Monday, April 13, 2009

How I Spent My Spring Break...

Oh my head, we went to Panama City Beach, Florida, (also known as the oceanside version of Warner Robins, Georgia) and Heather danced onstage at Club LaVela, wearing her bikini (!), and Beth met this smokin' hot guy named Stephen, and my bikini top totally fell off while we were talking to these Marines who were macking on us at the beach...

Wait. That was 1992. This is 2009. Did all of the above happen 17 years ago? Yep. Do I now feel old as Methuselah? Completely.

Witness my Spring Break highlights:

Photographed my mother and my eldest daughter with Edward & Bella. Yes, they did this. Yes, I did this. Do not judge. At least we're not stalking the actual people. Is all I'm sayin'.


Let my girls dye eggs more times than necessary. Thankfully Kristi (my girls' big "sister") proves that Liberty University is nothing if not effective in producing "Champions for Christ" who are capable of handling vinegar, dye, and smelly eggs with total efficiency. Life skills, y'all.

Dressed my girls up in their Easter finest and forced them to pose for a full 5 minutes. This was the best shot of the lot. Next week I'm applying for a job at Olan-Mills.

Talked to one of these gorgeous gals, more than once, about randomness such as Sandi Patti on vinyl, sadomasochism (don't ask!), and my disappointment over the lack of a naked Henry Cavill on the season premiere of The Tudors. Ahem. And the other gorgeous gal in the picture? Well, we wore Chucks on the same day. During my spring break. We win.

Talked to this beauty (who was with one of the gorgeous gals in the previous picture) while she shopped in Anthropologie. Then debated being her friend for a solid 5 minutes, because really...like I need another beautiful, stylish, clever, talented, ghetto-bootied gal in my life. Wait...debate over...I totally need her in my life. Special hug to you, Lauren!


Looked through pics from this past winter and decided my bone structure is not conducive to sexy, wannabe pouting. Nor is all that grey, even if it was winter. And why didn't anyone tell me I have the Octo-Mom's lips? Ew.


My husband met Big Tom...of Survivor fame. Big Tom gave Scott his autograph and this picture, just for me. Best. Spring. Break. Ever.

Hey all you high school seniors who are fresh from the shores of Lake Havasu, Myrtle Beach, and Ft. Lauderdale...listen up! As you return to school with your sunkissed highlights, bronzed skin, and your car still smelling faintly of Hawaiian Tropic, know that your time is coming. In 10 or 15 years, during a week in March or April, you'll find yourself cruising the aisles of Target, excitedly snatching up flip-flops and t-shirts on clearance, procclaiming that single experience as the spring break to end all spring breaks. With nary an umbrella drink, MTV, or a wet t-shirt contest in sight.
Good times.

38 comments:

Lauren said...

I heart you. Big time.
Talking to you was the highlight of my life :)

Gina said...

Ah,yeah, well...
The rowdiest I got on spring break was a bottle of Bailey's. The small one. And I shared it with my sister. Actually, she shared it with me.

I know, hold me down....

Ana Cristina said...

Ah, good times indeed. The only difference is that Ft. Lauderdale is just a short drive for me. So the smell of Hawaiian Tropic was the scentscape of my high school/early college days.

To this day, I can't smell suntan lotion without getting nostalgic. True story.

CaraBee said...

I've had some really great vacations, but I never took a true Spring Break trip. It is one of the great regrets of my youth. My parents, I'm sure, are not so rueful that I didn't partake of that particular ritual.

And you look amazing! Octomom wishes she looked like you.

Rhea said...

I'm so glad you had an awesome Spring Break...but I'm so disappointed there are no wet t-shirts in sight.

Those Easter dresses on your girls. ADORABLE.

Laura said...

Loved this post! Ah, the days of yesterday!!...Wake up, Laura!! Oh, and yeah! Your kiddos are TOO adorable!

Amy said...

Very nice. Glad to hear ya had so much fun :)

Melissa said...

Okay, I'm absolutely devastated that you didn't tell me you were that close to me and we didn't at least attempt to hook up. I'll try to forgive you......:)

Lauren W said...

I sure do miss spring break :/
Oh well... Looks like you had an absolute blast, though :D
Meanwhile... I finished season 6 yesterday. I don't even know what to say. Please tell me things make an upturn soon.

Tony C said...

Great Easter dresses!

I've got a couple of Big Tom stories from his younger days. He played football at ETSU with a good friend of mine...he is a unique person (putting it mildly).

It was a great weekend, hope for you too!

sassy stephanie said...

Fun fun fun!

I soooooooooooooo want Lauren's hair!! Looks so fab in both pics!

Jenny and the Princess Peonies said...

Looks like you had a great time. My sister went to Forks on her Spring Break. She has a simular picture to your first one but it isn't exactly G rated.

I grew up in So Cal so everything I owned was infused with a scent of suntan lotion for years. I still love the smell.

I love that you know that Dyslexic Heart is on the "Singles" soundtrack.

Bekah said...

this is a happy day b/c it's the first day my face appeared in lula-land.

i need to hear that delicious accent soon.

chucks 4 life

Elena said...

Whatever Lula, you could take any of them in a wet t-shirt contest. :) And I disagree, I think gray and octo-mom lips make for beautiful pouting pictures of you. You really are gorgeous! And I'm so sad that you didn't/aren't coming to Ida-HO, boo on that. But glad you had a great spring break. Your babies look so lovely and fresh in their spring chick yellow.

Eudae-Mamia said...

Girl, look at those cheekbones!!

Jealous.

I thought for sure, by the time Spring Break was up, I'd gladly be sending Oldest back to school.

I cried.

I can't wait for Summer!!

Sounds like you guys had a great time. Suntan lotion smell - Mmmmm.

Lord I could use a hit of Coppertone right now.

Becky said...

I can't believe your husband met Big Tom! Very cool! Love me some Big Tom!

Sounds way better to me than some bikini falling down in front of some marines if you ask me! Your mom! Your beautiful girls! Edward and Bella. I think you got it all now girl!

Kristina P. said...

I love that you met Lauren! Was Pocket Edward there?

Christina said...

Sounds like a fun time. The girls look great in their Easter best. So cute!

Jennifer P. said...

It would be pretty sad if you were still talking, accidentally topless, to marines on a beach now. I say there's nothing wrong with getting older---especially when you look a great as you. Nothing wrong with Target over a beach...nope,nope, nope :)

Jen said...

I love the picture of your girlies, so cute!
Glad that you had a wonderful spring break and I so LOVE that you took the picture of Edward and Belle.

Fritzie said...

I have never been on Spring Break.

Ever.

This makes me a bit sad. Until I read the drunken Facebook updates from my college cousin. Then I remember why I never went on Spring Break. I'd most likely still be grounded =-)

By the way.. that picture of you is dead shexy. Smokin' hot, even in that much grey =-)

oh yeah .. this is Britt from Quietly Chaotic .. I've moved .. check it, homes! =-)

Shelley said...

Hey, what did Rick Warren say to Larry King?

Brandy said...

Did you at least flash someone on this Spring Break??! I mean you cannot deprive the world of the boobies.

Melissa said...

The girls were beautiful in their Easter dresses!!

Caroline said...

What can I say...there's just so much content in this post - I'm still digesting.

The girls - precious in their yellow dresses

Big Tom - don't remember him (don't watch survivor), but hey, any autograph is cool

Your mom - freakin' rocks

Your sexy wannabe pouting - thanks for coming out!

The color gray on you - definitely not the best but you're still gorgeous!

And you DON'T have Octamom lips.

Definitely a better spring break than those of days of yore.

Mama Kat said...

Big Tom is sexy as all hell.

And I want to be Lauren's friend to...soley because she's pretty.

Octomom is sexy as all hell.

Spring breaking co eds can bite me.

Kristen said...

Aw yay! Glad you had a great spring break!! The college spring breaks are completely overrated!! Saying hi from SITS!

Live.Love.Eat said...

Your girls look adorable and you look HAWT!!!! Very nice! So glad you had what sounds like a wonderful time and welcome back!!!!!

angie said...

What grey? Your lips are way better than crazy octomoms and those poor spring breakers.......they are not going to know what hit them in 17 years. :) That's what I tell myself anyway. :) I'm so glad you had a great time! The girls look gorgeous in their easter finery! :)

Linda said...

You always seem to have gorgeous people in your life.

Spring breaks of olden days can't compare to the yard-workin', closet-cleaning, filing-taxes good times I'm having now.

Mama Dawg said...

Oh, I'm so jealous that you got Big Tom's autograph. (absolutely NO sarcasm). I love Survivor.

Veggie Mom said...

I don't know, gal...you do that "pout" thing pretty darn well. I think we should audition you for Ellen. Whaddya think? One question, though...can ya dance?

themoonisdown said...

i'm now a feature on LULAVILLE!! my life is complete. and we talk tudors while creepy men look at me at target. another win.

ps you got big tom's autograph. you truly ARE a lucky girl. you can die happy now

pps OLAN MILLS?? we were separated at birth.

The Bayou Belles and Their Beau said...

Those are some awesome highlights ... especially the Big Tom. And the pouty look you are definitely rockin' despite what you say.

Heather said...

Whatever, you're gorgeous, no matter what color you wear. Just ask your mom and your girls and Scotty; I know they'd agree. We may be prejudiced, but we do love you.

I love Steel Magnolias. Even though I'm a Yankee.

How on earth did we get from teeny-boppers on spring break to mothers shopping in Target for a good deal?

I'm not exactly sure, but I know I love my life, and wouldn't change a thing. We will pay a visit to the Target that is FIVE minutes from my house...oh, yes, we will :)

Shannon said...

I can't believe you didn't mention the highlight of your trip...

mackin' on yummy BBW whilst in the company of two awesome chicks and their cutie patootie kids.

Ahem.

Vicki said...

Please make the grey outfit picture your new FB profile pic. It's time for a change ;)

Love the Easter picture of the girls. They're so cute!

Marrdy said...

You are awesome. Had me going there thinking you were wearing a bikini in front of marines.

Your girls look so darling!

AND

I think you totally have that sexy pouting thing going on!