Summer Scent

I have been doing a lot of traveling the past couple of weeks and everywhere I go, I find things that I think would be good to blog about...but as soon as I think about them, I forget them.  But, I definitely remember this...the smell of summer.  I was recently in the Dallas/Ft. Worth airport and was getting on the SkyLink and all of a sudden a feeling hit me that was so familiar.  It was really cold in the airport and people were everywhere wearing shorts, tank tops and flip flops.  It smelled like everyone was going to the beach.  It actually smelled like sunscreen.  I don't even like the beach that much, but I had this crazy desire to catch a plane to Florida.  That smell reminded me of being a kid.  It made me think of how awesome it is that I have a kid to share summers with.  We complain about the heat in Texas...but I don't know if there is anywhere else that I would want to live.   There is nothing better than being in the Texas heat, lathering on some suntan lotion and jumping in a cold pool.  Ahhh, Texas!!!! Just got back from a long family vacation in Tennessee.  It was great.  We had a wonderful time and got to do a lot of relaxing as a family.  It was nice.  I think we all needed that. 

I have to be honest about something...I haven't been following the Kagan deal very closely.  I mean, I know she would not be my pick, but I haven't been watching the news about her or following any updates.  However, a friend of mine sent me a link today that I thought was really great.  I thought I would post it here so you guys could watch it if you wanted to.  It is from Americans United for Life...a great group!  http://www.aul.org/2010/07/video-yoest-testimony-at-kagan-hearings/

Today, I went to go tan and the owner of the salon I go to told me that because of Obamacare, anyone who tans has to pay a "tanning tax!"  I know this happened over the last week...but I was on vacation and was not watching the news.  I am so angry about this!!  I know this may seem silly, but this is really crazy to me!   It is not like it is a lot of money.  I think it is an extra two bucks a month...but it is the principle.  Tanning only affects one group of people.  If Obama wants to tax people, then he needs to tax something that every group of people use...not just one group.  Plus, it seems just really crazy to tax tanning anyway.  Okay...there is my rant on the "tanning tax." 

My baby started swimming lessons today.  She is taking private lessons which is really great.  She is pretty fearless in the water.  But, she kind of has a problem with people telling her what to do (I have no idea where she gets that from).   The lessons are only 30 minutes long.  She did great the first half and then cried the second half.  But, the teacher is so great.  She just kept pushing her even though she was crying.  It must have not been too traumatizing, though.  I asked her if she wanted to go back tomorrow and she said yes!! 

My birthday is coming up on July 10th.  I am turning 30!  I am excited...but also feeling like I am finally growing up.  I feel like I have lived in my 20's for so long.  My birthday is my favorite time of year.  I celebrate all week.  So, I will start celebrating on Wednesday!  :) 

There are so many quotes by Mother Teresa that I love, but I think this may be my favorite because it is SO true.  I will end with the blog with it.  Blessings to all of you!

"Abortion kills twice. It kills the body of the baby and it kills the conscience of the mother. Abortion is profoundly anti-women."- Mother Teresa