1.25.2010

Solo momma.....

{Part one}


Wednesday afternoon came around and it wasn't looking


good for bryan to break free from his back to


back meetings so that he could take us to the


airport.


Oh well.


It's a good thing i know the number to


the car service.


yup.


It's not really a limo service....


but that's what showed up at my home on wednesday


to take us to the airport.


a stretch limo...


with drinks...


a movie playing...


the works.


I had a good feeling


that the trip was going to be good....


especially since i was a travelling momma...


solo momma.








We have the traveling down to a "T".


We carry on...


we do not check any bags...


the kids are in charge of their own suitcases.


I got their matching suitcases


and backpacks at target.


sheesh....


i need my whole suitcase to myself....


and i must say...


i was pretty proud of myself for only bringing


four pairs of shoes with me.








We arrived late Wednesday night....


in West Palm Beach....


only to walk off the airplane ...


stripping off our sweatshirts...and layers.


Have i mentioned that humidity and


my hair do not get along?


no???


I won't go into detail right now..


but have you ever seen what


a person looks like when they stick


their finger into an electrical socket?


uh huh.


that's me.


FRIZZY


Oh....


how i love Florida in the winter....


but so do a lot of "older" folks.


Ever wonder where the saying..


Early bird


comes from?


yup....


good ole florida in the winter.


But really....where else are you going to get a


steak dinner with potatoes


and veggies...


oh...don't forget the bread with butter.


{which is SO hilarious....because every menu makes sure to say...bread and butter


like a meal is not a meal without bread and butter...


real butter....}


for the wonderful price of $14.


Oh....


and that meal comes with a glass of house cabernet...


with bread and butter.








Day one.


We were on the beach at Ten sharp.....


I really wanted to get you a good shot


of the wind surfers above...


but that darn boy was in the shot.


Don't you worry though.....


because i know you can still see


the wind surfers in the background...


it's just that the camera was focused on


surfer boy.








Then this boy came along....


thinking that he would


suffice as a surfer boy....














i kept yelling at him to move out of the way...


move.


out.


of.


the.


way.










Oh...


he moved alright.....


he moved and shaked...


danced a bit...


pulled out some moves i've never seen.


dang.....


he's only four....












Then i caught this boy.


a real version of what a surfer boy is.


alright...so he's minus the surfboard.


he's more of a boogie boarder...


or a boogie eater.


alright...not a boogie eater anymore..




xo


*{french elements chose thewinner of the sponsor giveaway :* Amy of lemon cottage}












65 comments:

PaisleyJade said...

I just love your blog and your photos are amazing!!

Julie Harward said...

A LIMO?! WOW...GO IN STYLE GIRL! THE KIDS LOOK SO CUTE WITH THEIR LITTLE CARRY-ON BAGS! WELL, HAVE A SUPER TIME...AND PLEASE SEND THOSE GREAT PICTURES OF THE BIG SURFER DUDS! COME SAY HI :D

Kristen said...

I need a vacation.

Oh, and my boys have their own suitcases and carry bags for car trips :).

LouBoo said...

Hello there. You must get this alot, but I adore your blog! You put the 'log' back in 'blog'; the photos show every step of the way - love it. And when England is as dreary as its is right now - what a pleasure to see some sun!! xx

Amy@TheLemonCottage said...

Your blog makes me smile. You capture life in such a fantastic way!
Limo. Absolutely.
Their luggage. Get out!
Surfer boy(s). Love.

Oh, and that last little bit, the highlighted part...
Swoon.
I'm redecorating in my mind so I can do that pillow justice.
I might have to pack up the family and move to a different house.
Just sayin.
~Amy

Amy said...

Carry on is the ONLY way to go! Good for you!

Looks like you guys are having blast.

jules @ The Diversion Project said...

What crazy cool photos, looks like you had a great time. i bet the kids were amazed when a limo pulled up!!

I solo travel all the time with my boys based on the exact same principles as you and it is really great, we went to london and paris last year without skipping a beat.

btw, i think the image of the windsurfers worked out just fine :)!!

really enjoying your blog, thanks!

jules

The Little Red Shop said...

Ohhh...I'm still stuck on that luggage shot and the first photo with your new blog banner....

Brilliant!

: )

Julie M.

truly blessed said...

awesome shots kasey! i love the processing. looks like you're having a blast. i'm looking forward to the rest of your photo journal. :) grab you a diffuser and turn that frizz into curls! or if that doesn't work, i hear scarves are a great beach look. ;) have fun!

Martha said...

Oh how dreamy your vaca was! Love that the limo pulled up...you made me smile with that...and that cute ole luggage with the kiddos...not to mention those cutie pies in your way...seriously...how cute are your kiddos!!!
So glad you enjoyed your time and that beach picture I will remember on icky cold days like today to get me through 2 more weeks until I'm at the beach:)

Preppy Mama said...

What great photos. Hope you are relaxing!! Enjoy!

Mary said...

Looks like it was a fabulous trip! So jealous! ~mary~

traci said...

so glad it was nice and warm for you. i have the same kind of hair. curls and friz - quite the combination. i love the photos of the boys. so cute. fin is hammin' it up.

SisterBrendy said...

Your surfer boys are very handsome and their photos started my day off with a smile! I sooo know what you mean about the "humid hair". I have it too. If you figure out a way to tame it, let me know!

Andrea Villarreal said...

Looks awesome Kasey!! I've only been to Florida in the summer and needless to say I AM NOT a fan! But that sure does look nice! BOys are so cute. All of them.....

karlene said...

Looks like a fabulous trip! I always love your photos.......have fun!!!

early bird or snowbird?

Barb said...

Lovin that limo. Way to go.
The pics of the kids are adorable. They are going to be heartbreakers- just precious.

Hugs

Anita said...

Is it warm? And sunny? On your face warm, like wearing sunglasses sunny?

It's not sunny or warm here.

Tracey said...

Yeah you're back!!! Glad you had a nice time, but I knew you would (anything beats this grey, dreary slop, right?)! Those shots of Fin are too dang cute!!!

Where's some pics of you in your bikini with your rock hard ***???

Chat soon ~

:) T

littlebyrd said...

Welcome home! You travel in style lady!!! Oliver has that same roll along suitcase with the airplane and he was so proud to pull his own when we went to Hawaii.

My Uncommon Sllice of Suburbia said...

Oh how fun! What a way to start your vaca, with a limo, a stretch one too!! Lucky girl :)
Kristin

Kristin said...

oh...sigh...love the photos...looks like you had a fab time!!

andwhatelseisthere said...

First time reading your blog and it's awesome. Love the pictures, the story and lastly "the surfer boy".

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

I must say girl, you know how to take care of things when hubby isn't around to take care of you!
Those little surfer boys are adorable! Hope you have a grand time. I'm heading for the Florida Keys myself come Valentine's Day. I've never been, can't wait!

Beth Gales said...

Have agreat trip! I love the suitcases..I did the same thing and my kids were trained well. They have always been great travelers. It comes in handy later on!

Leah C said...

Next time I travel, I want to tag along with you! Talk about traveling in style! And those surfer boys are the cutest...gotta love that "muscle-man" pose:)

Cathi said...

Looks like your vacation is off to a great start! Love your pictures! Have fun! :)

Amanda @ Bits and Pieces said...

So funny and great pictures! SO jealous you're enjoying some warm sunshine and sand beneath your feet.

Kacey said...

Will you be posting as "Kasey on the Beach" this week? Lucky girl, lounging on the beach and taking pictures of all those cute boys all day. ENJOY!

Heather K. said...

Great humor, fantastic photos!

Federica said...

Hello there!
Looks like you had a great time on the beach!
Federica
xo

Lemonade Makin' Mama said...

Glad you had a fun time! Love the matching suitcases and backpacks! That would totally be a thing I'd do...

Laura said...

love the first pic
you are awfully cute in cold weather

Cat said...

beautiful

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

what fun. hope you had a great time with your kiddos and in-laws....I'm sure you're the tanned goddess of the neighborhood in a sea of snow.......

xoxoxo

Simone said...

Oh, I really enjoyed this post Kasey,I hope you had a great trip :)

Loved your little surfer boy, he is so cute!

Love those backpacks/cases too, you are very organised.

And I LOL at the bread and butter!!

xoxo

paperhill said...

how cute the matching backpacks and luggage! looks like you're having fun, love your photos!

Jill said...

So, did you look at your calendar to pick a date to come visit??? Good to chat today...

Jill

Beth said...

girrrrrrrrrrl, you are sooo freaking funny! and yow surfer boy..um..the first one, not the second one/boogie eater.. I would get arrested for that! lol
and do you watch friends? The one where they are down in Jamaica and monica's hair doesn't get along with the humidity. It gets bigger and bigger every day they are there! hahah it is so funny! so, she ends up getting her braided with beads (like bread with butter) from one of the locals. So, now she is a jamaican-mon! hahaha

Molly @ Star Cottage said...

Just found your blog. It's fabulous. Hope you enjoy the rest of your vacation ;)

paige said...

dang woman
i swear your skinny self
is looking even skinnier
standing beside the stretch
in layers no less

high five for booty camp!

& i have a little mermaid
that would look mighty cute beside either of those surfer boys of yours....age is not important

xo

Jerri said...

You are a R.I.O.T.! Always leave your blog smiling...sometimes just plain laughing loudly!

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

You know how to vacation in style my dear! Matching luggage for the littles...limos...now I just want a pic of the frizzy hair. ;-)

Jboo said...

Oh my-- you know how to have fun and looks like the start to a great vacation! I feel your pain -- my hair gets frizzy too!

Have fun!

Janet

Brandie said...

Love that! Isn't it funny how they run when you want to photograph them and can't get enough when you want them to get out of the way? Have fun sweetie!

Brenna LaPray said...

Such cute kiddos Kasey! I wish I were headed to a beach in the near future.

Pony Girl said...

Oh, I bet the kids LOVED the stretch limo ride! I love your carry on bags for them, perfect! Good idea to carry on these days. Looks so nice (sigh) there on those beaches.
Charming pics of your surfer boys! ;) Have a wonderful vacation (sorry the hubby couldn't join you guys!)

MODERN Prairie Girl said...

Great shots of the kidlets! Your surfer boys are the cutest.
So glad you had fun!
Lara

Mand said...

Love this post!!! You know how to travel in style......and I LOVE the kids matching luggage sets. So cute! Cannot wait to see more. Hope you are having a fabulous time!

McMaster and Storm said...

trying to pack today {yes, the day before--so me}
& trying to get by with very little--i hate paying to check a bag-- good grief what is the world coming to?
glad you had fun in the sun-
k

ANETTESHUS.COM said...

Wow! Love your blog:) The photos are fantastic!!!

Have a fabulous trip!!

Anette - Norway:)
xx

Mikal said...

Oh my gosh, you crack me up!

Have a great vacation!

Mikal

Susie from Bienvenue said...

Sweet post...now Im going eat some bread and butter...real butter...;)

Jess said...

so envious!!! snowing here. loving the luggage...traveling in style! i didn't quite catch that wind surfer....close up please!!! :)

PS~Erin said...

Loved reading this. Such a way with words, Kasey. And so funny.

Bay said...

Your surfer...I mean boogie boy is looking so mature and handsome. Not so much like a little one anymore!

Need more pictures of real surfer boys and a pic of your hair....pretty please....

Hope the sun is helping you defrost!

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Hi hi,

Via many roundabouts I popped onto your lovely blog. What a sweet photographs!

Have a happy tuesday,

Saskia

paperbird said...

there is nothing better than a little shot of vitamin D and eye candy to go with it!
That four year old is pretty dang cute.

a.love said...

the photos of your boys are PRICELESS.
I've missed you

J.J. said...

That looks lovely! I can practically feel the sun and wind on my face! I love the kiddos little backpacks and matching suitcases :)

Enjyo yourself!

Farmgirl Paints said...

You did promise the surfer boys...thank you;)

fawn said...

I adore their suitcases! Good find.

LuLu said...

Oh your surfer boy is the cutest!
your trip looked amazing,
xo,
LuLu

kanishk said...

what a pleasure to see some sun!

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