Bermuda Vacation 2011: The Perfect Day

This was truly the best day by far.  I’m not bragging because it’s Darin’s birthday…it simply was a great day.  The weather was perfect. The beach was perfect.  The boating was perfect.  The meals were perfect. The company was perfect.

We’re going to totally forget the fact that I had to run on the sandy beach at high tide. I lived…it was touch-and-go at times, but I lived.

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Bermuda Vacation 2011: Day 2 in Paradise

Those are some happy “pigs”!  You have no idea how happy your feet can be when they’re in that soft white sand…ah, paradise. Continue reading

A Season of Thunder…

We did something extra-special this year and purchased season passes to the Oklahoma City Thunder, a new NBA team for our state.  Darin has always wanted to live somewhere (like Kansas City) where he could enjoy professional sports teams.  Even though Oklahoma City is 2 hours away, it is the closest thing we have to our own local team, so we jumped on the basketball bandwagon with two tickets to every home game this season (42 games!).  An added plus is that the Thunder organization “owns” two previous Kansas University basketball athletes, Cole Aldrich and Nick Collison.  And as each NBA team visits our state, Darin will get to see other KU alumni that have thrilled him over the years.  So, it’s a good thing…Darin has his “dream” and each of our children get a special date with Dad to go to their favorite game.

I was chosen to attend the season opener, because…well, because “if momma ain’t happy then nobody’s happy”.  It probably doesn’t exactly go like that but since “we” bought the season tickets “we” supposed “we” should experience what it’s like to attend a professional ball game so “we” would know exactly what the kids were going to enjoy!  Did you follow that?

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Orange Power!


Go Pokes!!!

We were very blessed to be able to attend an Oklahoma State University football game this afternoon.  I haven’t been to a football game at my alma mater since before iPhones were invented!  I think it might have been back when I didn’t even have a cell phone!  YIKES!

One of our drug representatives  was kind enough to include us on this wonderful offer (drug representative is not a politically correct term for a drug dealer…he’s a very nice man who represents Butler Schein a distributor of veterinary medical paraphernalia…not to be confused with drug paraphernalia…I’m really digging a deep hole here!).  Anyway, he was kind enough to offer us two tickets to today’s game, complete with off-site parking,  a pre-game lunch and a shuttle to the game!  I was so excited.  I borrowed an orange OSU pullover, grabbed my cowboy boots and off we went!  (sorry kids…you’re staying at home!).

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Happy Birthday Darin!

Birthdays are big around here…like the number FORTY-FOUR!!  Don’t believe a word of it when he tells you he’s 39…again.

The kids surprised Darin with Krispy Kreme donuts in bed, wonderful gifts like Coca-Cola, Biscoff Cookies & Reeses Cups.  Then it was pizza for lunch…a Ding-Dong Cake from Merritt’s Bakery (Yummmmy) and then the grand finale…supper at the Olive Garden.  The best surprise was the singing waitresses…always a fun thing to try to get away with.  I believe Darin’s words were, “Just wait until your birthday…revenge is mine!”.

Donuts….chocolate….pizza….chocolate…endless breadsticks…chocolate…that, my friend, is a GOOD DAY!!

What’s smaller than a little bitty-bit?

Back at Mangrove Bay...

Today is the day…I’m really going home.  It’s been a great 5 days…a perfect amount of time away from the kiddos & a great time spent with family.  Any longer and I’d be heartbroken, any less and I wouldn’t have realized just how much relaxation you can do without so much responsibility.  And frankly, this trip was a bit cheaper….!!

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And a little bitty bit more…

The roots on the Screw Palms are amazing...they're called "prop roots".

Darin and I took off on another adventure today, just checking on potential GeoCaching spots and doing a little maintenance on those already out.  Our journeys took us to Mangrove Bay, Horseshoe Beach, Harbor Road, Hamilton, Flatts and back home in time to get ready for supper. Not a bad day…

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