July 4, 2011


Happy Fourth of July! We are trying very hard to celebrate the little things in life. For us, it's been a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad month. So, in an effort to "celebrate" surviving June,  the hubby's new job, and just plain time together, we decided to take a much needed getaway to Savannah. We ate delicious southern meals, including but not limited to: low country crab benedict, organic eggplant and heirloom tomato salad, yummy gelato,  out-of-this-world scallops, and even enjoyed a nice tall glass of rosemary infused lemonade (something I must try to recreate!) We strolled around historic downtown, gawked at the beautiful victorian homes, walked along the river, spent a day at the beach on Tybee Island, found a few fun rooftop bars, and, of course, did a tiny bit of shopping. It was a wonderful, relaxing trip and it felt good to have a genuinely fun time with my favorite travel companion (also known as my best friend and husband).

Here are a few highlights from our vacay:

I'll leave you today with this: Do you ever find hope in unusual places? Katy Perry's Firework song is a perfect example. Yes, I said Katy Perry. By the way, I am also a Taylor Swift fan, so you can continue chuckling if you'd like. Anyhow, I always try to gain inspiration from words, and song lyrics are no different. Take a look at the ones in this song. If those words don't inspire you, then I don't know what will!

Do you ever feel like a plastic bag,
drifting through the wind
wanting to start again?
Do you ever feel, feel so paper thin
like a house of cards,
one blow from caving in?

Do you ever feel, already buried deep?
Six feet under, Scream but no one seems to hear a thing
Do you know that there's still a chance for you
There's a spark in you

You just gotta ignite, the light, and let it shine
Just own the night like the 4th of July

'Cause baby you're a firework
Come on, show 'em what you're worth
Make 'em go, "Oh, Oh, Oh"
As you shoot across the sky

Baby, you're a firework
Come on, let your colors burst
Make 'em go, "Oh! Oh! Oh!"
You're gonna leave 'em going awe, awe, awe

You don't have to feel like a waste of space
You're original, cannot be replaced
If you only knew what the future holds
After a hurricane, comes a rainbow

Maybe a reason why all the doors are closed
So you could open one that leads you to the perfect road
Like a lightning bolt, your heart will glow
And when it's time, you'll know

You just gotta ignite, the light, and let it shine
Just own the night like the 4th of July

Where do you find your inspiration? You're a firework. Let your spark shine!


Aaron said...

Terrific pics! I've always wanted to go down there

Anonymous said...

Margo, I just thought I should tell you that I gave these lyrics to Lauren last January at our mother daughter retreat. It is framed and hanging in her room. I wish every girl (young or mature:-) would see themselves this way!

Love, Suzie

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