Thursday, August 30, 2012

Happy dance

Today I am doing a little happy dance because I am on my way home from what is hopefully my last business trip of the year (in reality, I am probably drooling with an open mouth squished next to a burly, coughing man, on my United flight). I am ready for this whirlwind of a summer to be over, mostly because every couple of weeks I have had a weeklong trip for work. Yes it's been fun- Vegas, NYC, Toronto and San Francisco, but it is a lot less glamorous than it looks. Part of me feels like I missed out on a lot of the summer because I was preparing for one tradeshow after the next. I am so glad Jon and I got to get away last weekend and we will be at the lake until Labor Day totally unwinding. 

I am ready to focus on the fall...2 weddings, a trip to Mexico, a weekends in Dallas....a NIECE!!!!! We are on the cusp of my favorite time of the year. Jon and I were talking last week about when we should decorate for Halloween :-).  I have been trying to remove the phrase "super busy" from my vocabulary because friends, we are all busy! I've had a post I wanted to write for a while but need to find the time to write it about being overwhelmed. I am thanking the Lord that I do have things to keep me busy. Busy at work= I have an income, planning parties, showers, happy hours=  I have friends, vacations and getaways= we can afford to do those things. I am very thankful.

I am also very thankful for this chunky nug...

 admit it, he is the cutest thing you've ever seen

Play mama?

down dog?

and thankful for my big Mister. 
(fyi that is NOT my leg in the pic! haha)

The foot of one of Ernie's toys (I think it was a duck) fell off and he is now obsessed with it
"our pet's feet are falling off!"

My hubby rockin' his new shirt and swim trunks...party in the back!

Is there anything you are doing a happy dance for today?

19 comments:

Krista Kromatic said...

OMG too weird Rosie did the exact same thing with the foot of one of her duck toys! Bulldogs are just so funny!

Brooke Houston said...

Welcome back! I know the feeling of being exhausted. It's bittersweet being busy all the time. Have fun at the lake. I'm happy dancing about Bailey's Birthday today! :)

Claire-Christine said...

Happy dance because Scott is planning a thanksgiving trip for us to getaway! Somewhere sunny to boot I think!!

Mrs Independent said...

Well, #1 that I woke up. #2 a job interview! I moved cross-country in July and the market is really tough here in Seattle. Grateful for an opportunity :)

smk053078 said...

I do a happy dance every day when I wake up because I am alive, healthy and have my family! ;) Yay for being done with your last business trip!!
Shanna

Erin said...

You are right... we are ALL busy, but at least it's usually fun, family and friends that keep us busy :) My brother-in-law just got engaged and he and his now-fiance asked me and Jared to be in the wedding...so I've been doing a happy dance for them, and all the fesvities that are sure to come ;)

Daisy said...

Haha, you're so cute! Oh Ernie (sigh). My husband is coming home in two weeks so I am doing a happy dance for that!

Stesha said...

aww yay, you are done with traveling! and your puppy is the cutest!!

xxS

Raquel said...

Oh goodness Ernie is the cutest!!

newyorkdork said...

I loooove Ernie. I just want to cuddle him. And maybe put him in a onesie...but only for a minute. What a sweet boy.

Krista said...

Glad you have some down time work-wise and lots of fun things lined up for the fall! It's my favorite time of year too. I'm putting out my decorations this weekend :) Well, not the outdoor ones quite yet but inside we'll be rocking fall and Halloween already!

Have a great long weekend Ruthie!

Sarah said...

Ernie is so stinkin cute!!

We have that duck too and it's feet immediately fell off as well.

Mallorie Owens said...

I'm doing a happy dance for the temps at least being under 100 this week...it's a start! :)

Girls Love Fried Pickles said...

I love animals that are exercise instructors. Ernie the yoga dog. I see DVD in his future.

Kenj said...

I am so happy for you! Relax girl! also, so adroable.. all the pictures, jsut too cute!

Jessi said...

You have been one busy lady!!! Wow, you need to relax. And I couldn't agree more! SOooooo ready for Fall. It's definitely my favorite time of year. I can't wait to make Isaac's costume and take him trick or treating. He wasn't quite big enough last year, but this year is going to be SO much fun!

Christa Dawn said...

I needed to see your little guy's face to day.
Ernie's.
He is so absolutely preciously freakin adorable!
I dream about him.
Not really but I think I'm going to start.
Would be way cuter than the one where I'm on a cruise ship getting ready to go on a game show and I brought all my skinny clothes when what I really needed was my fat clothes.
Just sayin.
Ernie dreams would be way more fun!

Chelsea said...

SUCH an exciting season coming up! And yes, of course Ernie is the cutest thing ever!

Sarah said...

Awww I love Ernie!! He's super cute!

Glad you'll be back home today! I always wanted to travel for my job (I currently am a stay at home mom tho, so this won't be happening haha), but I imagine it is very hard to be away from Jon. On the bright side it allows you two to miss each other! My hubby and I have only been apart one night in the past three years! Sometimes I think it'd be good to "miss" him once in awhile!

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