Monday, September 7, 2009

the beach.

what a wonderful weekend we had!! we were invited to the beach and promised steaks on the grill, new friends, a beautiful naples sunset, and fishing with daddy.

i kind of wanted to stay home, relax. i wished for rain...a dark sky, heavy wind. not hurricane wind, but the kind that lets you know it's a little different outside. a good time to stay in the house, light some candles, and hit the eject button on your dvd player and play a favorite.

how i love me a good lightening and rain storm. the perfect atmosphere for making something. a pot of soup or homemade baked good in the oven. sometimes, i just opt for some oreos and my computer or an us weekly mag...it's all good though.

no resting this weekend though. we filled it up with stuff to do. memories we are a makin'! i LOVE being home again. how i have missed my mattress, my dishes, my beat up kitchen table, my couch, my pool,...

i just want to stay here for three months straight...not leave the city. fall is near, christmas is around the corner,...so much fun in store for all of us. i ADORE this time of year. peace falls over me. i think it is because this is the time of year that i make promises to myself to get things done. to better my home, myself, my babies, our lives.

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i admit, i'm not an outdoorsy kinda a girl. i kind of always wanted to be that cool chick that would bait her own hook, pop open a beer, and sit on a bucket and wait for a tug...but i would never rip a worm apart, and if i did i would run to the ocean and throw up and then disinfect my hands, and pretty much my night would go down hill from there. no, i'm not a cool outdoorsy chick, but i'm pretty sure peyton is on her way. she loves anything to do with being outside and will jump at the chance to go fishing with daddy and becks. i love her passion for these things as it is something i never really enjoyed as a child even when my grandpa would take us girls to the detroit river at 4 am to go fishing. so proud of her. (okay, not so happy she's afraid of going to hip-hop class tomorrow. "i'm shy when i dance, mommy." we're workin' on that one!!
we did enjoy the most beautiful sunset. paradise is where we live.
the following day...i turned 33 and a certain hubby and his accomplice planned a beach surprise complete with good friends and cake at isle of capri...
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thank you. i love you both lots and lots.
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my babies made me a birthday sand cake complete with a beach pencil candle!!!
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my gift from brett!!!
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cris, kelle's mom. love this woman. amazing lady. i know where the cryder girls get it from. xoxo
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julie and rebecca!! julie's having twins in february!!!
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this just made me laugh.
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does anyone see something hilarious in this pic?? i was taking a photo of a beautiful rainbow...and someone was snapping away at me. lol. didn't know until i saw the pic today!
i know there are lots of pics, but i have a hard time choosing and some just make me laugh, and i'm pretty sure my future self will find it funny when i look back as well!!!
my birthday was so fun and of course, ioc is like home to me now. i love it. it is tradition. it is the place we go to to unwind, slurp up frozen concoctions, laugh, tell stories, share, connect. it's the place that seeing a nakey baby run by with a bucket of sand is the norm. expected. where our kids play with other kids. i just love that place. i hope everyone has their own little 'isle of capri'. it's the bomb!!! (doe)
thank you for your birthday wishes. i loved hearing from so many people. i'm so touched!!!
xoxoxoxoxo

5 comments:

Tammy B said...

Happy Birthday! I really enjoyed looking at the pictures, wishing I were at the beach to celebrate with you!

And I loved the pic of the baby falling out of the bag. That one made me smile too. Reminded me of one of Madeleine's baby dolls that had a similar fate. She has a baby with a large smear or "tar" on the forehead, from the driveway. We simply call her the "road rash" baby :)

April said...

Heidi, thanks for the sweet comment!

This post is filled with so many great pictures. You guys DO live in paradise. And I'm glad you're living it up! I'm loving the picture of the rainbow, with Kelle in the corner.

I'm giggling after reading Tammy's comment because I, too, thought of Madeleine's road rash baby when I saw that picture!!! Funny stuff.

Tammy & I knit. We meet once a week at a friend's house (hey, she might be 89, but she's a hoot!!)

So, are you and Kelle sewing? I got my Grandma's sewing machine, and it's all set up, but, seriously, I need some lessons or something!! Let me know how it goes. I'm sure I'll be seeing some pictures soon!!

Kelle said...

bwah ha ha ha! i see a spy-me! that's hilarious.
love the pics...so vivid and clean and makes isle of capri look like what it represents.
jeff looks hot in that pic and you can tell him i said so.
i love the one of peyton fishing...her little muscular legs all spanned out in this nice little hold-the-fishing-pole stance. hmmm...what did i miss? you captured all the happiness!
happy birthday, friend!
"fall is near, christmas is around the corner." dude. you had me. now let's go bake and sew and shit.

Leah said...

Wow, Heidi, great pics! I LOVE the one of Peyton fishing with the dark sky in front of her. Very cool. Also love the picture of you and the girls... the colors are so vibrant... that deserves to go in a frame for sure! Hope you're doing well and that I see you soon!!

xoxo

trishakent23 said...

Love the pics heidi!!!! Your words were wonderful too. So happy that I got to celebrate your birthday with you. You are such an amazing woman, friend and mother. love you girlfriend. Wow! Great pics!!!!