Some fun news today! I’m being featured on I heart Organizing! If you’re like me and love to organize and haven’t checked out Jen’s blog you are in for a real treat! I discovered her blog a few months ago and was hooked immediately. It’s seriously one of the first blogs I check now. Oh the sleep I lost pouring over her past posts! So many great organizing and decorating ideas and tips. I just love it all and am so excited to be mentioned on such an inspiring blog. Thanks Jen! It’s so much fun finding other people who share my passion for organization. And to celebrate my love for organization, tomorrow’s post is a fun new shoe system I created a couple of weeks ago after being inspired by one of Jen’s posts. YEA! I’m excited to share it. :)
But for today I wanted to answer a few questions in yesterday’s comments. Do you love how I answer questions in my posts instead of in the actual comments? If you ask a question, do you check back in the comments for the answer? I would forget, so I assume everyone else would too. Ha! Probably not so. I need to work on answering questions in the comments. Further my quest to become a real blogger. Do you also love how I get so sidetracked and can’t stay on the topic at hand? :) Back to the questions – several of you asked where we stayed in Maui. We own a week each year at the Westin Villas in Ka’anapali, Maui. That is why we vacation in Maui so much. Yes. It’s an amazing place to stay and I would totally recommend it for a family vacation! The villas are huge (like mini houses with full kitchens and washers and dryers) and we love that we have a room seperated from the kiddos. The timeshare thing was a perfect solution for us because we wanted to make family vacations a priority, but we can sometimes be too practical and were afraid we wouldn’t travel because it’s so expensive, so much work with the kids, etc. This way we have something set every year. We can go to Maui, or trade and stay in other amazing places like when went to Cancun with my family two years ago. We can also use points (part of the timeshare system) and stay in Westin hotels all over the world. We did that for our ten year anniversary and went to Italy. You have options! Optionality is my favorite word. :) Anyway, if anyone is interested in learning more I’d be happy to answer questions. Just send me an e-mail – my link is to the right.
A few more beach pictures…
I have to say one of my favorite things about this last trip was seeing Addison have so much fun at the beach. Ellie has been a beach girl from day one. She has always loved the sand and the ocean. Addison – not so much. Usually she is afraid of the ocean, doesn’t like getting dirty, too hot, too sandy, sunscreen in her eyes…always something. She has never loved the beach. I don’t know what changed since last summer (maybe just an age thing?), but to see her throwing all caution to the wind this trip and truly enjoying the ocean made me so happy!
I too can sometimes be a bit hesitant to swim in the ocean. Especially here in San Diego because the water is alway so cold.
I seriously got laughing so hard. I think I had more fun playing in them than my girls did one morning!
Kenny was laughing at how hard I was laughing. My cute friend Josie who is 7 months pregnant took these pictures and I’m so glad she did. Even though I look like a total dork, these pictures just make me smile. Fun memories with my girls. I seriously think I’ll be washing sand out of our hair for the next three weeks!
Ahhh…yes. It was an amazing vacation. And now. Reality. My friend Shari commented yesterday “Re-entry is brutal. Hang in there.” Man is that ever the truth! The last few days have been crazy trying to unpack and get back on top of things. We are still on Maui time going to bed too late and NOT wanting to get up in the morning. Yesterday I did manage to go grocery shopping.