Monday, June 2, 2008

My Trip

I MISSSSSSSSSED YOU! It's good to be back for a nice deep breath of blogxygen. First, a bit about my lovely trip:

It was fantasmorphic. Is that a word? Now it is. Really, it was amazing. This resort we stayed in was made for the gods. Incredible gardens and fountains were in abundance, several adult only pools, massages, manis, pedis, jacuzzis, tennis, what more can I say? It was so relaxing, really it was just what I needed. Here are a few pics:


Having just arrived in Green Valley, we went to grab a steak - which, I'm sure you all know, I was thrilled about! My twin bro and Angela (the wife) are super cutes.



My Penny and I waiting for our turn to wack the tennis ball around.




My sissy Brooke playing a match of tennis with my twin brother before it got too hot. She gets in these certain moods and thinks she's really cool and wears her leather jacket and stuff. Unfortunately I was not able to capture a kodak moment of her super coolness, but she still looks hot in her tennis gear.


Heeeeee-eeey from the pool!


Am I getting tanner? I don't see any color! Maybe taking a picture and looking at it through the lens will help me see....suck. Didn't see much change till I got inside and saw that I looked like an overgrown, suffering lobster. And I even wore sunblock!



A little while later...ouch. (I promise I'm not showing as much of my boobie as it looks. I have a long torso...?)





My hair never blows gracefully like it does in the movies. We were blasting the music to the fabulo Leona Lewis and feeing groovy, on our way to a movie that I didn't know was supposed to be about aliens Indiana Jones.



Boost love.




Enjoying a game of Scrabble and some tea. I tried the African Redbush and the Tahitian Hazelnut Vanilla, and much preferred the latter. Angela went with plain 'ol hot chocolate, but my mom had fun trying the different teas.




Um, sir? There's a giant killer toad in the pool. Yup. The little sucker was swimming in there as if he owned the place - he seemed quite acclimitated to the chlorine, too - it was weird. The area is so lush and green in an otherwise desert climate that the resort gets lots of animals trying to cozy around in places they shouldn't. There were, like, giant lizards everywhere, too. Did you know they can climb trees? Unbeknowest to me, they certainly can. Weird.



Here's me, getting ready to go to the pool. It was just to my right (your left). I was actually really relieved that I didn't completely want to throw a fit and writhe around on the floor after looking at my new bod in a bathing suit. I totally dealt with it.




So that's it. I had a great time, and was quite proud of myself for being near my goal weight and still being seen in public with a small tight piece of fabric. Seriously, people, I hope you all realize what a big step this is for me. Go bad body image but not doing anything negative about it!

I'm busy catching up on blogs, and if I haven't commented on yours yet, never fear, don't lose heart and self-esteem, I will get to it soon (Ha. As if you all really care about my opinion that much. But that's okay. I'm secure enough or whatever.)


More later. I've got more I'd like to get to, but the man-child is finished with his afternoon nap...

24 comments:

Jodi said...

Oh! Looks like a fun trip. I'm glad you had a good time!

Shannon said...

That looks like such a nice getaway! I'm glad that you thoroughly enjoyed yourself and go you for dealing with the whole body image at the pool thing. :) It's always a struggle.
PS-don't you just live for afternoon naptime some days?

Laurie and Corey Kunz said...

looks so fun totally jealous. Let me know when you can chill I miss you desperately!

Jackie said...

You look gorgeous and best of all, HAPPY! I am glad you had such a good weekend!

jana bananas said...

Hellooooo hottie! The place you went to looks so nice & very relaxing. Your sunburn does not look nice (or relaxing). I got a good chuckle out of the "Boost Love" pic. How long does it take for the bag of Boost to empty? Yes, I random question.

Congratulations on being near your goal weight and going forth with the tight fabric. You look GREAT, I'm for serious. And do not switch that up in your ED mind to mean anything besides great, missy!

Oh, and to me, you look pretty damn tan. If you were to look at my legs, you would be able to practically see through my crazy white skin. It's blinding.

Emily said...

I am so glad you had a good time on your vacation! And I am so proud of you for wearing the bathing suit. I refuse to wear one except when I'm up at our lake cabin at the beach and nobody else is with me.

KC Elaine said...

you are TAN! And red! I got a little red yesterday, but mostly tan. Looks like a fun trip, and I'm glad to have you back. speaking of back, it's time to get back to work.

Krista said...

I'm glad you had a good time. You look like a hot momma in your swim suit. I think that's cool that you even brought your boost bud along. It would have been tempting to leave him home, or is he a she? Have you given "it" a name yet?

T.S.T. said...

Krista's question about the gender of the Boost you're lovin' definitely effects how hot your Boost love pics are. You may have stumbled upon a slightly icky but potentially lucrative web-based racket. Do you think there are people willing to pay for hot girl-on-Boost action shots?

Anything is possible on the Interweb.

p.s.--You do look like you had a delightful time in the sun (!) with your peeps. Good for you, Brie!

brie said...

Have I never formally introduced Marcus? Yes, tube/pole et al has been christened with that lovely name. I wonder if I could get more of a kinky following if he were a she? Hmmmm. And who would my audience be? Perhaps eating disorder therapists and dieticians who so desperately believe in weight gain that this sort of thing turns them on? It would be great to cater to an otherwise neglected community of voyeurs. ;)

And Jana, with everything that ends up getting put into Marcus, it takes about 10 hours to complete the feeding.

heather said...

Oh my living hell....that looked like soooo much fun. I'm so damn jealous of you guys! I need something super-bad like that, and SOON. By the way, even though you say you're almost at your goal weight...you look fabulous. And you'll look fabulous even (should I say it?) over your goal weight! Brie, I don't think you realize that your body is awesome, unlike my white bod at the moment! I certainly could use a tanning bed! Not only do you look lovely (yes, even with hair blowing in your face), but you look happy too...and that's what I think matters that most...more so than any body talk. Your happiness glows from you! I'm sure Brandon missed you like hell...and Cade too...but I'm sure it was totally worth it!

jana bananas said...

See, now that we know his name, we can make jokes about how Marcus lasts 10 hours...

;)

jana bananas said...

Hmmm, I'm not sure if there's such a thing as an NG tube fetish BUT there are some freaky ass fetishes out there! I wouldn't be surprised. Did you know there are braces and orthodontia fetishes? Oh yes. And when my friend had foot surgery, I did some Google search regarding casts (I completely forget why) and there are all sorts of leg cast fetish type things out there. Like, chicks with broken legs are hot? Apparently so.

kristin said...

I'm so glad that you had a great trip! I'm also glad you're back! :)

alana.rachelle said...

i'm glad to see you enjoyed a much needed break. it looks fabuloso. where did you go again? i know you told me, i forgot. sorry dear. and your sunburn- ouch! take care of that pronto!!! call me and we'll play. you need to come see mi nuevo casa! :)

zubeldia said...

Aw, I love seeing your photo diaries. I love your boost, too (marcus?!). And I adore you, sweet Brie. You wrote the most lovely comment on my blog and it made me a bit breathless because it was just so touching and tender. Thank you, Brie. You know, I haven't known you for a long time, but knowing you through your writing, here and in email and even your lovely beautiful pics on facebook, I experience an incredible and special young woman who I feel so fortunate to know.

Love love love to you, sweet Brie.

Kathy with a K said...

a giant WTF on the aliens in Indiana Jones! So not necessary.

Your ruffle robe is adorable!

brie said...

You know what, I do look happy, don't I? It's good to feel that way again. :)

brie said...

Yeah, Kathy, that whole aliens thing? Weird. But I sure do love watching Shia LaBeouf, so it was worth it. ;) He's one of those people I find irresistible, and it kind of creeps me out, I love him so much. :)

I can tell you where to get the ruffle robe, if you'd like.

KC Elaine said...

brie, I'd love to know where to get the ruffle robe too!

KC Elaine said...

ps - how on earth do you find one piece swim suits long enough for your body?

b said...

Kyla and anyone else that's interested...

The ruffle robe is made by Pearl Swimwear; I've done a lot of modeling with them in the past. This robe, Wrapped In Ruffles, retails for about $230, but I can get it for you for 50% off, if you can still shell out the $115. It's pretty steep, but I love the robe, and I wear it with jeans and stuff all the time. So. Let me know if you'd like one!

KC Elaine said...

aw, that's too much for me. :/ But I still love it! thanks for the offer.

Stacy said...

btw I TOTALLY covet your swimwear.
you look hot in it. (it would probably go down to my knees) I would totally try to rock it with my growing little bump.

has your red turned brown yet???