Thursday, September 10, 2009

Vacation, all I ever wanted!

That's right, I'm on vacation!

This is BIG news for two reasons.

One: Mr. KK and I haven't been on vacation for a whole year.
Two: The biggest project of the century is going on at work. And I left, right in the middle of it. And I haven't looked back. (It only took 3 days for me to get rid of the guilt of leaving my team, who I know are working pretty much round the clock. And I only look at email occasionally. I swear.)

The best part? We are spending the week in Newport, Rhode Island with my parents, Mr. KK's parents and both dogs. Oh yeah, it's a family affair.

And our parents are doing their best to make us as uncomfortable as possible – making jokes about sleeping together, going commando and wearing thongs.

Per my usual, I'm stalking the weather. It's not beach weather, but it's sunny and breezy, perfect for enjoying cocktails and lunch al fresco. We are definitely eating our way around Newport, too.

Perhaps the best part of the trip so far, is my Mother – who is technologically challenged – and her first-ever digital camera. Every picture I take, she runs over and takes the exact same photo, no matter how many times I try and explain that only ONE of us needs to take the photo, that's the beauty of digital cameras and sharing photos. And her camera has this feature, that when you take a photo it flashes "Did somebody blink?" so you'll check the photo. But Mom takes this literally. After. Every. Photo.

Click! Then Mom yells, "Someone blinked!"

And I can't help but laugh and reply, "Mom, it's a statue."


Little Ms Blogger said...

I'm glad you're not checking in too often. Trust me, work will be there when you get back and if you weren't there, the project would probably still exist.

Too often, people forget to enjoy the great moments in life -- you're on vacation with ones you love and that is awesome.

Okay, any recommendations for restaurants as I will be heading up to Newport in 2 weeks to celebrate birthdays.

FunnyGal KAT said...

That sounds like a great time. My dad gets along with the Pretend In-laws and even spends time with them without me. I hope you have a great time and don't think about work at all!

on the Rhoads of life said...

KK - Check out my blog when you get back from Vaca - you won my giveaway!!!


Tasha said...

I hope you're having a wonderful vacation with fantastic weather! I hear ya' about the mom/digital camera issue. Hubs and I got my parents a digital camera 2 years ago for Christmas... this month, my mom finally figured out how to put the pictures on her computer. She had TWO YEARS worth of pictures on the camera!