Saturday, April 19, 2008

Spring Break Story

Well, the city of Mobile pretty much emptied out this week.
School was out and it was beach time.

No matter that it was 40 degrees, away we went.

My friend Paula , the most courageous woman I know, who threw a secure life in Atlanta to the winds to make a nest by the bay in Florida, has been having hard financial times.Starting a new job with a dead car is not easy.
So we were able to roll up with four good wheels, good will and groceries in the nick of time.
Paula, Stephanie, Dana , Stacey and me...we are each other's bankers, psychologists, mixologists, strong backs and loving arms , as needed....So the tribe gathered....
Mariah was horrified at the idea of working while Caitlin and I were off, so she came too.
 My niece Holley appeared at just the right time and hopped on board.
I t was so relaxing..
.long talks....long walks....enjoying the kids as grown up friends now.
I loved the fact that our kids all stayed with us and didn't do the drunken condo scene...we are the fun moms! I love getting to know people I loved as children as adults.
If you enjoy your kids while they are little, you won't have to wonder where they are when they are older.and I know that it's never too late to have a happy childhood...even if you're riding on the coat tails of the one you made for someone else.

14 comments:

plieck30 said...

Loved the pictures. Looks like you all are up to your usual funtimes. I so admire your attitude. Paula

pchilcoat1 said...

Spring Break...Wow here we go from snow to 72 in 36 hours....Thats our Spring Break.

Paul C

lifes2odd said...

Perfect! I love this!
Martha :-)

gazker said...

Isn't there a song called Lazy days? I can here it in my head, or is that just me? I was humming it while I looked at your photo's and read you blog....... Luverly.

Gaz xxxxx

toonguykc said...

What a fun group!  I'd never want a break like that to end.

Russ

madcobug said...

That looks like a very fun trip. I know it was enjoyed by all by the looks upon your faces. Great pics. Thanks for sharing. Helen

karebear4x4 said...

Great entry!   thanks for the view again of the gulf and its beach  beautiful!   last time i was there was over 30yrs ago at Biloxi, MS for military training..one day i must drop in on your fun time!!!  maybe next year   hugz~kbear

nhd106 said...

Very sweet pics!!

Nancy

princesssaurora said...

The last two pictures say it all.... WOW!  I am so happy for you... looks like it was an awesome visit!

be well,
Dawn
http://journals.aol.com/princesssaurora/CarpeDiem/

deshelestraci said...

You know you are one lucky woman!  Friends and good times!
Traci

ktkamanski said...

Your my kinda people! Thanks for being YOU! Take care and enjoy your new week,
Katie

shrbrisc said...

I love this entry and it is so true
hugs
Sherry

helmswondermom said...

Wonderful, beautiful entry!!!
Lori

lindaggeorge said...

Looks like you all had a wonderful time.

Linda x.