Sunday, February 27, 2011

Best. Vacation. Ever

You want to know how I know? Because...

1. I got a serious tan.
2. I gained about 5 pounds
3. I totally forgot that I had children (not really, those dam stretch marks kept reminding me).

Before I go further, I wanted to comment that if you're of Middle Eastern descent, you should not be allowed to look angry before you board a plane. You really should think about making balloon animals for all the passengers instead.

Here's a couple of noteworthy pictures.


Our cruise ship

The sunset headed back to our ship (the ship in the picture was not mine, obviously I would have been in some big trouble if it was!)

The beach in Tulum, Mexico.

The Mayan ruins of Tulum. I ate a Subway sandwich there. I figure I eat enough Mexican food up in Sandpoint that it would be ok to eat American food down there. And yes, it's still authentic Mexican food if I end up with food poisoning.

Our table comrades. I'm pretty sure the 8 of them are my new best friends, even though I don't really know their names, but I'm pretty sure they'd all answer to Snooki. Fist pump!

And what we came home to...but at least the freshly fallen snow will just make my tan look darker.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Bon Voyage!

I leave tomorrow for our cruise (OK, Seattle tomorrow, Portland Sunday, Florida on Monday), this will be the first time I've left the kids for more than a night. I've been a little nervous about missing them.

But in the last 24 hours, I have realized that the only emotion I'm going to feel is guilt for not missing them.

I'm going to nap on the beach every single day.

Monday, February 14, 2011

I Really Should Know Better by Now...

Things I shouldn't do anymore!

1. Buy houses
2. Sign year leases
3. Update my address on checks
4. Plant bulbs
5. Make friends :(

It's true. In about a month we'll be living in Cincinnati, Ohio. I pulled up a map to see how far Ohio was to some of the places on the east coast that I have wanted to visit, and my first thought was, "Where the heck is Ohio??" And yeah, I don't swear in my head, only on my blog sometimes.
Well readers, let me educate you, it's the one that looks like this:

I could give you the whole spiel about better pay, solid company, blah blah blah, but secretly in my heart of hearts, I just want to watch Glee 3 hours before any of my friends can.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Report a Problem

I'm a huge fan of google maps. Well, anything google to be honest. Those google boys can do anything. Recently, my husband was bragging about the feature "Report a Problem". He said that "Port Orchard Bay" was mislabeled "Port Orchard", he reported the problem and shortly after, it was fixed.

But why stop with mislabeled towns and bodies of water? You can also make a traffic report, so we reported a traffic problem in Seattle. Seriously, the Puget Sound has needed a bridge from Bainbridge Island to Seattle for years. Thankfully, google should be on that soon. You can thank us for that.

And then this one because we felt like we were on a roll.

Thanks Google.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Dear Groundhog

I think this past January was perhaps the longest month in my entire life. Including the month before I turned 16 and the month before Austin was born (that was pretty long - Hawaii? Eight months pregnant?) This was way worse.

I thought perhaps that February would be different. But I woke up to -3 degrees this morning. There is just only so much more of this iiii I can take before I pack of my family and move to Florida. For reals...

I spent 10 minutes in my car this last weekend, trying to convince myself to walk the 100 feet into Wal mart to return my redbox movie. In retrospect, I should have just kept the movie. Because as I ran to the side door (it took about 5 seconds - new world record by the way), I saw the sign on it that said the door was locked and I had to go around. There was a huge gust of wind as I rounded the corner and I almost gave up. I almost threw myself on the floor and cried like a baby. I didn't even cry during the Titanic. I was way colder than those folks.

I've also been a little concerned about my kids. They insisted that when it hit 9 degrees today that they didn't have to wear jackets. I came this close* to yelling at them. I never yell. But my family will have higher standards than that. And they will wear jackets and sweatshirts and thermals until it is freaking 70 degrees outside. Anything less and I won't call them my children anymore.

So tomorrow Groundhog, can you just declare that it's going to be an early spring?

*Picture me squeezing one eyeball shut, sticking my tongue out, and holding two fingers up really close.Photobucket
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