Burping …

This is one of those TMI entries. I've been known to write a few. Heck, lets not forget that my first blog entry on WordPress was about an eye zit. Anyway, here goes.

I am not a big burp-er. I have always chalked it up to not being a soda drinker. And today, I am totally convinced of it.

Monday we visited Coca Cola World in Las Vegas. When we were there Libs wanted to do an international soda tasting. So we did and it was a lot of fun. Sorta. We were given 16 samples of soda from all over the world. Which is a pretty neat idea. Keep in mind, though, that I do not drink soda, so my experience was probably a little skewed. My take on the whole thing is that we might all live on the same small planet, but our tastes in soda preferences differs tremendously. And NOT in a good way. HA!

Anyway, my last run was before our soda tasting. So this morning I headed out for another run. Now, I have gagged a ton on my runs in the past. You just do when you push yourself like that. But today was a whole new ball of wax … um … gas. And I blame it on our quest to experience the world through soda consumption.

Well, I hope you all have a day where you burp and burp and burp and burp!!!

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Feeling lucky (and thankful) …

We got into Las Vegas last night and got a huge surprise from our hotel. A room upgrade. Now I have had room upgrades before but this was over the top. They gave us one of their penthouse suites. The generosity and kindness were quite overwhelming. Some days you forget how good people can really be. Today is not one of them.

Well, I hope you all have a day where you are feeling lucky (and thankful)!!!

Safe, sound and laughing hysterically …

My girls and I are still in San Francisco. We had visions of sleeping in today. NOPE. We got an early morning wake up call from the fire alarm and that thing is LOUD. This is not our first go-around with hotel evacuations. I know, it's shocking! Our first was in Massachusetts. Again, it was LOUD. Both times, thankfully, there was no actual fire. Just smokers not following hotel rules. Don't even get me started.

Anyway, the girls and I found ourselves on the street in front of our hotel early this morning along with everyone else who was staying there. Trying to make the best of our situation I suggested that we take a walk and go to breakfast. It sounded like a nice idea to me. Then the reality of our rushing out the door to safety came full circle. Libs said, "Mom, I don't have on pants!" This stuck me as one of the funniest things I had ever heard. Needless to say, we didn't walk to breakfast.

Well, I hope you all have a day where you are safe and sound and laughing hysterically!!!

Hot and cold adventures …

I have traveled around California quite a few times. However, after traveling up and down the state several times over the past year I’ve come to two conclusions. First, California is beautiful. I have lived here since I was two years old and I can’t believe how much of this state is still left to be explored. It seems like each and every mile of it contains a breathtaking unique element that is just waiting to be discovered. And that brings me to my second conclusion. There is no rhyme or reason to California’s weather temperatures. HA!

But no, really.

In the past few days of travel alone we experienced a 50 degree swing in temperatures. That is just crazy! We saw temps in the 50s and at one point we passed through an area that was 109 degrees. Whoa. Seriously California, make up your mind!

Well, I hope you all have a day filled with hot and cold adventures!!!

Too excited to sleep …

Let it be known that a 7 year old who is on vacation, and spends all day riding rides and playing games at a beach amusement park, will have a restless night. Yup.

Well, I hope you all have a day where you are too excited to sleep!!!

The sweet sound of family …

I love Sunday mornings. I usually wake up before everyone else like usual but I’m not rushing to do anything or to go anywhere. I enjoy the silence of the house. And even more, the sounds of everyone eventually waking and coming to find me. I have grown to love this routine. When we travel it is somehow even better. There is even more calm and silence before they wake. There is no rushing at all. I relax. Drink my coffee. Write. There is also an excitement looming regarding whatever adventure we have planned for that day. Then, I wait and listen to hear them wake. It’s different when we travel. With a family as large as mine we usually require a suite or at least two rooms to accommodate all of us. Even with the space, the sounds of our Sunday are different. The closer proximity allows me to hear their breathing and movement that often reminds me of when my crew were babies. They are definitely not babies anymore. Sid and George are adults now. In September Libs will be turn 15 and Reese, 8. Sometimes I can’t believe how much time has passed since I first became a mom. It’s honestly mind-boggling. I have been blessed to be home with all of them since day one. I can honestly say that I haven’t missed much of their childhoods. I love when they tell me that too. They appreciate it just as much as I do. I know that because I haven’t missed much that it makes it much harder for me to let go. To have had the privilege of raising them and watch them grow up is the greatest gift God has ever given me. I love them so much. With all the change that is coming, George off to college for the first time and Sid returning to hers, I seem to cherish every moment I share with them collectively even more. They really are my world. And no matter how far away life and their dreams may take them, they will always be my babies. So, it may seem silly to some that I’ve grown to love the sounds of our lazy Sunday mornings, but for this mama, these sounds mean family.

Well, I hope you all have a day where you listen to the sweet sounds of your family!!!

Happily stinky …

I am one excited foodie! Today we are headed to the Gilroy Garlic Festival. We haven’t been in years so I am really looking forward to it. If you have never been, you are missing out. It is so much fun and the food is AMAZING! If you are a lover of all things garlic you definitely won’t be disappointed!

Well, I hope you all have a day where you are happily stinky!!!