Sunday, July 24, 2011

Bwahahahaha! Vacation Makes It So Much Better......

Yes, I AM laughing like a fool.  It is because vacation was so FREAKING awesome.

Really - even with the heat wave [Heat Wave?  What is 104 degrees with 115 degree heat index between friends, I ask?] it was SO  great and surprising and fun.

It was also so incredibly quiet and easy.  Something about being out in the middle of nowhere, while navigating a one level home, had to be the best thing that has happened to us in so, so long.

There were crafts, swimming, horseback riding, watermelon eating contests, the county fair!!!, bonfires, board games, hanging out, laughing and eating to the stupid!*  SO GOOD!

Best line of the week?  "Okay - who downloaded a picture of a horse penis on my computer?"

Funnily enough no one would admit that one to Skippy.  Hmmm.
[No. It wasn't our youngest.]

Here it is:

[I am a 12 year old boy. I admit it. Hush up. ::still giggling::]

We are home, safe, sound and sated.  Nothing could be better.

Here is a little tickler of what is up tomorrow - the Orange County Fair was very rewarding to Miss Wallene - Come take a peek:

I want to thank Amy for giving Wallene the boost to enter this particular picture - Your compliment went a long way - and LOOK! Blue Ribbon!  

Wait 'till y'all see tomorrow.  It's all fun. :) 

And no private horse parts will be involved. I promise. Unless I miss something else my husband downloaded. giggle

I will leave you with a lovely sunset we enjoyed over the mountains of Virginia.  
Courtesy of Wallene
I hope you all had a wonderful week and the one coming up will be even better.


[*"eating to the stupid" is a Skippy Family phrase meaning eating past being full. It was great!]


Teresa said...

glad to see you back and to hear you had so much fun! can't wait to see what is up your sleeve tomorrow.

Amy said...

So Cool!! She has the eye.

Thanks for the email, it made my night.

Yart said...

Happy to hear your home safe and sound... Glad that you guys had such a great time on vacation... Congrats to Wallene on that blue ribbon!

Celia said...

Tee-hee. There's a trickster in your house. Nice blue ribbon though.

Jo-Anne's Ramblings said...

Welcome back it is so pleasing to me to see you had a great holiday, now you are home and ya know what I hate about coming home after a holiday.....
the washing and what I love is my own bed.......and my own bath.......I am not a shower person.

Way to go Wallene for the blue ribbon

Southhamsdarling said...

Hi dear friend. Just noticed your comment on my post and headed right over your way!! YAY! You're back and I can't tell you how delighted I am that you all had such a wonderful time (oh, and I'll forgive you the horse penis!! LOL!!). It really does sound quite heavenly - look at that amazing sunset. You sounded so happy in your post and that will make all of your bloggy friends so happy for you! Hey, well done to Wallene with the blue ribbon. Do say Congrats to her from me. Bet you were so proud! (tearful interlude!). Look forward to hearing more in your future post . Lots of hugs to you.

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

Welcome back! Glad to hear you had such a wonderful vacation. Years ago, when our kids were young, we went on a trip to Williamsburg, where we happened to see a horse who was ... shall we say, "happy to see us?" Very, VERY happy. I whispered to my hubby, "Look, he's hung like a polack." Guess I wasn't whispering as quietly as I thought I was. Our kids heard, and to this day, they STILL laugh about it. (I tell ya, no respect ...)

Jeannie said...

Missed you! So glad you had a wonderful time. Congrats to Wallene!

As for the horse penis photo - why? I was expected the full blown porno version, not just a day in the paddock.

Anonymous said...

Welcome back!! I missed you too. Glad you loved the first floor living too - must make all the difference.

Yep, that's what I'll be doing when I go to Virginia in a few weeks - "porchin" which means playing games on the front porch, "eatin" and "floating." Nothing better!

Kathy's Klothesline said...

Vacation ....... what is this strange and wonderful thing you speak of? Glad you had such a good time!

ellen abbott said...

so glad you had a great vacation and glad to see you back.

so what happened to moving to a one story house?

pooldad said...

I had the best time but was a little perturbed my photo didn't win a ribbon.

All kidding aside, I had a great time with my mama and wallene. Can't wait to do it again.

Can one of you watch the dogs next time?