Friday, April 17, 2009

a good day...

as i sit here this morning sipping a cuppa,
i am very aware that
my maggiepie is snuggled up next to me under the covers,
and i hear the sweet sounds of katherine getting ready for school.

i think it's going to be a good day:D


it's been really hard getting back in the groove this week... it hasn't helped that from the time we arrived home on sunday evening until late, yesterday afternoon the sun never popped from behind the clouds. i am quite certain there is such a beast as seasonal depression:/



we did have a great holiday, though. we spent nearly all of it soaking up the sun, laughing, and eating (yes, a 3 lb gain for moi... but worth every bite;). we only frequented one of these 2 times in 10 days:


ahhh, THE SUN!!!

i always forget how much i love florida's sunshine...
i never forget how much warmer it is there than it is here, but i do forget how much closer to the earth the sun is there than on the lane. being out in it made me want to lasso it and bring it home with me:)


we picked up a really fun game to play while we were there, too: PARTINI!!! katherine and i were on one team and my brother and chico were on the other. it was waaaaaaaaaaaay more fun watching the two of them play off each other than actually playing.

actually, i sent my brother and chico into walmart to get cranium. so, when they came out with partini, i was a bit concerned (i thought it was a drinking game: it was not). it was rated adult, though, and rightfully so... as there is a little innuendo and some of the music knowledge needed goes back to at least the 70's. however, katherine and chico held their own.

i wish i had a video of my brother trying to get chico to guess "dr. jekyll"!!!
(subject: doctors you wouldn't want to have.)

brother: "not mr. hyde"
chico: "jergle"
brother: "NOT.MR.HYDE!!!"
chico: "oh, yeah, dr. jerKle"
brother: "NO, it's not 'jerKle', chico!!!

yada... yada... yada...

he never got it; but the two kept kat and me in stitches!!!



about the food...

we enjoyed fresh seafood on saturday,
the most amazing jamaican cuisine on monday,
gourmet chinese on wednesday:

chico swears this is how the chinese do it:?
is he correct???

seafood again on the harbor on thursday,
"the best burgers on the beach" on friday,
and gourmet mexican on saturday!!!

it was ALL amazing:P


and, saving the BEST for last...



i hope you will all have a great weekend!!!

love and God's blessings,
dani xx


Jan the crazy lady said...

You are so lucky that you only gained 3. I would have packed 10 or more :)

Love the sunny feel of the post. I hope that beast doesn't consume you though. No fun.

Have a great day and so glad you had fun. I love the look on your face. It was all good.

Wendi @ Every Day Miracles said...

That sun looks amazing! We finally have some here too. I could almost feel the sun radiating from your pictures! :)
What fun!

Tabitha said...

Wow ~ that sunshine looks amazing!
I couldn't stop laughing at your Brother and Chico playing the game ~ what a hoot!
It is so wonderful to hear your voies singing Happy Birthday to Amanda ~ I just love your accents ~ that was so sweet!
I am right there with you on the seasonal depression ~ only problem is ~ I seem to have it no matter what the month is bahahahahaha!!
Hope there are brighter days ahead for us both.
Great to have you back my friend ~ I have missed you SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO much.
Love and big hugs Tab XXX

PS ~ you need to do me another Dani instructional on how to upload videos onto blogger ~ yes, I am useless ha ha XX

Tabitha said...

PPS ~ that was meant to say 'VOICES'XX

Amanda said...

Aw, thank you so much for the birthday wishes ~ and you all singing at the end was just the sweetest surprise!
Thank Chico and Katherine for me!

I can tell you all had a wonderful holiday ~ it's just a shame it's the quickest week in the whole year! It can be a tad depressing coming home.

It's nice to have you back though!
I love your accents ~ i could never tire of listening to you all.

Gaining 3 lbs is nothing! But i did notice a Papa Johns in your picture...I would of gained 3 stone!


Amanda x

Anonymous said...

It's so great to hear your voice! What a cute bday message for amanda.

You all look so pink and cute in your sunny skin!
FL...I've only been once. Maybe next time you'll find me in your suitcase.

Tanya said...

Dani... Florida more than agrees with you!! So glad you all had a wonderful holiday, coming home & getting back to normal is never easy especially with no SUN!! Love the birthday message for Amanda, so nice to hear your voices! Hopefully the sun continues to shine & that Friday is indeed a beautiful day :)

t. xxx

Sally said...

I sure wish I could hear you guys singing to Amanda, but being on stupid dial up prevents me. It's such a sweet thing for you to do! Hope the sadness is gone soon, though, that's not a good thing; I can so relate and living in FL year round doesn't make it go away. :(

Take care of yourself, Dani. ((HUGS))

linda said...

Isn't it amazing what a little sunshine can do for the soul!?!

It looks like you had a wonderful time on your well deserved vacation and boy did you guys eat well! I'm jealous!

Cheri and Jesse said...

Dani, sounds like you had such an amazing vacation. I would love to know the names of the restaurants that you ate at. We plan to go back next year. Also, where did you stay at. Always looking for condo recommendations!!!

You all look so beautiful. Glad you soaked up so much sunshine. It is good for the heart and soul~


MoziEsmé said...

We have been just loving the sunshine here since Thursday! I wish it would last forever (though I admit the green complements it well.) Your "You are my sunshine" song on your site fits the bill perfectly.

And yep - I think that's how the Chinese do it... Slurping, I think, is the way to describe it.