Monday, March 22, 2010

On top of ole' Smoky, all covered with cheese...

Other than the usual "work sucks, sleep is good, im out of groceries" nonsense, life is good and Rigby is growing like a weed! (She will turn ONE on April 20!)

But this post is dedicated to a fun filled weekend i considered my spring break. I stole 2 days away from work and The Railey/Pearce clan (plus one: Kristin's boyfriend Mark) embarked on our Spring Break vacation to none other than beautiful Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge, TN.

We left Thursday morning around 8 and let me assure you, after a fun St. Patty's Day celebration, that car ride was the pits! After several stops to potty/snack/stretch, we turned at the base of a HUGE mountain and knew it was only UP from there. We drove up a snaking twisting road that seemed like it would never end! I dont know about you but looking out the car window and DOWN a mountain beside the road wasnt too swell for me! Our 2 story fully furnished log cabin was steeply perched atop a mountain in Sevierville, TN which is right outside of Gatlinburg. We got settled in and decided on a light dinner of sandwiches and chips (and wine, of course). We woke up Friday morning with NO agenda which was probably the best part of the trip. NO waking up at 5 AM! We spend all day Friday watching movies, playing card games and just soaking it all in. Saturday was the big excursion out to town. After pulling off on the side of the road to take pictures, we almost got side swiped by an angry little gold mini van but with all 9 of us safely parked in downtown, we set foot into the HUGE crowd that had the same idea we did! Someone had the genius idea to ride the Sky Lift and i'll just tell you that it is STRAIGHT UP and STRAIGHT DOWN in a small yellow basket with a bar that doesnt lock. Yeah right, you're not getting me on that thing. After some denial and stress, I rode with mom. :-/ It wasnt too horrible but the going down part was a good bit nerve racking! Fast forward to dinner at Hard I love their cheeseburgers! LOL. We made it back to the cabin and were all pretty much too pooped to do anything so we opted for the hot tub (and wine, of course) and then an early bedtime!

Sunday's drive home was long. it always is so long when you're ready to get home to your own bed. But we made it, and in true OCD style i had my dirty laundry from the trip done within 3 hours of being home. HA, i wish i could let that go sometimes. But it is what it is.

I am so thankful for my incredible family that i spent the weekend with. We have the ability to have fun in any situation on any trip and its so true what they say..."It doesnt matter where you go, It's who's beside you that counts". Thats our little family of 4's "motto". If i remember to blog tomorrow, the topic will be my neverending quest to attend Bonnaroo 2010. you're gonna want to hear this. Come back and see me.


Saturday, March 6, 2010

Lazy Saturday

It's days like today when I am reminded of all the simple things in life that make you happy. The sun is shining, the sky is bluer than ive seen in a while (especially here in L.A.!) and im enjoying it all with the most wonderful mom and dad ever! Time to get back outside and enjoy it all! I'll leave you with a personal favorite of mine from Bob Marley:

"Don't worry about a thing,
'Cause every little thing is gonna be all right.
Singin': "Don't worry about a thing,
'Cause every little thing is gonna be all right!"

Rise up this mornin',
Smiled with the risin' sun,
Three little birds
sittin' by my doorstep
Singin' sweet songs
Of melodies pure and true,
Sayin', ("This is my message to you-ou-ou:")

Singin': "Don't worry 'bout a thing,
'Cause every little thing is gonna be all right."
Singin': "Don't worry (don't worry) 'bout a thing,
'Cause every little thing is gonna be all right!"

Peace. :)

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

A Fresh Start on a Sickly Day

So I'm not at work today because death decided to camp out on my back door step. I have been coughing for over a week and now my ears are stopped up. greeeeat. And might I also add that having your gallbladder out is dumb. They don't warn you that you won't be able to eat hardly anything for quite a while! Can I ask them to put it back?

My computer has a virus right now. So blogging can only be done via the iPhone. Which is just as good, just not as easy!! I really want to find some cute layouts for my main page so I can be all cutesie like the rest of my girlfriends instead of my plain green background. Help me out here ladies! Oh, and do not let Rachel Kelly off the hook..she needs a blog so you guys can see that wonderful little one of hers! Taylor is almost 3 and going on 13.

So the point in this thing is just to get it all out there I'm assuming. So long story short before a fantastic is great, getting up at 5 am every day is not. My family is wonderful and my friends keep me going. And my sweet shih tzu is crazy buy loves to snuggle with mama!!!

I think I'm gonna like this. More to come and until then, I'm counting down to a much needed weekend!!!

Monday, March 1, 2010

New to this...

This looks like it's gonna be fun. can't wait to find all my girls on here and read what they've been up to!! And maybe this will keep me from taking that unneccesary nap in the afternoons!! I'll hatch up a good starting post for the blog world sometime tomorrow! Goodnight!!!