dig on holiday.

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I am on vacation. And, in the true spirit of a holiday, I am taking a wee break from the activities that fill my Missoula days. We have a garden and pet sitter, my etsy shop is on vacation, my sewing machine is on vacation, my phone is on vacation and my computer will take naps (come on. you know I love my computer)
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So, no blogging the rest of the week as I will be kayaking with my children on Lake Minnetonka, playing folf with my dad and brother, learning about butterfly gardening from my mom, swinging on a hammock, SLEEPING IN, taking naps, going on a date with my husband when he arrives and other lovely things.
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Ah, just being with my family. Good stuff.
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Also, I flew for the first time with Margot and Ruby and no husband. It was a deep, permanent notch of empowerment in my mama belt. My I Can Do Belt. Read about our adventure in this week’s mama digs.
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24 Responses to dig on holiday.

  1. jen says:

    have a super fun time. i’m sure that lake will feel tremendously awesome on a hot day like today!
    enjoy!!

  2. I’ve traveled many times with both kids. It gets harder as Rose is no longer a swing-dwelling, boob-lover, but easier as Col, at 5, can “read” and watch a whole movie on the lap top.

    Have a stupendous vacation!
    No matter what, it’s always an adventure!

  3. Jean Albus says:

    “…the anticipation is often scarier than the actual. I have found that an undercurrent of love can make just about anything float.”—that’s the profound truth, girl. :)

  4. Anke says:

    Been there and done that, only the girls and I flew all the way to Germany with a layover in between. The first time we flew our oldest was three and the youngest was one year old. Hard, but manageable. The next time our oldest was five and the youngest almost three, should have been easier, but wasn’t. During our stay our youngest broke her leg and I had to carry her the entire time. Made for a long and very hard trip. But as you said, it was definitely a notch in my I Can Do Belt…

  5. Anke says:

    Been there and done that, only the girls and I flew all the way to Germany with a layover in between. The first time we flew our oldest was three and the youngest was one year old. Hard, but manageable. The next time our oldest was five and the youngest almost three, should have been easier, but wasn’t. During our stay our youngest broke her leg and I had to carry her the entire time. Made for a long and very hard trip. But as you said, it was definitely a notch in my I Can Do Belt…

  6. Judybusy says:

    When in the twin cities, check out the 46th St. Patisserie, on 46th and Grand in south Minneapolis! Also: the Pumphouse on 48th and Chicago for ice cream and Sea Salt at Minnehaha Falls Park for casual, well-prepared seafood. Have a great time–fun to know you’re in my neck of the woods!

  7. TRB Holt says:

    I SOOO love having you & my daring granddaughters here…(I secretly hope you don’t get on your standby flight for 2 more weeks!)

    xoxo, Mom/Gram

  8. Melissa says:

    i always find that anticipation is far worse than the actual thing . . .

    so glad you are taking a real vacation!!!

    enjoy, enjoy, enjoy. xo

  9. Have a great time doing the good stuff. I love the good stuff.

  10. RMAinMD says:

    ,,,enjoy your holiday with family, friends and all the familiar surroundings that brings joy to your heart and refuels your soul,,,

  11. Kelle says:

    Can’t wait to read more about your vacation adventures. Girl, how I wish I was there! xoxo

  12. Fresh Mommy says:

    Looks like you’re going to have an amazing time!! And yay for traveling with your two littles!! I’ve always traveled with my kids and it really is an empowering experience… well, my son is only 5 months… so I haven’t had both traveling with me without daddy yet, but still, go mamma!!

    Just found your blog and love it! :) I’m your newest follower. And though I can’t sew (one thing I’d love to learn) I’m new into gardening, essential oils, and love having a healthy growing home!!

    ~Tabitha

  13. Becky says:

    Have a great time!

  14. Joan says:

    Way to go Nici. Indeed another notch in your belt. XO enjoy your week.

  15. Jennifer says:

    wowza! way to go mama! (we just managed to fly standby into, around and back from NY with all 3 kids … thankfully i had husband back-up … NYC was crazy!)

  16. Elke says:

    You are a star! HAVE FUN!

  17. Aunt Deb says:

    Glad you are there all safe, sound, and sane. It reminds me of the time that I took the train from Whitefish to Mpls. when Colin was 2 months and EB 2 and 1/2. It was like over 24 hours. I must have been nuts…no just 26 and could do it all!! I remember Colin cried a lot. A lady/mom watched him while E and i went to the dining car. (Can’t believe I did THAT!) and Colin was wailing when we returned!!! Have fun with Grandma and Bacca! Love, me

  18. Jennifer says:

    I was on vacation the week before you and I thought to myself how nice it would be for you to have a break from your sewing machine. (I was in some funky shops in Martha’s Vineyard and saw articles that looked very Digish). You and your machine have never been so intimate until you decided to stay at home this past year. Hope your break was all that and more.

    Peace,

    Jennifer from Annapolis

  19. AIMEE says:

    hi! have the best time w/ your Grandkids and kids!

  20. Lorie says:

    @Deborah
    I can’t believe you left Colin with that lady, either! :-0

  21. Terri Holt says:

    I’m gonna spoil em’ rotten!

  22. happy holiday …
    isn’t it great to get away!

  23. Anonymous says:

    I know a perfect gift for a holiday that any family will appreciate – soda maker machine. I got this device from SodaStream website and all our family meals are much more fun from now and on.

  24. Hi there, just wanted to mention, I loved this post. It was inspiring. Keep on posting!