Saturday, December 11, 2010
Friday, December 10, 2010
Thursday, December 9, 2010
2. Clean out master bedroom, bathroom and closet from top to bottom.
I'm not talking about making my bed and putting away the laundry here, folks. I was moving furniture and vacuuming underneath, I dusted places that my eyes have never seen, I scrubbed everything by hand with a lot of elbow grease and I even broke out the Mr. Clean Magic eraser on the doors. Bedroom - Check. Bathroom - Check. Closet - no check. Okay, half a check, but it's Freddy half.
4. Do something new, cool and fun with Miss Carly D.
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Lola LOVES to give Carly kisses and Carly LOVES to receive them.
Friday, November 5, 2010
Thursday, November 4, 2010
Surprise! Carly LOVED the train ride.
We tried to take a family picture - this was the best. Boo for me not opening my eyes.
Monday, November 1, 2010
Friday, October 22, 2010
When we arrived Andrew was installing his own smoke detector. Apparently, there was no maintenance man and Larry the Cable Guy's toothless cousin (again - not kidding) could not be torn away from the busy check-in desk to take care of this.
The inside of the room doesn't look as bad as you thought it would, does it? Wait until I show you some close-ups and some of the details. I will spare you the pictures of the hairs- plural - on the bathroom towels (of both the long and short nature - again, not kidding). I forgot to take pictures of the random signs in the room - like the one that asked that you not remove makeup, wash your boots or your truck with any of the towels or washcloths.
See those blue sheets and tan blanket? I purchased those at the Dollar General along with flip flops to wear in the shower- the shower that never dried, was always wet. Ew.
Can you see the many layers of wall paper under the poorly-textured and peeling walls?
We didn't spend much time in our rooms. Can you blame us?! The first day we braved the hornets and mosquitoes and sat on coolers next to the cotton field. We would be on lawn chairs, but there were none to be purchased. On Saturday the girls headed to Abilene. Our mission: Avoid spending time in the mo-hell rooms.
And now for the details...Hold on to your stomachs...
- the flyswatter wall art
- the picture framed that was most likely hung BEHIND the door to cover the patched hole in the wall, but it didn't actually cover it.
- the gorgeous bird art work framed with - you guessed it - a TOILET SEAT!
And finally, the holes in the ceiling plugged with toilet paper.
FYI - The shower head also had toilet paper stuffed behind it.
Why didn't I run from there screaming? The only other lodging option was 30 miles away. You're right. We should have made the drive.
There. I blogged about it. I got it out of my system. And now I will never think of this place again.
Disclaimer: This hotel is not a reflection of the wedding we attended. The ceremony was beautiful and the entire evening was FULL of nice, personal touches. I would add a picture of the bride and groom, but I am sure that they rather I didn't.