Venus Trapped in Mars

10 July 2014

Beachin'

Happy Monday everyone! Oh wait, is it just me that is just starting their work week? Ohhh that's right, this is what my actual Monday looked like... 





 
That was mean, I'm sorry. 

Well I'm back at work after a very extended, and very glorious,  holiday weekend spent in Virginia Beach with my mama. Thursday I battled the hurricane ridden skies (sarcasm, Arthur only talked a big game) and flew, ahem first class ahem from DFW to Richmond, Va! Hashtag big shot. Hashtag not really. Hashtag only because I used frequent flyer miles. Maybe it is because I generally fly in the morning, but the views from this flight were absolutely breathtaking. And being the fish-out-of-water-hillbilly that I am, I proceeded to take 1,000 pictures of said views. 





 
My mom picked me up in Richmond and we decided to drive straight to Norfolk in an effort to beat Hurricane Arthur. We pulled right into the driveway as our phones started buzzing with tornado warnings. Good timing, huh?

Arthur came and went in the middle of the night. By noon on Friday, we were left with the most perfect weather to celebrate our country, just as our forefathers would have intended us to, with beer, wine and a neighborhood strawberry daiquiri contest.









 
The next day, we went fishing. And by fishing I mean we stood around like idiots with fishing rods in our hands and bait on our hooks. The fish must have been on vacation for the long holiday weekend. But these weird frog things we kept catching couldn't afford a family vacation, so they just had a staycation and took all the free food off our hooks.  




 
After my 3rd frog/fish hybrid monster, I decided I'd try my luck at catching bloody marys. As I suspected, I had no problem reeling one of those in! 






 
After a long day of catching fish standing around on a boat, we caught the firework show that night on the beach. 





 
My favorite part about visiting the beach is getting out and riding the bikes! We rode about 12 miles each day, not bad huh? 



 
Oh yeah, and there was a beach at the beach too. 


 
Then this genius decided to follow up a vacation by immediately moving to a new apartment.
 Smarty pants, I know. 


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33 comments :

  1. ohhh hey cutie in the bathing suit!! you look great!! and i love the tanks of course too. why fish when you can drink bloodys? that and daquiris, sounds like the perfect time to me!!

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  2. Your whole holiday ensemble just makes me want to yell 'Merica ! but in a good way because they're awesome :)

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  3. Your bathing suit is so cute!

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  4. Looks like a blast. Good luck moving!

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  5. Time to get star spangled hammered. Hahahahaha. :] // itsCarmen.com ☼

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  6. A neighborhood strawberry daiquiri contest?!?! Where do I sign up? Slightly jealous but it looks like so much fun was had.

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  7. A neighborhood strawberry daiquiri competition, sounds amazing!

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  8. Sounds like an awesome weekend with your mom! Love those tank tops.

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  9. My neighborhood needs to partake in this competition how awesome is that!

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  10. Glad you had a get time. I don't think I could ride my bike for 12 miles. I haven't even rode my bike this year.

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  11. Wow, what a fantastic vacation! So patriotic.

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  12. So, one: jealous of your Monday. Two: The next time you're in VA, tell a girl! I will seriously drive my butt to Richmond for some fun!

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  13. I want to live in a neighborhood that has strawberry daiquiri contests!

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  14. Okay, seriously?! Why are strawberry daiquari contents in my neighborhood?? Clearly, I need to move. And also, your vacation looked totally fun, and I'm so glad you got to go!!

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  15. So jealous you were at Chick's!! One of the most awesome places and I used to live right down the street....well, kinda maybe like a few miles down the road....but close enough!!

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  16. Have I ever told you I'm obsessed with all of the details of your blog design? YOU are amazing.

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  17. I love all of your tops! Star Spangled Hammered! Ha!

    I too was a genius and moved at the end of the drunkest holiday weekend. Not smart.

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  18. I want the tanks!! So cute! Looks like a super fun fourth, I am much better at catching drinks as well:)

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  19. I flew from Dallas to LAX during sunset in the fall, talk about beauty.

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  20. First, you look gorgeous. Second, I want a beach vacation, why didn't you take me with you?! And third, bloody marys are always a better idea than fishing ;)

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  21. Looks like such a great time!! Good luck with your move! oxoxo, Amanda

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  22. I flew at like 5:30AM once and watched a sunset from the plane. That was one of the coolest things ever, even taking into account that I hate flying.

    Your weekend looks like perfection, btw. :)

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  23. You are sure looking fly! Looks like a great weekend!

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  24. Well aren't you just fab in your bandana and braids!? Looks like an awesome time..Bloody Mary's are my fave. And with how fried my brain is today I legit got worried that it was Monday...please don't ever do that again. HAHA!

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  25. Awesome Pictures! Thank you for sharing the good times!

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  26. 1. Best vacation ever!
    2. You look ADORABLE in that bandana and braids!
    3. Still can't stop swooning over your new design. Love it.

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  27. Sounds like you had a fantastic weekend! :-)

    -AJ
    OccasionallyAJ.com

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  28. You're so pretty that it's ridiculous! Looks like you had a really great 4th weekend. To be honest, having a vacation right before you move might be a great thing. At least you won't be all wound up from work and stress out at the tiniest things!

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  29. What an AWESOME long weekend!! Family time is the best, and I just love all of your outfits :) Happy weekend again!!

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  30. I hate to be the girl that's all "omg where'd you get those tank tops?!" but for real, I love them and I need star spangled hammered in my life! And a daiquiri contest is right up my alley - looks like you had a blast!

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  31. I got distracted by your clothes. Star spangled hammered! And that dress with the plaid top is super cute.

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  32. You have the world's best tank tops. Back to Back WW champs and Star Spangled Hammered? Sign me up.

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