Saturday, February 11, 2012

The Dirty South Ya'll!

Finally! A post about our fun trip! This is part 1 because we have so many pics to show! My sis Jenn and I decided back in November that we were gonna be all cRaZY and plan a random trip to Hotlanta to visit one of our really good friends that lives there with her family. So we found some amazing airfair and booked our trip! I was a bit nervous to leave Miss Pretty and the hubby for that long and I was super nervous to fly! I'm a wanny pants! You think I don't know this? I'm just not a good flyer! Well the middle of January finally arrived and we packed our 50 lb suitcase and lots of snacks and distractions for the plane ride and momma Lloyd dropped us off at the airport! The flights there, weren't too bad. We watched movies and read magazines and it felt like they went pretty quick. We got to Atlanta and got settled in at our friend Jenn's casa. What a beautiful home! I loved the scenery:

This was a pic of her front yard! I loved it there! So pretty!

Part 1 of my Georgia posts is about our trip to Savannah! I've always wanted to go to Savannah. All the pictures that I see are so beautiful and the rich history is just amazing! The trip was about a 5 hour car ride. It was fun enjoying the scenery, chatting about everything and anything and of course snoozing away. Our hotel in Savannah was beautiful and right on the Savannah River riverfront. We walked everywhere while we were there and if it weren't for all the yummy southern restaurants we ate at, I might have lost a little weight :). (soooooo worth it though!)

No trip to Savannah is complete without a stop at "Lady & Sons". Paula Deen's restaurant was everything I dreamed it would be! So good!

The historic district of Savannah had some amazing old mansions. There were also squares every couple of blocks.

The view from our balcony at the hotel. There were big barges that went down the river, tug boats and even dolphins! My first dolphin sighting!

One of the famous squares in Savannah was where Forrest Gump sits on a bench waiting for the bus. I'm Forrest :)

We also went on a couple of ghost tours while we were there. Pretty spooky! Here's the cemetery.

Our most memorable experience was the ghost tour of the Sorrel-Weed house. Very creepy!

I loved it there! The weather was a nice 68-70 degrees. The people were so nice and the shopping was lots of fun! It was a blast hanging out with two of my besties and giggling together! I needed it! Stay tuned for part 2!

Friday, February 10, 2012


I keep thinking i'm gonna get on here and blog about this and blog about that, but I never get around to it. But today, I thought I needed to probably get some of this out there and feel like I was able use this as therapy once again!

Have you ever tried to swim in molasses? I hadn't . . . .until about 5 months ago, when I feel like I was thrown into a pool of it and told to just keep paddling. BTW, I don't know how to swim. Don't ask about the Flaming Gorge experience. . .
I can't seem to figure out how to get myself out of it either! Just when I think I'm gaining ground and about to find my way out of this sticky mess that has become my world, I get pulled down once again.
Most days, I feel like I'm able to get through things and "be normal" and then the thought hits me, like I was finding out for the first time all over again: "my dad is gone." It feels like it was so long ago already and I miss him terribly! I miss his excellent cooking and every time he'd "doctor something up" to make it "his"! I miss his teasing and blaming his farts on someone that wasn't even in the room! I miss his phone calls to just tell me that he loved me!
Last week my mom and grandma moved in with us. For some reason I was very angry with my dad before they moved in. I LOVE them dearly and I have loved having them with us and Miss Pretty has loved it too! But I was just so ticked off that my dad had left and wasn't here to take care of them like he should be!!
And. . . when it rains it pours, our sweet, bestest EVER, babysitter let us know this morning that she wouldn't be babysitting anymore :(.
Just keep pouring that molasses on. . . !! I mean I love gingersnaps and all, but I'm a bit overwhelmed!
I just keep thinking "try to find the positive", "quit asking 'why' and start asking 'what can I learn from this?'". . . . but i'm just so tired. . . .
Don't get me wrong, there have been some very positive things happen in the last 5 months as well! Miss Pretty has been so sweet with my Grandma! She goes up to her room everyday and just chats away with her. I have loved that.
My sis and I got to go on a super fun trip to GA to visit our bestie! (I promise I will post pics later) It was SO much fun! I could have done without the plane ride, but hey, what can ya do! I was able to visit 3 states that I've never been to before and I got to dip my toes in the cold waters of the Atlantic ocean. If only I could bottle up that sound. . . .
So I do have so much to be greatful for, it just seems like I need someone to throw me a life vest so that I can stay above all this muck!