There’s No Place Like Home

Especially when you forget to bring sheets to your vacation rental home.

Thanks, Cathy, for decorating my blog. That was a fun surprise when I woke up this morning!

We arrived at the shore yesterday afternoon, had a lovely hour on the beach before the clouds rolled in, and then came back to house for dinner.  When we went to prepare our beds for the night, we realized that we (and by we, I mean my husband, of course; it’s always easier to blame someone else for your misfortune) forgot to bring most of our sheets.  Fortunately we had sleeping bags for the kids.

We made do until 5AM when I woke up to a moist backside.  My 3-year-old had climbed into my bed and wet herself.  And me.  And the bed that had no protection other than a single flat sheet that I had wrapped around myself so I spent the rest of the night on the floor in my daughter’s sleeping bag.  Good times.

In case you didn’t notice, it’s my birthday today.  So far it’s a pretty dreary day.  We’re hoping it burns off so we can enjoy a day on the beach, but if not I’m sure we will find plenty to do on the boardwalk.  And by do, I mean eat.


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55 thoughts on “There’s No Place Like Home

  1. What beach are you at?

    We are in Ocean City NJ till August 1st. I think the kids (my brothers 3) are going to the boardwalk today as it does not look like a good beach day. Well it doesn’t look like a good boardwalk day either just yet.

    Happy Birthday and nothing worse than sleeping with out sheets in a rental of all places!

  2. Happy Birthday! Have a slice of Mack and Manco’s and a tub of Johnson’s Popcorn for me 🙂

  3. Happy Birthday!

    We’re heading to the Jersey shore Friday…and you just reminded me to pack the sheets! Doing that NOW!

    Have fun!


    Aren’t family vacations just the BEST?! Seriously, I know the wetness and all that is not that fun now, but it’ll be a fond memory someday. Some day, you’ll wish you could go back and live that all over again. You’ll wish you had appreciated the pee. Okay, maybe not the pee, but you know what I mean.

    Have an awesome vacation!

  5. Happy Birthday Jo-Lynne!!! Your blog has been such an inspiration … keep up on all the wonderful advice, tips, and reviews! You have such a beautiful family and we thank you so much for all you put into this great place!! :o)

  6. Happy Birthday Jo-Lynne! As I always say, I remember the day you were born here in Maine! It was very exciting for all of us! Love you! xoxox

  7. *throwing confetti in the air*

    Ahem! “Happy Birthday to you!
    Happy Birthday To You!
    Happy Birthday to the bestdarnblogdesignerinthewholewideworld!
    Happy Birthday To You!

    Oh, and I wake up at least once a week with a wet backside thanks to a little boy who folds his pullup down so that he can play with his belly button. GRRRR….

    Enjoy your vacation!!!

  8. Just the thought of that nights sleep sends chills up my spine. I’m all about getting a good nights sleep! Hopefully last night was better. Happy Belated Birthday!!! Mine was on Monday (6/29). Have fun!

  9. Happy Birthday, Jo-Lynne! Wish I were there to take you out to lunch or something like that.

    I hope your day was everything you dreamed of and more.

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