Sep 11, 2012

The days after..

Hi. My name is Miki and I am a vacation-a-holic. I have looked it up, and I think that all the symptoms are ones that I can relate with.

vacation-a-holic: counts down to vacations with paper chains, and widgets. Enjoys every waking moment on vacation. Then after the high of a vacation adrenaline rush, rethinks their life. How could I be on vacation all the time? Why can't I cuddle my husband 24 hours a day? Why do I have to rely on an alarm clock? After rethinking life a V.A. takes about a week to recover from the after vacation depression, by looking over the photos again and again, texting other attendees texts that start out "remember that time...?"

I am really struggling to get back into my routine that I had previously, which really only consists of going to work. You should have seen me trying to wake up yesterday, it was such a joke, today I was even worse. I keep thinking is this real? Am I really home? Damn. 

I did miss my puppy though. Next vacation she's coming. I actually had a dream last night, that Betsy (my sister in law who planned the trip) told J and I that we were the only ones allowed to bring our dog, because otherwise the dogs on that trip would have outnumbered the humans. It was a good dream. 

As I sit here reminiscing. Come reminisce with me?
We had a neighboring houseboat full of friends, one night they all stupidly went boating, and we went old school on those suckers. We definitely toilet papered them. Definitely.

We played the Newlywed Game. Josh was our MC, this was the tie breaker round. Jared and I got 3rd place. To be fair the two "newly-weds" had been married the longest! 7 years for the winning couple, and 3 years for the 2nd place.

Jaquie, Colyn, Me and Jared in our insane twister match. J and I killed it. Don't you threaten us with a twisting time.

We lit off Chinese Lanterns almost every night that we were there. They are so gorgeous, and when you are in the middle of a lake with nothing but skies, you can see them gracefully float to the ski with no obstacles, and it truly is incredible. Side note: We tried to do this in SLC for New Years, and they would light because it was so windy, and then they almost burned down the neighbors house. Good thing Brant is a trained fireman.

 What was your favorite part of my vacation? 


  1. Sounds like a fantastic time! I too am a vacation aholic. I have too many favorites to list in a comment! We are looking forward to our next vacation - Hawaii in March!!

    I hear ya about wanting to bring the dog. When we are on vacation without ours we always talk about the parts of vacation they would have loved the most or what they would be doing if they were with us. We know we are dorks!


  2. my favorite part was twister. i can only imagine how fun that would be. looks amazing.

  3. Soooo jealous! I LOVE powell! So glad you got to go and had an amazing time :)

  4. The pictures look so great and I'm jealous of all the fun you had! I think having that problem after a vacation is normal - I actually have that problem every Monday ;)

    I'm having a giveaway on my blog if you're interested :)

  5. I love the idea to light the lanterns!! I've always wanted to do that! If I ever go back to Lake Powell I'm totally stealing this idea! :)

  6. this all looks so much fun! and the chinese lantern thing sounds so cool!

    <3 katherine
    of corgis and cocktails

  7. Hahaha so blunt, "what's your fav part of my trip?"
    I'd say the lanterns. I saw pics of a class mate's wedding at a ranch and they lit the lanterns! I was so jealous I couldn't be there lol and tangled is my fav Disney movie :-)

  8. Newlywed game? So fun!! Loving the Chinese lanterns, too.

  9. That sounds like an awesome vacation! I need some sun in my life- a little tan wouldn't hurt either! Playing the newly wed game sounds fun though! I love that the host dressed up for the game too! Hehe!


  10. While you were on vacation I had the opportunity to puppysit your pooch....Shi bear! While you were at Lake Powell releasing Chinese lanterns, Shia and I were having out very first sleep "together." I think she was missing you-- she kept howling. I desperately needed sleep and my heart hurt for her, so I snuck her in our bedroom-- of course nothing about Shia is quite or sneaky-- so as I was making her a bed by me, dad woke up and was like, " Are kidding me-- Shia is sleeping in our room?" So once I got Shia tucked in and dad back to sleep , I was just about to doze off when Shia started snoring-- she snores crazy loud. So dad and I put ear plugs in and got settled back in bed. Then the gas came from her rear end, she is not lady like over there on her pillow covered with my blanket just a snorin and farting away. I knew that would be the last straw, so I quickly lit a candle- prayed the house wouldn't start on fire and hit the pillow-- hoping the Gods would have mercy on me and I could fall asleep quickly.

  11. I'm glad you had fun in Lake Powell-- I'm sure being a mama to Shy Bear is a lot of work! I'm glad we got to puppysit, really! Love, mom


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