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Monday, May 31, 2010


I’m happy to say I survived a week of vacation with my family.

That didn’t come out quite right. Let me try that again.

I survived a week traveling with a nursing newborn, sitting in the back seat of the car with the babies while the counselor drove to California with speeding cameras & border patrol on every stretch of highway, trying not to get mad at the counselor when he wouldn’t stop to ask for directions (we arrived at our condo at 2:00am that first night), putting up two port-a-cribs up and hoping Reef would sleep at night without his trusty crib tent, getting breakfast the first day at our condo while everyone was starving, cooking meals every night, putting SPF 35 organic non-cancer causing sun block on 5 children , keeping track of 5 children at the beach with an under current in the tide that could drag an adult bear out to sea, watching every NBA play-off game while the counselor loses his voice shouting complaints to the ref’s and trying to plant a kiss on the counselors lips in between my constant demands of hysteria. Here are a few examples.

“I need a diaper and wipes. Hurry!”

Where’s Reef. Has anyone seen Reef!”

“Honey, the French fries are burning and I’m nursing.”

“I can’t find my shoes.”

“Has anyone seen Mayer’s swimsuit?”

“I forgot my nursing cover.”

“I swear my keys were just here.”

“You seriously don’t know how to fold the stroller?”

“I know you told the kids they couldn’t have gum, but I told them they could.”

“I thought you brought the towels.”

“We don’t need more doughnuts.”

“How fast are you driving?”

"We spent how much at McDonald's?"

"There is no way we can fit anything else in this car."

"Please tell me you brought the water bottles?"

“By the way, I love you.”

Yeah, it was a whirlwind, but we’re back. I missed my computer more then I thought possible and I’m happy to be writing again on My Dear Trash. Wait until you see what I found at the thrift stores in Newport and Huntington. I can’t wait to put this stuff on EBay. I’ll feature my California fashion trash later this week.


  1. I'm so happy you're back! I can just hear Gloria Gaynor's song
    "Did I crumble
    Did you think I'd lay down and die?
    Oh no, not.I. I will survive
    Oh as long as I know how to love I know I'll stay alive;
    I've got all my life to live,
    I've got all my love to give and I'll survive,
    I will survive. Hey hey.
    You are a Survivor and I love ya for it. Glad to have you back!

  2. Glad you're back! I hope at some point in the trip you had some fun. :) Vacationing with little ones is challenging, but as they get older, it gets easier- especially when they're old enough to pack their own bags... lol. We'll be heading out this Friday for the Outer Banks of North Carolina (completely opposite coast) for a week of fun and sun and making memories.

  3. Oh-- and vacation thrift finds are THE BEST! WE always hit up the thrifts when we go to the beach. (partly because at least one of them always forgets something vital, like a jacket. LOL)

  4. Awww to cute!! Vacations can be hectic but you look like you all had a great time!! You were right by me!! Only live about 30 minutes from both beaches! ;) Can't wait to see what you found while treasure hunting!!

  5. Glad you had a good time. I love Cali and it was a gorgeous weekend, perfect time to visit. Can't wait to see what you found.

  6. Glad to have you back :) I just hope you got a little R&R as well?

  7. We missed you Laura! Glad that you all had fun!