Thursday, 5 January 2012

Bubbly Pineapple Juice

Mermaids Tears - What do you think of when you read those words? If you're a Pirates of the Caribbean fan you may think of the most recent Pirates movie and you would be close.  But I'm talking about the OPI nail polish called Mermaids Tears from the Pirates of the Caribbean range that Tiahna has been desperate to buy for ages.  She was never able to track it down in Australia and we always had planned to buy it during our trip to the States.  After several weeks of trying many shops we began to realise that perhaps it was something that we weren't going to be able to obtain here either. Why am I telling you about this? Because I realised today that each of my most recent blogs have been written so quickly and in such a short time and sooo long after the actual event that I'm not remembering to give you all of the small details.  So here is a short little blog to update you on the small things.
Tiahna prayed about her Mermaids Tears quite early in our trip and yesterday her prayer was answered.  As we drove into South Portland, Maine we noticed a store that had been mentioned in several websites as a great OPI supplier.  Tiahna and I ran in and looked in the nail polish section but still had no luck finding what she wanted.  I noticed a 'clearance' section on the side so we had a quick look through the shelves.  Tiahna found the very last bottle of Mermaids Tears as well as the rest of the colours in the range - you should have seen her face - she was over the moon.  See - God looks after our little desires too. 
I forgot to tell you that when we went to BB Kings for dinner that Gary tried 'Fried Green Tomatoes' which he liked a lot.
And that when Gary cleaned out his ears the other day he broke the end of the cotton bud off in his ear and I had to use tweezers to get it out - oh boy!
I haven't mentioned that at 1pm in the afternoon it feels like 9am in the morning because of the position of the sun and that by 5pm it is pitch black.
I don't think I mentioned that when we played in the snow that Gary's phone measured the temperature at -28 degrees celsius - so cold.
By now, you may be wondering about the title of this blog.  You need to check out this 'you tube' site - 
This is Amy the eldest daughter of our friends in Asheville just after she had her wisdom teeth removed - poor girl, what a mean father to post it on 'you tube'. 
So today we drove to Boston - what a beautiful city.  I spoke to the man in the toll booth as we crossed the bridge in to the city and he sounded just like 'Boston Rob' from Survivor - I love it! This is our final destination before heading home.  We are staying in a lovely hotel with views of the city but just outside of the city so it's not too noisy or hectic.  It's the perfect destination to spend our last few days.  Tomorrow we're off the explore Harvard University - once again it's a whole little town surrounding the University.  How exciting.  Will fill you in when we get back to the hotel tomorrow.
Love to all
Kim xxx


  1. When you get home TOMORROW? Surely you have few more days! Hoping to fetch you from airport when you do come home:) Nice to have gotten a new blog so soon! So happy about the nail polish for T!

  2. There's another 'Amy after Wisdom teeth' U tube. I did not watch it though :) Enjoyed your Amy!