday, we had three special houseguests. My sister Lizzy, Angel's brother Nestor, and Nestor's wife Brittany all decided to come for a visit at the same time, and Angel and I decided to show them how vacations are done. Hint: There is no sleeping, resting, or other forms of relaxation allowed on vacation.

Our plans were somewhat hindered by the fact that both Angel and I were working our normal schedules the whole time, but outside of work and school hours, we found plenty of opportunities to keep our guests busy.  During their stay, this is what we managed to accomplish:

We went to the beach.

On Cinco de Mayo, we took them to a Tulip Festival celebrating Dutch culture. I found the irony of this to be hilarious.

We attended a minor league baseball game. Our team lost, but I ate Dippin' Dots, so I was happy.

On Gerald R. Ford's birthday, we visited his museum for free. Highly educational. Did you know that Betty Ford worked as a department store model before her marriage to Ford?

We explored downtown.

We successfully executed a surprise birthday cake for Nestor's 23rd birthday.

We hung out at World Market and fell in love with some of the furniture.

Introduced Brittany and Nestor to the miracle of hobo pies.

Explored the woods.

 We went to another museum to see the Titanic exhibit (no pictures allowed) and we rode the carousel while we were there.

Other activities that were accomplished but unphotographed:
Watched all three Lord of the Rings movies, plus The Hobbit.
Went swing dancing. Twice.
Watched the second-to-the-last-ever episode of The Office. No one quite understood how emotional I was about it. 
Watched Iron Man 3 at the movie theater
Played Bop-it Extreme. No one can beat Angel's high score of 100.
Colored Brittany's hair brown and teal.
Destroyed a pinata.
Flew a kite.
Ate a great deal of latkes, gorditas, tandoori chicken, conchas, tortas, butter chicken masala, carne asada....and a few hamburgers, too.

Now everybody's gone, and we can all get some sleep.
 
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12 comments :

  1. Looks super fun.

    I love all your sister's outfits. I think we have a similar style. I would TOTALLY wear that belt. Not to mention her whole outfit. :P

    Its cute how alike (yet different) your husband and his brother look. I know they are related, so this type of thing is expected, but wow! they are adorable. (is it okay to call men adorable?)

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  2. Okay, I give up...what is a hobo pie?

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  3. I'm totally with you on not sleeping on vaca! It bothers me when people want to nap - I just think "you can nap when you get home!!" haha. looks like a fun time!

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  4. I have to second the question re: what a hobo pie is.

    I love Bop-It Extreme! I haven't played it years but once upon a time I used to be able to score upwards of 200. Obviously I had far too much time on my hands...

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  5. What a fun vacation with your family! I can't believe how much Angel and his brother look alike...I had to look closely at that first picture!

    Two things.

    1) What on earth is a hobo pie?
    2) I understand your emotion re: The Office. I really do.

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  6. Looks like you guys had a blast:) For the record, I love World Market. They have a ton of German goodies that I'm still addicted to from my days in Germany.

    I also love that you guys went swing dancing. I hope you wore a poodle skirt. It's not the same unless you wear the skirt...

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  7. Wow you did a lot! Sounds like a great time! You can definitely tell Angel and Nestor are brothers, I did a double take on several of the pictures.

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  8. You have to explain what a hobo pie is. That sounds pretty fun!
    I need to rewatch the Lord of the Rings trilogy again. That's one of my all-time favorites.
    I can't believe The Office is ending. I know I'm going to lose it during the last episode. ESPECIALLY if Michael Scott makes an appearance.

    Glad you had an awesome vacation!

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  9. You have to explain what a hobo pie is. That sounds pretty fun!
    I need to rewatch the Lord of the Rings trilogy again. That's one of my all-time favorites.
    I can't believe The Office is ending. I know I'm going to lose it during the last episode. ESPECIALLY if Michael Scott makes an appearance.

    Glad you had an awesome vacation!

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  10. Goodness sakes! How long was their visit? Sounds like so much fun!

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  11. It's always fun when family comes to visit!

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  12. I love Nestor's face in the picture where you're eating dippin dots. It's hilarious. I also love hobo pies!! Sounds like you guys are pretty good tour guides.

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