Monday, June 27, 2005

A resounding success!!

Vacation was great, although long at a couple of points. If you take a 2 yr. old off of her schedule long enough, there are bound to be some repercussions.
We went to the Nashville, TN Zoo and the Knoxville, TN Zoo. We went to the Ripley's Believe It or Not Aquarium which Lauren loved. If you have been following our story, you know Nemo is a big deal in our house. We also went to Dollywood and Dollywood Splash Country. One word for you, SUNSCREEN. Use it, love it, believe it. John and I didn't, and are still burned from last Thursday and John is peeling. Lauren was slathered twice and has not a hint of color. We also spent a little time in the mountains, ate a very good meal out and had an awesome view from our cabin. (see link below)
All of our site seeing aside, I think Lauren's favorite part of vacation had to be the bathtub in the cabin. It was a two person jacuzzi tub and she had a bubble bath every night. She LOVED it!!
Gatlinburg, TN is some place you can count on not to change, to be busy, to have t shirts you wouldn't be caught dead in, but laugh at anyway, and to have beautiful scenery year round.
Overall, I give this vacation a big thumbs up!

Friday, June 17, 2005

On the road again...

John suggested that I title this post Blogging at 70, m.p.h. that is, not years. I decided to include it, but go for the Willie Nelson reference.
Currently, we are driving 70 m.p.h., I am on the internet, Lauren is watching a dvd, we are using GPS and have at least three phones with us. Man! We are geeks!!
We are going to the Nashville Zoo today and the Knoxville Zoo tomorrow and Lauren is excited! I'll post as often as I can, and be sure to check John's moblog as well.

More later...

Sunday, June 12, 2005

Can you believe it?

It's time for vacation already. We leave Friday and I am almost done packing for us all. We are trying something new this year. We are packing in plastic tubs. I read it makes packing the SUV easier. I'll let you know...
We were rearended today. Yes it was in my truck. Yes I exited my truck completed pissed off. Yes I know that's how people get shot. No, no one was hurt. Yes the truck is still completely fine except the paint on the bumper from the other car (which was a piece of crap and probably an uninsured driver). My bodyshop guy is going to love this.

Thursday, June 09, 2005

Tiny napper

Today, my great napper, decided no nap. No fit of anger either, so why complain? She was in bed for 30 minutes when she said, "Momma I wake. Momma?" I let her go for about 10 minutes and when I went in and said, "Aren't you supposed to be napping?" and she said, "Oh! Cute sunglasses Mommy!" I wasn't wearing sunglasses, just regular glasses. Then she smile that cute smile and reached for me. And with that, naptime was over. Sigh...Not a good sign.