Posts Tagged ‘beach’

HARD-ly Sleeping

Tuesday, August 9th, 2011

Since I’m living the goodlife this week……it’s inevitable that one would miss out on a good donut run.  I woke up this morning begging for some sort of coffee magic to heal my aching back.  Coffee just happened to be the one thing I didn’t purchase on my grocery excursion yesterday.  Lucky for us, right down the road is a hole in the wall donut shop and a little further on is a McDonald’s (Hello, Mocha Frappe).

Hubby and I rolled off of our table out of bed and headed towards the sugary goodness.  Both the donuts and the frappe were well worth the $18.  God bless you inventors of coffee and donuts!  🙂  My spoiled body thanks you!

By the way, why is it that our bodies insist on certain levels of bed softness or hardness?  My family is highly keen on soft squishy beds.  We have the most luxurious beds of anyone I know.  I’m not bragging here, honest.  We have sooooooooooft thick mushy beds at home with smooth sheets.  Hotels typically go with the hard flat kind.  Therefore, we are all a hurtin’…thanks to sleeping on top of bed tables.

Enough of my whiney complaining!  I’m actually happy to be here and having a great time.  In spite of the hard sleep arrangements.

Time for me to move on…..the beach and I have an appointment today.

We had such a great time visiting with our friends in Destin.


Saturday, August 6th, 2011

Traveling can be so daunting.  We left on Thursday and drove to Montgomery Alabama for the night.  What we thought would be a horrible car ride turned out to be pretty easy.  Everyone survived and no one wants to kill anyone (so far).  I will say that I had no idea that double beds had shrunk to the size of fat twins.  Wow, those dudes are small and now that we’re 5 adult sized people they seemed teensy!  No worries though…..we made it through the night.

We stopped by my hubby’s alma mater Baptist College of Florida and took the 50cent tour (their words, not mine).  While there we spent the afternoon visiting with dear friends and catching up on exciting happenings.  It was special time spent very well.  Soon this could be our son’s college too.  Praying for that situation.

Then we headed here…

This would be the door to some friendly hospitality.   Arriving late last night was like stepping right back in time.  Our families spent some great years together being very poor and happy to do so.  Now being in their home for the weekend is turning out to be just what I needed.  Vacations Rock, but friends rock even more!

So far, this is what the kids are doing.  Laying around relaxing and watching tv.  Good for the soul and incredible for incubating the brain.  🙂

This is the baby, Ruby.  She’s found a kindred spirit in Ally.  Everywhere Ally goes…..Ruby is pretty close behind.  I think she’s found a friend in my girl.

We’re heading to the beach now.  It’s beautiful here and our hearts are full with more than just beach joy……God blesses through His people.  Vacations are way more fun with friends involved.