18 February 2010

go west

Headed to Finland (which may be north but is, to all intents and purposes, also WEST) for a mini-break. The weather won't be warmer, the days won't be longer, but there will be smiling people speaking English. (I've been there. It's true.)

We are going to swim in the hotel's pool, visit a water park, and...who knows? Order room service? Go to Toys 'r Us for puzzles and bath toys? The zoo? Science Museum? Children's exhibit about mammoths? Planetarium? Bowling? Shopping?

We're both recovering from a nasty bug, but I'm determined we'll recover elsewhere.

Attack cats and housekeeper installed in the flat, and upstairs neighbor is home and alerted, so don't bother with the grand-theft plans.

Be back at the end of next week.

To tide you over:


pix from before the baptism--her dress was for-church-only, so this new sweater helped make walking to church and lunch afterward special, too

21 comments:

Lindsay said...

We have to see if our Easter dates match up.

Hope u r both feeling better soon.

We had a great break: likewise enjoyed being greeted with a smile and not hostility for speaking English! I've found the hardest bit holidaying as a single parent is coming home!

Have a fantastic break :)

Jane and Jim said...

Have fun and ENJOY!!!

Jen said...

Enjoy your vacation!

Conethia and Jim Bob said...

Have a great time!!

Jackie said...

She is so pretty!! Enjoy your getaway...sounds like you have some good fun planned :) Oh, and feel better quick!

Annie said...

Gorgeous....and I just love the header photo, which looks so amazingly wonderful as a header.

I envy you a vacation, that's for sure. If I could get up money for gas - where could I go? Detroit? See...one more plus for Russia - you can vacation in interesting places.

Lea said...

Wow! That sounds like an awesome trip! I want to go:).

She is so pretty. What a cutie.

I'm glad you are getting to take a break and go somewhere fun for a while.

Maura said...

Such beautiful pics.
Have a wonderful time in Finland. :-)

Tina in CT said...

Enjoy your winter vacation.

Mrs. Butler said...

Into the West! Hurrah! Have a good respite.

What a beautiful Christian child. She looks so much older and happier now that has a mama and a home.

Debbie said...

enjoy!! such cute pictures

We're heading to a water park too but only to WI Dells

MoscowMom said...

Hi! When will you get back? I finally was able to send you a package from Rachael and me via two consultants who lead training at our school yesterday. Can you email me at aginmoscow at gmail dot com so we can figure out how you'll get the bag? Ideally, someone needs to go pick it up b/c I can't really ask them to store it/deliver it themselves. You're going to love it all! So will Lexie and your other girls!

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votemom said...

thinking of you and your little bunny. *hug*

yjwebers said...

I hope you are having a fun trip!
Love, Nif

Glue Dots & Applesauce said...

Hope you are enjoying your break! Finland is a lovely place to visit. Loved the rock church.

The Holmes Crew said...

Sounds like it is just what the Dr. ordered. Enjoy this special treat together!

votemom said...

thinking of you guys as your week winds to a close and you head back to the not.so.fun stuff.

Julie H said...

Hope to talk when you get back and are rested and healthy, or even if you're not. Julie

Jenni said...

Beautiful photos! Hope you had fun in Finland!

Rachael said...

I somehow missed this post until now. Can't wait to hear about it - hope you had a great time and a much needed recharge (no pun intended.)