Friday, July 11, 2008

It finally arrived!


They only had one size left, so it might be a teenie bit imperfect. And of course none of us can actually feel perfect while wearing a swim suit anyway. But as far as swim suits go, I think I love it. Saw it on my sister in law Brooke and thought, have to have that. Then saw it on Lindsay's blog... on Lindsay. It helps that Lindsay's legs are as long as I am... but let's hope it works on me. I love the print, love the colors, love the bandeau style top, wish it weren't QUITE so crazy long... but since Summer's been here for... well MONTHS out here in the desert, it's about time I had my new suit. Happy Summer!

Speaking of summer... We have just entered the season of possible rain storms. As in, the 4 we might get in the year will most likely happen within the next couple of months. Monsoon season or something, flash flood warnings and everything (since our roads and grounds aren't built to handle water.) And the first hit last night!!!!!!!! It was AMAZING. The morning boasted a few scattered clouds.... sounds typical to most of you. It was incredible. I actually opened my N/E facing blinds all the way (like not only tilted up so the sun hits the ceiling in my usual fashion) before 11 am. The day was humid, a phenomenon out here. Still well over a hundred, it was incredibly sweaty and muggy, but occasionally you'd get a humid breeze and I could almost imagine being in Hawaii. Nice change... in spite of the matted hair.


But it never occurred to me that it might actually rain. It's like I've forgotten that's a weather possibility. Until we were minding our own business, replaying a performance on So You Think You Can Dance at like 10 pm, and heard thunder. Pause the DVR, yup, that's thunder. We both frantically scurry around the house trying to figure out how to get a good look at the magic moisture. Go to open sliding door, WAIT the new security system, go punch in the code or we'll have to chat with the monitoring service again, they'll think we're idiots! I'll turn off the lights so we can get a better look... how 'bout the front door.... I think we might have some sort of cover out there, like an entry-way, not sure, never needed it....

And then we opened the front door to the steamy, breezy warm air outside, shut it behind us (it feels good, but you don't just let your 78 degree air escape your house out here) and stood on the porch for 15 minutes or so, like a couple of kids who've never seen the rain. It was amazing. Thunder, lightning, downpours. We saw some neighbors with their jaws dropped in their garage. So we're not crazy.

The good news, it wasn't all a dream. My kitchen blinds are fully drawn this morning and the sky is still a hazy grey. It's going to be a good day.

13 comments:

Laci and the Girls said...

super cute. almost got it, but it just didn't have quite enough up top for this mama that's nursed 4!! I got the blue/black paisley V neck instead.....LOVE it. I think it adds like 2 sizes to me (in the chest that is) and I NEED it!!! Enjoy. I do love Modbe suits.....

Maggie said...

hat's a way cute suit!

Glad to hear we weren't the only ones that were excited about the lightening and clouds last night.

Thanks for the birthday wishes! :)

Lauren said...

Your words describe perfectly what happened here in Gilbert to us last night! It was gorgeous. I love the rain. It's something that I miss a lot. I really love the smell. That humid thing-yeah, totally bad for my hair! :) Joseph ran this morning and said it felt like he was in a rainforest. What a beautiful time. It almost makes the other months over 110 bearable. :)

Christin said...

can't wait to see the suit on you. I'm sure it looks great.

Christin

Rebecca said...

You look so great in that suit Lillie!

Lillie said...

Bex-- you didn't really think that was me did you? The untouching thighs, tiny NON-baby duty chest, toned arms. Were you joking? No don't tell me. I'm just going to believe that you could think that was me.... for a little while.

Missy said...

So lucky. I love a good summer thunderstorm.

And could your suit get any cuter? I'm in love with it. I tend to stick to basic black swimsuits because I'm boring like that, but next year (post maternity) I'm looking at Modbe.

Sarie said...

I thought I was the only one on earth that got as excited for storms as you just did. Really, I get so excited. Even in Florida with like 2 rainstorms per day, I still LOVE them so much. And clouds.. they look different in every state, I swear.

Holly said...

I love how you described the storm, so perfect and surreal.

You really are going to look smokin in that swimming suit. It is soooo adorable.

Brandon or Michelle. said...

you know it's you in the photo, don't be so modest. :)

i have been looking and looking for suits, now that I'm going to he land of the scantily clad...fabulous pick, as always...how did you do it without trying it on first? I am afraid to be way off on the sizing. I have a weird shape. I know I know, we all do, but I REALLY do. I'll be checking out the modbe site too, if that's really where you got it. fantastic.

time for another chat/phone tag! :)

Lindsay & Weston said...

The suit will look FABULOUS on you. I love the length . . . but then again I do have a couple of inches on ya so I can see why it would be a little long for you but other than that, it's perfect.

We were in Alabama when Vegas got a good storm. Of course I missed it. :)

Brooke said...

oh yea! I am so happy you were able to get it....i was worried they would be out. it is the best! perfect colors etc.

Anonymous said...

You should have put your cute new suit on and run around in your rain storm! Next time...

Mom