5.18.2009

Spontaneity


I generally tend to be a planner (perhaps that's an understatement)…especially when it comes to preparing for a vacation of any sort/length.

While I’m generally laid back once we arrive at our destination (after all it is a vacation), the days leading up to any trip have all the preparations of say, moon flight -- really there’s nothing I love more than a good long packing list. Needless to say (regardless of how romantic it seems), I don’t tend to relish in the "last minute, quick get-away.” You can call me boring, it’s ok, my feelings won’t be hurt...

So I was pretty proud of myself when we decided on Monday of last week that we’d pack the girls into the car on girls into the car on Friday morning and drive eight hours (each way) to the Texas coast to enjoy one day at the beach with a group of dear friends.

One of the nice benefits of not having much time to plan is that there’s also very little time to “stress”… I decided early on to just roll with it, and as such, it was a pretty great trip.

Who knows what I’ll attempt next.



10 comments:

Kristin said...

Look at your girls -- they are so darn cute!

I admit that I'm an ultra-planner too so the idea of doing anything last minute makes me sweat, but I'll try to follow your lead and loosen up a bit. It's so worth it!

Rachel said...

Wonderful! I tend to shy away from last minute stuff as well, but I'm trying to be less rigid about it.

Kate said...

As one beneficiary of your delightful company this weekend, I am so glad you were spontaneous.

Joslyn said...

kate -- it was so fun to hang out with you guys!!!!!

hellosweetworld said...

Looks like fun! I think i need one of those....

Cathy said...

Looks like it was worth it. Sometimes we have to let go and LET'S GO! I am, like you a planner, with a spontaneous type husband, so I can relate.

PS. What could be better than adorable girls playing at the beach?

Kotori said...

What a fun weekend! Your pictures have inspired me to grab the kids and head out of town on a whim... maybe this weekend!

paula said...

They are precious! Glad you had fun.

Miss Aimee said...

glad you are back! see you tonight

Our Green Nest said...

What fun! We've been dreaming of a trip to our beloved Texas coast sometime really soon as well! I want to go even more now! :)