Friday, May 25, 2012

Have you been to Bald Head Island?

  Have you been to Bald Head Island?  If you haven't, you should go.  We escaped there for a few days last weekend.  It was absolutely wonderful.  Bald Head accessible only by ferry and no cars are allowed.  It is only golf carts on this 12-mile beach.  Even Tropical Storm Alberto couldn't stop our fun.  When the sun wasn't shining, we learned about sea turtles and more at the BHI Conservancy.  We went for a nature hike and watched hundreds of crabs scurry past our feet.  We even made time for a trip to the NC Aquarium in Kure Beach.  The water was cold, but the girls and Scott were brave enough to dive in.  Mick and I stuck to the land.  We relaxed and enjoyed some stress free days - the first in a very long time.  

And the stress free ways will continue for at least the next couple of months.  Yesterday, I passed the my nursing licensing boards. I AM OFFICIALLY a NURSE.  Gigi, RN - that's me.  It has been wild ride since I started this process, but I really went and did it. This crazy dream started in 2008 after a long night in the ER with Sarah, and it is now a reality.  Though I can't quite believe it.  Unlike believing I really am a nurse, I am having no trouble believing I have a two-month break before I start work.  If you want to find me, look for me doing all sorts of "fun mom" things.  I want to catch up for lots of play time that was missed the past 18 months.  

As for the kids, they are doing great.  Jaley and Sarah started the swim team.  So we have been at the pool every night at practice.  While it is a bit of a juggle since the practices run right through dinner time, it is amazing how much they have improved in just two weeks.  Mick is getting so big and continues to say the cutest things - from "dinner is 'licious, so yummy in my tummy" to "I'm grumpy, 'cuz Mommy made me go to bed."  

Scott is getting ready for a two week trip to Asia.  Bring on the jet lag.  

That is life in the stroller lane. 

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