Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Back From Vacation

And I'm back!  Miss me much??  So before I get into the vacation recap, I gotta tell you about how tired I am.  For some reason, I have just had such a hard time getting back into routine and re-energizing since vacation.  It's like I need a vacation from my vacation.  So this morning, I get up and get dressed, drive to work, get out of my car, start walking up the stairs of the parking garage and look down.  I'm wearing my brown wedge shoes with my black outfit.  Seriously?  I didn't get dressed in the dark.  I even brought my black shoes downstairs with me.  Doh!  So off I ran to CVS to pick up a cheap pair of flip flops so I don't look like a total mess.  Against dress code?  Yes.  Better than brown wedge shoes?  In my opinion, yes.  

So onward to vacation.  We went to SC to visit my sister and had a really great time!  I'm a little worried about how they're dealing with my brother-in-law's prognosis and treatment.  He seems to be doing pretty well and has already beaten the odds but my sister isn't taking very good care of herself and that hurts my heart.  But we all had a good time.  The girls LOVED playing with their cousins and can't wait to go back.  They traveled surprisingly well.  So good on the plane and in the 3 hour car ride after the plane!  Very proud of them.  So in no particular order (because it would take too long to rearrange them), here are some pics from our vacay.
Ready to go at the airport!

Very excited about her first plane ride

Ready to snooze (yeah right)

We stayed at a hotel the first night before beginning the 3 hour ride to my sister's.  It started at Waffle House where the girls got free hats.

Ready for the beach in Grandma's hat

Maddie with her cousin Mathew

Lori loved the life jacket!

This little guy wandered over and said hello.

Maddie swimming against the current

Me and Lori

Me and my girls

Lori in deep conversation with her cousin

Maddie liking the boat

Lori just kept saying "Go faster! Go faster!"  Her little butt kept bouncing right off the cushion!  She loved it!

Maddie on the slip and slide

My niece showing them how it's done

Lori not quite getting it  :)
So there you have it.  I ate terribly...I went prepared to be good but wasn't prepared for all the junk food in the house all the time.  Also, I drank more than I thought I would and did NOT get back on the wagon when I got home last week.  It is what it is.  I've got my gym bag packed and ready to go today.  I'm attempting to get caught up but will probably miss a few so if something interesting happened, please leave me a comment so I stay up to date.  Nice to be home.


jennxaz said...

yay!! your back! Sounds like you had a great time...cousin time is important--I know johnny had a blast playing with his cousins! Gym today--go for it!

Stacey said...

So glad you are back! It looks like you had a wonderful time. I do hope your sister will take some time out for herself and make sure she has what she needs.

Ronnie said...

I did miss you! Glad you're back, looks like you guys all had a great time. :)

Jen said...

Yes, I missed you! So glad you are back and it looks like you had a fantastic time!!!

Chris said...

Welcome home! Your girls are adorable - and that life vest looks bigger than your little peanut!

Steph said...

So glad to have you back. I love the vacation photos and you all seem to be having a great time! Now it's back to the real world! :)

Sarah said...

I missed you. Nothing much happening here except my adventures with laser hair removal and the Olympics.

Your girls are totally gorgeous but is that a real crab? Never seen one like that before. It looks like it's out of a cartoon.

adorkbl said...

Welcome home! All the green and water looked heavenly!

♫ Drazil ♪ said...

Nothing happened to me and I'm the only one who matters to you right? LOL Glad you are back. Love the pics.

tz said...

awesome pictures! love that crab picture...very cool

Andrea said...

Glad you're back. Looks like y'all had a good time.