Well, I've clicked my sand-crusted, sparkly, pink flip flops three times, traveled six hours with a three year old beach goddess and her fast driving, crab-catching, kite-flying, and sand castle-building Daddy!
Yes, we're home! Aaah!
Don't get me wrong. We loved our time away in Gulf Shores. It was Alise's first vacation and I have a feeling she is going to be a beach-lover! She and Katie were inseparable and we had a great time with Doug and Mirya. But there is something about having a place to come back to....a place to simply call home. It's the safe harbor where are lives are played out everyday. Home is where the Horton's live.
And the best thing about coming home? We came home WITH CLEAN CLOTHES!!! No washing! How great is that?! Our condo had a washing machine and dryer and so Wayne - who does most of the laundry in our home - did a fab job with keeping up with the washing even while we were on vacation! I couldn't ask for more! Thank you, Wayne!!
I was the mean Mommie today and took Alise back to school. The faster and sooner we get back to our regular schedule, the better. I asked Alise yesterday on the way home if she was ready to see Allie and Emma again. Her little face lit up and she squealed, "Yes!!" So I don't feel bad about sending her back so soon. When I dropped her off this morning, Ms. Katherine was standing under the awning and she gave Alise a big "Hello!" so that made me feel good. When I picked her up this afternoon, the duty teacher told me that she was jealous. When I asked why, she said it was because she heard we had been at the beach. My, word travels fast at that school!
So, with Alise at school and Wayne running errands, what did I do with myself all day? Get ready for a garage sale! Trust me, I haven't had any fun!! All I've got on my brain is decorating for fall, so boxing up, cleaning out, and pricing things for my mom and her friend's garage sale next weekend just wasn't at the top of my list on my day off! Poor Baby Girl hardly has any toys left! My mom thought that the toys she had outgrown would sell well with it being close to Christmas. We'll see. Maybe I'll make enough money to buy Baby Girl new toys and AND decorate my house for fall!!
My mom and dad left early this afternoon to pick up Cousin Brooklyn in Conway, Arkansas. Actually, I think they were meeting my brother half way. Alise is esctatic! She can't wait to be around her older cousin! We will probably go to my parent's house as soon as I pick Alise up from school tomorrow. Brooklyn will be staying a week so there will be plenty of playtime.
What college football game will you be watching this weekend? College Game Day will be in Georgia this weekend to cover the Georgia v. Bama game. I am so ansy about it!! Wayne thinks it is going to be an awesome game and even some of the polls and sportscasters are predicting that Bama will win! Being the Crimson Tide fan that I am, I'm hoping that we can pull off a victory, but I'm just not certain of it. We will definitly be in front of the TV for that game!!!
Speaking of football and fall decorating....do you see a pattern? Do you think I am ready for Fall or what? So much so that I made my BFF Leigh's Taco Soup tonight for supper!! Yum!!