Sunday, April 8, 2012

Vacation and Easter

Hi All,

Well today is Easter and the last day of my extended vacation.  I left work early on March 21st for a trip to San Francisco to see my long time friend Craig.  It had been almost 20 years since we had seen each other and just as it should be with great friends it didn't seem as any time had passed as we were able to pick up where we left off and continue the conversation.  You may think me crazy but I Dennis and I rode our motorcycles down.  All in all it was great fun but had some real wet times as well.  Nothing like pouring water out of your boots at the end of the day.

Following the trip to California I took the week off to spend Spring Break with the boys.  Katie's dad was here for a visit and it was great to see him.  The boys always like seeing Grandad and they showed their love by giving Bill their cold.  A gift that just keeps giving.

Easter has been a hit with the boys, I actually took the time to go to the store and get eggs and candy to hide so they could have an Easter egg hunt around the yard.  This isn't something that comes natural to me as Katie was always the one who did the holiday prep and I just took the photos.  Katie's mom also came up with baskets for all three boys, it was great to see her and all three boys were very happy she came.  The twins scored some paddle balls as well and they couldn't be happier.  

Here is my video from the trip with Dennis, it's 17 minutes long and contains some sophomorish humor.  Sorry Dennis and I are not super mature...


24 comments:

Joan B said...

Awesome!

Anita said...

Great times with friends and family.xx

cbuswell said...

Great video! looks almost as wet as Ireland!

Novice Naturalist said...

Great to hear from you and know you and the boys are doing well. You all remain in my thoughts so often.

Michelle said...

Great video Kevin!! Although it did take me a while to get used to being on the "wrong" side of the road, lol. Wasn't overly keen to see see the big truck coming around the corner either. The scenery was absolutely beautiful.

Glad you had a great time and that you all enjoyed Easter.

Thanks for sharing.

Michelle :o)

Marsha said...

Glad to hear you did something for fun with your friend. Sending love your way to you and your boys. Happy Easter.

Jak Heath said...

Jeepers you got through some rain. I felt like I was on the journey with you both whilst watching the video, loved the wall paintings on your trip and the scenery was amazing, you definately had one big ball (wink)

Elizabeth said...

Wonderful to see your trip in 17 minutes. I'll be sending each of you a driving manual and please make note of the following, passing on double yellow and red sign with STOP.
Love, mom

Kathy said...

Ha! Well I made it to 3:50 minutes in the video. Not that I didn't like it but I was getting a little motion sick!!! Like the musical score-really cool! Thanks for sharing Kevin. I know my dh would LOVE taking a trip like that...if only he had a bike:) Thanks for catching us up on your and your boys lives.
Easter blessings,

Margie H said...

Hi, Kevin! Thanks for the wonderful update on what you have been doing....was about to go on FB and post on Katie's page :)

I hope Katie's dad feels better SOON! Nothing like a gift that keeps giving - LOL!! Sounds like you all had a very nice Easter!

Please keep posting from time to time, would love to hear from you :)

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

Glad you had a good vacation and everyone had a good Easter!

Shazza said...

glad you all had a good Easter x

GlitteryKatie said...

LOL glad you had some 'man time'!!!
Love to you and the boys at Easter xx

Cassie said...

I'm sure Katie would be so proud at how wonderfully you've handled the 'holiday prep':) So glad to hear that you had a motorcycle trip to hang with some friends! I've been thinking of you all with Katie's birthday around the bend.

Grandma Nancy said...

That was fun!!

~amy~ said...

Glad you got out and had some fun! FABulous that Easter was a hit with the Boys!

Emily Painter-Davis said...

Well - I love that you updated us and that you are enjoying yourself. I'm not sure I know a man who doesn't revert to sophomoric humor with his buds (shockingly).

Glad your Easter was good.
Hugs & Love from Texas.

p.s. Listen to your mama - drive safer.

Becky Sorensen said...

Like, Like, Like!!!

Emily said...

I'm glad u were able to get out on the bikes and everyone had a good Easter :)

Patty B said...

Thank you so much for taking time out to make a post. Glad you and the boys are doing well and you got to on a road trip. You are all in my thoughts often.

Sewflake said...

That was a really cool vidio, thanks for taking us along for the ride. That is as close as I will every get to what it feels like riding and I stayed dry and comfy. I am sure you enjoyed your rainy day adventures so much more!!

Nancy ~ Inkcicles said...

That was really cool!
:-)

Unknown said...

kevin, great to see you honoring Katie by living your life and being a great Dad to your boys and it is a pleasure to be able to read about how you and the boys are doing. It is difficult to not feel pity and some kind of weirdness when you talk to, or post a comment on your site. but hopefully, now that you have asked people to treat you as they would hope to be treated it will get better.
I look forward to seeing how you are doing and wish the best for you and your boys. Abby from Campbell River

ilove2write said...

Looks like it was a much needed and fun vacation.. and to see all the beautiful nature.. wonderful!You should maybe post another video someday.. Oh and Blind Threshold (Egyptic).. good choice in the music as it matched well with the video ! :)Thanks for sharing with us all your thoughts etc..and by continuing your posts. I too had been away for awhile but it was nice to see this post when I got back on blogger myself..

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