Archive for July, 2006

Home at last!

Home at last – Home at last thank God I am home at last!   It was a nice vacation but even nicer feeling coming home to my own bed and no laundry!   It’s the little things that excites me 🙂   I got to see Wendy and Bryn and I heard Caitlyn speaking to Summer so everyone is happy 🙂 

I have a question for you bloggers…  how do I show your names on my side column as visitors?   I just realized on my trip this week that unless I push the “PUBLISH” button you can not read what I blogged… thats why the delay in my posts…

I will have parasailing pictures tomorrow and hope to post them!

Glad to be home!

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Shelby and Bryn

Florida….

Well, it’s official….  I am pooped from my restful vacation.  My Aunt lives by nothing so driving is a must and as most of you know thats what I do alot of driving at home so the last thing I want to do is drive more…  Disney was GREAT thru Caitlyns eyes and what a trooper – we got up at 5:45 to make breakfast at Chef Mickeys at 7am and we left DISNEY at 11:00pm when Caitlyn finally said she was tired but of course not before she got her OFFICIAL pair of Mickey ears.  

We have gone 4x4ing to the alligator pits and swam at the Hilton which was very nice – it was a GREAT resort on the Disney property….  3 pools and a bar and poolside hair wraps…  if was neat.   The hotel had a Disney store inside of the hotel and a STARBUCKS (Summer would appreciate!)  we came back to my Aunts today to rest and we will go back out tomorrow to see what else we can find.  I hope to parasail on Monday.   Redtide was HORRIBLE on Wednesday when we took the kids to the beach so we will see.

Hope everyone is well!

Vacation

Well, this is the eve of our family vacation….  always exhausting for me….   everyone just jumps in the car in the morning and their suitcases arrive fully packed and MOM has all the papers, reservations, snacks, toys, books and magazines that everyone might want and need.   I already need a vacation from my vacation but I am looking forward to seeing Disneyworld thru Caitlyns eyes.   I think I will enjoy Chef Mickeys breakfast the most with her and Parasailing the most for myself.  Parasailing is one of 3 things I have always wanted to do so I will be able to mark that one of my list.    The other 2 I can do here in Texas for sure.   The other 2 are to ride in a hot air balloon.   I go to watch them every year at NASA in the morning and they are just beautiful.   The second is to swim with the whales.   I know that you can do that at Sea World for a good chunk of change…. so for now I will parasail.   Cassandra is the only one that wants to do that as well so maybe just maybe I might have some company and I will be able to honestly say that I will be at the end of my rope!     (Horse humor)

To my adopted family – I wish you were going with me.   I watched the flight prices daily and they elevated EVERYDAY because I was going to buy Bryn a ticket (which I was hoping with a purchased ticket you couldnt say “NO”) but they only went up.  

 Stay posted I will try to figure out how to post pictures while I’m in Florida!

 Ciao! 

Girls and their horses….

Well, my oldest daughter and her best friend Bryn went to take their D-1 riding test today.   I honestly think they could have done it with their eyes closed – as bored as they were their eyes might have been closed.   They were hoping to go for their D-2 as well but we found out that you can only do one test at a time.   It has been a great joy of mine watching them ride in the past year & 1/2.   I have seen such improvement and now that they are cantouring and jumping it is has really turned exciting!   Very proud of our girls and I look forward to the next one!