Friday, July 10, 2009

Things I Learned on My Summer Vacation

Road trips are always so fun and Madison and I had a ball traveling to visit my sweet friend Dory and her precious family. We traveled about 1,826 miles, listened to 3.5 books on CD, made only 6 potty/gas/food stops, sent lots of text messages, and took almost 900 pictures.

Besides having a wonderful and fabulous time, I also learned a few things on my trip.


I learned........................................................


  • Madison can sleep for a long time in the car. A LONG time.



  • You should NEVER tell your friends an old nick name you HATE WITH A WHITE HOT PASSION unless you WANT them to call you it. ALL THE STINKIN TIME.



  • Silly face pictures are fun no matter how old you are!



  • Movies are ALOT cheaper at home than in other places. ALOT. (hence the reason I go to the movies all the time!)



  • Taking pictures of a sweet baby with my new camera is SO fun!



  • Small towns have awesome antique stores with good prices! I bought some old shutters and an old window and already have Tony working on projects using both of them! :)



  • Doing things outside in states where it is NOT 100+ degrees in the summer time is actually fun!



  • My car gets GREAT gas mileage on the highway. 30.85 miles to the gallon. Woo hoo!



  • My favorite time with Dory on every trip is our early in the morning chats when no one else is awake. We do it when we are both at home- via MSN Messenger- but it's so NOT the same.



  • The roads in Arkansas are BUMPY!



  • Texas and Kentucky are WAY too stinkin far away from each other. I'm trying to think of a way to move them closer together. Any suggestions?



  • Dory's husband and I are alot alike. ALOT. (He says I am the male version of him and I think he might be right!)



  • When you are in a dark cave and someone takes your picture with a bright flash, STOP and wait till you can see again before moving or else you will end up with a huge painful bump on your head where you bumped your head on the rock. Hard. (Still have the bump to prove this one- almost a week later. What a dork.)






  • Dory can fall asleep anywhere and at anytime. (I am so jealous of this fact!)



  • Madison and I both have way too many stupid human tricks. Seriously. Are we freaks?



  • There are some weird people in gas stations in Tenn. The old Indian man who hit on me was creepy. CREEPY.



  • I enjoy ignoring my GPS system sometimes and telling it NO. Since I rarely tell people no so maybe this is my way of rebelling?



  • Dory's girls Beebo and Luby are so sweet and so much fun. I love those girlies!



  • Dory snorting when she laughs is a guaranteed way to make me start laughing. Every single time.



  • My OCD tendencies are rubbing off on Dory- she now has a Swiffer in her new van after she used to laugh at me for having one in my car! LOVE that!




  • I have successfully addicted Dory's family to Sonic. :)



  • Our three girls are so creative and can turn anything- even a bird that died next to the swimming pool- into something fun. (After naming him and bringing him home (in my Sonic cup) they held a funeral for him, complete with a will reading, casket, eulogy, burial, headstone, and flowers.)







  • Dory is truly a blessing and a gift from God. I know that I did not do anything to deserve a friend like her, but I thank God daily for her. She is fun and silly and smart and goofy and honest and I love her so very much! Thank you for a wonderful time Dory!





3 comments:

  1. Oh now JS, you know you secretly LOVE it! :o) hehe

    I love you too, sweet friend. Sorry for dozing off on you. And for the snorting. lol

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  2. I am so glad that you two had so much fun together and that the girls all get along so well.

    Now you know what summer is all about when it isn't a thousand degrees.....lol

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  3. Great thoughts today!

    Glad that you posted them!

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