7.22.2009

traveling girl....

Well girls.....









I'm off to rendezvous .....with a man....




it's a funny story......




only if you have time of course.




I met him 14 years ago....




and we've been seeing each other ever since.....




of course some things have changed.....




I've since had 3 babies.....




I've lived in 3 states.....




I've moved every 4 years......




I'm a good 10 lbs heavier { but who's counting..}










...this man treats me with respect...




he's a family man......




and he's made it thru 3 large layoff's with his company....




this sweet man has a name....




but i call him "babe". {and not after the pig movie...}




So we are off for a mini rendezvous......




we do this once a year.....for 4 nights and 5 days.....




we like to call it "couple's therapy"......




and we go to Cali......to a house on the beach....




but 20 minutes to wine country.....where we meet friends for a day of wine tasting...




and you know how i like my wine......especially a good pinot grigio........with a little "babe"




for dessert.....just making sure you are still reading;-)











...and Lola wanted in on the pic....with my new {old} grey suitcase that i found.......and i got her out of the 'little house on the prairie' dress and got her into this one.....improvement ....by far.



And you can follow me to Cali on twitter...here








See you soon!

Oh...if you have any FAB book recommendations...throw them at me...because in between wine tasting and eating at In & Out Burger...i'm going to need a good book.....





Oh...and the winners of the Lola b's loot ....{did you think i forgot..}



*Wendy of Shabby Nest...



and



*Annonymous.....



if you could just email me and i will get on it.



oh....darn....don't know who annonymous was....



so Rachel from little bit vintage.....



email me.



xo


















60 comments:

Suzann @ Lavender and Roses said...

Have a fabulous time!!! I could recommend one hundred books, but to narrow it down...
Sundays at Tiffany's was pure fluff and great for the beach.

Brenna LaPray said...

Have a wonderful trip with your "babe" Everyone needs a little couple therapy. I'm so jealous.

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Kasey, have a fabulous time with your "babe". Sounds absolutely wonderful. As for books, Sue from the Vintage Rescue Squad recommended "The Fixer Upper" by Mary Kay Andrews which I've just, just started to read - you will LOVE the cover!

eco-stylista said...

Sounds great! Have a nice time!

Raining Pearls said...

Have a blast!!! I just read the Shack and it was great.

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

Shut. up. Oh! I mean THANK. YOU. You don't know how much I wanted me a little box full of Lola B. goodness! Your giveaways rock! And so, my dear, do you!! (And if there are 10 extra pounds on that body, I don't know where you've put them.)

And have a super time away with your sweet hubby! How I love Cali!

traci said...

kasey and babe, have a wonderful little getaway!!

Jill said...

A vacation to Cali is SO much better than a vacation to Minnesota! Enjoy - sounds heavenly! Jill

mimi charmante said...

Sweet friend~ I hope you have an absolutely marvelous romantic relaxing five days and that you enjoy every. single. second of them!
xo

Glitter and Bliss said...

Have a wonderful time!!!

paige said...

yay for you & your sweetie!!
the wine country...sigh..i could live in napa!
cheers!
xo

Jeanneoli said...

Have a wonderful time together!

Kimberly said...

Oh, my, my, my, put the twitter away and enjoy the Babe! Have fun. I'm envious of a Cali wine trip. The closest I'm getting to a get away this summer is a glass of wine in my back yard grape vines! xxx kim

Tracy is ... Loving Pretty Things said...

Pack your next-to-nothings. It is hot hot hot (like you like youe 'dessert') here in California!

Have a safe and fun trip! I don't have any new books rec's...The Shack and Time Travellers Wife are my tops!

Xoxo - have fun with your babe.

littlebyrd said...

Have fun Kasey! It sounds wonderful. WONDERFUL! If you haven't read "The Beach Club" by Elin Hilderbrand I recommend that.

Tara said...

Have fun Kasey...apparently I have no free time to read considering I haven't picked up a book in oh about 10 years! enjoy your time and give Allegra a hug for me...! :) enjoy your wine and dessert as well~

Rachel said...

Have fun on your getaway and take time to enjoy eachother!!! I just finished a great book called Anathema by Colleen Coble....it is about the amish....it was so good! I got excited for a second when I saw the name Rachel that won your giveaway, but then realized it was a different Rachel...oh well, maybe next time!! xoxo

Allegra said...

To Cali you come!! Weeee!
Oh, great book: Conversations with the Fat Girl by Liza Palmer. Laughed my toosh off!

Susie from Bienvenue said...

You go girl! Have some fun for all of us here still with kids and "babes" to feed. I will hold the fort down for ya...ha!

Sarah said...

Have a fabulous time with your hubby! I am sure you will! Hmm, book recommendations...seriously you are alone with hubby and you want to read? We might need to work on your priorities a little! Maybe a good time management book! LOL
I am actually enjoying Wild at Heart right now and the Shack was a great read! Have a great time!!

Katie said...

Thank you for visiting my blog! I looooove your shop! Have fun on your getaway! It sounds amazing!

PatQ said...

My book I just read was The Kite Runner and it was great. I would totally recommend that book to anyone. It didn't seem like one I'd like but it was great. Have fun.

Laura said...

I am anonymous!

SO wait...coming to Cali...Oh I am so going to find you and stalk you...
ok
I wont
that would be creepy
have a great get away

Federica said...

Have a wonderful time with your "babe"!

Farmgirl Paints said...

Have fun with your "babe" in Cali. I'm so jealous...a house on the beach. What I wouldn't do!!

My favorite book right now has been the Twlight series. So good if you haven't read them. I also love anything by Janet Evanovich or Sophia Kinsella.

Oh yeah Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers...is one of the best love stories of all time. Can you tell I love to read??

Have fun...will miss you!

Tattered Goods said...

Sounds like fun! I live 10 minutes away from wine country in So Cal where are you going in Cal? i could suggest a 101 places to eat and see....

Sheila

Jackie said...

Have a great 5 days ALONE with your man!!

Rue said...

Have a fantastic time with your "Babe"! You deserve it :)

xoxo,
rue

Anonymous said...

Have a fabulous getaway. I don't really know you, but about 7 yrs ago I was 'forced' to read, Kristinlavransdatter by Sigrid Undset. My retired History Prof. friend said I'd be much smarter after exposing myself to this noble prize winner (in the late 1920s). TRUST ME!!! If not this trip, someday! The first 60 pages are work, but the rest is so darn good you'll not be putting it down. My mother's anesthesiologist also saw me reading it and exclaimed, "Oh my gosh! That book ranks in my top three ever!" You know, that profession reads so much...'knock 'em out and read...check vitals....read some more....'
schmeez@hotmail.com

Leah C said...

Have a wonderful rendezvous with your "babe":) Sounds like it'll be a grand time!
P.S. Love Lola's dress:)

Bay said...

Have a wonderful time with your man. Wine, sun, and together time. What could be better than that? Oh maybe Lola's dress!

Alicia said...

have fun on your vacay!! and enjoy the in and out...mmmmm!

Janice said...

I was annonymous. :( Shucks!! I didn't meam for it to read as annonymous. I tried to correct it, but couldn't. Oh well! If you have never read any of Emily Giffin's books....you will LOVE them!!!!!! Won't be able to put it down!

down and out chic said...

have so much fun! lola's hair is too cute!

Suzanne : : S.HOPtalk said...

You will be soooooooo close to me. Have a fab rendezvous!

Andrea Villarreal said...

I hope you have a wonderful time here in Cali. Bring your sunscreen and little shorts it's HOT here!!

Cheri Peoples said...

I linked to you today: http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_zxD_fl1uzgU/SmWjRnILZtI/AAAAAAAACmI/ChgtdBTIIZs/s320/Bird+Nest+3.jpg

Cheri

NicNacManiac said...

Have a fabulous time with your "Babe" in Cali. I just finished the 'Fixer Upper', really fun quick read!

Enjoy yourself!!
Hugs xOxO, Nerina :)

JerriR said...

I am sooo jealous...have a GREAT time with "babe" (so cute)! PS You must be hiding the 10# :)
...Where the River Ends by Charles Martin-such a great read but comes with a warning on the cover "This book may break your heart." I still loved every page. Post lots of pics!

Iva said...

Have a wonderful time and a safe trip!

Tracey said...

Oooo the suitcase is fab! I'm, of course, jealous that you and the hubby are getting away kid free!!

:) T

Brandie said...

Have an absolutely marvelous time! The hubs and I need a trip like that and I need a suitcase like that too. Too cute!

LissyLou said...

Have a great time - i love trips away with just my hubby x

Simply Mel said...

Cheers to a fantastic weekend ahead for you and babe! I love this story...and annual rendezvous!

Backyard Candle Co. said...

sounds amazing! have a great time!

Alyssa said...

Rest and enjoy your hubby's company at the beach :)

mandiegirl said...

Have a great time!

Nora said...

Please enjoy inn and out burger for me! I miss it so!

Sa-Sea Boutique said...

LOVE IT! enjoy!!!!!! Relax enough for me too!

southern queen bee said...

Lucky you, have fun and please post some pics. of wine country...

LuLu said...

I have been craving In n out forever now! it's been way to long! have a great trip!
LuLu

Marie said...

Hello Kasey - wishing you a fabulous time away! Actually, Cali is where I live, so welcome! =) Love the suitcase.

Blessings,
Marie
http://emmacallsmemama.com

Janelle said...

Have a great time. I am jealous. Need a much needed get-a way like this with my man.

PamperingBeki said...

Oh Kasey, have the BEST time!

I hope you come back relaxed and refreshed.

Cheri Peoples said...

Have a great rendezvous.

Come by for my GIVE-A-WAY this week by 10 pm Fri.
and then check out our newest addition.

Cheri
www.itssoverycheri.blogspot.com

J.J. said...

Have a lovely time!!!!!

Erin said...

Napa? Sonoma? Santa Barbara? So many wonderful restaurants wherever you will be - my fav is Bistro Jeanty in Napa! Erin

Lissa said...

Hi kasey! have a very romantic rendevous with your pinot grigio and your "babe" dessert! It sounds wonderful!

***LIZ*** said...

My MIL just gave me Lorna Landvik's Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons, I love it all ready. Have fun on vacation.

Jaimee said...

Have a wonderful rendezvous...sounds like it should be a wonderful time! I could use one of those with my "babe" very soon :)