Saturday, August 29, 2009

the rest of the memories...

so it looks like coach sal is in a swimming pool....



...but he's in the ocean...isn't that an amazingly beautiful scene???

i think i took so many photos because i could hardly believe it was real...and i wanted to remember this moment forever...






this was taken before dinner on the deck, with the atlantis resort in the background...

i wanted to share the last of the memories...(sigh)...seems like an eternity ago...

Friday, August 28, 2009

my child returns...


mary e was gone for a few days on a school trip...
yet it felt like forever.
so tonight we caught up. missed my girl.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

bedtime...


O bed! O bed! delicious bed!
That heaven upon earth to the weary head.
~Thomas Hood, Miss Kilmansegg - Her Dream

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

back to work, back to school...


we've gone back to work and school. it's so hard to look at my photos of the bahamas and not wish i was somewhere else....*sigh*...
this past week was spent trying to settle my family into the routine. i also spent the past week creating my classroom, from no-furniture last monday to completed-classroom-with-all-the-trimmings on friday and school-started-for-my-kindergartners on monday this week. whew.
(can i say that again? please? thank you.)
WHEW.
tonight i managed to go to the gym and then go buy groceries. and brownies.
that shows you how tired i am. NO will-power.
but who needs will-power when you have brownies?
besides, i go to the gym so i can eat brownies. don't you?
g'nite.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Sunday, August 16, 2009

happiness list...

happiness is...

1. eating cupcake tops
2. reading quotes
3. worshipping on Lord's Day
4. couponing and stockpiling
5. knowing your fifteen-year-old is a good driver
6. fresh new school supplies
7. getting your hair washed at the salon
8. a good haircut with a blowdry and style
9. burning a new candle
10. knowing that tomorrow is NOT the first day of school

Friday, August 14, 2009

it's a sad, sad day...

...when the suntan lotions go away...boo-hoo!

before...


...after...


(but you know it's been a good summer when you're on your third bottle!)

Thursday, August 13, 2009

what a smile...


look who got braces!
and guess who said "ooouuuch!!!"?
(hint- it was the one who paid, not the one who wore.)

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

the colors and character of nassau...

these are all straight-out-of-the-camera...























Tuesday, August 11, 2009

cococay, bahamas...

i heart heart heart cruising. it is the ultimate in relaxation and travel.
i came home last friday and truly could not function. i had done NOTHING for a week.
awesome-ness.

these are from the private island, where we literally laid around on the beach all day.

the view from my chair...



havin' fun...


another view...

can you BeLiEvE this??? like i said, awesome-ness...we soooo did not want to go back to the boat at day's end...


we kissed a lot...it was good for the soul...

i'll post more soon!

argh...

i can tell school is lurking around the corner, because i suddenly feel like i can't breathe.

i'm also not able to blog like i want to. but i am still here.

this verse was my daily devotional today.

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and future. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. I will be found by you..." Jeremiah 29:11-14

it is SOOOO fitting.
God is THE BEST stress reliever!

Friday, August 7, 2009

pure bliss...



more to come!...

Sunday, August 2, 2009

happy, happy, joy, joy!


i'll be back...

happy birthday, my sweet girl...

only yesterday were you so tiny...
and now i blink and you're a young lady,
with thoughts and dreams and wishes
and stories and laughs and hugs and kisses...
happy birthday, sweet girl,
i love you more.