Monday, May 19, 2008

Just a little list of nothing.................

1. I had my first sonic drink in 12 days this morning. It was just as wonderful as I had been imagining. Oh that wonderful sytrofoam cup with the great chopped ice and the sweet strong fountain goodness.......................................

2. We had a mess getting home yesterday. We were supossed to get home around 3. We got home after 9. All of our flights were delayed. That wasn't the bad part. We got to Tulsa around 5 and it's an hour and a half drive. I drove and I had had about 2 hours of sleep. I took the wrong turnpike and we decided after driving over an hour to get off and take some little roads to get home. It was horrible. It was like we were on our own version of "Lost". We were in these little towns in OK and none of them were marked. NO ROAD SIGNS ANYWHERE. So we would drive 30 miles and then realize we were totally off and then back track and get on the wrong road again. We were so tired and just wanted to be home and it was like were in a horrible maze and couldn't find our way out. We finally got home and can I just say how happy I was to be home??? It's great to stay in fancy hotels with the ocean crashing outside and maids that come and make up your bed and clean your room every day ......... but there is just something about sleeping in your own bed. SO GREAT!

3. A lot of ya'll asked me where I got my cover ups. A few I had already - the rest either came from Wal-Mart or Forever 21 on the bargain section. Nothing cost more than $12/$15. Because I like cheap.

4. My phone bit the dust in Hawaii. I'm very sad. Somehow it got a little wet in my beach bag. I have to go today and see if they can do something about it or (gasp) buy a new phone. I'm praying for healing. So I have felt crippled for the last few days.

5. I tried to read some of your blogs last week but I also tried to stay off the computer except to make a post each day. So I'm glad to be back and to check in with you!

There's no place like home. There's no place like home. There's no place like home!

39 comments:

Jenna said...

Yay for being back home! Mmmm, that description of Sonic...I think you should market that because it made me WANT ONE something serious. :)

So sorry about the trip home! How frustrating!

Hope you have a great first day back, my friend!

Shannon said...

Hi! I agree, there is NO place like home! :) I want to know where you got that yellow dress?

Kristin said...

I know the feeling of wanting to be back home in your own bed! There's nothing better :)

Wal-Mart has some adorable cover-ups this season!

Glad you made it back home safe.

Stephanie said...

Welcome home! Sorry you had to take a journey to get there, but at least you made it home safely. Sounds like your vacation was a great break....I hope this week is a good one too.

Megan L Hutchings said...

I am so glad you had a wonderful trip! I am even more excited you made it home safely!

Caroline said...

SOOOOOO GLAD YOU BOTH MADE IT BACK SAFE!!!!!!!! WELCOME HOME!!!!!! OH I FEEL LIKE I WENT TO HAWAII TOO!!!!!!!!! MINUS THE FACT THAT I WAS SITTING AT SCHOOL EACH DAY!!!!!

ps....good luck with your long email list at work!!!!!

ashleydiggs said...

Glad you had a wonderful trip but glad you made it back safely!!!
Oh, and THANK YOU for making me crave some SONIC GOODNESS right now!!!

Alyce said...

I've enjoyed "going on vacation" with you! Glad you are home safely. You mentioned where you got your cover ups..What about all those pretty dresses? I can never find any pretty dresses that don't make me look 6 mos pregnant!
Blessings~
Alyce

Meredith said...

I know Sonic's drinks are just the best! I bet you were happy! Oh no! Getting lost is never good at all! You're right...there's no place like home! Glad ya'll had such a blast in Hawaii!

TriciaNae said...

Welcome back!!! I'm not sure how you made it so long with out a Sonic drink. But, of course...I buy the Sonic ice just so my water is "special". Glad y'all had fun! Now I want to go to Hawaii.

Laurie said...

Going to and from TULSA is always bad for me. IT is so confusing!!!!!!!!!!!! I know a place that does miracles with wet phones. They restored Steve's phone after Emily put in Kristen's water bowl. There is hope!

Mandy said...

I'm so glad you guys made it back safely!! I have done the same thing coming back from Tulsa when they first re-did the turnpike and I was lost for over an hour. That is frustrating!!

mer said...

Welcome home!!!

I agree about Sonic drinks. Did you know that you can buy ice from Sonic? Last week I ran an errand for a friend, and when I went buy her house to drop some stuff off, she greeted me at the door with a styrofoam cup of Sonic ice! I was in heaven.

And, uh, I can relate to your nightmare of driving through back-country roads with no sense of direction. Not fun. Not fun.

Glad you're home safe and sound!

Heather said...

Hallelujah and AMEN to #1!!! Girl, I do not know how you made it 12 DAYS without a sonic drink! That is a miracle of God! Glad you're home!

Jessica said...

Welcome back to hog country!!

Hillary said...

I'm glad you're back! And I'm laughing that Em put Steve's phone in Kristen's water bowl. Ha!

Leigh Ann said...

Welcome home! You are right...it's great to go on vaca but even better coming home! I bet Dawson was soooo happy to see you!

Stephanie (Ocean Mommy) said...

I'm enjoying my Sonic Cherry Limeaid as I type this..nothing like their drinks!

Glad you're home! Thanks for sharing your trip with us.

Blessings,
stephanie

ACC-mom said...

glad you are home safe.

Faith said...

You're back home safe and sound! The delays sound like no fun, but at least you're home...there really is nothing like sleeping in your own bed!
Maybe there is a miracle in store for your phone like Jenna had =) Hope you get it all worked out!
Have a happy Monday!

Jenny said...

So glad you made it home safe and sound!

Julia said...

Oh my gosh, that story of the LOST maze was so scary...I'm glad you made it out! I was waiting for you to say that Ben was standing on the roadside or something! haha

That really stinks about your phone, I mean, for real, what are you going to do?!?!?!?!

I missed seeing your posts, so I was so happy to see you say hey over on my blog!!!

Welcome home!!!

Boy & Girl said...

Welcome back! I just loved getting to see all the fun places you went. I bet Dawson was super excited to see you too!

Amy Metz Walker said...

Ugh, I was seriously feeling your pain when you were talking about getting lost and not being able to find your way home. Been there, done that! Loved all your pics from the trip!

Heather said...

Welcome home!! I'm sorry you had such a terrible trip home, but I'm happy you made it back safely. We got lost on our way back from Florida, too. It is SO tough to drive when you are exhausted!!!Please tell me you didn't have to go back to work today? If you did, I pray that you get to go to bed VERY early tonight!

Robyn Beele said...

I am glad you made it back safely. I love all your cover ups! So cute! I hope you get some sleep. Welcome back!

Staci said...

Welcome back!!

Katie said...

Welcome back to the mainland! And to regular prices! And to your own bed!


It is good to be home, especially if you are a homebody like me.

I've been reading your blog for months now but this is my first time commenting. I feel like I know you!

Kristen said...

So sorry you got lost! OK is definintely full of many unmarked roads...and how frustrating that you had to go through it with such little sleep. I would have pulled over and cried!
Glad you had a great trip, and glad you're back safely!

Betsy said...

Glad you're home, Kelly!! You're right...there's no place like it! :)

Fran said...

Welcome home Hawaiian beauty!! The pictures were just gorgeous Kelly! I felt like I could really be there with ya. :)

Enjoy home and enjoy loving on that sweet puppy!

I hope the trip was everything and then some.
Hugs~
Fran

Allikaye's Mama said...

Yay - you're back! I loved seeing all your pictures and hearing about your adventures! I was living through you last week!!

Candy said...

I'm so glad ya'll made it home safely. Those OK roads, they are confusing! My sister lives there and I've visited once and told her she would have to come see me next time! ha!
I feel like I've been on vacation with you! Thanks for taking us along. :)

Shannon said...

Welcome home!!! That turnpike business is so confusing! I'm scared everytime that I have taken the wrong one!

Judy said...

Welcome Home!!! Loved sightseeing with you in Hawaii, a true paradise on earth.

You are so right, we love traveling but no matter where we go or how "fancy" the place, we love to get home to our own bed!

Love ya!

Judy

"J" said...

Glad yall made it back home safe and sound!

That was a crazy ride home!!!

Yall had a great trip and I looked forward to reading your blog each day!!! =)

Welcome to Our Lives... said...

I am so glad that you made it safely home and got a Sonic drink!! I hate that you all had such a hard time getting home, but glad you're in your own bed- I love the first night back in my own bed after a vacation!

Amber said...

Totally agree with you about all of that sonic goodness!! I too am VERY obsessed with all of that fountain goodness

Mac Girl said...

Let me tell- I know all about getting lost and feeling like you'll be stuck there for the rest of your life. We were "lost" for two hours on the New Jersey turnpike heading for New York City. I was in the back seat having a fit....and crying, my husband (bless his dear soul) was driving, dealing with a me and had no idea what to do. We passed our hotel three times before FINALLy and by accident getting on the right road. Tip: Everything goes to the "right" on the New Jersey Turnpike.