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Where I’ve been…

April 19, 2010

I just realized it’s been a loooong time since I posted. I have been super busy since the last time I posted getting ready for a birthday party…Not mine, but my BFFs’ little boy’s party! He turned one on Friday and his party was on Saturday. I cannot believe that he is already one! So, needless to say, this past week has been filled with birthday present shopping (pretty difficult when you live at least 30 minutes from the nearest department store) and cake making. And I have to say, this was the best cake I have made to date (not to toot my own horn or anything). It was also one of the most special, heart-felt cakes I have made, right up there with my dad’s retirement cake!

I didn’t have to work Thursday or Friday, so I used that time to make the cake for the party on Saturday. I am soooo glad I had so much time. It allowed me to do some extra things that I wouldn’t have been able to do otherwise. Here it is:

Obviously, it was a pirate themed cake. On the right side of the picture you can see the birthday boy’s own personal pirate face cake-just something for him to destroy. I had the best time making this cake. I loved doing the little detail work, like on the pirates on the ship. It was kinda relaxing for me. It took a while to make the cake and it was very stressful (as it always is) when I got to the party and had to assemble it with an audience. The party was fantastic! The parents did a wonderful job with the snacks & food and the birthday boy got lots and lots of presents and hugs and kisses.

After the party the BF and I drove down to Myrtle Beach for a short little weekend getaway. We’ve both had a very hard year so far, so I felt like even if we could just get away for a day it would probably help.

We stayed (at the recommendation of a friend) at the Long Bay Resort. Because of the time of the year the rates were fantastic. The resort had lots of amenities like a lazy river, indoor and outdoor pools, roof-top activity area and a kids water-park type play area. The best amenity for me though was this:

The resort has its own Starbucks! Both mornings the WONDERFUL BF went downstairs and got me a Chai Tea Latte with soy milk. What a way to start the day!

Our room was a one bedroom condo. We had a nice little ocean view too!

I can’t say enough nice things about this resort. The staff members were excellent. The rooms and grounds were well-kept. Sunday morning we were awakened at 7am by a kid tap dancing (literally-tap shoes and all) in the room above us. When knocking on the roof didn’t help, I called the front desk and the problem was resolved in 5 minutes flat. (I mean, seriously, what parents let their kid tap dance in a hotel room kitchen at 7 in the morning?!)

As far as the activities for the weekend go we spent Saturday evening at Broadway at the Beach shopping, eating and walking around. Sunday we spent the morning at the Bass Pro Shop and the Tanger Outlet Mall. The BF bought me a bunch of new running clothes!  After lunch we went back to Broadway at the Beach and walked around some more and then hung out at the hotel until dinner. It was a weekend full of NOTHING and it is just what we needed! This morning we packed up the truck and headed home. I was sad that the weekend had to come to an end, but I was excited to see the pups! The dogs were soooo excited to see us (They stayed with their grandma this weekend). I’m sure that they had a blast there and they both probably gained 5 pounds from all of the treats they got!

Today has also been a day of doing nothing. When we got home the BF had to go to work. The dogs have slept all afternoon and I have (instead of doing laundry) watched mindless TV. What a great mini-vacation! I have a feeling we will be doing this more often. It’s so refreshing to not have to worry about all of the little things. Every time I started thinking about work, I told myself-NO! It can wait until Tuesday. I laughed so much this weekend my face hurts!

I hope you have had a nice relaxing weekend as well. This week for me is about getting back into a healthy routine (the food I ate this past week/weekend has been anything but healthy!). I am hoping to post about lots of runs and workouts and lots of healthy food!

Cheers!

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  1. April 23, 2010 11:36 am

    You did such an awesome job on that cake! Good job taking a mini vacay. I think we all needed one!

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