Thursday, June 19, 2008

The Calm Before the Storm

First we have to give a HUGE congratulations to Jared and Amanda Palmer on the arrival of Carter William Palmer!  Mom and Baby are doing great and we cannot wait to see him next week.  
We knew that this week was going to be one that could potentially send our family to the nut house.  It is the week that we pack our house and move to another country.  We decided to be smart and treat ourselves to a mini-vacation before we had to come home and pack.  Justin had been in Toronto for 4 days taking his last set of dental Boards.  The Da Costa's and I drove to Orlando to pick him up at the airport.  From there we drove straight to Cocoa Beach.  The Da Costa family knew of this awesome place called Wakula Suites.  It was so wonderful, and not very expensive.  It is located on the beach, and has the best pool.  My favorite part of the place was all of the plants.  They have plants, and fruit trees from everywhere in the world.  We picked some mangos and starfruit.  We spent two wonderfully relaxing days on the  beach, and in the pool.  It was amazing!  (Oh and we went to THE Ron Jon's Surf Shop).  
I wonder why they call it star fruit???
So we get home on Tuesday evening and sit down to watch Cloverfield, a scary loud explosion everywhere kind of movie.  During the movie one of our neighbor's knocks on our door and informs us that someone had just smashed into our car and took off.  They pushed our car 10 feet, and up onto the curb.  It was enough damage that the insurance company wrote it off, and now we are down a car.  I guess Justin will not be towing our beloved Honda to Canada now (RIP). Our only consolation is that the car that hit us has to be even more messed up.  There was radiator fluid all over the road, and we know it did not come from our car.  

We have already started to load the truck, and the house is in utter chaos, but we are getting there.  I sure am looking forward to my hair cut today!  

10 comments:

Michelle said...

Wow! What a fun vacation, but what a sad end to your car. I hope things go smoothly with your move.

Lisa L said...

The little holiday sounds fun. How did the dental boards go? Good luck packing. When we moved to another country I did most of the packing, all the year end school stuff etc. by myself - what a pain!! I certainly don't envy you. I'm mailing the package today. How long before we can mail stuff to your Calgary address?

mark and becky said...

Sorry to hear about your car. What a bummer! Hope everything goes well with the move.

Teresa said...

So sad about the car. I still remember how excited you two were to buy the cute little Honda. Its been good to you :). Best wishes with the move, I'm sure life is chaos for you. The amazing part is that you still take the time to do some blogging...so therapeutic!

Lowdogg said...

Awesome about the car. Seriously. Best news all week.

Lacy said...

Crazy!

Fred ... said...

Congratulations on the Honda. One less thing to worry about. You're smart to end your time in Florida with a little vacation. You're going to need it to get through the next week or two. I don't envy you your move. Good luck, I look forward to hearing about your adventures.

The Meyers said...

Good luck on the big move to Canada. You will love it there! Thank you for all the baby stuff! We really appreciate it.

readingirl23 said...

Cool vacation at Coco Beach. I'm sorry about your Car. I did not know about that until now. It is really scary though that it happened while you were watching a scary movie. Good Luck on the move, See you tommorrow!
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Peter and Mandy said...

Did you like the star fruit? We had it when we were in Hawaii, but we didn't like it. It tastes much better with a lot of sugar and in jams.