Archives for June 2010

Vacation: Hittin’ the Road

Jesse drivingToday is day one of vacation.  We left our house this morning at 6:37 am (only 7 minutes behind schedule – YAY).  We are headed to Tennessee for a family vacation with my family.  The rest of the family is driving separately because we couldn’t all fit in one car.  We had to tote some of the stuff for the rest of the family which left us with a very full car load.  It took quite a bit of rearranging before we could get it all to fit.  Good thing we packed up most of it the night before, or else that would have been a problem.  When I planned it out in my head things fit a lot easier.  I thought we would have tons of space in the new car, but once the things were in there the space got a lot smaller.Me on swing

Since we left so early, we beat the rest of the family there by a little more than an hour.  So we found a nearby park and took a walk.  It was nice be outside after a full day of sitting in the car, but it was sooo hot!  There were no kids on the playground because everything was too hot to touch.  But we did swing for a while to catch a little breeze.

We made it to our destination for the night,  Atlanta.  We went to our favorite restaurant, Pappasito’s, that we always eat at when we stop here.  They have really good Mexican food.  We got one big sampler platter to share.  It was so good.

Pappasito's CantinaFamily at dinnerUs at Pappasitos

The Tuesday Before Vacation Week

Road trip snacksA couple of random things…

Vacation is almost here!  YAY!  We leave on Saturday, but this weekend sure is taking forever to get here.  At least we are now very well stocked with plenty of snacks for the road.  Ever since I was a kid we always got to have lots of junk food on road trips as a treat.  When you’re driving all day there really isn’t much else to do other than enjoy the snacks.

Then we did our big Sam’s Club run too.  We own the vending machine at my work and drinks go fast this time of year, so we wanted to make sure it was all the way full before we leave.

Drinks for our coke machineIn other news… we found a scorpion in the bathroom.  Never seen one of those before!  Jesse didn’t believe me when I told him what he need to come kill this time.  With the extremely hot weather the last couple of weeks, we have had a few too many critters finding their way into the house.  So, Jesse decided it was time to call pest control.  The first thing Jesse wanted to explain to the guy was that we don’t normally have this much junk food sitting out around the house.  That isn’t the reason for the bug problem!  The guy just laughed at that.

Lastly, my car radio is working again.  It started getting fuzzier and fuzzier until finally I couldn’t listen to anything but static on it anymore.  It has been that way for a couple months now.  Then yesterday when I was switching CDs I realized I could hear talking.  And now it’s back to being perfectly clear.  It’s a nice change to listen to the radio again, and it got fixed all by itself.

Before and After: New Hair Salon

So, after much debate I decided to get my hair cut yesterday. I tried a new place right by my house because I got a $2 off coupon in the mail. The girl that did my hair was awesome! Even though I don’t feel the need to have my hair perfect at all times, nothing drives me crazier than when I can tell that the layers are not even. This girl was more of a perfectionist than I am. She spent forever making sure that everything was even. I told her several times that I really appreciated her taking that extra time. Especially since my last hair cut was not so good, and was quite a bit more expensive. This one was only $15.95 after the coupon. You can’t tell from the picture, but it is quite a bit shorter than before. Great deal! 🙂

Now we are all sitting around my parents living room waiting for it to be time to go to the airport to pick up my sister, Ashley, from the airport. She is home from grad school in California for the summer. Yay!!