Quality Time With My Two Boys

As the final days of our sabbatical wind down and reality is soon upon us, I’d just like to say that I wouldn’t have had the past 4 weeks any other way.  Spending quality time with Marvin (especially our alone time in Hawaii) and playing with my happy little 10 month old and seeing him interact with all of his grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins has made my heart soo full.  It’s the little moments like Austin crawling towards me and using my legs to help him stand up, or snuggling up to his face and watching his eyes close, or holding him as he falls asleep during plane takeoff, or sneaking him into our bed when he wakes up in the middle of the night because he is in unfamiliar place, or making him giggle until his belly hurts (or mine hurts) or smelling his stinky tiny baby feet after being wrapped up in socks inside of his onesie all day (go ahead, gag) that I wish I could bottle up and keep forever.  I feel so amazingly blessed to be the Mama of such a stylish, cute, happy, sweet baby boy.

Off to soak up the last few moments with my two boys (and family) before heading back to work on Monday… We probably won’t get another chance to take this much time off work until, well, our next sabbatical in 6 more years!  :/

What’s the longest vacation you’ve ever taken?

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  1. Wow! Such a great vacation and in a beautiful place. We have never gone on a real vacation but we’re planning one.

  2. Adorbs!!! Longest vacay is probably one week, I don’t recall ever going over that amount of time. And truthfully, I’m usually exhausted and ready to get back to my bed by then.

  3. Your lil monkey is so cute! I can’t believe your sabbatical is over already! So fast! It’s great you get to take them though. The longest vacation I’ve taken is a 7-day at the beach this past summer with hubs and J. So much great family time!

  4. Aww, Austin is too cute in that hat!! That’s so nice that you had some nice, quality family time during your vacation :) I think the longest vacation I’ve taken was a week in Vegas for my honeymoon (6 and a half years ago, I think I’m due for another, right?!).

  5. Hi Sandy! Aww, I love these so much! Can’t get enough of photos with you and your guys. A is amazing, what a special person he is. I can’t believe he’s almost a year old!

    And wonderful that you got this incredible time together that I’m sure you’ll always remember.

    Sending a big hug! xox xo – g

  6. Glad to hear your time off has been so good. :) that second pic of Austin is adorable!

  7. I can’t get over how cute he is in that monkey hat!!!
    Link over and enter my giveaway if you have a minute!

    xo Rach

  8. Oy! That little hat is too much Sandy!
    Longest vacation ever…hmmm. I did do Europe for a couple of months every summer growing up B.C. {before children}. Those were the days!

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