Marissa was absent from school for 2 days this week because of her stomach flu. She’s much better now and returned to school today. Tomorrow is Friday and her school Jog-a-Thon fundraiser, and it’s her last day of school before Spring Break! 3 weeks off! Hopefully the weather will warm up so that we can spend time at our pool. The kids are like fish. They sure love to swim! Especially Jessie. She’s amazing in the water. And we also love to spend time at the beach. The kids spend hours digging in the sand and running with the waves on the shore. Jessie is really good about not going in the ocean. She knows the waves can get crazy. Marissa rides the little waves on her boogie board. Can’t wait to see her get up on a surfboard. In time. I’m sure she’ll be surfing with Jim in the near future. I love to relax and watch the kids be kids. Watching them giggle and have fun is the best. Every year we spend Easter at my parents house. The kids love getting Easter baskets from the Easter bunny and hunting for eggs in the backyard. Easter candy is like Halloween all over again. Oh, the sweets! If we can get away we’ll probably visit San Diego and stay downtown. My favorite hotel is the Hard Rock SD. Mary Jane’s Coffee Shop (my favorite diner) and Nobu (my favorite sushi place) are right there. All my favorites in one spot! Maybe we’ll go to Sea World. I think the kids would love that. Any escape with the family is a blast. We are overdue for a getaway.