Only 8 Weeks Til The Beach, Not That I’m Counting

I’m so tired today that it’s not funny. Last night I wasn’t feeling very well at bedtime (just call me Gassy McGassy Pants) and about 1 a.m. I woke up to the most excruciating pain in my upper abdomen. I felt like I was having a charley horse in my gut. The hubby fetched me a Pepcid and after it kicked in I finally fell asleep only to have our old lady dog come clickity clacking down the hall and practice her heavy breathing technique about 12 inches from my face. I woke up feeling fine, just exhausted, so I think I”ll just ramble in this post. Care to join me?

  • This weekend the girls played so well together I was almost worried they were secretly plotting against me. We stayed home all day Saturday since Miss C is getting over strep throat. The only downside to them playing really well together is that they absolutely frat party trash the house. We’re talking a smart bomb of My Little Ponies and stuffed animals.
  • We attended the church of biscuits and hashbrown casserole, the Cracker Barrel, yesterday morning with my dad, who turned 76 on Saturday. The girls always love to check out the gift shop and the hubby bought Miss C the sportiest pink tweed news boy cap. It’s not even funny how cute she looks in this hat. I never look good in hats, so she did not inherit this from me.
  • I went to a funeral with my mom yesterday afternoon. My brother-in-law’s 100-year-old grandmother passed away. She was an amazing woman.
  • My vlog project kicks off in February. I can’t really say much about it, except that it’s a fabulous parenting correspondent gig with other bloggers and it’s a great excuse for me to get my hair blown out.
  • Miss A is going through a horrible clinging freak out thing every morning, and it’s especially horrific on Mondays. She doesn’t want to go to daycare and although the hubby almost always takes her (I drop Miss C off at school and then head to my office) now only I can take her or she has a fit. I feel guilty and conflicted that she “has” to go to daycare and that I actually like going into work. I get mad. She gets mad. Tears are shed. Flog myself with the mommy guilt. Lather. Rinse. Repeat.
  • My skin is so white right now due to lack of sun that it glows, but not in that vibrant, healthy way. More like that bizarre blind sea creatures at the bottom of the ocean glow.
  • Speaking of white skin, we’re going to Sandestin resort in March for spring break. I’ve been given the awesome opportunity to review the resort as a family vacation destination and I AM SO PUMPED. We could really use a family vacation and it will be such a treat to stay at a full service resort. The girls don’t really get it, since it’s not Disney World and they have been campaigning to meet Mickey, but I’ve been showing them pictures online and they’re very excited, even if there is no Cinderella’s castle. There will be a beach, a pool (several of them), and margaritas. That’s all I need.

I’ve been to Destin years ago, but have never stayed at Sandestin. I’m sure Sandestin will keep us busy, but when we venture out I’d love to hear your suggestions. Tell me your favorite Destin area restaurants and other must see spots.


  1. Nicole Flemister says:

    OMG! Love Sandestin! We go every year. We stay in Beachside 1. I found a man who rents me his 3 br condo for a great price. You have to have to eat at the back porch, they have amazing food. Its right on the beach very casual great drinks! They are always busy so be prepared to wait but well worth it. They also make you pay to rent the chairs and umbrellas on the beach way to expensive for what you pay to stay at Sandestin. They are around $30 a day so bring your own! The resort is beautiful we fish on the lakes there and have a wonderful time! Enjoy yourself wish I was going in 8 weeks!

  2. Jill says:

    Our absolute fave place to eat is The Back Porch. Get there early. They have a great place for the girls to play at on the beach. If there’s a wait, ask the host/hostess how to get to it b/c you have to walk through the restaurant to get to that part. There’s also a great place called Huey’s in Destin. It’s a little hole-in-the-wall (They literally cook in a trailer beside the “shack” where you eat on the water!)near the Destin/Ft. Walton bridge. Also, you MUST get donuts at the Donut Hole…and bring a “chocolate angel” back for Uncle Pooh and me. (Well, actually, one for him and one for me!) Can you tell that we go for the food and work in some time at the beach?!?

  3. kel says:

    Yay for you and the beach destination…that sounds like so much fun, especially after this crazy cold weather we’ve all been having. Have fun!!

  4. Angela says:

    Loved the description of the mess after playing well together. There is always a price to pay in parenting, isn’t there!


  5. Jill says:

    I can’t wait for the vlog. Any excuse for a good blowout is exciting. Yeah! I have been to Destin several times but, unfortunatley, hubby and I can’t agree that EATING OUT on vacation is necessary, so I don’t have any places to recommend. That’s why I usually write it like “vacation” because I cook and clean and do laundry – just pay five figures to do it in someone else’s house.

    Jills last blog post..Happy Birthday

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