These are letters to Jack, my son, and my daughter, Audrey. You have given me the gift of motherhood. This is just a little gift back. I want to share my experiences with you of your childhood from my perspective of watching you grow - of being your Mom.

Saturday, January 06, 2007

Herculomitz - the Dog that Vomits


It's our first weekend at the new Lake place and we were so excited that we left directly from work. You watched NEMO and part of Curious George on our new DVD player that we bought for the car to make our travels to the Lake easier for you. It worked like a charm. The ride down was easy as pie with ONE exception.


Yeah, that's right. That's his new name.

Herculomitz vomited in the car no less than six times on our way down to the Lake making the ride a little crazy, but nothing could lessen our enthusiasm. We stopped at a few gas stations to wipe down the seat where the dogs were sitting and then continued on our way.

We ate dinner at Applebee's at 6:30 just about 25 minutes away from the place and it was wonderful. I think we had the best service I've ever had a restaurant and you charmed the staff by saying "AapLLL-BEE-BEE!"

When we arrived at the Lakehouse, we were all excited, including the dogs. Herculomit had emptied his stomach in the car and was therefore trustworthy. We checked out the house and found it perfect! There was even a nice note from Judy next to a flowering plant on the table addressed to The Roses, Dougherty's and Wassels congratulating us on our new home!

You were so excited, we couldn't get you to settle until about 9:30. You christened the Lake by introducing every toy that you had to it. This resulted in quite a mess, but no different from home and you are feeling very happy here.

We slept wonderfully in the big master bedroom and this morning Daddy is running to the grocery store for some staples while we watch the Disney Channel and I type away on the computer.

Back behind the place, you can see a graveyard of boats that were damaged in the winter freeze recently. It's kind of cool and a little scary at the same time.

Also, you can see your reflection in the glass.

That's cool too!

The dogs are most in love with the balcony. They just can't get over their ability to be outside and yet not really.We have been really loving the view.

Well - I'll write again later. Right now, I'm enjoying the relaxation and knowledge that the feel of vacation no longer needs to be something we only feel once a year.

We are so lucky!



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