We are currently getting ready to get on a plane! My husband and I are headed with his family for an amazing boat trip around the british virgin islands. They are all ocean lovers, snorkelers and divers and so this is the trip of a lifetime because they will be able to do those activities several times every day.
I, however, am terrified of the ocean. I just don't like the idea of being eaten and can't get over the idea that there are things living in that water that I can't see and can't control that might want to eat me.
But even with the fact that I may not put one toe in the ocean I am still very excited about this KID FREE week long trip! That's right, my girls are staying with Grandma and Pawpaw for the week. We can not thank them enough!
I plan on spending the week reading a ton of books, getting a great tan, eating amazing food, playing adult card games, relaxing, catching up on sleep and just having alone time. It will be fabulous.
But I won't have much internet access.
SO for the next week my blog is going to be taken over by guest bloggers! I have a great line up of amazing moms with some really neat ideas to share. There will also be updates from my family as to what my girls are up to. AND throughout the week I will be running my first GIVEAWAY!
That's right there is a GIVEAWAY! The folks at Acorn Naturalists very generously sent me a great box of goodies for me to test out and give away to my readers. I am SO excited about this. I have bought supplies from them for camps and programs that I have worked in the past and they have incredible stuff.
Here is the plan/guidelines for the giveaway:
Over the next few days I will post my reviews for several of the items that will be the prizes, so you will have to stay tuned to learn about those. Throughout the week there will be lots of guest bloggers. For each guest post you can leave one comment and in return will get one entry into the drawing for the prize (the prize will have THREE great nature themed and educational toys). So each new guest blogger is another chance to win (one comment per post). PLUS you can get one extra chance to win by going to the Acorn Naturalists website and taking a look. Come back here and leave a comment at any point throughout the week about an item that you liked on their site! Lots of chances to win.
I really hope you will all stick around with me this week to see what these amazing women have to share.
And I am hoping to be able to occasionally tweet about the trip and what I am up to. So if you are interested to see how you spend a week on the ocean without actually getting in the ocean follow me on twitter! (alenlund)