March 13, 2013


every so often i get the itch.
(why does that sentence come off as terribly creepy and off putting?)

well actually, every so often i get two itches. 
(not doing much better here, kate.)

one happens to rest right betwixt my shoulder blades in the exact spot that it cannot be reached from above or below.
when i get that itch, i'm left with no other choice but to bust a Baloo. 
am i right or am i right?

the other itch is caused by a bite from a minxy,little insect. the cure for the itch is incredibly expensive. and despite how many times i've been bitten, i've never become immune. 
the insect:the travel bug.

every 6 months or so, i get a vacation/travel/anywhere but here itch.and sadly, it cannot be done away with by any bear-like actions. (or at least not that i know of. salmon catching, perhaps? i don't know. i've never tried.) and i am left with a constant, unscratched itch. 

because finding a tree to shimmy my back down is a lot easier than finding free plane tickets or free cruise trips or free hotels. and the fact of the matter is, any vacation that garrett and gilly and i go on right now would have to be free. 
because we are broke. 

so the itch continues on.

in these itchy fits, i usually do most, if not all of the following.

1. rearrange my furniture. something about my couch facing a different direction makes me feel like my life is going in a different direction, too. (insert "i spend my life on the couch" joke here.)

2. watch Netflix documentaries/travel shows on vacation hot spots, cruise ships, beaches, water parks, etc. 

3.visit the most vacation-esque destination within a 20 miles radius from my recently rotated couch.

4. admire photos of vacations past.

5. whine to garrett about how much i "need" a vacation.

6. make a list of all of the dream vacations i want to take in my life.

7. try on my swimsuits and sometimes just wear them around my house for a few minutes.

8. use self-tanner to make me feel like i've been somewhere tan-inducing. 

9. bake, cook, craft, design something new. sometimes even change my hair.

10. admire photos of vacations past...again.

join me, won't you?

mexico, 2007 (just the girls.)

i was actually incredibly freaked out by that monster.

                             Maui, 2008

California, 2009 
sidenote: my friend brittney (left) was friends with my ex-boyfriend. knowing the break up and other consequent events were tough on me, she invited me on this trip to California with her best friend, gini (center). i met gini the day of the trip. hands down on of the best trips ever. and two amazing friends.

oh, and i got the very worst sunburn of my entire life.

honeymoon cruise to florida keys and mexico, 2010

california, 2011 
(garrett's sister's wedding)

yes, that is Tess from The Framed Lady. our husbands our cousins.
i did cassie's hair and makeup for her big day. 

we obvi had to go to the beach.

south carolina, 2012

(it was just a visit to see my sister and her family, but we loved it. also, it was 80% for gilly. she got to run and play a whole lot and play with other pups. it was gilly heaven.)

california,2012(marrying a boy from california has its perks. going to see family always turns into a fun vacation through that lovely state.)

the coldest water. ever. EVER.

i really just love the level of fluff that garrett's hair has managed to reach in this picture.

so there you have it. a glimpse into some spectacular vacations.

garrett and i are crossing our fingers, toes and eyes that we'll be able to save up enough money to get out to utah this summer to visit my parents and some of our friends (and then probably his family, too. because..well, if you're that far west you might as well keep going, right?)

what was your favorite vacation of all time? and how often does the travel bug bite you? am i alone in this frequent itching?


lyrics: i'll set off on a new chase. i gotta see a new face. i need to take a holiday. 


  1. you may come with us to the cancun resort in vegas in may. free suite. mexicano feel. lots of pools. just get your booty out here.

    1. i will sell my ovaries to be there.

  2. I also get very "crafty" when I'm getting cabin fever! Thank goodness we have at least 1 tiny vacation planned this year!

  3. I am at the point of crafty right now..I am wanting a vacation so badddddd! I also can not get over how tall your husband! Super tall. (I am really short) You should look for bed and breakfast places or cabins near you for a weekend! Those are always fun!

  4. Literally laughed out loud at "i really just love the level of fluff that garrett's hair has managed to reach in this picture." I just love your life.

  5. I always always have the travel bug! Ps where are YOUR swimsuits from?? They're all so cute!

  6. My hubby and I go on vacation at least a year. My favorite vacation was when we went on a cruise to San Juan, St. Thomas, St. John, Barabados, St. Lucia, St. Kitts, and St. Maarten. St. John was my favorite!

  7. YAAAAAAY!! I was scrolling and hoping so bad that you documented our cali trip! Totally agree that is was one of the best of all time! I feel famous for getting a shout-out on your blog! We probably should plan it again. I could use a girl trip. Love you and miss you LOTS!

  8. I would have freaked out if I was standing by you with that lizard. ekkkk...I think I'm a tad scared now and i'm on the other side of the computer. wow.... freaky

  9. Holy Moly why have I never seen that sunburn!?? That was sooo bad! I'm surprised you still have skin.

  10. You are not alone! I soooo get bit by the travel bug, every few months! Just went to NYC a few weeks ago. I think our next big trip is Brazil. Must.pack.bags.pronto! xoxo

  11. I get that same itch! That's why I need a job that travels!! How fun would that be?! I spent the greater part of Sunday looking up vacation info to NYC because I'm overdo for my next trip there and I'm dying to go back!! Love your pics!!!

  12. Come to So Cal next time you come out this way and we'll do a blogger meet up!!

    And you poor thing...that is the WORST sunburn ever. I'm in pain just looking at those photos!

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