Saturday, May 31, 2008

A "Staycation" and Small Vacation

With the raging gas prices and big grocery bills, all of us are trying to save money this summer. I thank everyone for their great vacation recommendations. We still may travel far one day in the future, but for this week we have found ways to have fun while not going too far.

Today my parents came to BG to spend some time with us and we decided to have a little "staycation." For those of you that haven't heard of this term on the news lately, click here:

It is nice to take advantage of places in your back door. Lydia LOVES to ride along in the stroller and seeing the outdoors. Today we traveled to BG's own Lost River Cave trails.

We went to the cave, listened to the tour guide give some interesting facts, and went to the Butterfly habitat. We walked there from my favorite park, The Bark Park, (which has a great playground and lots of shade). It was so nice to spend a couple of hours in BG, learn something new, allow Lydia to see some cool things, and NOT waste gas along the way.

Wed-Friday, we traveled to our old stomping grounds of Georgetown. We had a super stay in a real good deal from priceline that allowed us to get a very nice corporate suite for a low price (GO PRICELINE!) and got to visit my old school and church friends. Lydia was even asked to be in a wedding coming up next summer!!! We had a great time. Below is a picture of Lydia with two of my best friends children, Anna Pryor and Blaine. It was like yesterday that these kidos were born, and now they are growing so tall! AP turned 3 in Dec. and Blaine turned 1 last October. They are so smart and cute! Lydia really enjoyed playing with them!

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Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Taking Vacation Recommendations

We are trying to think of a fun getaway- first family vacation- to take in the next few weeks.
I would love recommendations on nice places all of my blogger moms have been. We have been leaning towards Charleston, SC or Destin, FL. These two are not set in stone and we may not even go anywhere, but we are thinking about it. We were fortunate to go to many places before Lydia came along. Now that a 13 month old is in the picture, we seem to be searching for a place to fit all of our needs (meaning not too far of a drive).

So I would love some ideas. Places, hotels, etc....


Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Can we slow it down, please!

Every time I turn around my baby is becoming less and less a baby....she is all over the place walking, eating everything, and jabbering. I am so amazed by the quickness a life forms and develops. I always heard, "If you blink, they will be all grown up." I definitely know now that people are not exaggerating.

Just take a look at these three little beauties from the end of last summer to now- how quickly they are growing:

I am sure all of you parents can relate. But can you tell me how to slow this down? I am considering writing up a contract for her to place an X on, promising me that she will always live with her Mommy and Daddy. I am not saying she can't marry- he can live with us too!

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Seeing History...

Today Lydia went to see history being made with the first female Presidential candidate.

There was a large crowd, but everyone seemed to have a good view.

Daddy tried to get a picture of Lydia with Hillary but wasn't able. But they did get up close enough here for an autograph.

Daddy did get Lydia's button autographed by Hillary though, and Lydia didn't want to part with it. She fell asleep holding it on the way home.

I won't get into politics, but it was good to have Lydia see some history in the making (although she won't really remember it- without these pics for her photo album)!
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Friday, May 2, 2008

Keep Out!

Oh the joys of motherhood...Today, I have been chasing my new one year old around the house as she opens and shuts doors. I do wonder what she thinks she will do in her room all alone without her mommy! Maybe she has some secrets to tell her stuffed animals, maybe she wants to line up her shoes for the week, who knows! For real, I thought keeping Mom out wasn't supposed to start until teenage years!
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