Category Archives: traveling

Eat Your Heart Out

Vegas recap week continues!!!! Are you bored yet? Hopefully not but if so, I apologize…sort of. Hands down, for me, the best part of the Vegas trip was the food. Initially, when we settled on going to Vegas I was a little less-than-enthused. Having been to Vegas before, I couldn’t fathom that Sin City could…

Girl Gone Wild

What does a suburban mother of two do when her Vegas trip just isn’t “CRAZEH” enough? She gets a tattoo, of course! I know my last post about Vegas talked about how chill and non-partying our trip was but I did get a little wild. We found Starlight Tattoo on our way to dinner in…

Waking Up in Vegas

I am back from my Las Vegas Girls Trip!!! I think I’ll just go ahead and try to get a week’s worth of posts out of those four days, so be warned…it may start getting old. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-pUaogoX5o] I had envisioned a Vegas trip that would have made Katy Perry proud. Unfortunately, I failed miserably.Don’t…

There’s No Such Thing As A Free Lunch

 You may have occasionally wondered how far our family would drive for free food. Well, wonder no more. Last weekend we found the answer to that question…75 miles. Let me repeat that, seventy-five miles. Elijah’s uncle sent us a $100 gift certificate to Cooper’s BBQ that he won in a golf tournament. We’d planned on…

Long Time Sunshine

Around two o’clock last night, while running around my Med/Surg floor, I realized that just a short week ago I was in Florida, sitting around a pool, drinking wine, laughing with family and smoking (because I TOTALLY get to smoke on vacation!). This realization was pretty depressing. How did I end up back to work…

Facing Your Fears – Really High Up

One of my favorite parts of this year’s beach vacation was my parasailing trip. That’s right, Ms. Terrified-of-Heights, Cried-on-King’s-Dominion-Drop-Zone, Hates-Open-Water WENT PARASAILING! And it was awesome. I didn’t even cry. Tobie and I on our way up. See, no tears! So very high. They had the brilliant idea of dragging us through the water. I’m…

The Sweetest Thing

We’re home and I’m completely exhausted. I promise a full accounting of the past week’s adventures, just not today. And maybe not tomorrow…we’ll see. In lieu of a true post, I’m uploading a video of Amelia eating ice cream. It’s adorable, so enjoy! [vimeo http://www.vimeo.com/26119248 w=400&h=300]Ice Cream in Siesta Key from Miss Marina Star on…

Vacation

We survived flying three hours with a two year old and had a wonderful first day of vacation. Asher insists that the travel day was actually day one, but I hardly count lugging two kids, and all their crap, across the US as relaxing so I guess we’ll just have to agree to disagree. We…

Pack ’em Up and Ship ’em Out!

Today’s post is a list that should help you, my faithful, loyal and lovable readers, get to know me (and my craziness) just a little better. Normally before taking any trip I make endless lists, both on paper and in my head, of things that need to be packed. I obsess over outfits and personal…

Just Trippin’

This week should be chaotic, crazy and also a little bit fun. If I can get everyone packed and on a plane by Wednesday, we just may have our first ever family vacation. It’ll be Amelia’s first airplane ride, after which, we might just decide it needs to be her last one until she’s potty…