Wednesday, July 16, 2008


Now is that a blog banner or what? Thank you Jessi! I owe you! You name it girl, you got it. If you don't name it, I'll call Melanie and find out what "it" is. It's at least a dinner for you and that cute little family of yours. I wish I had one ounce of your creativity. I have ideas, I just can't get them done.

GREAT NEWS! We talked to the owner of Turtle Boy in Alys Beach tonight for 45 minutes and got our vacation all lined up. Turtle Boy is what this family calls there beach house. I was on searching for a place to stay and this jumped out at me. It was as if it were calling my name. It had the most amazing description and was in a perfect location for the vacation I was dreaming of. On the questionable side, the rent is about $500 less than anywhere else close. That makes me a little nervous, but $500 is $500. I'm just looking forward to getting away. I want sand between my toes. I want to sweat and I pray it rains. I want to stand in the rain and just feel life without work or home or issues or anything else. I just want to enjoy my family.

No new pics the last couple of days. I've got a gal on vacation at work so we are a little short handed and I've had about 9 hours of consulting this week in my agency. That of course put me behind and created MORE work which was the goal. So, while all of that is more than excellent, I'm lacking in the photography department.

Here are a few of the pics I sent Jessi to work with. This was actually a fun little session and I was VERY surprised at everyone's willingness to cooperate.
This was a fun little project. Savannah pointed out that her dad and I were not very cute, but she thought we did a good job making them. She also pointed out my "ice cream cone nose with the ball on the end". HA You just have to own your flaws I guess: )
I feel very blessed to have the children and family I have. I love them all more than life itself and am even crazy about my dogs, too. I'm going to embark on a new idea with the dogs. I'll keep you all posted on this one. I'm feeling the need to accesorize my dogs. I haven't been able to find what I have in mind so I think I'm going to TRY to create it myself.
I've got to get to bed. I'm worn out and my eyes are shutting down on me.
Hug those babies and share your love.

Oh my Goodness, I just found pics of our last trip to the beach. This was the first and only time the kids have ever been.
I can't wait to see how the pictures from this next trip compare to these. Do you see now? In the Blink of an Eye, they are all grown up. I want it to stop. I love everyday and everything that comes with it and watching them evolve into little people, but I miss the little innocence of playing in the dirt. I miss tiny hands and feet and rocking each of them everynight. I love my children but I miss my babies. How do you capture what they were and keep it forever? I would love some insight. I feel like I miss too much.
Good Night for real this time.


Jessi said...

I'm soooooo glad you liked your banner!

I hope you enjoy every second of your vacation!

Dawn said...

Love your banner. Jessi does rock big time. She is one talented chick.

Enjoy your vacation...relax and enjoy your time away.