Monday, March 10, 2008

Road Trippin'

Well, we made it home safely from our trip to Seabrook Island, and we had a GREAT time! Although, if the weather had it its way, we would have had a miserable trip. But, it was too great being around family that I hadn't seen in eons to be down about some rain and wind. We didn't get to spend much time on the was way too cold and windy. We made it down one afternoon. Hazel was so excited! As soon as we opened the door to the car, she was off like lightning down the wooden path to the beach.

We made it through about 10 minutes on the actual beach...

before Hazel wanted to go home and "take a nap." Nap? I don't think she's ever voluntarily wanted to take a nap! But, both of the kids were completely worn out every day. Mostly, in part to this little sweetie:

Krissi adored having the children to play with. And, I'm happy to say that they both played very gently with her. Good news for the new pup that will be coming to live with us soon! Apparently, Krissi was just as worn out as my two little ones!

I don't think Luka fully understood the concept of the dog "giving kisses." Every time she tried to snuffle his little face, he would open his mouth right up and try to lick her back!

That sweet little kissyful dog belongs to this darling woman...

My Great Aunt Marty. She is completely blind now, but you would hardly even know it. She gets around so well, and I can't believe that she's in her 80's! Both her and my Great Uncle EM still act so young, and vibrant. They are both such a kick to be around! I was a little worried that the kids would be overwhelming for Aunt Marty, but she just adored them. And, they warmed right up to her too.

So, since the weather was so crummy, we just spent most of the time visiting and eating. The seafood was delish! It was a wonderful visit, and I only wish that it could have lasted longer. But, as always, it is good to be home too. Especially since my
Label Tulip kit was waiting for me when I got home! I've already busted into it, and started playing. Be on the lookout for some peeks in the next couple of days! And, speaking of Label Tulip, the lovely Alexis Hardy tagged all of our fellow Tulip Girls. So, I just had to play along. We'll wrap this up with 7 random things, and I tag anybody that wants to play along. :0)

1. My nightly midnight snack is always a spoonful of creamy peanut butter. Just peanut butter. Just one spoonful. EVERY NIGHT.

2. I am totally ADDICTED to this new lipgloss, Sexy Motherpucker from Soap & Glory. It's marketed as a lip plumper. It's clear (although I think it come in colors as well), smells like chocolate, and makes your lips feel like an electrical current is running through them (in a good way). You can pick some up at Target...totally worth the $$$!

3. I am a cheese snob. I LOVE to go to wine & cheese bars. And, my favorite cheese is a good Humboldt Fog. It's sort of difficult to describe. It has a flavor similar to bleu cheese, but here is a more specific description if you are interested. I just scored a nice chunk of it when I was in South Carolina at a gourmet market, and I'm hoarding it like crazy!

4. I haven't been to see a movie in the theatre in over 4 years. The last movie I saw in a theatre was Without A Paddle.

5. I don't drink coffee. No coffee drinks whatsoever. No mochas. No lattes. No frappuchinos. Nada. Zip. Zilch. Just give me an ice cold can of Classic Coke anyday. :0)

6. I have suffered from insomnia for over a year now. I hardly ever sleep unless I take a Tylenol PM. I should probably get a prescription. But, honestly, those drugs scare me. I'm hoping it will get better once Bryan gets home.

7. My favorite food is Sushi. My favorite sushi restaurant is a little place that Tina and I discovered called Peter's Sushi Spot. They have my fave piece of sushi...the Diana Roll. Shrimp tempura and crab wrapped inside-out in seaweed, then white rice & topped with a sweet glaze. *drool* Check that restaurant out if you're a sushi lover, and find yourself in Anchorage, AK. ;0)

How did this 7 random things seem to end up mostly about food? Can you tell I'm hungry? I guess it's about time for that spoonful of peanut butter!


Lizee said...

totally agree with classic cola:)
always hits the spot:)

i was going to tag you..but you've already been tagged! LOL

Lizee said...

btw the pic of the dog is just to cute! i wanna eat her up! LOL

dani j. said...

I love these photos, they're perfect. Sounds like you had a great time!

I think peanut butter is a perfect bedtime snack, I normally have piece of dark chocolate - it's rich enough that I don't still get the munchies later on!

jill s said...

i LOVE LOVE LOVE your pictures! :)

i'm SO happy for you that you had such a wonderful time!!

Amber Risher said...

Your pics from the beach are wonderful! Your facts are making me hungry! That puppy is sooo cute!

xx, Amber

Melonie said...

So glad that your trip went well and that you are back home safe and sound. Your pictures are gorgeous and I totally can't wait to see what you do with the LT kit.

kathleen said...

Hey there Holly! Sounds like it was a great trip for all. OMG, that sushi sounds fantastic, even at 10: 30 in the morning, lol! Welcome home and can't wait to see your peeks : )

Anonymous said...

Holly, sounds like you had a wonderful trip. Love the pics! Mmmm... sushi, we just found a great new spot in Tacoma (of all places!) this weekend called Fujita should you ever find yourself in WA again you should check it out! Yum!

Anonymous said...

I'm in Anchorage, but I loathe sushi. Maybe I'll stop by anyway?? Cute pics of the kiddos. I love the puppy =) (Ruth)

Marie said...

These are beautiful pics!!! I dont drink coffee either! One person I have found that doesnt love starbucks like me. LOL! We are outcasts ya know ha!

Ginajam said...

WELCOME BACK!! I'm so glad you all had a great time on your trip. Your pics are so sweet...the frame around them is very cool. I've been trying to figure out how to do those (not so good with the digi stuff!!).

I can't stand the thought of not being able to do you survive? Especially without coffee?

Looking forward to your LT designs, too!

mushroommeadows said...

I love your kids! I think it's so cute the way Hazel is running along that path (and the fact that she wanted a nap). And Luka is adorable in his picture. It's too funny the way he's licking the dog! awww.

I'm glad you guys had a great trip. Oh...I like your seven random facts, too. I love coffee!! :)

Chrissy Le said...

You got your LT kit?! Ahhhhhhh! Lucky ducky! Funny you don't drink coffee, cuz I'm a coffee maniac. I think I'd pass out without at least 3 cups a day. hehe. ...and I'm scared of

kokopuffs said...

i'm all about food too...we all have to eat it right?

and have fun with the LT kit. it's so yummy right? can't wait to see your creations on Saturday too.

{{ ♥ jen o'dea street ♥ }} said...

welcome back & glad you had a fun trip. those pix are great!! the kiddos are too cute & the beach looks sooo pretty. cute pup it a cavalier? if so my sis & my mom & bro have cavaliers...they are too sweet & so cute! love the pix of luka & the pup...sooo sweet =) and cute pix of the kids & your aunt..totally priceless! hazel looks thrilled!! peanut butter. and love cheese!! totally the hubs is a big cheese lover & got me really started on gourmet cheeses, the best part about going to whole foods!

will have to try that lipgloss...sounds awesome! and long time without going to without a paddle, too funny. cant stand sushi fish just not raw or anything. and totally understand about the insomnia...sorry...i know how impossible it makes it to function!


Zoe said...

i'm so glad that you had a nice trip despite the weather. hazel and luka both look like they were having a great time. the beach picture is amazing! you know how i am about my coke! so with ya there...but i have given it up for the sake of my fat ass. drink one for me would ya?