August 02, 2010

Vacation is exhausting.


The girls and I made it to HotLanta with minimal problems.  I only threatened twice to eject someone out of the car!!!


I woke up yesterday morning to the smell of garlic and tomatoes cooking. My Mom was already making sauce and meatballs for our Italian lunch. I was hungry before I even had my coffee!!!


Then there was the devilish chocolate cake!

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Was it wise to have these two frost the cake?

Our day was filled with lots of laughter.


A few hundred rounds of “bop it”


(I stink at this game!)

Thank goodness playing Bop it and laughing burns calories…that should make up for my big lunch and TWO slices of cake!!!! Oink Oink

We were so pleased to see my Cuz’ Chris this weekend. This may be our last visit before he is stationed in Germany this Fall. Go Army!


He is so cute, and we love him so much!!!

Mi Familia: Cuz Chris, The “hairy” Prince, Aunt Trisha, Lo, Linds, Mom, Uncle Jim and Cuz Patrick. 

The family 5

Life is good in the ‘hood!

Is 8pm too early to go to bed though? 

How are things in your ‘hood?


  1. Oh my gosh. I LOVE your Mom! And your cousin Patrick! And of course your Uncle! And your Army boy :) I love your family. Look at that beautiful group of people.

    I especially love the icing lickers! They are ADORABLE!

    Have a fun time. Enjoy every moment.

  2. You have made me sooooo hungry talking about your mom's food! Nice to see everyone together and I wish Cuz Chris all the best. Can't wait to see all of you in our 'hood!!!

  3. That cake looks yummy, totally understandable that you had 2 slices... ;-) Enjoy your stay in hotlanta!

  4. What a great post with awesome photos. Makes me miss my 'Hood so much. Enjoy family - they are priceless times.

  5. Sounds like a fabulous trip. Nothing like being with loved ones, good food, fun and laughter. And yes vacation is exhausting! Enjoy! :)

  6. No, 8 PM is NOT too early to go to bed!! I'm lucky if I can stay up that late these days. :(

    Sounds like you're having a blast. Your family is awfully good looking. Couldn't you have trained the dog to take the picture so you could have been in it?

  7. You guys are having too much fun!

  8. mmmmm He is a hottie! :) He should be stationed in minnesota! lol (I kid.)

    that cake is delish!

    and the laughing diet is the best diet!

  9. Good Morning,
    How cute that you captured both of your girls 'tasting' the extra frosting...certainly a memory that they will take into their adulthood. Enjoy your family vacation.

    Take care, ~Natalie

  10. Sounding like a perfect visit so far!!

  11. everyone looks so good! i agree with everyone else, you should of been in the pic too! very handsome family! i hope you have some cooler weather...we had some rain here in NC and the weather has cooled some, so maybe you will get a bit of break too. have a good vacation, be safe, and have lots of good food, i hear it doesn't count when your on vacation, there is always time to work it off when you get home. enjoy mom's good cooking while you are there. lol

  12. Sounds like you're having a great time. And no 8pm is not too early to go to bed, if you want to wake up at 4 or 5 in the morning. That's what happens to me when I go to bed 'early'. Enjoy these summer days, my friend! : )

  13. OH what an awesome family! Your 2 kids, btw, smile like movie stars already, don't they?

  14. 8pm? Sounds good to me!

  15. You certainly have a busy, active and fun life - caaaaaaake! woo! A reward for long driving in blasting heat :)

    I've never heard of Bop It... must look it up :)

    Welcome home!

  16. lawdy lawdy lawdy.... sounds like youre havin lots of fun and there isnt anything better than mom's cookin! the girls are so pretty and your family looks so nice. glad you were able to go. cute doggie too but i'll take your boxers instead... ;)

  17. What a neat little family... Glad you got to see Chris this time... Maybe you all can visit him in Germany sometime--once he's there!!!

    Your Mom is quite the cook, isn't she???? That cake made me hungry.... Glad you ate a piece for me!!!

    Everything here in our 'hood' is fine --but still hotter than blue blazes... I worked in the yard this morning ---and was wringing wet when I came in... Yuk!

    Have fun in HOT-lanta.


  18. I've always heard that calories don't count when you're on vacation. That cake looks so good that I don't know how you stopped at only two pieces. I'm also impressed that you drove all that distance and only threatened to eject someone twice.

  19. That picture was missing something--you! Although some of those people look a whole lot like you!

    What a great time.

  20. You had me at chocolate cake......

  21. That family photo is so wonderful and makes me smile!

    I stink at Bopit too, but dang it, I love that game!

  22. Awww, what a fun road trip Suz! Ain't family grand :)

    Oh, and winning at Bopit is SO over rated! Italian food and choco cake is so under rated!


  23. i love all the smiles! Family group shots rock and so does chocolate cake!

  24. Oh, I'm so happy you get to be surrounded by love and family! Wonderful. Your Mom is amazing.

  25. i hear ya! we made it to clarksville and i'm am wiped out! just taking it easy today.

    glad you are visiting with family...enjoy your time there!

  26. We just returned from our vacation and I felt like I needed a few days to recoup at home. I hope you have a great time. Looks like you're well on your way to making some great memories!

  27. It sounds like so much fun! 8 pm is not to early to go to bed, especially after you've had a sugar crash (post cake) AND bopit exhaustion.

  28. Laughing definitely burns calories, and that's the good way to do it! Looks like a fun time.

  29. Your girls are so pretty. Going to bed at 8:00 on vacation...Absolutely! There are no hard and fast rules on vacation! Plus, cake makes you sleepy, right?


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