Thursday, October 15, 2009

I'm Ready!

The bags are packed, the animals are being cared for (how weird is it that I didn't have to make any arrangements for my kids*?!), and the food (pb&j on Oroweat sandwich thins for me, regular bread for my husband, apples, clementines, grapes, almonds, and a Lara Bar, which I have been dying to try) is ready for the 9+ hours we will be traveling today.

I went to the bank a couple of days ago and turned all of this:
into $99.95! (Paco the wonder dog was responsible for the chewed up dollar bills)

I got my hair cut - my stylist knocked 10 bucks off of the price as a "have fun in Hawaii" gift - she is so sweet! Oh, funny thing - when she was washing my hair, she said "even your head has gotten smaller!" So I don't know...do heads shrink when you lose weight?

I got my beach toes done:
...and I think that's it - I'm officially ready for our vacation!

We are flying to Oregon to visit my parents, where we will endure enjoy brisk temperatures and rain, and where my mom and I will shop for clothes - how fun! Then on Monday morning, we are off to sunny Maui to celebrate our 25th Anniversary - I can't wait! I sure hope these next 12 days of eating different food will kick my body into losing weight again - I've been stuck for a couple of weeks now and it's getting frustrating. That said, I will not let what the scale says ruin my vacation!

I'll have computer access while we're at my parent's house, so hopefully I'll be able to get a post up sometime before Monday, but after that, we will be unplugged for a week. It will be weird to go so long without checking on all of my bloggy friends - I may need recaps when I get back!




*Although they will always be kids to me, they are actually in college.

38 comments:

  1. Have a marvelous time!!! My soul lives in Maui, for sure. In particular, Kapalua and Napili.

    :: good sigh ::

    Man oh man I wish I could stow away with you two (I would promise to leave you alone during the honeymoon phases of your trip LOL)

    I'll miss you! Have a Blue Hawaii for me! :D

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  2. Have a wonderful celelbration and blog vacation! We will miss you - but we'll be right here when you get back.

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  3. Oh wow...Hawaii...I am so jealous!!!!! I hope you have a fantastic time, and don't even give the scale a second thought! You just need to go and enjoy and have the best time EVER!!! Happy voyage!!!

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  4. Have a fabulous time! I want to see lots of pictures!

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  5. Have a wonderful trip!

    Even though I don't have any children I work and live with college students (i manage the student housing on campus), I think of them as my kids because of my role in discipline and also cause I'm someone they come to when they are struggling with something.

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  6. I hope you have a blast! I love your toes!!! lol

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  7. Have always wanted to go to Hawaii. Love the nail color - so tropical! Have a wonderful time - tell us all about it when you return.

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  8. Have a wonderful time! Dig those cute toes into the sand. I'm looking forward to updates and hearing all about your adventures. Enjoy Oregon, too!

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  9. So excited for you!!!!!! I am glad I am not the only one who had technical problems too with that link - my husband kept saying "it's their problem, all the other tags work!" but that didn't prevent me from trying for another 20 minutes! :D

    HAVE SO MUCH FUN!!!

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  10. I busted up when I got to the word "endure."
    haha
    9 hours is so long but it will be worth it if you don't have to endure too much at the folks house.

    Pretty toes!
    Have a good time!

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  11. OMGosh - have a fabulous time! Your toes look delightful, love the toe rings, and take lots of photos to post when you come back!

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  12. Dear Shelley: have a great holiday! Enjoy everything that comes on your way!

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  13. Love the toes! Have a great time in Hawaii!!!

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  14. Oh, I am so jealous! I hope you have a great time and HAPPY ANNIVERSARY.

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  15. Hello Shelley! Just wanted to send a quick note to first say THANK YOU for following my blog. It is always exciting to get new readers and I love reading your blog...so we are in good company I think. Have a safe and happy trip...will look forward to your updates!
    Debi

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  16. WooHoo! Have SO much fun AND your toes look very cute! ;)

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  17. I hope you fully, completely, totally enjoy your anniversary trip Shelley!! And I say that with a triple scoop of insane jealousy. :)

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  18. We mean it when we say we'll miss you........
    ChrissyS

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  19. Have a GREAT time and happy anniversary!

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  20. Have fun.... oh, and I really like the toe rings...

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  21. Have a fabulous vacation and Happy Anniversary!

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  22. Have a wonderful trip Shelley! Enjoy your zip line adventure! Check your e-mail for pix of Noah's first date (!!!!) I'll miss you!

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  23. I think I have that same shade of blue polish; it's so fun! Have a great time!

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  24. Wow, Shelley, this sounds like an absolutely fabulous trip! And you’re so well prepared too! Hope you have a fantastic time! :-D

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  25. This is my first visit to your site. What a terrific journey you have been on! Congratulations!

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  26. hope you are having a great vacation! I've given you a blog award here:

    http://sunnygee.blogspot.com/2009/10/55-pounds-lost-blogger-award.html

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  27. have an amazing journey.

    Im jealous BUT getting to planning my 25th instead of wishing I were you :)

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  28. Have a great time in Hawaii, love your picture tranformation..the toe ring is so fun!

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  29. ((((((((Come Back!))))))))
    ((((((((We miss you!))))))))

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  30. Ok, I'm going into withdrawal. Come back. Stop having fun!

    And please post pictures of you in a coconut bra!

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  31. Hi Shelley: I noticed you were linking to WeAreTheRealDeal so I wanted to say hi!

    Love the beach toes! How was your vacation in Maui? I went there for my honeymoon and had a monsoon for four days! Who ever even thought of that was a risk in Maui?? Anyway, the other 6 days were heaven after that :)

    Anyway, keep up the great healthy living!
    mamaV

    WeAreTheRealDeal dot com

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  32. The fact that you have not updated your blog since 10/15 is a strong indicator that you guys are having a good time :) Aloha, Your Bro

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  33. I wonder if you decided to stay in Maui? =D Not a bad plan. The vacation was just a rouse to get hubby there so you guys could run off and forget the world and spend the rest of your days lounging on the beach. Wish I would have thought of that first.

    Hope you're having fun. Miss you!

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