Monday, June 30, 2008

...all I ever wanted...

My favorite Blogger feature is the post-delay option, or whatever they call it. I call it post-delay 'cause that's how it works for me. Thank you, Blogger, for this option, as it makes me very happy.

The week before last I sat here at Miss Pretty Pink and wrote about loathing my toes, loving Jason Statham, reading fellow bloggy gals, celebrating my husband's 35th, and Chandler's ode to K.C. and the Sunshine Band. I wrote them over the course of a couple days, then chose a special date for each one and left the land of Lulaville for a whole 8 days. Yes, my dearies...I've been getting my beach on.

What? You wanna see pictures? Well certainly...I'll be happy to oblige, and thanks so much for asking.

Because I'm not about to post a picture of me in a bathing suit.



This is Odessa, our GPS system in the MomVan. I love, love, love all that blue on the right of her screen, 'cause you know what it means!!!!!!!!



I need to get her in bikini bottoms. I need Boudreaux to come along and tug at those bottoms. I need for her to be the new face of Coppertone. But it didn't happen. It won't happen. Boudreaux is gay.

I'd like to introduce y'all to Michael Dutton, one of Myrtle Beach's finest. He told an amazing story of wearing tightie-whities while accidentally sitting in melted Hershey bars. He also offered to let us rub him down in oil after he donned a Speedo. YES! Michael Dutton, here's your 15 seconds of fame, as promised. Now...go change your tightie-whities, dude. (The look on Kristi's face is utterly priceless--it expresses what we were all feeling while talking to this guy!)



It's just fun to be at the beach with Mamaw Pinky. It's also fun to be there without her, but still...we're glad she and Papaw and Uncle Eric came to visit for a few days.



Everyone should spend a week at the beach with three lovely 18 year olds. Yeah, and sit on the beach with them, too. I chose not to post a picture of these girls in their bikinis because they all have amazing boobs. Y'all can surf the net for such as that, but you're not gonna find teenaged boobs in Lulaville. Here's Jessica, Jennifer (they are twins, and I lazily refer to them as "Jessifer") and Kristi...NOT in bikinis. (OK, there is that tiny shot of Kristi with the lifeguard and she is in her bikini--but it doesn't count as she's not the featured subject. Her Dad's gonna kill me.)




I'm not opposed to showing off my own boobs, though...because first of all, Libbey took this shot and I want to applaud her efforts, and second, it's just a mere glimpse. I know...you can hardly stand it, right? But Mariah's loving it! 'Cause she and I have a thing for boobs. Just sayin'.



Our mode of transport for the week! And now the girls want a golf cart of their own. Like our 4-wheeler isn't enough! Here's my lovelies with the McBride sisters--Abby and Bekah--of Clinton, Tennessee.

Napping on the ride home is a trait both girls inherited from their sleep-lovin' Mama. Don't tell her if you see the drool about to fall from her precious little mouth. She was worn out!


After 7 sun-filled days of sand, surf, and seafood it's time to return to real life. Right after a nap, please. Caroline sang herself to sleep, performing her rendition of the Beatles' "Here Comes The Sun." Yes, it was adorable, and also the perfect way to bid adieu to the beach.

We had a blast with our family and friends this past week. I read 5, yes 5 books (only 2 were about vampires, and while both were swell, they weren't Twilight. Not by a long shot!) and you know I was living it up with my beach reads--while on the beach. Hallelujah! Now if I could just capture this same feeling of joy while sitting poolside...

Come back tomorrow and I'll feature THE number 1 product to have in your beach bag. I know, you can hardly stand to wait, huh?







26 comments:

Rhea said...

I love the new blogger feature with auto-posting too. It totally rocks.

I found you through your comment on Kat's blog, Sunshine and Lemonade. You're a UT hater!! I'm a Longhorn fan. :o)

Have a blast at the beach! Looks like a fun, fun time. Lots of cute little girls running around havin' fun. :o)

Kelly said...

glad you had fun. i'm sure it beat hell out of filth nuggets.

Hot Tub Lizzy said...

Humph... that's some blogger tomfoolery you got going on there...

looks like you had FUN - welcome back!

Infarrantly Creative said...

Love you and your boobies. I will never have a tan like that. Poor redheads...I am going to go pout now.

leezee52 said...

I love the post-delay option too! I use it for all of my posts so I can have up to 3 weeks of posts ready to go. Love the photos!

Melissa said...

I'm a redhead, too. Sad, but true. I can stay out in the sun or I turn into one big boo-boo. Okay, I couldn't resist making that into a rhyme. :) You and your breastisis are beautiful. Can you just hear James Blunt....?Okay, this is soooo ADD, but did you know that song says the "f" word? Okay, bunny trail tracks being swept up now......bye...:)

Drama Mama said...

Cute blog- can't wait to see what the #1 product is- I'm beach bound the end of July!

Sissy said...

I do love a woman who can love her boobs, but isn't about to show off those of her 18 year old nieces! Love it.

You'd better share about those books, or email me and give me titles. You should know I can't stand a tease like that!

Kat said...

I am so amazed at all of you being able to write that many posts ahead of time. I am obviously incredibly lazy...and it takes me forever to write a post. I operate by the seat of my pants and write and publish that day. Or sometimes, not.

So glad you had a loverly time at the beach. We leave in 5 days...

notsosahm said...

Ooh! OOh! I know what it is! I saw it in your bag in the pics that you sent. I've got some of it too that the packers asked about today!

Also love the post delay option. On WordPress though. :)

Kim said...

I love me some beach! I would live there, but you know that already! Thanks for not posting me a picture of me in all my glory! I would have had to kill you! And by the way; I know what is in your beach bag!

Teri said...

I just got back from the beach with my family, too. It was wonderful! Looks like your trip was great, also. Cool!

Candid Carrie said...

Alright, now I am going to be having serious trust issues. Post Delay my @$$ !

Liar, Liar Posts on Fire!

And what is wrong with the rest of your readers, Ms. L ... didn't anyone else click on the picture of you? Didn't anyone else notice what you called the picture of yourself? Well, I certainly did and if Mariah wasn't on vacation she would have noticed that you named that photograph ....

Uh huh, you guys want to know what she called that picture of herself? Then you go back in all by yourself and look at it. Go, click the picture of her wearing that sunshine yellow top and make the picture appear bigger. Now look what she called that photo because that is her new nickname and it will come back to haunt her!

Lula! said...

Vicki and Kim--no telling about my secret beach bag weapon, please. Don't spoil it for my thousands of readers. OK, my 33 readers, based on my estimate.

Carrie--here's to hoping all these people click on my boob picture just so they can see for themselves what it's all about.

Melissa--I hate that song...his falsetto is a very poor rip-off of Chris Martin. There's no messing with Coldplay! Maroon 5 love the "f" word, and singing about sex...the pervs.

Mom o'Bean said...

Oh I'm so jealous of your vacation. I desperately want to get away, but sadly it won't be happening this year. Except for a trip home to Oz to visit my family and show off the babe. Which is no vacation, believe me.

I'm curious what the books you read are, because I adore the vampire lit.

Drama Mama said...

OH Girl- Thanks for the great Idea!
Christmas in July open house blog style- happening on July 8!
Thanks a ton!!
Just for that- I'm addin you to my famous Blogroll!

Angela said...

Hey, BFF!

Really what 30-something in their right mind would put 18-year-old booblets on their blog. You are a smart woman.

Thanks for hanging out at my blog today! You crack me up.

Mrs. R said...

Beach Boobs...

I am so glad that you and your tans breastses are back! We missed you.

Now, your girl's carseat matches SITS... did you plan that? Britex baby, only way to ride.

Lula! said...

T--I know, that's one sassy carseat, huh? We are a Britex-loving family. What small child doesn't deserve safety wrapped in leopard-print? We bought it almost 2 years ago...so I should say that SITS copied me. But I won't...because we are all BFFs like that.


Sissy and Mom o' Bean--I'll list the books in tomorrow's post. Promise!

LaQuintamomof3 said...

Love the post- even delayed. I heva to start workin' that option. Your family is beautiful!
I hope you had a restful, fun filled trip.

I can't wait until we have our family vacation and we get to go and play-- though a lot of CA is on fire, we are headed north and I am really hoping all the fires are put out before the beginning of August, not just becasue of our trip! Fingers crossed.

Debbie said...

B squared! Thanks Carrie. Love seeing the pics of your blond haired beauties...and I totally loved those car seats...However, my 8 year old is sniff, sniff now out of her booster and in the car with just a seatbelt...and my soon to be 6 year old is in a black booster. All the fun is gone. But they can buckle themselves in, so life is good! Glad you had fun...Oh and I will NEVER able be able to have a tan like yours unless it was spray on....and then I would look stupid. I have two skin tones: White and Red!

Insane Mama said...

/your beachboobs are HOT! and I am so glad that I am not the only one that hangs at bars with their kids. I'm so glad YOU are back and glad you had fun!! I'm on my way home today

Heather said...

Is that a LEOPARD PRINT carseat?!!!!!! We don't have such fabulous options here in the midwest. Nope, we're boring. Man, I need to go do some southern shopping.

The beach (and the boobs) look like fun. Yep. I just typed that out loud.

Mama Dawg said...

That looked like so much fun! Glad you're back!

Gina said...

Jealous. Completely and utterly green with envy. It has been over 85 here the last few days- but we don't have beaches with sand. Just rocks. Sigh.

Angie said...

The scheduler function is AWESOME! I don't know how I lived without it.

Glad you guys had fun at the beach. We're hoping to make a return trip to Myrtle Beach next summer. This year, it's the sandbox and kiddie pool on the back deck.