Friday, May 22, 2009

To recap for you our vacation... we really had a great time. The weather was perfect. We met nice people to chat with on the beach and for our son to play with. CBug is really a social butterfly talking to everyone we pass.
We are bad about taking pictures and once I found the camera cord to download the pictures, I realized we did not have many but here are just a few pictures to share.

Two things to improve on for next time... a less crowded beach and take some friends with us. I think having another family with us would have doubled the fun for us and for our outgoing 2 and half year old. Do you vacation with friends or extended family? Anytime you want us to join you , just let me know. LOL.
We have been staying at the Pelican Beach Resort in Destin now the past five times we have been. But this year we noticed the umbrellas on the beach were so close together, everyone cramped into the resort's beach area. A little more elbow room will be nice for next time.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Back to Reality

We are back from Vacation and it was excellent! We stayed longer then we have stayed in a long time thinking we would be ready to come home but we could have stayed even longer. We were all three having a nice time. I want to post my pictures but I can not find the cord to download them. But when I do you can see how much fun we had.

I started reading this book on Vacation. It is my first book in nearly a year. The free time is just not there for reading these days. That's okay. Since being back to work I found myself thinking that I have got to check on something but really it is the characters in my book and where I left off.

Hope your week is going well. Looking forward to posting my pictures. Wonder what will be in store for us next now that we are getting back to reality.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Just a few days between us and here.
Yep.... sun, sand and surf, here we come. It will be nice to get away and take it easy. What are you looking forward to?

Thursday, May 7, 2009

A quick funny

Tuesday night as we are getting ready for bed, our son said he wanted sleep in his bed. (This does not happen often and is an area of parenting we would do over.) But in effort to grant his wish and get to sleep next to his Daddy, I went to his room to prep him for a night's sleep. He said he wanted to listen to "Sally Scarecrow". I had no idea what this meant but soon realized he meant Sheryl Crow. How about that? I think he got Sally from the Cars movie because that is the Soundtrack he regularly listens to and he has heard his Daddy say Sheryl Crow. But the only Crow he knows is a scarecrow. Maybe?
I thought it was cute.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Party... just right!

We were invited to a sweet little girl's second birthday party on Saturday afternoon. I am happy to say the party was "just right"!

Lately we have been to a few parties that "surprised me". The parties were lacking in organization, preparation, food and effort. I was being to wonder if people really don't care that much to show their guests a nice time. But my faith has been restored, new friends in adult life do know how to throw a get together. As we grow up and meet new people I realize that we may not have all had the same up-bringing i.e. party planning skills and etiquette. Not that I am an expert but I know enough...
We went to one party a while back, a one year old birthday party... there were more choices of beer there than at your local Taco Mac. But no food there fit for a toddler's stomach. Not a kid friendly party but you could have hit on a chick or too at this "pretty party". At another party we were having Hot Dogs. Only hot dogs and buns... no chips, no mustard and no ketchup. Seriously.? Then there was the party where the guests (family members) arrived an hour late and we waited on them! Also, at this party they "might" have been unpacking the groceries when we arrived(15 minutes late). And finally a birthday party with not enough cupcakes for the the party guests. Oh and hot canned Coca Colas.
The party this weekend restored my faith in a good ole home thrown birthday party! The carport was full of party guests and their lawn chairs. The coolers were tucked neatly under the folding tables. The folding tables were covered with cloths, stocked with yummy food... homemade coleslaw, potato salad, chicken fingers, cheese tray, fruit tray, iced tea, kool-aid, balloons, kids playing and running around in the yard. It was a great afternoon in their neighborhood and we were grateful to have been invited to share in their day and celebrate her 2nd birthday!