Saturday, September 5, 2009

And we’re off to the great outdoors..

That’s right Joshley and The Charles are heading out on the road! Where you ask?? Well off to the great outdoors of course :)


We are so excited to be able to get away for the weekend!

You see, my wonderful in-law’s have a cabin in upstate NY and we are heading out, with the Charles in tow, to surprise my MIL and spend time with them. I have to admit that I was seriously about to post this yesterday when I realized that it is a surprise for the MIL and she does read my blog and knowing my luck she would check my blog before they left and then there goes the surprise..whoa close one :) Now they are already out on the road so I am safe! Why are we surprising her?? Well no reason except that the Hubs and his dad love surprises and they take every opportunity they can to give her the shock of her life (I warned the Hubs that I hate surprises and he better leave that love language for his mom)!

Oh and don’t worry, I will do my best to remember to take pics and have plenty to report back on tuesday! Not to mention that we are so excited to throw the Charles in the lake!! I feel like a bad parent for the thrill I am going to get when he freaks out (but I know he will love it)! The Charles as never been in real water, although he is a Lab and everyone looks at me like I am the worst dog parent ever and have seriously deprived him when I tell them now it’s all about to change!

Usually when the bags come out the Charles gets really depressed because he knows we are leaving him…so basically he has been following us around with the saddest look on his face all morning. I have been trying to explain to him that he is coming with us…so far he hasn’t really caught on. This is only the second road trip that we have done with him..should be interesting since last time he was just a little guy and now he takes up the whole back seat :0

What are your plans for the holiday weekend?

Look forward to reporting back hopefully all in once piece!

Oh and P.S. my 1/2 marathon is in two weeks and I ran 12 miles straight yesterday and am still alive…I think i’ll survive it after all!!

Have a great weekend!


  1. Oh please take pics of the Charles first time in the water...he's gonna be soo cute, well if it doesn't geek out! :)

  2. My dogs totally mope while we pack, too! Have so much fun, dear friend!

  3. Take lots of pics for Charlie's grammy :)

  4. Ohh, have SO much fun, and you better come back with lots of pics to show us!!

    And my dog totally gets depressed when I pack too, she tries to climb in the luggage! :)

  5. Hope you are having fun!!! Can't wait for you to get your little booty home, so we can play:)

  6. No plans for me for the weekend----just regular work....

  7. Oh my gosh I hope you have fun in the great outdoors, where are you going? Hope you had a blast, can't wait to see your pictures.

    Oh if you ran 12 miles you can so do the 13 miles, good job!!! I actually just did my post on my half marathon, which one are you participating in? I hope it goes well, you are going to do great! I will be cheering you on! :)

  8. Oh, poor charles! anyway I hope you had a great weekend! i looove the outdoors (: xx