They say go big or go home..
(ps never understood that phrase.. even if you go big you will eventually go home..)
..anyways i didn't feel like going home at that exact moment in time so i decided to go to
Ps.. realize this is a BIG damn deal..
cause to travel cross-country it generally involves a plane ride..
which generally means leaving the safety of mother earth..
in this case it did..
it was OLYVIA'S SWEET SIXTEEN BIRTHDAY
weekend.. so i being ever the good big sister i am make the journey to b-e-a-utiful
also known as the best locale that, that great peninsula of a state has to offer..
the sand feels like a mixture of
POWDERED SUGAR & HEAVEN!
& the water in the gulf???
feels like BATHWATER... or like a peespot in a public swimming pool..
anyways point being
I had a fabulous time!!
Uncle Chuck & Aunt Sara are bomb.com
even if their cats are anti-social..(someday we'll be BFF's.. it's inevitable)
While i consider myself a
able to paint pictures using mere phrases
I decided it'd be more fun to just show actual pictures to chronicle our JOURNEY!!
It all started with Mom, Burke, Coley & Gabe
(still in utero)
attending the Brigham City Temple Open House..
(me, Lyvie, Aunt Sara, Uncle Chuck, Sophie (cat), & Bandit (cat)
are already in Florida at this moment)
on Saturday we decided to go to the beach..
ps. Sarasota has the NUMBER ONE BEACHES IN AMERICA!!
true story folks..
anyways walking through the beach club to get down to the beach a cement volleyball stand pops out of
& i kick it
with stank mind you & i completely rape my toe..
i'm talking blood, gore, the whole 9 yards..
& if that didn't bust it the fact Olyvia kneeled on it directly prior to this picture being taken
ensured the fate of my poor little broken piggy..
|Here is Aunt Sara, Lyvie, & Brooke prior to wave jumping!|
SO MUCH FUN!!
|Burke & Coley playing in the waves..|
LOOK OUT! IT'S JAWS!!
|Coley & Burkey walking into the water.. Bomo looks like a giant..|
Aunt Sara, Lyvie, & I sunbathing on the beach..
It's a PIRATE PARAPALEGIC ALLIGATOR!!
Me & mom made Lyvie into a masterpiss sand sculpture..
Night swims are fun!! Sexual assault is bad..
Olyvia's birthday breakfast..
it was in bed but we coaxed her out..
it consisted of:
oreo ice cream cake, funions, skittles, & strawberry milk in a champagne glass
For Oly's actual birthday we went to the Tampa Zoo!
here we are in front of the manatee statue..
coley ordered me to hide her belly.. i think i did pretty well
Brooke getting a little close for comfort to nasty vulture/dodo bird thing..
Coley looks concerned..
Lyv feeds the birds nectar!
Brookes turn.. they really liked her!
And here go MahooMoo
Moo even had to make sure she showed the Rooster love
Burkey really makes the Giraffe work hard for that lettuce..
Coley is getting braver..
Our theory with this animal is that God just threw a bunch of spare parts in a bag.. shook it up.. & this is what happened..
Coley showcasing the goods..
Brooke doesn't believe in personal bubbles..
also she wants to rear Cole's child..
This is a REAL sign in Florida!!
it says you shouldn't MOLEST the alligators..
see it says it right there..
Feeding the Sting-Rays..
i did not participate.. partly because i'm camera girl.. mostly outta respect for Steve Irwin
This basty tried to jump out &
Coley had to wait to feed the smallest stingray in the pool.. she's pretty picky
a DISGUSTING monkey in a shirt..
doesn't matter if you dress it up..
if you put a cute shirt on a muffin top it doesn't make it a cupcake
here is the story..
we're walking around the exhibits.. this is the last one we went to..
& there is this seemingly homeless cat walking around..
naturally my 'save all cats' instincts kick in & my sole mission is to save this animal before a gator gets it
so i grab the feline & all seems to be going well
..rescue mission seemingly successful..
when all the sudden the ingrate starts to use me as a
he uses all sorts of acrobatic & escape methods to evade my firm grasp..
unfortunately for puddy tat
this WASN'T my first rodeo..
so i manage to roll with the punches
& hold onto him for a solid couple minutes
& then we look up & zoo staff is looking at me with queer expressions
so i then inform them i found this poor helpless soul & it needed rescue
I was then informed that the cat's name is Apollo & he wasn't in any danger..
NOR was he homeless..
he was in fact the zoo's cat..
so fellow crazy cat ladies
GET ON MY LEVEL!
i almost unintentionally almost stole/(mostly halfway saved) a zoo cat..
Loopy & Aunt Sara & her gourmet cake!!
chocolate fudge & coconut creme
with BUTTERCREAM frosting!!
Aunt Sara & Uncle Chuck bought Lyvie the new sequined
for her birthday..loved?? ya just a wee bit!
by brushing the sequins UP or DOWN you can make them
brooke was amused :)
Oly decked out in her birthday gear..
i love that dress.. super cute..
The Blonde Squad
on the way back
we HAD to stop by Ivie's
to say hi!
& he had just adopted this cute little gem!
she is the
CUTEST LITTLE MEATBALL EVER!
Daddy Daughter Moment!