Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Dancing like crazy

We came back from the beach to a non-stop busy life. Kayla is trying out for a competitive dance team Saturday so all last week and this week she has had dance every night. This makes for very long days as we don't get home until 8:00 and then have to eat dinner. She's excited about dancing, though, and is already convinced she's made it so I hope for her sake she does.
We had a new roof put on the house last week and I spent the weekend painting the porch and running around town like crazy. And I can't believe school is around the corner. Registration is next week. And with the fall-like temperatures around here the last week or so I'm wondering where did the summer go?

Sunday, July 19, 2009

A much needed vacation

I can't begin to tell you how much fun we had at the beach. It was a much-needed vacation for all of us. Kayla got along so well with my niece whose her age and the other kids. It was great being around my family, especially my sister and my parents. I miss having them around. We swam, ate great food, shopped, played mini golf and go-carts and laughed a lot. I'm already ready to go back. I can't believe we have to jump back into the regular routine tomorrow. Ugh! Take me back to the beach!

Picture Perfect Time at the Beach

Friday, July 10, 2009

Sun, surf and sand

We are heading to the beach tomorrow with my parents, sister, and four nieces and nephews. We are going to drive halfway tomorrow and then check into our condo at Gulf Shores on Sunday and stay until we check out next Sunday. I can't tell you how much I am looking forward to this much-needed vacation. I am especially excited for Kayla because she has never been to the beach, never seen the ocean. It's an awe-inspiring sight when you see it for the first time and I'm grateful I get to share that with her. So for the next week, it will be walks on the beach, dips in the pool, laying out and reading juicy novels, good seafood, and quality time with family. I can't wait!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Goodbye Michael Jackson

Thank you for creating the soundtrack to my life! Whatever you may have thought about Michael Jackson the person, you can't deny he was a talented artist. His music and dancing will live on forever. Even Kayla, who wasn't alive in his heyday, has choreagraphed a dance to "Thriller" with a friend this past week.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Thank God for a three-day weekend

I'm so tired. I've been crazy busy at my new job, overcome with allergies, dealing with Kayla's staph infection and teenage attitude, and trying to sell my house. We ended up at the Children's Hospital last weekend for a bug bite on Kayla's chest that grew to the size of a golfball. The first round of antibiotics didn't work but this new one seems to be doing the trick. It hasn't been fun for her, though, because she's had to stay out of the water. She also hasn't felt good which makes her extra moody. Kayla is at a friend's house tonight and I'm enjoying the rest. We are going to stay here this weekend and do some low-key activities, like paint pottery, go to a movie, go to the Clinton Library and see the Space Exhibit, and go downtown to watch fireworks. We also have an open house to get ready for on Sunday so it looks like I'll be doing some heavy duty cleaning also.

I'm so glad I can say goodbye to June and I hope that July fares us much better. We leave next Saturday for the beach and that in and of itself has to make it better. I can't wait to relax with the family and Kayla has never seen the ocean so that will be a wonderful experience to share with her. So starting now, I'm counting down the days until I see white sand...