Barcelona, Here We Come…….

On Saturday at 8 a.m., we had to be at the airport. Our flight was due to take off at 10 a.m. So long, Rome, Italy….until next time. It was only a two-hour flight. I would not get a chance to sleep. I needed to sleep so badly, since I hadn’t closed my eyes until 3 a.m. What in the world do I do, you wonder? I don’t know. But honestly, there is always something for me to do. I have to do it while the children are sleeping. While they are awake, we’re doing some sort of activity. There’s just not enough time in the day.


Children and I dozed off and on. It’s a given that Christopher is going to sleep on the airplane. This morning, we all followed suit. I think I noticed that Janel was reading a book. Unsure if she slept at all.

We landed in Barcelona, Spain. The rest of the day was work for me. Vacation or not, laundry was waiting for me. Once we got to the apartment, I quickly started doing laundry. So far, I’ve noticed that most people put clothes to dry outside on a line. I so dislike doing that. You literally have to wait for hours to dry one load. Who has that kind of time? Days later, more dirty clothes–things we take for granted.  Thank goodness at least for a washing machine. I unpacked and did laundry.

We went out for late lunch. We had to see a bit of the neighborhood. Jordan, you guessed it, had his usual pizza. We had to go grocery shopping because the supermarket would not be open on Sunday. Once we returned, we stayed in for the night.  Christopher made the most spectacular dinner…….. I wish you could have had a taste. It was sooooo good.

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0 thoughts on “Barcelona, Here We Come…….

  1. Marie D\'A says:

    God Bless you Francesse. Only Momma\’s can run on little to no sleep and keep on going and going and going. Take it from an older Mom, this too shall pass…embrace and enjoy every second, even the sleep deprivation! You are doing a phenomenal job! The proof is when you look at your beautiful children. They are so happy, very polite, extremely courteous, good listeners and very smart.
    The airport looks very clean! (Just like JFK…not!!) I\’m willing to bet the supermarkets, are super clean too.
    How\’s the pizza in Spain? I volunteer to do your laundry, just say the word.
    The last picture of Chris is funny… it looks like Chris and the other gentleman are giving thumbs up because they got all the luggage in the van. Just saying, that\’s what it looks like.
    I wish for each of you to have the time of your life!
    Happy traveling, exploring and be safe.
    Make many memories.
    Have tons of fun at the Magic Fountain, sounds very refreshing and cooling.

    • Marie D\'A says:

      *Francesse, keep up the great job you are doing with your children and all you do. I meant no disrespect. I was trying to convey how very precious time is and how it disappears right in front of our very eyes. Enjoy all the times. One day you\’ll turn around and your babies will suddenly be all grown up. (like mine, it\’s incredible.) I admire your love and patience. xo

      • Thank you Marie,
        I totally agree with you. Time is precious. Everyday with Jordan and Alexandra is truly a blessing. One Christopher and I do not take for granted. We\’re also learning quite a lot from Janel (what to expect in a few short years).They are growing up very fast. Every so often, I have to stop and just breathe, take it all in.

  2. Carol P. says:

    Ok so you finally had to do some laundry with all the clothes you packed for this trip. Hang up those clothes. Nothing smells better than clothes dried in the fresh air. What do you think we all did in the good old days?
    I would go crazy. Remember I told you I iron everything I wear. You all look great in the pictures so I guess the laundry is under control. Love to you all….Carol

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