Camping 2012

I bought a tent on clearance right after Christmas last year for another trip, and the kids have been begging me to go camping ever since.

I'm not a huge fan of camping during NC summers - too hot and too buggy - so last weekend seemed like the perfect opportunity to go.

We managed to get a huge site, right by the lake.

It did rain a bit, so we had to spend some time inside the tent.

I even had my nails done!

Everyone's favorite is the campfire and s'mores!

We decided to end the weekend a little early.  By Sunday morning, it was pouring down rain and only 44 degrees outside.  Owen and CoCo still wanted to swim in the lake, but the rest of us just wanted to dry up and thaw out.  Overall, the weekend was a great success.  If I ever get caught up with the laundry, we may just go again someday!


Happy Birthday Ginger!!

Snarky Comebacks

I've had 2 chances to use snarky comebacks in the past week, and I completely blew it both times.  I need an intervention.

My first chance was while checking out at K-mart.  I found these wonderful salt and pepper shakers on clearance for 75% off.  They ended up being $2.00 or something ridiculously cheap.  I'm so lucky!  Can't believe no one else bought them!!  I was practically jumping up and down.

I got to the checkout counter, and the young woman says "What do people DO with these things?  They don't USE them, do they?  They can't be a decoration because they are so GROSS!"

This was a perfect opportunity for a snarky comeback, but I had nothing.  I think I smiled and said something profound, like "I know, right?"

Later, I thought of all kinds of things I could have said.

Actually - that's not true.  So far, I've come up with nothing.

This morning, I went to get my hair cut.  I always end up apologizing to the hair stylist for my hair, so I'm used to that.  "Your hair is so FINE!" and "Has your hair always been that thin?"  So, I just apologize up front and get it out of the way.  You would think that for my $11.00, they could say something nice.

The stylist that I saw today was brand new.  It was her first day EVER!   I felt lucky - new people have a lot of energy and want to prove that they can do a good job, right?

Well, I apologized for my hair and she immediately said "Are you on medication or something?"

Once again, I was (almost) speechless.  I think I choked out something like "um, I don't think so," but I can be sure.

Any ideas?  Usually, I'm such a smart butt.  I feel like I'm losing my touch!

Guess Who!

Can you guess who's dresser is pictured below?

I'm going to be in so much trouble in a few years!

Last Day of School

This is what everyone looked like on the first day of school.

And this is what everyone looked like on the last day of school!

I can't believe how big they got this year!

BTW - I'm not a bad mother.  It was pajama day at school.

BTW - Who does pajama day on the last day of school?  Weird.

BTW - I actually may be a bad mother.  Maddie cried and cried the whole way home.  Most of her friends will be sticking around for at least another year.  I feel rotten that I am taking her away from them.

Looking forward to a far from relaxing summer!!