Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Finally...My Big Girl Trip...NC

Hello Ladies...Thank you for your patience as I am on the mend, finally. And Thanks to all of you and your kind and lovely comments...Always appreciated...Hugs.


Here is a preview of my recent trip home to North Carolina...This was my first trip back in over two years. Coming off the plane I was like a kid in the candy store. First things first...you must know this was my first trip "EVER" alone. No kids. No Husband. I'm a big girl now trip...so Empowering.


This is my future Son-n-Law...Yes, my daughter knows I say this...He is wonderful and my little one and him are still quite fond of one another...We had lunch at Panera, hence all the bagels in the background...


This is one of the many loves of my life...She was the first person I went to see...When the plane hit the landing, I got my bags and rental car, and went straight to campus to see her...she had NO IDEA I was coming and her reaction when I came in the room was PRICELESS!! Very Genuine. She is so special.


This was the evening of my first night there...this is my dear dear friend whom I consider a sister...she helped me with my walk with the Lord...I'm a different person because of who she is.


This here is my best good friend...He says to me, "Take my picture. You're in the Presence of Greatness" I'm certain he was talking about me...he he.



HAD to go back to where I worked and attended school...


Thought I would share...when you walk through the pillars, they chime...can honestly say I've ran back and forth on many occasions...not this day. I had so many people to see and had to get a move on!


Since I was alone...this was the best photo I was gonna get...this is how I spent that last two days of my trip...alone on the Island. Loved every minute.


Encountered LOTS of these...


And soaked up this view...

There are no words to describe what this trip meant to me. I had no idea going into it I would be so emotional about a place I call home...The best part was...most didn't know I was coming, risky I know, but seeing the looks on my friends faces will stay with me forever and it's something to look back on and giggle...I'm sneaky, what can I say? I enjoyed seeing everyone and then spending the time alone...and on Mothers Day. My Bo called me at 7:21 am and was like, "Oh you're still sleeping?" But was good to hear his voice...Ten minutes later...My girl called me...I'm blessed. Although in the beginning I was scared...never been alone and so far away from my children...but conquered the fear and embraced my time. I miss it. Home. There's no place like Home. The day after I got back I fell sick. I think because of the stress of travel...plane was cold and not enough to eat due to all the excitement, my body forced me to sit still...I'm not good at it, sitting still that is...or being sick.

Thanks again for hanging out with me...
I've got to get busy for my Sunday post...I have lots to say...for now I have all this to look forward too...

My 18th Anniversary.
My Bo's 19th Birthday.
Graduation Celebration for Bo.
Graduations Period (not attending them all)
Daughter starts college June 4th AND got her first car!
Driving test to drive new car...

LOTS to DO!

Be Good to You!
Smooches,
Lola




16 comments:

  1. Looks like you had sooo much fun Lola! I need to take a big girl trip! That beach looks amazing! I just went to the beach this weekend and I am still trying to get caught up on rest so that I don't get sick! I plan on visiting the beach a lot more this summer though, it's so relaxing! Congrats on all that you will be celebrating soon:) Remember to get you some rest in between them all!

    XO Kelley
    http://www.keepsittingpretty.blogspot.com

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    1. I love the beach. It's not the same in the north with all the lakes and such in comparison to the ocean...but still relaxing. There is something about being on the water that washes away all your worries or cares...I'm still on the mend, one day at a time. I hope you got caught up!
      Great seeing you...as always.

      Hugs.

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  2. ok fisrt Lola I have to tell you that you look beautiful! I specially loved the pink and polkadot dress. ok, it sounds like you had a wonderful trip. Good for you. I'm so glad and happy for you that you were able to get away and have this sweet time to be with your freinds and loved ones. Being on the beach sounds wonderful. I would love to have a day there! HAPPY Anniversary and congratulations to your daughter graduating highschool and starting college. wow you have a busy life! I'm so glad you're back and I look forward to your Sunday post my friend. hugs, Lucy :)

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  3. Looks like you had a grand time. Lovely pictures! x

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    1. Thanks! I had a great time. Love the East coast. Thanks for stopping by. Always good to see new people.

      Hugs.

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  4. Thanks for the lovely compliment...the dress was a $20 find at the Marshalls. I didn't think twice when I saw it!! The trip was great. It was wonderful surprising everyone and seeing old friends. The beach is my heaven on earth...I'm most relaxed and it's so hard to leave. This next few weeks is uber busy, the best part...I get to wear all my new dresses I bought on my little vacay. Now I've got to get busy for Sunday! Wish me luck!

    Hugs.

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    1. This Reply is for Lucy...somehow the "reply" button didn't come thru...Oops!

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  5. Thanks for sharing your vacation here. Great to hear you had such a wonderful time. It does feel great visiting home, doesn't it? You're beautiful Lola and can't wait to hear about your Sunday post again.

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    1. Hi Anne,

      It was a great feeling. Even though it was sad to leave, I was glad I made the trip. Thanks for the lovely compliment...

      Hugs.

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  6. The two beach pix are so awesome! I can almost feel the warmth of the sun, the gentle breeze, and the song of the waves!

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    1. Thanks! The beach for me is like heaven on earth. Something about being on the water and the feel of the sand and sounds, leaves one without a care in the world...until reality comes back when you have to leave...

      Hugs.

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  7. Beautiful pictures! Your dress... I die, it's perfect. Again, so happy you got the opportunity to do this!

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    1. Thanks Lindsey...dress was a great find at Marshalls for $20. Can't wait to do something like this again...I have friends in L.A. and ready to take on Cali!
      We shall see...

      Hugs.

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  8. Cute photos! Looks like a fun trip!

    xx
    Giovanna
    www.oliveandanarrow.com

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    1. Hi Giovanna,

      The trip was great. Very empowering...Thanks for the compliment on my pics...I try. Can't wait to get a better camera. Thanks for stopping by!

      Hugs.

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