Thursday, April 30, 2009

Sincerely 'Fro Me To You: Hawaiian Flavored

It's time for me to dig in our box of photos again and this week I came up with a few.

Several years ago, for My Man and my 10th anniversary we went to Hawaii. This was a first for both of us.

We had "won" a time share vacation at an auction 2 years before and when we called to see if it had expired, we were told we could vacation at over XXXX places. One of those places happened to be.........Hawaii.

So we scrapped together airfare and a "fun" budget, called my wonderful MIL and went in July ~ two months before our actual anniversary. My MIL is a teacher and has summers off. It's impossible for her to come for more than 1 or 2 nights during the school year, so we have started celebrating EVERY anniversary early. (I actually LOVE it 'cause we still go to dinner on our actual anniversary, prompting TWO celebrations).

It was beautiful and the weather was perfect.

Our relationship? Not so much.

Looking back, I can't believe I spent a week in this paradise with such discontent in my heart for the love of my life.Combine this negative attitude with my ability to be self conscious anywhere and it leads us to this next photo.

More back story: We have a kinda-sorta annual (meaning it happens as often as it happens) Tacky Party. It's a great time and had gotten a bit out of control the year before with some of the guests skinny dippin'.

We saw this sign and immediately shared a giggle. I suggested we take this picture and use it for our next invites. My Man took it a step further and wanted to take his shirt off, roll his shorts up a bit and squat behind the sign, pretending to be NUDE.

Enter my immature insecurities wherein I tell him that there are too many people around, please don't. Maybe I didn't say it quite that nicely. Remember we were fighting.

We have settled all that we were arguing about at that time at the cost of one potentially GREAT vacation.

That's why this picture would make it to the scrapbook, but not without giving me papercuts every time I handled it.

Looking back, I wish I could have embraced the silliness and judgement be damned.

It's something I continue to work on and hope it bypasses my children completely.

I'm sure there are even funnier "Fro's to point and laugh at. Go visit The Glamorous Life Association and get your laugh in.


Keeper Of All Things said...

Live and let live.......

and thats good advice for life!!!!

Amy Platon said...

Darn, and I almost had my top off! Oh Well ;) thanks for visiting my corner of the blogosphere!

Martha said...

It's crazy the stuff we worry about when we look back and realize how it screws with our minds, huh?

Thanks for stopping by my site too. I appreciate it!

The Glamorous Life said...

hindsight is always 20/20...

I think even though you didn't have the perfect attitude THEN it is great you do NOW. You learned something. You grew a little.

And I totally want to come to your Tacky Party. SOunds like my kind of fun!

Muthering Heights said...

It still makes for a funny photo!

Tammy said...

How funny that would have been with the shirt off! Oh well!

Thanks for stopping by my place too.

Bahama Shores Mama said...

Keeper: You're full of good advice!

Amy: And no one even offered to throw beads yet?

Martha: it's crazy. my mind that is.

Glam: open invite!

Muthering: Yeah, not bad.

Taammy: At least he hasn't said I told you so.

Thanks to you all for visiting AND commenting!