Sunday, April 7, 2013

Hail, Spontaneous!

We left for Massanutten Resort today! It was a long, but strangely peaceful drive. I say strangely peaceful because there are a lot of people in my family--10 to be exact--and car rides tend to be loud and squished... We actually can't fit everyone in one car because we still haven't purchased a big homeschool van. You know what I mean...a big white van that can fit the population of a small city inside :p Anyways, everyone got along very well which was fantastic!

So I was a little nervous about having to help drive today because I have no sense of direction and I've never driven out of state before. Also...I fall asleep really easily in cars (not when I'm driving of course! But if I'm the passenger I fall right asleep!) So, even though it was around 10 in the morning, as soon as I got in the car I fell right asleep! Thankfully, by the time mom needed a break and had me drive I was well rested and fully awake! 

I got a couple of pictures of the scenery out the window and one of the tunnels we drove through. I don't know about you, but when I was a little kid I LOVED going through the tunnels! I still think they're really amazing though!

Umm...why is there snow? I'm on vacation! In April! Thankfully this is up in the mountains and there's no snow at the resort! I guess the resort is in the mountains too...but there's no snow here.

This picture is so cool with the reflection in the mirror :)

We took my car and my mom's van. The pictures are all taken from my car 'cause that's where I was when my dad drove my car. Then when I took a turn driving my car mom rode with me. I had a great time chatting with my parents! I really don't get a chance that often to talk with them like that because all the other kids usually need their attention.

Oh...I know you can't really read this sign...but it says Winchester. As a huge Supernatural fan I kind of had to have a picture of this sign! I would have had my mom take the picture...but she was having issues with my phone camera.

I suppose you might be wondering why this post was titled "Hail, Spontaneous!" Or you might not be... Anyways, I don't remember exactly what my mom and I were talking about but for some reason I was trying to say the word spontaneous. And....well it didn't come out right. It sounded more like this SPON-te-NAY-ous. Oh yeah...I'm a total doof. After laughing for a long time we agreed that it sounded like a Roman name. So...Hail, Spontaneous! 

Anyways, here's the outfit I wore today! I knew I was going to be in the car a long time so I wanted something comfortable. It was nice wearing the two shirts because the temperature kept changing due to driving in and out of the mountains. And, these are my most comfortable jeans and softest shoes! All in all I'd say it was a great travel outfit! Sorry about the less than stellar quality of the photos. We left the good camera at home (hey at least we remembered all of the kids! we may have left a suitcase behind too...but more on that later). So these are just taken with my cell phone camera. It takes ok photos during the day, but at night the quality really sucks and the sun was setting already when these were taken. And...we were all kind of tired and didn't want to take pictures :p but here they are anyway

Shirt – Old Navy (Thrifted) // Plaid Shirt – Charlotte Russe (Thrifted) // Jeans – Old Navy // Jacket – JCPenney // Shoes – Maurices // Bracelet – Thrifted // Rings – Thrifted // Earrings – Gift // Nail Polish – Kinetic Color by China Glaze // Balm Stain - Revlon Romantic
Photos by Laura, Mom, and me

So we've only been at the resort a few hours at this point and there's already some crazy things going down here. That's just my family for you :) The best thing was that my 4 year old brother apparently hid his suitcase  (why? yeah, I'd like to know that too...) instead of putting it by the door this morning. So yup...he has no clothes with him. There is a Walmart close by and a couple thrift store so...we're going shopping tomorrow :p We've had kids forget shoes before...but forgetting an entire suitcase on vacation is a winner!

PS - So the story of how I got this shirt is pretty cool. If you’ve read past posts, you’ve already seen that I kind of have an obsession with stars. I love that this shirt says “Under the Starry Skies.” So I saw this shirt at Old Navy, and it was probably like $20 or something and I didn’t want to pay that much. But, I was still just so in love with this shirt!! A couple of months later, I happened to be thrifting with my mom when…I saw this shirt! For like $2! Anyways…I just think that was cool :)

Phew, that was a long post--but I guess I had stuff to write about! I hope your day is fantastic! Don't forget to follow, and like Finding Inspiration on Facebook!

Spontaneous out. And I'm gonna get back to watching Kung Fu Panda with my sibs :)


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  2. love those photos, I have the same thing about lights in tunnels, I love it because it reminds me of being a kid and moving around a lot :) thanks so much for your lovely comment on my blog, it's much appreciated xoxo

  3. I love plaid shirts - especially pairing them with skirts... great casual look!

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  6. Um, I LOVE Supernatural. LOVE that show. :)

    xo, Yi-chia
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  7. Whoah....gorgeous scenery!!! You got some great shots! Hope you are having fun!!

  8. Beautiful

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  11. I hope you're having fun! Those are some gorgeous pictures!


  12. Love the tunnel photos! Haha, I'm also wearing a matching shirt right now!

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