May was an incredibly weird, busy and out of the ordinary month for our family. I started traveling May 5th and through a mixture of business and vacation travel, was gone all but one night through May 21st. While I had a fabulous time, this is not a schedule I’d care to repeat very often.
Many normal things, like grocery shopping, laundry, yard work – blogging – etc. ceased to exist this month. Let me tell you, as mundane as those things normally are, I’m excited to get back to my normal routine.
So…without further hesitation…here are my 21 reason that May was awesome:
1. The SCORRE Conference in Orlando was a huge success. We had a sold out event – over 125 students, coaches and staff all gathered for one reason – to be better communicators. Not to mention, I got to meet very cool people like Kimberlee and Connie.
2. While at the SCORRE Conference, I got to room with two of my favorite people in the world. Traci and I have been friends since elementary school and she is my long distance BFF. Stacy (my in-town BFF) and I are “neighbors” and have a mutual addiction to Ikea and Starbucks. Lucky for me – they also like each other. 🙂
4. My husband traveled with all four kids to Disneyworld – by himself! He managed (with a little help from Grandma) to get everyone up, to the airport and on a 7:30am, four hour flight to Orlando with no problems to speak of. Yes, he is awesome. I am a lucky girl.
5. We got to spend a week at Disneyworld with some of our best friends the Scheer’s and the Davis’. Picture eight kids ages 2-13, four parents, a grandma and a grandpa….it was the BEST kind of chaos.
7. We learned that Jacob does NOT like the big drops on roller coasters. Not at all.
8. We learned that Delaney likes EVERY kind of roller coaster – even the ones that make her mom want to puke.
9. Ellie got to feed her old obsession with Dumbo by riding on the Dumbo ride….several times. I think Dumbo has now been replaced with Nemo. Every fish we see – “there’s my Nemo!”
10. In any family at Disneyworld, there is always at least one person who is mad, tired, cranky, crying (insert negative emotion here). Luckily, it’s hard to stay crabby for long at the happiest place on earth.
6. Sara got to meet Merida – the princess from the Disney movie, Brave. This is a picture of her at Halloween last year. As you can see, Brave hysteria has been high in our house for awhile. Meeting Merida – priceless. Sara had big plans to curtsy to the princess and to find out if her horse Angus likes apples or not. (Turns out, he does.)
11. I wish Disneyworld wasn’t so dang expensive. We had a magical week there and I’d love to go every year or two….we just need to win the lotto.
12. It is hard to do six people’s laundry, grocery shop, unpack, catch up on work, hold a meeting for 75+ people at school, repack and get on another airplane – all in the course of 24 hours.
13. The TS Diesel Performance event is a blast! Oh. My. Word. We had a good time.
14. Drag racing is way more fun when you win. Travis helps crew on two trucks driven by Seth and Micah Sullivan. Seth won the event and ran his best time ever of 8.83 seconds and 164 miles per hour….in a 4-wheel drive Dodge diesel pick up. You can watch the video here.
15. My friend Cristin is awesome and I wish she lived closer to me.
16. Speak no evil, see no evil, hear no evil. Words to live by.
17. We got to spend time in Kentucky, an absolutely a beautiful state. I’m glad we have a lot of friends there so we have a reason to visit.
18. The home office of my business, Frontline Management, is located in Franklin, TN. Why does this matter? Because in two days, I had meetings at Puckett’s, the Red Pony and the Frothy Monkey. One word, delicious.
19. My business partner, Brian Scheer, is married to my BFF, Traci. That means, business trips to Franklin = girl time. We didn’t get much sleep, but we did solve the world’s problems from 10:30pm – 12:30am while eating a box of dunkin’ doughnut holes.
20. Southwest gives lots of free drink coupons to frequent flyers. My “on the flight home” drink of choice (Bailey’s over ice if you must know) has become my own little delicious, decadent tradition.
21. Home, there’s no place like it. Sometimes it takes going away from what you know to realize, it’s the best place on earth…even better than Disneyworld.