Historic Jacksonville and Quality Family Time

If I have learned anything from my Sims family: When a child doesn’t see his father enough he starts to jump up and down, then his mood level will drop until he pees himself. -Liz, 30 Rock

It was so hard to come home from vacation. I felt like I needed another week to visit with my family. Some of my aunts and uncles I saw a year ago, and some I hadn’t seen in almost two. As always, Match fit right in, and it was as if he’d been one of us all along.

Our cottage was amazing. It was exactly like the picture, and the patio was beautiful.

We wished we had one day just the two of us to actually enjoy relaxing out there.

My uncle rented out a house for some of the family to stay in. It was walking distance from our little cottage and it was adorable. The house was built in the 1800s and was full of history.

It’s also steps away from the Britt Fest where they have concerts during the summer. We’re definitely planning a return trip, and maybe this time we’ll be the ones staying in the house.

My cousins and Match (the big kid) ran around the house peeking into every room and generally wrecking havoc on the place. He was the first to find a dart gun and proceeded to have an all out war with my 13 year old cousin in which the rest of us were caught in the cross fire.

Nights were spent at my Uncle’s house, swimming in the pool, playing epic games of badmitton (my forearms are still sore!) and gathered around the outdoor fire eating smores and visiting.

I’ve been struggling through this week at work. It is so hard to go back to work the day after coming home from a trip. Especially to a job as boring as mine, where I had to troubleshoot epson tm-t88iv printers and deal with incredibly dumb clients.

I’m definitely experiencing what my mom calls the “Post Vacation Blues”. The good news is we’re going to Tahoe to visit Tahoe Couple Tuesday night! We’re only staying until Thursday, but it should be a blast.



    I lovee Tahoe! There have been studies finding that vacations, rather than increase general happiness, actually decrease it–the “post vacation blues” you get when you come back from vacation is a level of happiness that’s even lower than what you had before you ever went on vacation at all! I think the time when people are happiest is anticipating the vacation–the week before you leave. And they say families don’t even enjoy their actual vacations as much, since the change in routine tends to spark fighting between children and parents alike! Oh well, I still love them!!
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    Sounds like you had a great trip! 🙂 Love the pics, the house looks very neat. Vacation Blues suck! Hopefully yours will past soon.
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