Thursday, June 18, 2009

Getting Back from the Getaway

I'm still recovering from all the hustle required to get away for a few days' vacay. You know that feeling, right? Of returning to your "normal" routine, and feeling a little out-of-sorts - at least until regular toddler sleep schedules resume, and all the laundry is done? That's me today.

So, please bear with me a few more days....When I return, I truly DO hope to have some serious "after" shots of Aunt's bathroom.

Oh! Have to tell you...stopped by HomeGoods in San Antonio on my way home yesterday and about HYPERVENTILATED over all the cute stuff they have in stock! I bought a lamp for said Aunt's bathroom - great price, too, so I was charmed. But, my mood turned sour when I saw my Z Gallerie foo dogs there - For $30 each (yep, that's 1/2 of what I paid) So, if you like them - run Forrest Run to your nearest Homegoods store!

Anyway...had an amazing time with family and friends relaxing at the Guadalupe River - here's a visual recap...

My baby girl finally got a taste of River life, and really showed no fear. I grew up swimmin' this area, so I was very tickled to see her do the same!
First, testing out her river shoes at the low-water crossing (with the help of Mr. Scott)
Then, we took to the tubes (no, I don't color-coordinate my daughter's life vest to my get-up - total co-in-ki-dink!)

My friend, Carrie and I were able to sneak in a quick girls' shopping trip
We hit a darling children's store to scope out the goods - since Carrie & Scott are expecting their third kiddo - good excuse, huh?! There wasn't anything we couldn't live without...
But, Avery can't say the same...

It was quite a different story for me when we hit the Antique Co-op. I was itching for these blanc de chine figures... Six hundred smackaroos for the pair - Why do I have to have such good taste? ;)
This pair of cockatoos were more in my price range - and I rarely see a parrot I don't like - but, then there's the issue of shipping them back to Brazil...Oh, and my already-overspent budget!
So....I had to settle for the scene of days well-spent...
...Which is really much more soul-pleasing in the first place. See ya'll soon!

11 comments:

LindsB said...

I totally know that feeling you are talking about. I didnt even go on the trip with my BF but somehow I feel that way now cleaning up his stuff, doing the laundry and just getting back into the swing of things.

Looks like you had a very relazing time while you were there though, its fun to catch up with old friends and have some girl time.

Welcome back!

ticklishfromadistance said...

Sounds like a great time!!! It stinks having good taste! Hahahaha!

texasdaisey said...

What fun! I just love tubing and anything in the water. What a great time it looks like you had.
Debbie

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Looks like you are filling your plate and having a ball "stateside"!

Good on ya!

And...those little pink shoes...well...SWOON!

The Townhouselady said...

The shoes! Oh! What a great photo.

Minnie said...

All lovely shots. Looks like you had an awesome time, with a little bit of the best of everything...relaxation, passing on river tradition, shopping w/girlfriend(yaaaay!), for new baby things (double yaaay)

Ann said...

That Vacay looks like so much fun.
Your girl is such a cutie and her shoes too.

Don't think too much of the things you have to live through after a vacay... the trick is to look at those beautiful and memorable pics every time you feel tired and you'll know that it is all worth it.

Federica said...

Looks like you had a great time!
Your little girl is adorable!
Happy weekend sweetie!

Style Redux 2 said...

Welcome back. Great pictures. That pair of Blanc de Chine is gorgeous!

bluehydrangea said...

Yu do have great taste!! And the pictures of your daughter are too cute!!

LenkaLovee said...

looks like you had a great vacation and ended up with some great memories and photos. :)