First Day of Spring Break with All Kinds of Fun

April 7, 2008 at 6:50 pm 11 comments

Three Bloggy BFF Peoples: Me in my nerdy sunglasses (still prepping for Lasik), Kim (Sing Me Home) , and Stacey (Wet Granola).  Kim makes me want to grow out my bangs…thought I’d probably not be able to deal with hair in my face.  Stacey knows so much about brand name stuff it leaves us all going “Huh?”  She keeps us in the know, and she gets it for nothing, somehow!

Stacey and her little one.

Lots of Bloggite children.

Dear friends Stacey , Rosie, and Beth (former owner of our Daisy Dog)

Boy Wonder

“Mom, how much longer are we staying?”

 

Chris, our budding author,  gives Boy Wonder some football time… 

while his daughter is blowing out a flip flop hanging up in the mud.

Jenny, Chris’s better half, and one of many quilts.  (They all admired my plastic flannel table cloth when our bottoms started getting wet from the flooded grass.  I do what I can.)

Mud!

Kim’s offspring–going to need to hose that girl off.

Goldy builds a castle, decks it with dandelions.  She looks pretty good here, but don’t look at her back-side!

Unusual request for braids today.  

She said, “I look cute!”  Love that.

Tons more people and activities of the day, but I was too busy faking everyone out with my inked tatooed butterfly feet peeking through my new $15 Sketcher leather sandals. They all said, “I thought I had you pegged!  I couldn’t believe you had tattoos!” After the joke was over, we tattooed everyone’s feet with pretty butterfly stamps.  I’m kicking myself for missing that photo opp…quite a sight!

One of our best starts to Spring Break week ever.  With rain expected tomorrow night into the rest of the week, it was great to catch some rays and good company. 

We’ll be around if you missed us and want some company, just give us a ring, locals!  Love to see you!

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  • 1. Stacey  |  April 7, 2008 at 7:39 pm

    I am so glad that you and Jenny got pics! Today was so much fun. I could do this every week and never get tired of it!

    Loved the tattoos, too. Walking around tonight at Soccer practice made me wonder how many thought they were real. They look that good!

    Love you! Off to a much needed bath and rest. 😉

  • 2. Susan  |  April 7, 2008 at 9:08 pm

    I’m SO jealous! I sat in my office all day long and didn’t even go out in the beautiful weather until I went to get something to eat for dinner at 7:15pm. I’m still at work and it’s 9:08pm…….it’s days like this that I hate work!

  • 3. ~E  |  April 7, 2008 at 9:43 pm

    Looks like you had a great day — thanks for the invite. Maybe next time. 🙂

  • 4. Pete Wilson  |  April 7, 2008 at 10:57 pm

    Looks like a blast. I love this time of year. Thanks for your comment on my blog. Love what I’m reading here.

  • 5. Kimberly  |  April 7, 2008 at 11:01 pm

    i am so JEALOUS. It is teCHNICALLY appropriate if i brought lori? Naybe next time i could bring her and get in on the fun. I think I need a tatoo for the summer golf course!! Glad to hear you all had a blast., even if I am jealous.

  • 6. Terrie  |  April 8, 2008 at 10:53 am

    How FUN!! Friends are one of God’s most wonderful blessings!! MANY blessings to us all!

  • 7. Cindy  |  April 8, 2008 at 11:07 am

    Love the pictures. Kinda makes me feel like I was there even though I was behind a desk INDOORS. Don’t feel so bad about that today since the weather isn’t nearly as nice. For my part, it could just stay that way so I can get my work done, but that’s not very nice for all you moms with kids home on spring break. Hopefully there will be some more pretty days this week. I think your photos have produced some major envy this week.

  • 8. "Maggie"  |  April 8, 2008 at 1:57 pm

    I figured we stay-at-homers struggle with our own brands of envy much of the rest of the year dealing with sick little ones, I justified that one post wasn’t going to kill you working girls! 😀

    At the same time, I’m so sorry you missed such a lovely day. You were missed.

  • 9. Under His Wings  |  April 8, 2008 at 2:30 pm

    Love the pictures!! I’m a workin’ girl, but I snuck out at lunchtime and walked with my husband on the trail!!! God created a Beauty-Full day! My legs are even sore today–makes me feel alive!!!! I was very grateful for that small indulgence of a walk with the sun on my face!!! Thank you LORD, on so many levels. Praise our Creator GOD!!!! Provider of Sunshine, for giving me legs that walk (He heals those who are maimed! Praise Him), and for a husband partner, for being a new step momma–your post and pics reminds me of all the things for which I am so THANKFUL!!!!! Praise!!!

  • 10. realworldmartha  |  April 8, 2008 at 4:04 pm

    What a blessing! Looks like a lot of fun.

  • 11. Melissa H.  |  April 9, 2008 at 12:35 am

    Looks like fun. My kids and I would have loved to join in, but didn’t know ya’ll were getting together. I always take Spring Break week off, and we left last night to come to Louisville for a baseball tourney. We’ll be here until Friday. Enjoy the rest of the week.

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