Thursday, January 27, 2011

GTL before FLA!

In three days, I will be soaking up the sun in south Florida with my boys and family.

But first, I have to GTL! You know... hit the gym, go for a tan, and oh yeah, tackle that huge pile of laundry!

I cannot wait to leave this cold, miserable weather behind! I'm really not a huge fan of winter, if you haven't been able to figure that out yet. And lately, it has been really cold here—minus 40 degrees cold!

However, on the days that I do manage to bundle up my children and go to the neighbourhood park for some fun on the skating rink, I do enjoy myself. For about 30 minutes, max.




Then I'm bribing the kids with hot chocolate and extra whipped cream, telling them it's time to go home. Once we get home, we start the process of taking off all our winter gear, leaving a trail of soggy mittens, snowpants and snow covered hats in a pile, as we rush towards the fireplace to warm up... of course, getting our socks all wet as we unavoidably step in the mushy snow.

I can't say I'm going to miss the coats and the boots and the hats next week while we're in Florida. Crocs, flip flops, tank tops and flowy summer dresses are much more to my liking!

I promise I will be thinking of you as I sip my pina colada by the pool, while looking at the beautiful ocean.
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50 comments:

Erica said...

ugh im dying for a winter vacation already ...i DESPISE winter! Hope you enjoy your time away !

BTW check out my post you made my top 5 !

http://erlafontaine.blogspot.com/2011/01/who-do-i-stalk-i-mean-errrrfollow.html

Zeemaid said...

Happy SITS day! I totally get where you are coming from. At my house the procedure is usually repeated at least twice.. if not three times a day until I run out of dry mittens. :) Hope you have a fun vacation!

Amanda @ Ninth Street Notions said...

Happy SITS day! Hope you have fun in the sun.

Emma said...

That sounds sooooo good! It's freezing cold in England today and I can think of nothing nicer than being somewhere warm and sunny! Hope that you have a fabulous time! Stopping by to say Congrats on your SITS day x

Kelly@MentalGarbage said...

Happy SITS Day!!! Can't wait to read around your blog!

April said...

Happy, Happy SITS Day! We might be heading down to Florida this weekend to watch our daughter run...I can hardly wait! Have FUN in the SUN!

Nikosmommy said...

Ohh Loukia have a great time in Flo-rida! I`m a little jealous because I would LOVE some sunshine to break up this long winter we`ve been having!
Enjoy your time away!!!

Christine said...

Happy SITS day! And have a great time in Florida - I loved it so much, I moved here. =)

Mrs.Mayhem said...

Congrats on your SITS day!

While you're vacationing, have a pina colada for all of us shoveling snow!

LindaFaye said...

So sorry you are hating your winter season! I grew up in the snow and loved it, but now live on the central coast of CA and don't see snow anymore... I feel quite spoiled with the sunshine today.
Happy SITS day!

Sarah Ruth said...

Happy SITS day! Your blog is so cute! I hope you have fun in Florida!

Kristy said...

Congrats to you on your SITS day! I like what I see and will poke around. GTL before FLA. That is great!

Lara T. said...

love what I'm reading! :) I usually don't mind winter here in Pennsylvania, but it's been one storm after another the past 10 days! for us to have almost 10 inches is a lot! lol I'm starting to long for the beach myself! :) Have fun!! and Happy SITS day!

Mommy Needs a Vacation said...

Hip hip horray for getting out of the snow and to the SUN!!! Congrats on your SITS Day!

Kate Coveny Hood said...

Have a wonderful trip! We're currently in snow prison (meaning that the DC area burbs are pretty bad with clearing it and we can't get out of our neighborhood today. Sledding earlier and we're going out again in a few minutes. Not real excited about the second outing...

Sunny FL sounds good right now. Good luck with the laundry.

Mayra said...

Happy SITS Day!!


I cannot stand einter, although sometimes it makes for lovely pictures & nice hot chocolate afternoons.

I will be going to FL soon, cannot wait!

Tammy said...

Happy SITS day! I would love just a little snow. I live in the NW and we just don't get much here. In fact today the sun is peeking through and it will get to mid 50's...Florida sun sounds so nice right about now. Have a great trip!

Joy said...

Have fun in Florida in the sun! Congrats on being the FB today on SITS!

Sharyn said...

I'm so jealous! We just had another foot of snow here in NJ. And my boys just announced that their snow boots don't fit anymore!! Congrats on your SITS day. I just joined myself.

Deidre said...

Enjoy the warm weather. I envy you the snow though! I haven't seen snow in four years and I miss it! A lot.

Grace said...

I'm happily living in Florida and would not for love or money move to where it's cold. Have a great vacation!

Bonnie said...

Well hello from SITS and from Florida. And to think that I've been complaining that it's getting into the 30s at night. It doesn't seem real that the rest of the country is so cold.

mommylebron said...

Happy SITS Day to you! You may want to bring a jacket or two just in case! It's been pretty cold down here the last couple weeks...but I guess in comparison it's a lot warmer! ;)

Making It Work Mom said...

Happy SITS Day! We just got 12 more inches of snow here today! UGH! So jealous of your warm weather vacation.

Lady Mama said...

I'm just a tiny bit, ever so slightly, JEALOUS!! of your getaway in the sun. And really, I can't blame you - who wants to be in this weather? (apart from polar bears)

Kate {The Parchment Girl} said...

Happy SITS day! I understand where you're coming from, but I'd take winter over hot, stick summer any day!

Bella @ If This is Motherhood said...

Congrats on your SITS Day! Love your blog! I will be following now! Your kids are adorable!

Madison said...

Congrats on your SITS day.

You know, that -40 degree thing is why I moved to Vancouver. here -10 is considered a "deep freeze."

I am such a weather wimp now :)

Enjoy Florida.

Life with Kaishon said...

Oh! So jealous of you and your pina colada sipping! We have piles of snow here in Pennsylvania tonight : (

I always love visiting you. Your little boys are the cutest!

April said...

Happy SITS day! Cute kids!

Kimmie said...

How fun! Happy SiTS day! Your sons are beautiful! Have fun in the State I call home and enjoy the beautiful, warm weather we've enjoyed.

thekimmiechronicles.blogspot.com

Mad Housewife said...

I truly hate FL (went too many times as a kid), but I am very jealous right now. Have a great time!

Melissa said...

I could use a vacation! Happy SITS day (could you maybe find room in your suitcase for a 36wk pregnant lady?)

vivi b. said...

stopping by from SITS! Happy SITS day!

Jill said...

Your blog is gorgeous! Have a great time in FL... I'm completely jealous.
Congrats on your SITS day!

Losing Brownies said...

Happy SITS day! Enjoy your time away!!

Megan (Best of Fates) said...

Man, that's what I've been doing wrong with my travel plans - I've been neglecting the GTL!

Happy SITS day!

Life In A Pink Fibro said...

Love this! I'm also a 30 minutes max kind of girl - and that's just about any activity! Will check out your ten things link...

The Flying Chalupa said...

Happy SITS day! A nice cup of hot chocolate sounds good right about now. Have a great time in FLA - I'm jealous.

Nocturnal Queen said...

Congratulations on your SITS day!

CK said...

Happy SITS day!!! Cuuuuuuute pictures! Those boys are adorable!
-CK

Bonnie said...

Happy belated SITS day, I didn't get a chance to stop over yesterday but happy day none the less! I'm looking forward to checking out the rest of your blog.

Sulli said...

LOVE this blog title. How funny!! GTL!

modchik said...

Happy SITS day - enjoy all that sunshine!! So happy to have found your blog through SITS I'm loving the photos already - darling boys!

CaraBee said...

This cold and snow is starting to wear on me, too. Sadly, there aren't any beach vacations in my future. In fact, we're going SNOW SKIING in a couple of weeks. Talk about the extreme opposite of the beach. Sigh. It will be fun, but I wouldn't mind some fun in the sun. Have fun!!

Shana said...

MINUS 40????? Wow!

Marilyn (A Lot of Loves) said...

I am so happy I live in Vancouver. :) We had two snow days here this winter and that was enough for me. Have the best time in Florida!

Classy Career Girl said...

Happy SITS day! What a great day it is! :) Have fun leaving the cold weather behind!

Anastasia said...

Happy SIts day

emilyinnyc said...

Your boys are cuties. I could go for some GTL and FLA myself, being as I'm trying to survive an ice stomr in NYC! Congrats on your SITS day!

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