"Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing. " -Helen Keller

Friday, July 24, 2009

Hey y'all...

Nothing really deep and insightful to post today. Its my beautiful niece Kayla's 12th birthday today and the boys and I drove done to my parents' house to help her celebrate. Vic stayed home because he had to go in and get the stitches removed from his carpal tunnel surgery. We all went out to the pool on the Air Force Base to swim and then we came back to my parents' house for cake and ice cream. We capped the day off with grilled burgers and dogs, watermelon, carrot and beans with dip, and corn...YUM! A little while ago, the kids all settled in to watch Marley and Me as they drift off to sleep. Right now it is blissfully quiet and I am enjoying a little me time before I go to bed.

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One a totally different topic, I may actually get to go to BlogHer next year. I was joking around about running away to Chicago this weekend and, when I told my mom why, she said they could give me a significant chunk of the cost of BlogHer as a birthday present. I have the world's best parents.

Mom and Dad, you totally ROCK!

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Oops, I may have spoken too soon about the quiet. I hear a lot of giggling from the next room. Guess we hit a funny part of the movie.

Have a wonderful evening/night/weekend y'all!

12 comments:

Beautiful Mess said...

I'd say I'm glad you had a good time at your parents swimming and such but I'm to jealous that you're going to BlogHer next year! *pout*

littlebirdhouse said...

Oooh. I'm hoping against hope to maybe get to BlogHer next year... but we're trying to save for either a house or a move. Hm.

Kristin said...

Hey Dani...you are pretty skinny. I can pack a really freakin huge suitcase and smuggle you in.

Soralis said...

Cool... blogher!

Sounds like a great day out.

Here's to some peace and quiet!

chicklet said...

If you get to go to BlogHer I'll be so damn jealous!!! :-)

Kristin said...

Chicklet, would it help if I promised to have enough fun for both of us next year?

Lifeslurper said...

Doesn't BlogHer sound like a lot of fun? I truly hope you make it there! 'Red Velvet cookies'????? Oh US food fascinates me sooooo much!!! We don't have anything like that here!

Cara said...

Ooooo --- maybe I can drop a similar hint!!! I have pretty awesome parents too.

BTW - thanks for having the HP ticker on your blog. One of my fav things to do was click over and see how many days left!!! TONIGHT we are going to see it!!!

becomingwhole said...

too distracted by BlogHer envy to say anything coherent

;)

Kelli said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I'm going to have to do some research about this BlogHer....I've heard about it, but have no clue what it is! Have a great weekend!

tomi said...

I loved Marley and Me, though I can't finish the book (or movie) without bursting into tears at the end.

Happy Belated Birthday to Kayla! :)

*iclw*

Tanyetta said...

you have the best parents ever! that is so sweet :)