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Dreaming of Paradise

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This week has been just wild. Do you ever have those weeks where you feel like you can’t catch your breath and your “to do” list keeps get longer and longer? Well that is the kind of week we have had. Both Pat and I have been running like mad to get all of our work done so we can go away on vacation and not think about our jobs…..Hard to do when you are both in sales, but we are bound and determined.

I have been slacking on the blog this week and don’t have much in the drafts folder. Running short on time, so I figured I would just jot down some of the random things.

So here goes……

~~~Things have been so nuts around here that I have not picked up my camera in 4 days….can you believe it? So unlike me. The photos in this post were taken on Sunday. I spent the afternoon checking out some new areas for pictures and Alicia happily agreed to be my model. She is so pretty and such a joy to work with:)

~~~We just got Nick signed up for spring soccer and the season is due to start in the next couple of weeks. Nick also decided he is going to try out for the travel team for the fall 2009 season. I hope it goes better this year, than it did last year.

~~~Sarah is so off with the time change. She has been up late every night this week and as a result, she has been a bear to wake up in the morning. In addition, she has been crying when we take her to the sitter. She always went with no problem and this week it has been crying and screaming…..I want my Mommy, I want my Daddy. Making me a little nervous to leave her next week.

~~~I am blonde again. With the change of season….I was feeling like a new do:)

~~~I interviewed the final candidates for the Sales Support/Assistant job and narrowed it down to two people. After another round of interviews, I decided on one of them. I offered her the job yesterday and she is going to start a week after my return…..HOORAY!!

~~~My skin color right now is about as white as Casper the friendly ghost…..this trip will require something stronger than my favorite Bain De Soleil Number 4. Do you see sunburn in my future?

~~~I never lost the 5 pounds I wanted to lose before the trip so I will be packing coverups in every color

~~~Today marks 34 months that we have been logged in for our China Adoption. Who would have thought we would still be waiting…..and I am guessing we have another year to go. Thought this picture was appropriate…..doesn’t she look like she is waiting?

~~~Last but not least…..Pat and I are counting the hours until we are on Paradise Island with our feet in the sand and a drink in hand.

Hope you all enjoy your weekend…..I hope to post one more time bfore we take off Sunday night, but if not, next post will be from the Bahamas.

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  • sandra - You enjoy that trip to Paradise! You deserve it and I am sure Sarah will be just fine (but I knew we moms worry about our babies)…ReplyCancel

  • At Home In Georgia - I really like all the colors in that 2nd picture…those are really good.

    In any pictures I have seen of you on here, you don’t have 5 pounds to lose.

    Wishing you the best time on your dreamy vacation.ReplyCancel

  • Missy - I am so excited for you guys to go on your tropical adventure! So sorry it hasn’t worked out for us to chat. Paige got sick and now I have a stomach bug. Will it ever end???

    I’m sorry to hear Sarah is having a tough time! I am sure it is the time change…that throws everyone for a loop.

    Have a GREAT vacay and drink several fruity drinks for me : )

    Oh-These pics are amazing!!! I love the textures!ReplyCancel

  • OH MY #6 - getting ready to go on vacation can be a little stressful. But once u r there with that sand and drink all will be good with the world.


  • Lucy - You DO have a lot going on…it’s always so hard when you’re trying to get out of dodge. You will have a fabulous time, I can’t wait to see pics. I’m going blonde again too…it just feels good doesn’t it? :) That time change sure does have an impact doesn’t it, I bet Sarah will be back on track soon! Your photographs and model are beautiful…that’s some gorgeous hair!ReplyCancel

  • Sharie - ENJOY your trip!!!ReplyCancel

  • carolinagirl - I am so jealous of your trip! You guys will have a blast. Last year at this time, we were getting ready for Cancun. It’s so nice to go somewhere warm when it’s still cold at home!

    I cannot believe you guys have been waiting for 34 months. I can’t imagine what that feels like! I know that it will be surreal once you get the call!!!

    Saying a prayer for you that you have a safe trip and that your patience perserveres.ReplyCancel

  • Rachel - I am jealous of your trip to warm, sunny weather, but I’m happy you get to go! Enjoy it.

    I love the pictures!ReplyCancel

  • Shelly and Family - Oh Lisa…have a great trip and just enjoy….Have a drink for me! Love Ya! Talk to you when you get back…ReplyCancel

  • Briana's Mom - You don’t mind if I tag along on that trip to paradise, do ya? 😉

    I.hate.time.changes. Bri is off too. Staying up later and waking up later. Ugh.

    Have a great trip!ReplyCancel

  • Isabella's Mommy and Daddy - Happy 34 months..
    I wish I was going in your suitcase..
    HAVE FUN..
    I know you will..
    Can’t wait to see all the AMAZING photos..

  • Carol VR - Did you change the style or just the colour?ReplyCancel

  • Kate - I wondered when you were leaving!!! It will all be worth it when you are in the air on your way. IF it’s any consolation, we have had a little ornery gal around here this week too. We like to blame it on the time change because it’s just easier. We have no conclusive evidence you understand….but the alternative is bleak. So’s definitely a time change life altering event. We just hope she gets her mojo back before they give her that hour back next Fall…

    Have fun friend!!!! Sounds groovy!!!ReplyCancel

  • Sandy Toes - I can’t wait to see the pictures of your trip…I bet you can barely sleep!

    Blonde???I like you blonde

    Traveling soccer??? Oh girlfriend, you will be eating dinner in the car…get ready!

    Time Change? I am all messed up too!

    Beautiful pictures!
    sandy toeReplyCancel

  • Aspiemom - I’ve been missing you and was glad to see your post. Your pictures look great! You must have such a sense of pride when you see the finished product. Oooh, think of the pictures you’ll get on your trip!ReplyCancel

  • Ivy - Hi Lisa,
    Sounds like you really deserve this vacation in Paradise! Just sit back, relax, get a massage, pedi/mani, have dinner at Caroline’s and let me know what a great time you both had:))

    Oh don’t forget to go down that slide!

    These photos are breathtaking my dear, you’re rockin with the new presets and your sweet model. She’s beautiful! We’ll talk photo “shop” LOL (no pun intended) when you get back!

    Speaking of time change, our K. has been off as well. Stay’s up too late, cranky in the am, and I’m also feeling the same. I think she’ll do fine, probably another stage in toddlerhood that has her upset.

    Ohhhh, what’s that, 5 pounds to loose! My goodness, where? You’re a stick to begin with! Hey, you’ll look gorgeous, just stick LOL with that dress/shoes for the beach I told you about!

    Well, off to grind my teeth with another try at photoshop.

    Enjoy, drink and be happy! You two deserve it!



  • Patricia/NYC - After the week you are having you will SOOOOO enjoy your trip!! Why is it that it’s always i.n.s.a.n.e. the week leading up to a much deserved vacation??

    Glad to hear you found your assistant!

    Kiara is struggling with the time change too…up ’til almost 10 every night so far…sigh…I’m hoping by the weekend we can totally exhaust her & get her back on track! 😉

    I’m sure Sarah will be a.ok when you are away…it’s tough to leave them though.

    Have a FABULOUS trip!! Can’t wait to hear all about it & see those gorgeous pics I know you will take!
    HAVE FUN!!!ReplyCancel

  • Our Complete Family - Alright Miss Lisa~ you look darling and don’t need to loose 5lbs~ you don’t even have 5 spare lbs to loose hun! Go, have fun, don that swimsuit and enjoy yourself! Have a fruity fun tropical drink for me, will you? Take a pic of it for me to drool over, too! :)

    Bryce has been CRABBY this week. I’m blaming it on the time change because I keep having to wake him up each day and he’s going to bed on time. Strange…

    Caroline has an ear infection so she is out of sorts, too. Lord help me!!!

    The pics you posted are to die for. My fav is the 1st one. The background effect is so interesting. I kept scrolling back up to oooh and ahhh over it.

    I hope Miss Sarah gets back into her groove and is a happy chickypoo soon again! And, Nicks soccer…that will be fun! We’ve got 3 away games this weekend. One is 2 hours away. I bought a new Elmo dvd for Miss Priss today to watch and entertain with!

    Smile sweetie. We’ll chat when you get home, unpacked, settled and back to sorts.
    Love ya, LesReplyCancel

  • Jodee Leader - You must be so excited that your trip is FINALLY here! I bet you have your silver strappy sandals all packed and ready to go! It sounds like things will be busy when you get back so enjoy every second of the sun and sand! I, too, can’t wait to see pictures!ReplyCancel

  • Launa - Have an awesome vacation! I just wanted to tell you how awesome your photos are looking! I can’t wait to see what you get while you’re gone! Have fun!

    Oh…and the 5lbs….give me a break! LOL!! 😉


  • Fliss and Mike Adventures - Gotta love the Bahamas… love going there… haven’t been there in a while.. I am sure you will have a great time and am sure you will pick up the camera :)
    4 days since not picking up the camera… don’t worry… the same thing happens with me… sometimes I don’t pick up a camera and find at times it is a refreshing break…ReplyCancel

  • Catherine - Such beautiful pictures!! Congrats on celebrating your 34 month LIDiversary!! Soon friend…soon!ReplyCancel

  • ADELE - Have a wonderful trip! Enjoy every moment! Sarah will be fine. She will be spoiled while you are gone.
    Love the pics! You are becoming quite the pro! Have a wonderful time away. Can’t wait to see pics!ReplyCancel

  • Marla - Yay for random posts and my comment will be just as random.

    Have a great time, get some 30 sunscreen, congrats on the assistant and on 34 down, don’t worry about the 5 lbs, hugs to Sarah, love the pics of Alicia, good luck to Nick and yay for being blonde again. Oh, and have a drink (or several) for me. Whew! Now I’m going to bed. :)ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer - Lisa,
    I agree…a crazy week :) I love your post, thanks for catching us up! Gotta love the blonde! I hope you and Pat and a WONDERFUL trip! Be careful & safe :)


  • Kristin - Looks like a vacation is just what you need. I hope it gives you moments of sheer laughter and rest. Sending smiles and some gentle prayers over all the other things for you and hoping each item that you noted goes with ease.

    I love these images.ReplyCancel

  • Jboo - Have a great trip!! Enjoy some fun in the sun with the Hub! Will be looking forward to seeing your photos from paradise!

    The time change has bothered us too — ugh! Sounds like Nick will be busy with soccer. Good luck to him. Hoping Sarah will be fine during your vacay. Take it easy and enjoy — you deserve it!


  • Colleen - Have a fabulous trip!!!!! You lucky girl! Can’t wait to hear all about it!ReplyCancel

  • jenbusymom - Hi Lisa, your entries almays make me smile! I went from using tanning oil #4, to #2, to just dark tanning oil in Cuba. My skin too is actually scarier white than Casper! You’ll never believe what I’m about to do this aft., I’ve been going blonder and blonder and am off to the salon today myself, stay tuned! If I don’t talk to you before, have a wonderful trip!! Cover ups are great aren’t they!! (let’s try not to have an allergic reaction this time though okay!)ReplyCancel

  • elliotts - Have a great trip! I know you will have an awesome time escaping to some sunshine! It’s cold and we have snow flurries here in MD today…take me with you!! : )ReplyCancel

  • Colleen - You are going to have an amazing time…will your husband mind if I sneak in your suitcase?
    How did you do the coloring in your pictures? photoshop? Where are you losing 5 lbs from?
    Poor Sarah…give her a kiss from me she will be just fine.ReplyCancel

  • Kam - Hope you have a fantastic time! The pics are beautiful!

    No worries! Sarah will be fine! It will all be fine! Just enjoy yourself and get some much needed R & R!!!!

    Love ya!ReplyCancel

  • Michelle - Stunning photos, Lisa!! Truly stunning.

    Sorry to hear that Sarah has been extra clingy at sitter drop-off this week. She may know that you are headed out of town next week, or just still out of sorts from the time change. Mia has gotten much better, but still has days where she cries and cries.

    Do you really think it might be another year? I just don’t even know what to say. Hugs to you, Lisa.

    And enjoy that vacation!! ENJOY!! And snap lots of pretty pics. 😉ReplyCancel

  • Kayce - Happy 34! Enjoy the weekend ahead and packing for your paradise trip.ReplyCancel

  • 3D - Paradise is awesome! 34 done!

    Keep smilin!ReplyCancel

  • Casey - Hey!! Thanks for the post… It IS a tough one to explain. Miracles are not something that Liam quite understands!! HAHA!!

    I didn’t send an email? I wonder if it was a virus email?

    Beautiful pictures… and she does look like she is waiting!! I’m still praying the wait speeds up and it is not another year!!ReplyCancel

  • Jo - Life does get crazy at times. If it makes you feel any better, many of my students are going through the same as Sarah. The time change just throws them for a loop every year.

    Have a wonderful time away with your husband. What a wonderful treat!


  • Sharon - Such great shots of a beauitful girl!ReplyCancel

  • Christy - I just cant believe you are heading to the Bahamas. It sounds soooooo amazing!! I wish I could hide in your suitcase. Dont worry about the 5 pounds. I always have the 10 to lose and rarely get it off. Sucks but oh well. It sounds like you are as busy as me and maybe even more. Take this time to totally chill out and relax. I am sooo excited for you and 90 degrees sounds pretty nice right about now. Have fun and I cant wait to see all your pics!

    Safe travels,

    Christy :)ReplyCancel

  • The Things We Carried - HAVE FUN!!!! Love the photos!ReplyCancel

  • kerri - Have a wonderful, well deserved vacation Lisa.
    The photos are fantastic and your model is stunning..ReplyCancel

  • Dawn S. - Oh, have a wonderful time!! I love the water and all the colors in the Bahamas!!ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer - Never seems like enough time to get everything done. I am so behind on blogland.

    These pictures are awesome!!

    Have a fabulous trip!


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