Thursday, November 27, 2008
We are spending Thanksgiving this year in the mountains and it is beautiful. No snow yet, but nice just the same. My mom, the girls and I came up to Boone yesterday and checked in to our townhouse. My suburban was loaded down, so it took awhile to get everything unpacked and organized. We were expecting a certain bed arrangement...King sized beds, two queens in one room, etc. That was the first sign that something was not quite right. The kitchen looked as if someone had just left, the refrigerator was fully stocked which is kind of rare in a rental property. After we had been settled in for a few hours, the oldest lil' darlin went outside and compared our keys to the house number. She came in freaking out, saying: "We're in the wrong house, we're in the wrong house". Sure enough, we were relaxing in the wrong abode. Unfortunately we didn't have a hidden camera capturing our shift in gears. We were throwing things in bags, thinking this family could arrive home at any minute. We felt like the three bears eating someone else's porridge. We made it without getting caught. Not that we were purposely doing anything wrong, it was an honest mistake. And who knows why our key opened their house. Oh well, just making more crazy memories! Happy Thanksgiving!
Monday, November 24, 2008
I can't write a post about country music without plugging my dear friend Laura's brother, Pat Green. He has a new single out and it seems to be doing really well. He is a really nice guy that is so down-to-earth. I think it makes it so much easier to support artists when you know they are really good people. And good at what they do!
Well, if blogging was my job, I would definitely be fired by now. My posts have been on the scarce side lately, so I apologize. This past week I put up the girls' Christmas Tree upstairs. Of course it has to be pink and this year we added a butterfly to the top. The twins were really excited to help this year.
Thursday, November 20, 2008
I have this unquenchable thirst for travel. It is hard to nail down the exact time in my life when it started, but I know a day does not go by that I do not think of someplace I want to see. I suppose a lot of these feelings can be attributed to moving to Australia when I was in middle school. I became aware of the world in such a different way... its beauty, its differences, its similarities, its gift of experiences. In college I was determined to see Europe. With three other friends I backpacked for a month and came home with more incredible experiences that remain a highlight of my life. I continue to travel as much as I can and I always delight in having a trip to look forward to. Now, if I could find a way to make money and travel, that would be my absolute dream job. I suppose that is a long prelude to the post I had in mind. A girl can get carried away when she really loves something.
I really want to share my love of travel with my kids and give them the gift of seeing new places and having eye-opening experiences like I did. I feel like this is important. I have done so much research on spending an extended amount of time in San Miguel in Mexico. It's kind of silly because it definitely is not in the budget at this time, but it is good to have a dream to work towards. San Miguel is located in central Mexico and has a large population of expatriates. Perhaps it would defeat the purpose to be in a foreign country where a lot of Americans live. But the culture there is preserved enough that I feel it would still be worthwhile. It is a very artistic community with beautiful architecture and simple charm. I've looked into the language school there for the kids, summer camps, cooking classes, rental homes. So, if you are looking for a good place to take the kids this summer I would give it a thumbs up. I feel like the guy on the street corner at the end of Pretty Woman, "Everybody's got a dream, now, what's your dream?"
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Friday, November 14, 2008
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
- Mommy can not do a zillion things while still trying to drive the car, if you want to keep your life
- Eating boogers is not good for you
- Candy does not quench hunger, nor do boogers for that matter
- Christmas Trees are not scary and should not result in ear-numbing screams
- The air vent in their room is not a cage housing green monsters
- Butterflies do not bite and leave bruises (Lil' Darlin' A, pointing to a bruise on her leg: "A butterfly flied in my room and bite me")
- Calling the computer, "your peter" is bound to get you in trouble, but is still hysterical
Monday, November 10, 2008
Friday, November 7, 2008
P.S. Mamma Mia is one of my favorite movies and everytime I hear the song, "Slipping Through My Fingers" I get teary. It really is such a reminder to enjoy all the fleeting moments. So, tonight when Isabella is blowing out her candles and making a big wish, I will be wishing for everyday reminders to savor the small stuff.
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Then, it was back home. I absolutely can not wait to go back!