Thursday, February 21, 2008

ocean not included

all outing plans were canceled today when i looked out the window and saw this: it may not look like much, but the street was pretty much a solid sheet of ice. and those bits of snow in the grass? more chunks of ice. snow is not soft and fluffy in mizzou, it is hard and crunchy. 13 degrees is not pretty.



what's a mama to do? crank up the heat, pull out the summer clothes, paint my toenails and have a BEACH PAR-TAY IN THE BASEMENT.

pale winter skin was exposed...

trashy beach novels were read...
scrumptious summer food was consumed...
color drenched espadrilles were brought out of hiding(but legs weren't shaved)...

faux shell earrings were worn...

and fun was had by all!

12 comments:

Sarah Beck said...

scarlett is SO cute...look at her sitting up!!! Nice idea...we've pretty much stayed inside all day too. Good thing my valentines day flowers are still alive to make things in the house a little less gloomy!

Caroline said...

You are the most fun mom ever!

Rachel said...

What a great idea! How do you manage to look so cute all the time anyway?! I don't miss the Missouri crunchy/snow/ice. But I am also tired of the Utah fluffy snow too, I just want some SUN! And a beach party...I'll be over soon!

Meghan said...

How fun! You have to do something fun to forget about how awful Missouri winters are.

Sean & Lauren said...

Good thinking!! I would have never come up with that. You are way too creative!

kimmesservy said...

Wow scarlett is growing up so fast! I can't believe she is sitting up already! What an advanced child...but what can you expect from her gene pool?! I don't envy the snow and ice. OK Martha Stewart, what a fun beach party!

Elizabeth said...

wow, that's is fabulous. My Mom would do things like that sometimes. I love it.

McClellan Family said...

Sure don't miss those "solid sheets of ice" (but still trying to get use to this Utah snow- tons and tons of it)How fun you are and very cute sandals!!!

Melissa said...

What a fun idea! Now, if you were in Savannah still you wouldn't have to pretend. And you've an ocean.

Jamey said...

Fun party. Do you have a shoe fetish? You always have the cutest shoes!

bloggingchristy said...

This was such a cute idea, I will start looking at your blog more often to see how to be a more creative, fun mom. I hope Thomas liked the bubblebath wallpaper!

Jessica said...

you really are the funnest mom ever! and i love your new blogspot address. i think it sums up your blog quite nicely. your sun-drenched espadrilles are making me long for summer weather (and new summer shoes)!