5.10.2012

This Amount Of Pictures Should Be Illegal.

We are continuing on the breakin’ down our trip day by day.
If you missed the first recap, you can find that here.  If you could care less, continue on.

Day 4:  My body thought it would be a good idea to remind me that I am in fact a woman, and that indeed-I have a menstrual cycle. Kind of a raw deal on my end because I don’t remember inviting her to come along. Anyhow, I don’t know why I just told you readers all of this. Maybe so that when I say “I wanted to kill myself on this morning” it makes more sense. Yes, that’s why.
Also to explain why I woke up and the first thing I did was this. #inhaledlikeachamp.

Thankfully my body got over the hating me stage and kicked into full out hyper mode come evening. All it took was a macaroni and cheese deep fried ball of amazingness, cucumber martini, a drum circle with a bunch of hippies dancing around on the beach, and frozen yogurt to do the trick.

My husband just adores when I am hyper. He really adores when I sing really loud in public in the most awful voice ever. Oh, and when I make him take pictures of me doing ridiculous poses in public. Anything to make him happy.

Day 5: Started off the day by house shopping. We settled on this one.
We’re just praying now that the Realtor accepts our $99,000 offer.
On this particular day I also thought it would be cute to slick my hair back as tight as possible. I would hate to get mistaken as one of those “cutesy girls” who lays out with a full face of make-up and hair done, so to ensure I don’t, I look as ugly as possible. I think it worked.

I also thought it would be a genius idea to not apply one lick of sunscreen on this last day. Friends, do not make this stupid mistake. I wound up with sun poisoning all over the top of my feet. Holy itch. On the bright side, the whole no sunscreen thing did generate some serious tan lines. And some hurt shoulders. Ya win some ya lose some. Sun-1 Erin-0.

After getting beat up by the rays, we wound up on set of an MTV TV show. Details here. Take a look at the behind the scenes of a “hidden camera reality show”.
Is it just me or were those cameras not hidden? Thanks a lot MTV for making me look like an idiot all of those times I defended shows like yours. 

Regardless of my broken heart, we still had a fantastic last evening partaking in happy hour//shopping//dinner on the water//and snapping a million and ten pictures.

Can I just tell you that in reality, it was pretty much completely dark out when these pictures were taken. My camera somehow picked up a little bit of light and generated these masterpieces. We were such proud little parents of our camera for 20 minutes. She is such a good little girl sometimes.

Day 6: I love when my pillows boss me around.
After obeying it for a long while, we thought it was a good idea to try to lose 1 of the 39 pounds we gained by going on a 3 mile walk. If only I could do this every day.

After packing up and crying inside, we went to the outlet malls.
Do you know how un-cool it is go to an outlet mall when you are on a shopping freeze? Don’t try it.
I look like an Ostrich. This I know.

And then, just like these birds—we got the flock out of there.

…And here we are. Back in Indiana with peeling shoulders and fading tan lines.

Good times. Great Memories.

Husband—thank you for this little getaway. I had so much fun with you and just you. I love these moments alone to reconnect, to laugh, to learn, and to most of all, to love. Oh and I can’t forget, thank you for walking in on the old woman peeing on the airplane with her pants around her ankles.
You always know how to put a smile on my face. Love you.
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47 comments:

  1. Hahaha, I love the last part. Too funny!

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  2. Erin, you are a doll. Thanks for sharing all the photos, amazeballs mama!

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  3. So many amazing pictures! And that sandcastle....wow.

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  4. You are always so cute, and I almost hate you for that! ;) How did I not know you lived in Indiana. Hello! We are neighbors!

    Glad you had a good time, girl!

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  5. That looks like an amazing trip!! I still can't get over the MTV thing...you've got more guts than I to actually TRY to be in it!

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  6. Y'all are seriously adorable, and this looks so fun!

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  7. Great pictures! I am from Tampa, not exactly close, but not exactly far of a drive to siesta key, and I have only been there one time! LAME! I need to get on that... And your bod is bangin!

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  8. oh my goodness!! you are so so so gorgeous!! I love every single picture! <33 and that swimsuit is toooo cute on you!! LOVE LOVE!!

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  9. looks like you had an AMAZING vacay! i love all of the pictures. :) and that last part... hahaha! poor husband. (and old lady).

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  10. Oh my goodness, I have so many things to say that I don't even know where to start...umm first off, you are rocking all the bikinis from your vacay. Seriously they are all so cute and you look fantastic in them! Secondly, deep fried mac & cheese -- that sounds amazing! Lastly I hope you enjoyed your vacation as it looks like you most certainly did.

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  11. Such cute vacation pictures! Looks like you had a blast :)

    xo T
    www.delightfullydarling.com

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  12. All I have to say is... I HAVE THAT BLACK DRESS FROM TARGET TOOOOOO!!! Oh and invite me over once you get the house ♥

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  13. Looks very fun!!
    -Meesh :)

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  14. I'm pretty sure we'd entertain each other in real life.

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  15. hahaha. i was getting all "awwww" towards the end and then BAM. now all i picture is an old lady with her pants around her ankles. i should have known you would do something like that. :)
    these pictures are soooo fun!

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  16. You two are such a cute couple! Thanks for sharing.

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  17. Its so cool to see you so close to my hometown...I cant believe you are gonna be on MTV! First the tweeting with G and now this...what a year! lol
    Loved all the pics...
    hope you dont peel too bad!

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  18. Holy BOOBS! Where can I find some of these?? ;) Smokin' sista!!

    Oh-and I guess the rest of the pics look pretty darn good too. ;) THe only thing you were missing on your vacay was, well....ME!

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  19. you are so lucky that that you enjoy your husband enough to go on solo vacas with him. I would slit my wrists before I went on a vacation with just him and I.

    true story.

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  20. First - you are my heroine for not buying anything!!!! Way to stick to it, girl!

    And secondly, WHERE did you get your black and tan maxi dress because I LOVE IT! <3

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  21. AH! Makes me want to take Nate and take off - of course leave M&M in the capable hands of their Gpa, Gma, and Lola :) Looks like a blast! P.S. Added to my bucket list! To meet you and share in some mad air jumping skills together! #soulsistahs

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  22. At least she was peeing with her pants around her ankles and not pulled all the way up... just sayin'.

    Looks like a fantastic time!!

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  23. Sounds like you guys had an amazing time! The old woman with her pants around her ankles has left an image burned in my brain, that's so funny!

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  24. Oh my goodness, this looks like awesome fun! I get sun poisoning really bad if I'm not careful: thanks for the reminder. I hope you're healed up nicely, and on the way to losing the rest of that vacation weight! It appears all the suffering may have paid off in the memories you'll have.

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  25. Now I want a getaway tooooo!!!
    Looks like a lot of fun :)
    And a LOT of SUN! :)

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  26. You two are too cute! Looks like you had a blast!

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  27. Loved your recap and really love that black maxi! Looks like you two had a great time!!

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  28. That purple dress is ADORABLE!

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  29. I am so envious of your trip! Looks like you two had an amazing time! Love all your photos.

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  30. I want to hear more about the plane bathroom story. If that were my husband I would probably pee my pants laughing.

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  31. wow, you are getting some serious height with those jumps...impressive! looks like a fun trip! :)

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  32. I LOVE LOVE the picture of the dock and the grey clouds.It is an amazing shot.What type of camera do you have?

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  33. Looks like a fantastic trip! & guess what...you were in my town! :)

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  34. looks like a great trip!! even with the shopping freeze, you sure do look cute!! i love that maxi dress.

    those night pictures are amazing!!

    and i love that your husband walked in on an old lady... hahaha.

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  35. LOVE all your pictures! Looks like such a fabulous time. And now I need a vacation like ASAP ... unfortunately I already know this isn't going to happen for a while so I am going to make sure to keep coming back to this post to help with the desire!

    And all your outfits are great! I have that black maxi dress too! :)

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  36. i need to go on a vacation ASAP!

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  37. Your blog is so much fun to follow! Thanks for sharing your life with us :-)

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  38. i did spring break with my roommates there one year...and we totally joined that hippie group with the drums on the beach the first night--so much fun! glad you had a great trip!

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  39. Looks like you guys had a good time. I'm with you on the no make up, hair in a pony tail look when trying to get some sun on the beach. I do the same :) I just don't photograph myself those days. hahaha

    Did you guys build that sand castle??! Nice sand packing skills!

    Oh and I LOVE the blue stripe dress. VERY cute!

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  40. Those are SO not hidden cameras! I am going to hunt down MTV producers and punch them in the face. FALSE. ADVERTISING.

    Also, love your pictures! Looks like you had so much fun. I'm currently begging husband to take me to Florida, because Ohio just ain't cuttin' it right now.

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  41. all these pictures are making me so jealous

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  42. Sounds like a great trip, love the pics! We are going to Sarasota in two weeks so we will have to check out the Daquari Deck ;)

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  43. Looks like an awesome time! :)

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  44. Oh this looks like a total BLAST! Erin, you just might be the cutest thing to ever grace the planet.

    xo
    Kait

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  45. hold the phone. did you say that you live in indiana?! i grew up in northern indiana and went to college in indy! what city are you in (hello, blogger meet-up with maybe the other 2 bloggers that i know of in indiana!! ha). we live in cincinnati now but come back often. hope your sunburn is better by now!

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