Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Back from vacation

It's a little intimidating blogging after that last post. Thank you so much everyone who left a comment here, in a gallery, or sent me an email. Some of the emails I received really, really touched me and I'll be saving them for a long time. Thank you.
I meant to blog my vacation photos last week but I forgot my USB cable. It was still attached to my computer. I saved you a seat though: :)
So trying to figure out first things first, or whose on first, or something. I feel all disorganized after vacation. Trying to edit 400 photos, why did I take/need so many? I'm just lazy about deleting them during an outing. I don't want to waste any more time fiddling with the camera, you know?
Lots of photos with J in his PFD (personal flotation device) vest. It's not the most photogenic thing, but so important. So many people drown on the Outer banks, esp in the summer. The average is 3 per week in the "on" season. The riptide and undertow are so strong. The PFD was for me too, in the event that I had to go in after him I would be struggling to keep him and myself afloat while swimming against the undertow. So I'd have to swim quite a bit longer to get back to shore, and thus possibly drown myself. I love the water, was a lifeguard, and grew up in this part of the country. But I have huge respect for it and what it can do.
I got some new Scribble Scrabble right before I left, and I'm looking forward to using that. I love graph paper and colored graph paper=wow! Of course a mountain of laundry awaits. I was asked to join the Cocoa Daisy design team on Monday. I couldn't be more excited about that, it's such an amazing and talented team and site! Ali E is doing some fun things for the Sept kit and that should be pretty cool. Happy (what day is it?) um, Wednesday! :)

15 comments:

Lauren said...

Both of those pictures are great but the first one is just SO inviting and relaxing!

prettypilot2002 said...

can't wait to see what you come up with, with the vacation pictures :)

sPaRkLiNg sCrApBoOkS said...

Well hello! I heard some exciting news about American Crafts! A HUGE congratulations to you my friend! Very deserved if I must say!!!!!!! Hope you are doing well! xOxO deb

Allison said...

Congratulations!!! How exciting. Looks like you had a great vacation too.

Zorina said...

Cute picture of the 2 of you! Welcome back from vacation.

Susan Beth said...

Stay safe! We used PDF for 6 and 9 year olds when we floated the Madison River (calm, no white water, shallow river that it is where we floated) and the local ranger came and rewarded them for their effort by giving them coupons for ice cream at DQ - and I woar a PDF too, mostly though to keep from getting sunburned and to cover up my larger than I want it to be body!

Sara*P said...

Congrats on the American Crafts design team!! Their products are my favorite - especially their new Blue Skies line. Can't wait to see your projects!

Kelly said...

Love the pics!
Congratulations Daniellexxx

lisa truesdell said...

love the vaca pics - and congrats on ac and cocoa daisy!

Vee said...

glad you had a good vaca! can't wait to see the sept. kit!

Denise said...

SKIP THE LAUNDRY and celebrate! Congratulations on the new gig! Very exciting. So I hope you played with paper and sissors today and left the pile of laundry for another time. Honestly, just toss them out and start over. Laundry is overrated!

lisa said...

Glad you had such a good trip. xx

Lisa Dorsey said...

I don't think I got a chance to say congrats! Wahoo! :)

Fabulous pictures, even with the PFD. :)

Nickynoo said...

So cool that you made the CD team! I admit to being just a teeny bit envious, LOL, but you really deserve that place :o)

kristina proffitt said...

So glad you had a great vacation and congratulations on the Cocoa Design team, girlie! You are on a roll!! :-D
Love those photos!