Wednesday, May 30, 2007

The beach is that way...

To celebrate my bloggy return, here are a few pictures from our recent trip to Florida!

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Hit the road, Jack

At 2:45 a.m. tonight (or I guess I should say tomorrow morning) I will be hittin' the road. Vacation is finally here and I can't believe it. I will be loading up my sleepy little jammy-clad children into the packed van and heading over to meet my family in Indiana (first I will be stopping for an iced capp for a little caffeine action). From there we will drive down to Franklin, Tennessee and do some shopping and stay there for the night. Saturday morning we will get up and drive the rest of the way to Destin, Florida. If no one has been to the gulf side of Florida, you are seriously missing out. It is absolute gorgeousness (not a word, I know, but it's so true!). We are all staying in a house together, 7 adults and 4 children. We have a pool there at the house and we are a short distance from the beach. I know a lot of our time will be spent on kid patrol, since we will have three 2 year old boys and an 8 month old girl, but I know the view will be beautiful and relaxing. I can hardly contain myself I'm so excited! The only thing that stands between me and the road now is about 3 loads of laundry and packing, packing, packing! See you when I return!

Friday, May 4, 2007

7 Things

My lovely friend, Diane, has tagged me to do this "7 things about me" meme. I will do my best peoples.

-The peace and serenity I feel when I am at the beach is something I can't explain. The sun, sand, and crashing waves do such good to my soul. (Secret: sometimes I pray God will move us there some day!)

-I have always loved to read but really got out of the habit the past few years. Thanks to my own personal library, Kate, I just finished another book, a 600+ pager. Oh the satisfaction of finishing a book.

-I was a captain of the dance team in high school and dated a football player. I was part of the "popular" crowd and such a party girl. I was a good liar and that was bad news. Boy oh boy did I have a lot to learn about life!

-I have a major mouse phobia. I don't know if i can give justice to the extent of it. I will seriously hyperventilate if I see one, full on panic attack. I hear a random noise in my house and immediately get scared that it could be a mouse. I also have a bit of a hair phobia, not if its attached to something, but if i see it loose on the floor or anywhere else it makes me gag a little.

-I talk in weird voices and accents to my kids and husband all the time. I also have a thing for coming up with nicknames for people/things. Sometimes I wonder if my children or dog even know what their real name is or if Gibson and Maya will leave this house thinking their names are actually "Bear" and "Pooka".

-I was a preschool teacher for several years and I loved it. One of my favorite things was lesson planning. I really miss it sometimes. I know, I'm a weirdo.

-I absolutely love flowers, but I'm so not a gardener. Call me crazy, just not a fan of killing my back and knees picking weeds. I'm a big fan of the potted plant.

So there are some very, very random things about me. Don't hate.

Hair today, gone tomorrow

Recently my husband got his haircut and I absolutely love it. He does not. But trust me, he looks handsome and his hair at this shorter length just might be my favorite. So I was all pumped up to cut my hair too. The last time I had cut my hair was back in September. I know, I know, every six weeks you need a trim, but I just don't make the time for that nonsense. I really liked my last short do' and I received the most compliments I have ever had about my hair. So when I went back yesterday, I went for the same thing. I knew, of course, you can never get the same haircut twice, but I guess I was trying to be hopeful (in retrospect I call it naive). Now, mind you, it's not awful, it just doesn't lay quite like it should. It also cut off any left over highlights I had, so now my hair just looks dark and dowdy in my opinion. My whole goal has been to get back to my natural color and get out of the highlighting trap that you totally get sucked into (because who wants dark roots, right?). I am now completely au natural and here's the thing: I want highlights! I just feel like the cut is screaming for it and without it my new hair just makes me look old. I don't know, Phil thinks I'm crazy but this is serious business! I think I will be doing some highlights this weekend, I just don't think I can go into this warm weather without them. Next on the hair chopping block is Gibson. His hair is coming over his ears and collar and I just can't take it. Even our dog needs a haircut right now, poor shaggy Delia. Maya is nowhere near a haircut because I am still longing for the day when I can put a cute little hair barrette in her hair. I can't wait! We are leaving for Florida in exactly one week and hopefully we will have our hair woes straightened out by then! But then again, when you're on the white sugary beaches and looking out on the clear blue water, who really cares, right? (who am I kidding, I will! I don't want nasty-haired vacation pics!)