We're HOME!! We had such a good time even if is was HOT, HOT, HOT in Orlando. We had 4 day passes to Universal Studios so Geoff and I spent the morning going back to some of our favorite rides today before we left. I needed to ride the Revenge of the Mummy again because I missed a lot yesterday thanks to my sister. She hates roller coasters. Well, yesterday we got in line for the Revenge of the Mummy and waited in a long line for about 45 minutes or longer. We didn't really read the map about the rides so none of us really had a clue how it would be. The funny part was Cindy and Kelly (the other couple that went with us) went ahead of us and rode it while we were eating lunch. They called John just before we got on the ride and told him how scary it was but John played it off and told Carolyn that it was a cake walk... until we were locked in the seat and he said, "now do you want me to tell you what Kelly really said?". Geoff and I were already laughing at them when the ride started and I don't think I stopped laughing for the next 20 minutes. My sister screamed the entire ride in short panicked screams. I don't know exactly why I laughed so hard but it just tickled me silly. Of course, this is great "teasing material" I'll have to rib my sister for quite some time!
I can't wait to take Lexi to a theme park. They had such cool things for the little ones to do. We kept thinking about future vacations with her. It was fun to get away and I think it helped us to take time away from constantly checking on adoption news on the internet. We were able to focus on enjoying ourselves and everyone's company. I even spent time doing one of my favorite things, reading. I've had The Secret Lives of Bees since last summer and just never picked it up as I've spent so much time on my computer since we began this adoption journey. I love this book! I should finish it tonight. Now it's back to work. I have 9 more days until I can say I am officially out for summer.