for the first time in 6 years….

by debi9kids on February 11, 2012

Russ and I are going away WITHOUT kids!

Yes! You heard that right.

The last time we went away without any kids was for our anniversary in 2005 when Nanny Deb agreed to watch our 7 kids so we could have a real vacation. Of course, our vacation at the time consisted in us coming up to Pennsylvania and staying at my parent’s second home and me being completely nauseous because I was newly pregnant with my twins (unknown to us).
But, it didn’t matter. It was fabulous because we were away and that had been our only vacation without kids since our honeymoon.

So, yes, if you’re counting…
this will be the second time in SIXTEEN years that we’ve gone away!

And it is seriously a LONG time coming.

Lord knows, we need this, especially since we are still not moved into our new home and we have no clue when we will be…. (don’t ask. I want to puke when I think about it.)

So, if you’re wondering how we’re finally getting away…
All I can say is, I have a really, really great daughter who I can completely depend on when I need her and I can trust that she will watch Will in a way that allows me to relax a little.

And I’m so thankful because, holy cow, I need a vacation!
Even if it is just for one night 😉

Now, the countdown begins… just a week or so until I will have one glorious night as Debi the woman, and not have to be Debi the mom…

Playing along with Twinfatuation for Makes My Monday

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{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

Life with Kaishon February 11, 2012 at 2:55 pm

I hope you have a fantastic time.

Really fantastic.


debi9kids February 11, 2012 at 2:57 pm

thank you, my friend <3


Dawn Wright February 11, 2012 at 3:09 pm

WAHOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Sounds AWESOME- ENJOY!!!!!


Heather February 11, 2012 at 4:00 pm

Yay! =] Enjoy your time away! =]


Barbara Manatee February 11, 2012 at 4:41 pm

yeah!! So glad you are at a point where you can count on your older kids to help out for something like this. You deserve it and you both NEED it!! I hope you have a wonderful time!!! Can't wait to hear more about it!


Lisa February 11, 2012 at 5:10 pm


and Stephanie is a wonderful daughter because Debi she has you as her mom who raised her well.

God bless



Jayme February 11, 2012 at 5:50 pm

OH how fun! Aaron and I have YET to get away alone… Someday, right?


angela fontenot February 11, 2012 at 6:17 pm

Yay for you guys! I am so happy for you! Where are you guys going????? Post details, lady!

I am also a bit jealous. I want to get away kid-free so stinking bad. We were planning on going away for three or four days during the kids' spring break. My sister agreed to watch all ten, but then we just found out that Manny has track meets then! So now we're back to the drawing board.

Take pics and have a fabulous time. Enjoy your time by your selves. I hope you get to go somewhere special!


Cat@jugglingact February 11, 2012 at 10:14 pm

Fantastic my friend! I am so happy for you – you guys really need it. Enjoy to the most, and you now I have always said I would love to have a Stephanie in my life


Cindy February 12, 2012 at 8:49 am

that is soooo awesome. Jim and I have only ever gone away once too in 17 years 🙁 I wish it was more. Hopefully soon.

Did I miss something? Did you all find a house?

Yay for Stephanie. that girl is beautiful BTW…not that I am sure she doesn't hear that all the time.


Marion February 12, 2012 at 10:17 pm



Cheryl February 13, 2012 at 3:32 pm

Huzzah for Debi the woman AND Debi the mom! 🙂

Hope you all have a wonderful, WONDERFUL well-deserved getaway. 🙂

SUCH a Monday Maker!


debi9kids February 13, 2012 at 4:51 pm

thank you, my friend!


Heather February 14, 2012 at 3:42 pm

Thank God for awesome kids!! What a blessing your Stephanie is to you. Have a fantastic time!!


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