Monday, June 2, 2008

101st post!

Have you ever been over to someone's house and they insist on showing you their vacation video or endless photos of scenery that you have already seen better pictures of in books? Yeah, this post is going to be something like that. In honor of Mr. 101st Post, I am going to give you 101 bits of Danna's vacation trivia.

  1. Traveling at night, the only way to do it with a baby.

  2. Except ... now we have some weird sort of jet-lag and we didn't even cross any time zones.

  3. When we got to Ft. Walton Beach at around 9 a.m., we spent the entire day trying to entertain the girls and keep the baby from getting too cranky while we waited on our 4 o'clock check in time.

  4. We found out at 3 o'clock that we could have checked in at any time.

  5. Initially, I'll admit it, we were a tad disappointed that our condo was across the road, not right on the beach.

  6. Little did we know, by having our condo facing the inlet, that it would give our girls hours of boat-watching fun. Seriously, they were fascinated. The first thing they did each morning was run out to the deck, pull up their chairs, and watch the boats.

  7. Jeff and I were making a Wal-Mart run, to pick up all the forgotten things, and Sophie put in a request for green nail polish. For the beach, she says.

  8. We pick lime green. When we get back she says, "I was thinking darker green, but this will work." What 4 yr old talks like that?

  9. Next she insists that the little round UV protection sticker is supposed to be on her sunglasses and refuses to take it off.

  10. Of course, the sunglasses were only worn inside the condo.

  11. We went through 3 spray bottles of sunscreen plus who knows how much of the lotion variety.

  12. I'm pretty sure there was a nice film in the pool after we left. We were a bit over-zealous. But no sunburns!

  13. At the beach, you couldn't keep Sophie out of the water.

  14. She liked "jumping the waves" and saying "boogie board".

  15. (In our house, we call boogers - boogies.)

  16. Mads was happy playing in the sand.

  17. She really liked being buried in it by Uncle Danny.

  18. Whom she kept calling Uncle Greg.

  19. Eliza had her moments, but the beach wasn't really her thing.

  20. I think because I made her wear a hat.

  21. You know what was her thing? Sitting on my hip.


  23. Yeah, Eliza is in the throws of separation anxiety.

  24. I am talking about the THROWS. As in, I love you, Eliza Poops, but if you don't go to someone else soon, I am going to throw something. But not you, of course. I think.

  25. Sophie wanted to go to the real Krispy Kreme and put donuts in her nose. Oh, that girl thinks she is hilarious.

  26. My relationship with the skirtini has turned into love/hate.

  27. I still love the way I could walk around and not be thinking about all that was hanging bulging and lumpy. (pretty gross. heh heh)

  28. I hate that it might be a little matronly.

  29. If you think I am going to post a photo of said swimsuit, you must be smoking crack.

  30. Eliza decided that she had hair-envy, so mom generously provided her with some hair.

  31. Speaking of hair, mom went without her wigs most of the time we were there.

  32. I am very proud of her.

  33. Here we are in front of our condo sign. Why am I so high above the rest of my family?

  34. We tried to take the traditional wearing white at the beach pictures.

  35. Evidently, we aren't the best at staging these photos. Note the lovely gap.

  36. Again, why is Danna so far above the rest of her family?

  37. I liked the candid shots much better. :)

Okay, so that wasn't 101 things, but cut me some slack. You didn't really want to read that many things, anyway. :)


Deborah said...

Your pictures are great. I love the one of the baby wearing your mom's wig--too hilarious!

Glad you guys had a great trip. Why does it take so long to recover from vacation?

Jenny said...

Beautiful pictures of beautiful girls!! Even the family picture was great!

EB said...

Love the photos! You look really great by the way, just the same as I remember you! The photos of the girls on the beach are really nice.

The White Family said...

Those are the sweetest pictures! It looks like you guys had a great time!

Brian, Jamie, Molly & Sarah said...

So good to have you back and bloggin again, I missed your blogs!

I am glad you guys had fun, and I really was looking forward to 101 things from your trip.

Eliza with the wig is by far my favorite and Brian and I go to Walmart every time we go on a trip....EVERY TIME! It is a Stahl must!

Glad to have you home!

Kristen said...

Your pics are so good! We are heading to Florida in July with Kevin's family for a vacation. You made me excited to think about my white & khkai pictures...depressed to think about how I need to start stocking up on sunscreen now! Glad you had a great time!

Chandra said...

I loved the vacation photos, and I missed your posts while you were gone! The Sophie nail polish thing is cracking me up!

Marti Jo said...

Love the girls' beach dresses!! Makes for great pictures on the beach. Looks like you guys had fun. What a cute family!

We always visit the local Target on any trip - try to stay away from Wal-Mart!

Polly said...

Love the pictures! Glad that you had a good time!

Gina Savage said...

Love the pics! Your girls are beautiful!

Lisa said...

Oh, it looks like so much fun!! I wish I were on the beach. Great pics!!! You're ALL beautiful!

Amy Barrett said...

I love the beach pictures. You all looked so pretty. My favorite picture is the one of Sophie and Mads holding hands, they were all really sweet pictures! You have a beautiful family.

Kathryn said...

Love seeing all of the photos -I'm jealous of your beach vacation! And kudos to your mom for going wig free. I remember when my mom did that for the first time (we were on a cruise), and it was great. Looks like you all had a terrific time!

Stephanie said...

Great pics! And you're in one of the pictures! Hooray! And you still young and beautiful - like you did at Harding!

Jenn said...

I LOVE all of the beach pictures. Of course, the nail polish story was my favorite,too!! Ya'll look and sound like you had a great time! The picture with the wig is the best!! Glad that ya'll had a fun and safe time with the great!!

Anonymous said...

I really missed your daily blogs, you should have warned us. The pictures of your Mom and Dad made me tear up for days long gone by. What special folks! I'm glad you had fun on your vacation. Your photos are professional quality. Such beautiful girls.
Mrs. Melanie

Danny (as in..."little nekkid") said...

Awwww! The white/khaki photos are adorable! Wish we could have stayed around for those. I just logged on to show a couple friends my beautiful nieces! Too bad Jeff had to be in some of the photos. :)

See you guys soon!

P.S. mandy says hi!

Derek and Michelle said...

I have beach envy - oh and the girls are beautiful! You look pretty good yourself.

Alissa said...

Welcome back! It looks like lots of fun, and finally I see some pics of your whole family (not that I don't enjoy the ones of just your adorable kids!)

Danielle Balentine said...

What beautiful pics. I loved the very first one of the girls and the one where they are holding hands with their back to you. I love looking at those locks. Also the one with the girls and Jeff by the water was really good, too. You have such beautiful children. Sounds like you had a great vacation.

Amy Griffin said...

Perfect trip! I love the pictures!!

AmyB said...

I love all of your commentaries! So funny! I love, love beach pictures!