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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Going to Miami, Miami, Miami!~

"Theres no place like home, theres no place like home!!~ Soooooo happy to be back! First off, I missed all you guys, and I am soooo sorry for all the posts I have missed reading.  There is no way to catch up so I am just taking it from here.  I will be sharing our vaca in small much we packed in a short time.  Really it was a lot of visiting with friends and family mostly, and a lot of eating. One highlight of the vacation was our day trip to Miami.  My husband wanted to get a tattoo, which we will get into that later. Where else to go, but Miami!~ Well we decided we would make it a family venture, and it a venture it was. My boys have seen and heard things I never dreamed they would so early on, however, exposure to different cultures are a good thing!
It was a nice HOT day! The humidity in Florida was very high this day.  My boys where real troopers.  First thing we did when we arrived was eat at  Nice Mexican resteraunt.
This is my Me and my Mother in law...she is quite the hottie in case you noticed!

Alex is very independent in the city..he sure knows how to get around, and I can see him living a city life someday.
This is the latest thing since we where there can rent a moped for the day.  They are all over the place and really are so very dangerous when driving, they weave in and out of traffic and they are all over the place.
Ok, so now on to the real story.....this dude was in front of the tattoo parlor...he was an interesting character to say the least.  My boys have for sure decided they will never take up smoking, as they saw this dude hack up a lung or two...and it was GROSS!
You may recall some time back, my husband was given a clock from his father whom he just recently connected with after many many years....well the clock had special meaning to him, then and he decided he would have a special rememberence tattooed on him....well four hours later...and education in the city of MIAMI that my boys will never forget, here it is....
It really is incredible, and he is so happy!!~ Hope you enjoyed your trip to MIAMI!!~:) More to come later.
Don't forget about my B & A  party  goings on NOW!

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Blogger Viki said...

Wow, what a neat tattoo but ouch!!

July 21, 2010 at 1:51 PM  
Blogger Linda @ A La Carte said...

I haven't been to Miami in many years but I bet an 'education' was had by all. Love the tattoo and glad he is happy. REALLY happy you are back home!

July 21, 2010 at 1:58 PM  
Blogger Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Glad you are back and glad you had a good time. That tattoo is amazing. No way could I get one. That had to hurt.

July 21, 2010 at 2:06 PM  
Blogger Pam - @diy Design Fanatic said...

Miami looks great! Miami can't be any worse than Venice Beach (where Mary Jane is sold on the boardwalk) and Hollywood or Hollyweird as we call it sometimes! Strange, but fun!
Mike's tattoo is cool!Glad to have you back :)

July 21, 2010 at 2:11 PM  
Blogger The Barnett Family said...

What better way to educate your boys than real-life experiences...right? I know y'all had a BLAST. What an awesome tat....great that it has some meaning to it. Kinda want one myself...BUT it is permanent. YIKES and the PAIN!!!! Waiting on the vac. photos!!!

July 21, 2010 at 2:21 PM  
Blogger Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Great post...and awesome tattoo! The artist did a great job!

July 21, 2010 at 2:50 PM  
Blogger Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

Awesome tat!! It always amazes me how gorgeous a tattoo CAN be, when done by a true tattoo ARTIST! This one is beautiful!

Glad you had a great trip and can't wait to see more photos.

Lou Cinda :)

July 21, 2010 at 2:54 PM  
Blogger Glenda/MidSouth said...

Sounds like you had a good trip. I know when I go somewhere, I am always glad to get back home. Think I will pass on the tattoo place - I am chicken, but really don't want to get one anyway.
Have not been to Miami in many, many years.

July 21, 2010 at 3:29 PM  
Blogger Heather{Our Life In a Click} said...

Welcome back ! We just got back from our vacation too! My kids have seen way more than I ever did too but as long as we are there with them as they experience it, I think it's a positive experience.


July 21, 2010 at 3:39 PM  
Blogger Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Welcome home! It sounds like a fun and interesting vacation, and Mike's tatoo came out so berautiful and well detailed..amazing!

July 21, 2010 at 4:06 PM  
Blogger All That Glitters said...

You cracked me up about the "MIL"!!!hahaha! Glad you had a great time!

July 21, 2010 at 4:29 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

What a great trip. So many fun colors to see. So, the big question is just how much hairspray does the MIL use to keep that do in the humidity...giggle-giggle...

The other question is how did you get your header picture so big and centered. I've have been working on mine for like for ever and can't seem to get it centered.

Back to the drawing board and welcome home.


July 21, 2010 at 4:37 PM  
Blogger Erin said...

I LOVE Mike's tattoo. The person is very talented indeed. I think it is great for him to have that reminder of something special to him(as you said, now and then). Hope you had a great time, glad you are back!! Thanks for stopping over too!

July 21, 2010 at 4:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wowwwwwwww! Deb! My breath just got taken away! How did the husband have the guts??

Plus, Mum in law and you, make one hot pair!

July 21, 2010 at 4:56 PM  
Blogger Jemsmom said...

Glad your back!!! We have missed you!!!! Your MIL is a real woMAN!!!! Ha!!! Mike has more testicular fortitude than me! I couldn't handle the pain of it! I can barely stand a shot!! What special piece for him though as it will always carry special memories. Do the boys want one now?

July 21, 2010 at 5:11 PM  
Blogger Melissa said...

What a cool tattoo - the indian reminds me of the one on the cover of those red chief writing tablets, do you remember them?

July 21, 2010 at 5:45 PM  
Blogger xinex said...

Looks pretty neat but looks painful. I love Miami, been there a few times. I like the South Beach area. Enjoy more of your vacation. I am flying to California tomorrow but it's not really a happy trip..Christine

July 21, 2010 at 5:52 PM  
Blogger The Decorative Dreamer said...

No Way Hosay on the tatoo! I'm not going there! Now, I would have enjoyed all the culture of Miami though! I've never been but it has always seemed like it would be a lot of fun to visit! Looks like you had a great time in Miami too! Welcome back!

July 21, 2010 at 6:50 PM  
Blogger Charlotte said...

Welcome back!

July 21, 2010 at 6:58 PM  
Blogger Michelle said...

Welcome back to you, too! Looks like you had a great time on your trip. I can't wait to read more!

July 21, 2010 at 7:00 PM  
Blogger Betty said...

OUCH! I bet that tatoo hurt.

I've been wondering about the Oprah thing. How did you make out? You might have posted something on a day I fell behind reading blogs.

July 21, 2010 at 8:06 PM  
Blogger Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Talk about an all out hot time! Wow! That is really a detailed tattoo! Beautiful!
So happy you stopped by!

July 21, 2010 at 9:16 PM  
Blogger Momma Fargo said...

What an adventure! I think I have seen people like yer feller there with the braids. LOL. Your husband's tattoo is awesome! His facial expressions kill me.

July 21, 2010 at 10:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Debbie thanks for coming over and commenting on my sore spot make do!

I will try and remember to come over and join your party next Monday- thanks for letting me know about it! THere are so many in blog land these days it's hard to keep up with them!!

bee blessed

July 21, 2010 at 11:24 PM  
Blogger Anita Diaz said...

Glad you are back, and glad you had fun!! I might actually get to participate in your before and after party!! I never have anything, but I got some antique chairs last week from Craig's List, if that counts!

July 22, 2010 at 12:17 AM  
Blogger The Polka Dot Closet said...

OMG he really did it, got a tattoo, what do you think? Midlife crisis or tribute to Dad, and how does a woman your mother inlaws age get her boobs to stay up???? Oh I have so many questions! I am sooo glad your back, I honestly missed you!


July 22, 2010 at 12:56 AM  
Blogger People Who Know Me Would Say: said...

seriously - I have the tattoo of an Indian on my left shoulder too. It's a bit larger than his...and it's an Indian maiden, but still.......great minds!

July 22, 2010 at 6:59 AM  
Blogger Jess @ Frugal with a Flourish said...

Miami is a blast!! I know you had fun!

July 22, 2010 at 7:05 AM  
Blogger Wendy said...

Welcome home! Tell your husband his tattoo looks amazing and what special meaning! Looks like a fun and educational day in Miami!!

July 22, 2010 at 8:25 AM  
Blogger ~✽Mumsy✽~ said...

So many beautiful photos of Miami, Debbie, and I'm glad your family had fun..

The tattoo looks so intricate, but also ouchy..

July 22, 2010 at 8:29 AM  
Blogger Olivia said...

Looks like fun girly! Your mil looks cool.

July 22, 2010 at 9:28 AM  
Blogger Olivia said...

Looks like fun girly! Your mil looks cool.

July 22, 2010 at 9:28 AM  
Blogger Melanie said...

Welcome back, Debbie. So glad you had a good time!
Great pictures!
Looking forward to seeing more!

July 22, 2010 at 10:37 AM  
Anonymous Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Hi Debbie!

I am so happy your guys had a fun trip! I have never been to Miami. It looks like a interesting and fun place to visit.

The tatoo is amazing. Glad your Hubby is happy with it and it means so much to him!

Oh, have I said......I AM GLAD YOUR HOME!! LOL

July 22, 2010 at 11:24 AM  
Blogger Eileen said...

Miami is an awesome place. It looks like you guys had a ball. Thank you for visiting my blog. And of course you can use it. That's why I post. I am flattered.

July 22, 2010 at 3:40 PM  
Blogger Life in Rehab said...

Looks like you enjoyed my backyard! GREAT photos!

July 23, 2010 at 8:57 AM  
Blogger Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Love the tat! My hubby and our son have tattoos...and I love and am amazed at the artistry...but for me, I don't think I could be brave enough to get one...being such a wimp to pain! (It's amazing that I was able to give birth without being knocked out or without any meds!

Blessings & Aloha!
(Thankyou so much for entering and following! I am trying to do some blog reading...I reallly wanted to join in with your before & after...but still have to figure out how to get my post completed & up in time!)

July 24, 2010 at 6:46 AM  

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