Our two-week spring break has been a mixture of fun and rest. We had a playdate with our pal Kylie; the girls were so excited to share pony gypsi time with her. The three "cowgirls" went to Subway with us for sandwiches, brought them to the ranch for a picnic, and rode the pony. Pony Gypsi was in heaven with three girls fawning on her!
At the end of the week, we took the trailer to the bay in San Diego to meet the Saylors. The girls had a blast swimming in the pool, riding their bikes, doing crafts at the picnic table, and watching the Sea World fireworks. We came home the next day, but first we dropped our trailer off at the harbor in Oceanside. We got an awesome, beach front spot. It was chilly, but we snuggled up, ate at Joe's Crab Shack and Ruby's on the pier, made a sand mermaid, got ice cream at the harbor shops, watched the seals, walked on the jetty, read books (me!), and got really sandy. On our second day in the afternoon the sun came out, and the girls and Jeff were in the water immediately, while I napped on a beach chair. (Heaven!)
Now, we're back in Murrieta. We're going swimming at Auntie Danielle's tomorrow, and Sunday my sister has planned a trip to the Temecula wineries for my birthday. (35! Yikes!) Of course, Pony Gypsi is on the itinerary every day. Grace is happy riding around the barn a couple of times, but Emma is having intense lessons, and both she and Gypsi are learning a lot together. It's adorable to watch!
Spring break is such a relief each year. It's a time to regroup, recharge, and refresh, and we're doing just that! We only have two months to go until summer vacation.....ahhhh....I can't wait!
Audrey Hepburn once said, "When you have nobody you can make a cup of tea for, when nobody needs you, that's when I think life is over." I live simply, in my cozy house with my daughters and my husband. I don't need fancy vacations, parties, or lots of money. I'm very content with a good book, a cup of chai tea, a pug dog on my lap, a sweet, kind husband who loves me, and my twin daughters' laughter. These beautiful, simple things make my life worth living.