Saturday, December 13, 2008

A ba-rilliant idea, my dear!

Hi ho! Hi ho! It's off to Florida we go.

That's right folks, I said we. Some strings have been pulled, we've assigned caretakers to each of our three youngest children while we're away, and Mr. Marvelous, Julia and I are making the 25 hour drive to the sunny peninsula of the year round heat wave. And if I remember right, swimsuits and phat white sunglasses are a requirement to pass over their border. [Check. Check.] But then again, I've only been there once--during a "Chemistry" trip my junior year of high school--and that was a few...11...years ago. (ELEVEN years ago?) But hold on there a sec. We're not departing our beautifully snow laden parts until New Years day, let's hold off on sending your souvenir requests just yet.

So fess up. Which of you thought my hubby would pull through with the ba-rilliant idea of bringing me along for the roadtrip? (Because you're pretty smart cookies.) Isn't Mr. Marvelous truly that! Marvelous. And I attribute that--partly--to his upbringing with his mom and sister. He definitely aims to please the Venus mind in me. And, I'm betting Luke won't fall far from the tree, being in a house full of girls. I'm sure his wife will thank his sisters.

Speaking of his sisters:

Here's one of them. Hazel wanted the spotlight for a minute. She's feeling fine now, and appreciates all her concerned readers.

Now if you'll excuse me, Hi ho! Hi ho! It's off to pack I go.

(Ok, maybe I'll go have leftover Chicken Vegetable soup for supper, wait for Julia to get home from Disney on Ice with her Grandmother, prep for the Christmas party that we're hosting tomorrow after church, put Hazel's freshly washed carseat back together, enjoy Christmas, and wait for New Years. With a lot more inbetween.)

18 comments:

Faith Hope Love Mama said...

You are one lucky lady!
Enjoy it all.

4 Little Men and Twins said...

Yeah! How exciting!

love that picture of beautiful Hazel.

britt

gina said...

How exciting- let me know how driving goes, I have been contemplating a driving trip!

gina said...

ps. that photo is
BA-eutiful!!!!!!!!

Following Him said...

EXCITED for you all :) Glad hubby was able to pull strings.
~Elyse~

Liz said...

Why yes I do feel like the most blessed Mama! Sometimes I feel overwhelmed..but always blessed! glad to hear he isn't the only handsome boy with a speech impediment! ☺

Liz said...

beautiful pick of Hazel....glad you are going to Florida! Say Hello to my Sooners while you are there!

Jess said...

YAY! Sounds like fun!

Stacey said...

Super Fun. That Mitch is a great guy!

nmwally said...

Hi! Thanks for visiting my blog! I check my Wordpress stats from time to time, and normally my blog gets just a couple of visitors a day...but yesterday after MckMama linked to me it had 103 hits...crazy! Anyway, your blog is very cute & your kids are adorable. Isn't the weather here lovely?! This is about the only time of year I contemplate moving. :) Have a great day!

t h a i t r a i t said...

Smoochie lips! Love them!!

And, one time, at band camp, wait, no, one time, right after we graduated from high school, my BFF and I flew to Florida, and I think we had fun...but there is a long story involving a hotdog stand-obsessed travel agent, a sketchy hotel, and a flight attendant who threw Pepsi on us, and a pizza the size of an old school satellite dish. Oh, and a stingray.

Lorie said...

Well.....you don't call him Mr. Marvelous for nothing....

Lorie said...

By the way....love your picture of Hazel....she's so gorgeous.

Anonymous said...

Little Hazel's lips...and eyes, and little nose...are so cute! It's good to see a picture of her today. It's been awhile.

Rissa said...

Love the picture.. Thanks for stopping by my blog to say hi.. sorry i'm a bit late getting back to ya.. its been a pretty stressful week & I was sick yesterday.. But did smile when my blackberry alerted me to your email...It made me smile & feel better for a while.. Hope you have a great trip to FL!!

Heather said...

Sounds like you will have fun! What a beautiful picture of that gorgeous angel! Glad she is better.

Kelli @ Gohn Crazy said...

Woohoo! Glad you'll be going as well!

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