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Sunday, May 2, 2010

An Island Girl

For 6 months, when people asked me where I lived, I was able to say, "On the island."

I loved that.

I've always been such a beach girl. Not really sure how that happened, since I grew up in Pittsburgh.

But, put me on the sand and let me see those waves crashing in and time slows down for me.

I relax.

We spent our first night in our new house last night and it was LOUD.

You would probably laugh at me for saying that if you came to my neighborhood. We live far out from "town."

And I put town in quotes because it's a small town.

It's a quiet family neighborhood.

But, there are people around. Dogs bark. Child yell(who aren't mine). Cars drive past. There's no ocean breeze.

I heard the boys were awake and I went up to check on them. Bear was standing at his window and asked me, "Where did it go, Mommy?  The ocean. Where is it?"

Ahhh, buddy, I know, I know.

I never thought we'd get to live right on the beach, so I am going to stop whining and just be glad that we were able to for a little while....

PhotobucketBut, I still miss it.

Today is the last day of the semi-final round for the Baby Idol contest. The top 25 move on to the finals tomorrow. One vote per computer every 24 hours. Please help me and vote for Mason HERE.



Blogger Kerri said...

Aww, this made me choke up a little...

I hope you and your boys can find something else to make you feel the way the ocean did...

maybe it'll pull you back...you never know!

May 2, 2010 at 11:22 AM  
Blogger The Boob Nazi said...

Aw, poor guy. I'd be wondering where the ocean was too.

May 2, 2010 at 11:23 AM  
Blogger Katie's Dailies said...

It was the opposite for us. We moved from the DC Metro area to NW Arkansas where the " biggest" airport around is in the middle of a cow pasture! But for us, we welcomed the quiet. You'll get used to the noise soon, I bet. Hope the move went smoothly!

May 2, 2010 at 11:24 AM  
Blogger Brittany Ciara said...

Aww, your little one. I know I would miss the ocean. Hope things go well and you all get accustomed to you new home. Take care.

May 2, 2010 at 11:29 AM  
Blogger Joy Taylor said...

I would miss the ocean too. We now live in the woods which is great watching the wildlife play

May 2, 2010 at 11:43 AM  
Blogger Michelle Pixie said...

Oh that would have broke my heart having him ask where it went. :( Maybe one day you'll get back to it...I hope to live near the ocean one day too!

May 2, 2010 at 11:58 AM  
Blogger Lauren said...

Man, beach front home. I just don't know if I could give that up...hope the new place grows on you, though. It's hard living up to a beach house.

May 2, 2010 at 12:14 PM  
Blogger Brandi said...

Bright side... you won't miss it during hurricane season. I always feel bad for the people on our island because they close the causeway and they either get out while the gettin' is good or they're stuck with taking their chances.

Okay, off to vote. I've been trying to remember everyday... I hope he wins! :)

May 2, 2010 at 12:36 PM  
Blogger Angie said...

Maybe someday you'll have it back.... powerball here I come ;-)

May 2, 2010 at 1:09 PM  
Blogger Michelle @ Flying Giggles said...

What a huge transition to go through! I hope one day life brings you back to the ocean!

May 2, 2010 at 1:19 PM  
Blogger Momma Fargo said...

Oh. This made me sad for you. On a happy note, I voted for Mason again!

May 2, 2010 at 1:32 PM  
Blogger Heather said...

I would miss the sound of the ocean too.

May 2, 2010 at 2:04 PM  
Blogger mommaof3 said...

i voted for mason!!
my hubby buying me the just dance wii game so i can particapate in your just dance meme i cant wait!!!

May 2, 2010 at 2:57 PM  
Blogger Much More Than Mommy said...

I see quite a few beach trips in your future this summer!! You know what sounds I *don't* miss from my childhood? Animal noises. We lived across the highway from a ZOO, and those animals were LOUD! ;-)

May 2, 2010 at 2:59 PM  
Blogger Kmama said...

I'm okay with you whining. I know I would be. Bear is too cute!!

May 2, 2010 at 3:32 PM  
Blogger purseblogger said...

I just voted! Good luck!
Bear is so cute. I don't blame you all for missing the ocean. It would be hard to leave.

May 2, 2010 at 3:38 PM  
Blogger The Empress said...

Oh, that is sad. Amazing how we know who we are, isn't it? You are an island girl

May 2, 2010 at 3:52 PM  
Blogger Grand Pooba said...

Awwww, so bittersweet!

May 2, 2010 at 4:07 PM  
Blogger Jen said...

Change can be hard! hope you're little guy adjusts soon! Thanks for helping me celebrate my SITS day on Monday!

May 2, 2010 at 4:26 PM  
Blogger Jenny said...

I am sure it will be a transition...but just think you might get some interesting posts about the moms you meet in the neighborhood! LOL!
Hope Mason gets to the next round...just voted.

May 2, 2010 at 4:48 PM  
Blogger Daisygirl said...

What a change! I couldn't imagine living at by the Ocean with all those fabulous sounds everyday!

Now what are you going to say when people ask where you live?

May 2, 2010 at 4:51 PM  
Blogger Adrienne said...

=( just a sad face because I am a beach lover even though I don't live on the beach it is close and I love it

May 2, 2010 at 5:16 PM  
Blogger Casey said...

aww, I am sorry. I can imagine how hard it is to leave the beach. I would miss it too

May 2, 2010 at 5:28 PM  
Blogger Oka said...

I completely understand the beach thing. I have never lived right on it, but I remember how calming it was. When I lived in Hawaii (as a teenager) I often snuck off to the beach to get away from teenage stresses.

May 2, 2010 at 5:42 PM  
Blogger Tylaine said...

I understand what you mean. Even though I've never lived near the ocean (I'm a moutain girl :) I absolutely love it. The beautiful rore of the tides can totally put you to sleep. You make me miss it for you! :)
Good luck in your new house and Good luck to cutie pie! :)

May 2, 2010 at 7:49 PM  
Blogger Rachel said...

I love the beach too, somehow, since I'm from Upstate NY and "beach" isn't in the vocab. I am going on Memorial Day weekend, for the first time in 3 years that I've lived in NC. Crazy.. Not sure WHICH beach, but probably Wilmington. Do you have a suggestion other than that one? I'm coming from Raleigh so nothing TOO to far of a drive.

May 2, 2010 at 7:54 PM  
Blogger Joann Mannix said...

For real? You were living on the beach? Oh girl, there is nothing like it. Congratulations on your new home. And I am sorry you had to leave your island.

I am a Florida girl who has fallen asleep many a night to the pulse of the water's tides. It is the most soothing, glorious sound in the world and it constantly, constantly beckons to me. When I am away from our beloved gulf, I have my sound machine with my pretend waves.

And by the way, pray for our beautiful Gulf. Pray for the creatures of the sea that this oil can somehow be contained before it harms too many.

May 2, 2010 at 8:15 PM  
Blogger Rebecca said...

Sounds like Bear is going to take after his Mama...so cute!

Living by the beach is the best...once you've done it, you always want to go back. We were just talking today about getting a condo eventually (after I go back to work...yuck)! I need to be back there!!!

May 2, 2010 at 9:13 PM  
Blogger Rebecca said...

BTW...have you ever read this book?


You only really "get it" if you've lived at the beach...

May 2, 2010 at 9:14 PM  
Blogger VKT said...

Wow. What a treat to have been able to live on oceanfront property for awhile. I bet your children are going to love all of their new friends though. I can't wait to find out if Mason moves on.

May 2, 2010 at 9:33 PM  
Blogger Evonne said...

Poor Bear! You can still go to the beach, right? But living right on it is so much better! No packing. You can just open the door and go.

I think it's the lack of good beaches that make Pittsburghers love them so much! I absolutely love the sand and waves.

May 2, 2010 at 10:28 PM  
Blogger Lisa said...

I would miss it too.
Talking about it being loud...When I moved to Reno it took me forever to get use to the "loud" I had always lived in the country...there's no country in Reno!

I voted for the baby!!

May 2, 2010 at 10:40 PM  
Blogger Tammy said...

Hang in there! Neighborhoods can be a good thing! Not as fun as being on the beach but good! Are there lots of kids? Hope so!

I bet it does feel loud! Some nights I wonder why the heck parents buy kids the nosiest car on the lot...and then let them drive them down the street...frustrating!

May 2, 2010 at 10:49 PM  
Blogger EL said...

awww bear! too sweet! does he have a seashell maybe he could at least hear the ocean lol!

p.s. that contest is rigged if cub doesnt win lol!

May 3, 2010 at 12:11 AM  
Blogger WhisperingWriter said...


I'd definately miss living on the beach too.

May 3, 2010 at 12:34 AM  
Blogger The Blue Zoo said...

Poor little guy. At least it isnt too far away.

May 3, 2010 at 3:32 AM  
Blogger MsBabyPlan said...

I love the see too, although I am not a great swimmer!

You've won an award from me, hope you like it!

May 3, 2010 at 4:07 AM  
Blogger blueviolet said...

Yikes! Totally new sounds to get used to! It'll all grow on you, I hope!

May 3, 2010 at 7:32 AM  
Blogger Ma What's 4 dinner said...

Oh babe, hang in there. My house was loud last night too. And hot. It's freakin' humid as hell here on the east coast. WTF...???? And get this, may be moving, again. We are soooo soul sisters!

Alex aka Ma

May 3, 2010 at 8:03 AM  
Blogger smArtee said...

Im an Island girl too..my house isnt right on the beach but a few blocks away..I need to have the salt air in my lungs..its been that way forever...give me the beach over the mountains any day...I know what you mean by "noise"...when we spend time at others homes..what seems to be quiet to them is like city streets to us...I hope you enjoy your new place..it will have its own delights , Im sure..!

May 3, 2010 at 8:38 AM  
Blogger Green Monkey said...

about that Ocean....

interesting that I would read your comment on day one on my ocean. its only a temporary ocean but I too will be thankful for my time on it...no matter how brief.

Thanks for commenting and following me :)

May 3, 2010 at 8:58 AM  
Blogger J. L. W. said...

I hope you enjoy your new home as much as your old one.

May 3, 2010 at 9:06 AM  
Blogger T.J. said...

Oh I hear him, the ocean is a hard thing to forget when it's lullabyed you to sleep for quite a bit. Hope the new fun memories of this house start flooding in soon :)

May 3, 2010 at 10:30 AM  
Blogger Writing Without Periods! said...

Life is full of trade offs. I'd live on the beach if we didn't have to live in the desert. Very bittersweet.

May 3, 2010 at 11:58 AM  
Blogger Messy Mommy said...

Very true. You are blessed you had the opportunity! I would love it!

May 3, 2010 at 1:12 PM  
Blogger Ally said...

Found you on Pixie Dreams blog. I can relate to this post. I grew up on an Island and now I'm well over an hour away from the closest beach. :(


May 3, 2010 at 9:16 PM  
Blogger Jessica said...

Ahhhh pittsburgh is where I am now and the beach sound like complete heaven!!!!

May 4, 2010 at 10:25 AM  

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