Summer Scent

I have been traveling a lot in the past couple of weeks. It seems everywhere I go, I find things that I think would be good to blog about, then 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 I was walking onto the Skylink, a light rail train, and all of a sudden a feeling hit me that was so familiar. The airport was really cold and people everywhere were 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 child. It made me think of how awesome it is that I have a child to share my summers with. 

We complain about the heat in Texas, but I don't know if there is anywhere else that I would rather live. There is nothing better than being in the Texas heat, lathering on some suntan lotion, and jumping in a cold pool.  Ah, Texas!

I just returned from a long family vacation in Tennessee and it was great. We had a wonderful time and were able 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 hearings 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 to a video that I thought was really great. I thought I would post it here so you guys could watch it if you wanted to. It’s from Americans United for Life, a great group! 

Video: Yoest Testimony at Kagan Hearings

Today, I went in to go tanning and the owner of the salon I go to said 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 I wasn’t watching the news. 

I am so angry about this!! I know this may seem silly, but this is really crazy to me! It’s not as if it’s a lot of money. I think it’s an extra two bucks a month, but it’s 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.  It just 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 has a slight problem with people telling her what to do… who can really be sure 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 really 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 will be turning 30 years old!  I am excited, but it also seems as if I’m finally growing up. It seems to me 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. It’s so wonderful that I will end my post 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