Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Counting Down the Days!

Well, my head is really in the clouds these days. My vacation is coming up soon (July 21) and it's all I can think about! My small family (husband & kids) has been taking essentially the same vacation for the last 12 years or so... to one of the NC beaches in Brunswick County (Holden Beach, Ocean Isle Beach, Long Beach, etc.). But four years ago my extended family (parents, sisters, nieces, aunts, uncles, cousins, etc.) started going as well. It is the best time! I Love It! For me, one of the greatest things is that I get to spend an entire week with my family from northern Indiana. This will be our 5th annual "Hoosier Daddy" reunion. Prior to starting this annual get-together I would sometimes go three or four years without seeing everybody.... which there is really no excuse for.... but since we have been vacationing together I have really gotten to know them all so much better and I love spending time with them. For me, there is nothing like family. I can really let my hair down, relax, and just be myself because I know they have to love me in spite of all my faults! So, from July 21 to July 28 I'll be living it up, lying around all day on the beach or by the pool, then spending the evenings in one of those rocking chairs on the back deck listening to the waves, some good "oldies" music, and great conversation with some of the greatest people I know! What could be better?! I can already picture myself in one of those lounge chairs! 24 days and counting!

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Enjoy the Blooms

This is the time of year when outdoor decorating is so much fun. Everything is so colorful.