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Geriatric Swimwear & Things of that Nature


Mornin’ Rovers!

It’s been a busy week and after several late nights I crashed at 8:32 pm last night. Which is so very geriatric of me… but according to my sister, I am SO very geriatric. I don’t know too many “mature adults” with “i love trash” tattoos but that’s another story! {She better be glad I love her as much as I do!!}

A few months ago Bailey at Peppermint Bliss asked me if I’d do a blog interview. The interview included questions about clothes. Which always sends me into a panic. I like clothes but I don’t really buy clothes, I just get all of Erika’s and rely heavily on my her to tell me if something looks good or not. If you recall in my “oops-I-posted-a-gmail-chat-that-I-wasn’t supposed-post” my conversation with my sister went something like this…

me: Would you please look at these clothing selections for Peppermint Bliss?
Erika: Hang on peppermint patty this is so hilarious… yada yada yada
me: Will you please approve my selections?
Erika: blabber blabber blabber
me: Will you please look at what I’ve picked?
Erika: blabber blabber blabber

{several weeks pass– she NEVER reviews my selections}

The interview post went up this week.

And then yesterday she emails me this…

Darby, that brown tankini on peppermint bliss killed me. IΒ  should have stopped you on that thing – that looks like a maternity swimsuit or geriatric.Β  I should have previewed that.Β  The green dress is fine, but that swimsuit is hilarious.Β  People are going to think you are an Amish Mennonite.

So I chatted her up…

me: how many stinkin’ times did I ask you to look at those choices?
Erika: darby.
me: at least 50
Erika: 3 times
me: you were too worried about your computer guy to look at my choices.
me: i thought that suit was cute!!! AND I have it in BLACK
Erika: that tankini is so geriatric. i am sure you do. πŸ˜‰
me: and now you tell me its amish & geriatric. your mom is geriatric {JUST KIDDING MOM!}
me: listen… you have 3 babies in 4 years and i’m going to see what you wear to the pool you will have a tankiniΒ  skirtini
Erika: i’ll just wear a bath robe
Erika: that is totally YOU
me: ok, well it’s too late now BUT i seriously have that in black and I love it and i wear it with great pride… prudish pride! πŸ™‚
Erika: i am sure you do. i had it when i was pregnant and never wore it. That fabric on my stomach when it’s wet grosses me out completely
me: are you serious?
Erika: YES
me: oh my goodness. you are so weird
Erika: i hate that feeling of wet loose bathing suit material on my stomach something is just not right about it
me: you are weird

I do have 2 piece swim suits that I will not wear in public! πŸ™‚ I call them backyard bathing suits. Hello, mothers– I know you do the same thing! And I know if you’ve had 3 kids you think that brown tankini is super cute!!

In other news, I’m going away this weekend by myself.


And could y’all pray for my husband while I’m away?


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  • natalie @ this old southern house
    April 22, 2010 at 9:05 am

    girl, you make me laugh outloud! my mary margaret has recently gotten interested in her poop…especially when she does #2 in the tub like 3-4 nights/week–what is up with THAT?!
    and yes, we all have those swimsuits. my parents have a pool so if i know no one is going to see me…oh lord, it’s not pretty! haha! {i think yours is cute, by the way}

  • Kelsey
    April 22, 2010 at 9:09 am

    Hahaha! I totally HAVE that swimming suit in black! I bought it as my “post-partum” swimsuit and wore it in Mexico just a few weeks ago. It was totally adorable with fabulous black sunglasses and a giant straw hat. Very Audrey Hepburn in my opinion. πŸ˜‰ BUT, I did wear it knowing that my girlfriends in their adorable bikinis wouldn’t understand the whole c-section-scar-saggy-boobs-and-stretch-marks problem. I can be geriatric at 28 and PROUD of it!

  • beth
    April 22, 2010 at 9:09 am

    ok, so I am not a mom yet, but found the BEST tankinis!! They don’t meet your bathing suit bottoms, so they still look slightly “sexy”…I guess as sexy as old navy can be πŸ˜‰ I bought 3 with different fun printed bottoms!


    I even blogged about them bc I liked them so much! My husband didn’t even complain that I was looking prudish πŸ˜‰

  • Abby Maddox
    April 22, 2010 at 9:12 am

    Mainly I love that last picture! I feel like Justin is more distressed about the fact that there is an American Girl doll…posing as his wife, carressing his back. Bout to email you back. sorry for the lateness

  • Lauren
    April 22, 2010 at 9:15 am

    I hate wet loose swimsuit material on my stomach too! I bought a tankini when I was pregnant and wore it once and couldn’t handle the feeling anymore after that. So, I just didn’t hang out by the pool anymore. πŸ™

  • paige
    April 22, 2010 at 9:15 am

    oh good lord , that is hysterical!

    & if i looked anything like you two i’d totally be sporting some cute bikini ( that didnt’ stick to my tummy ) and not the skirted mom suit from lands end …in black of course…sigh
    & obviously I am the matriarch ( did i spell that correctly) of this road trip so bring enough geritol for me cute darby!

  • Abby Maddox
    April 22, 2010 at 9:15 am

    And BTW, I’m with Erika on the swimsuit issue, but I also take my child to see stripper movies, so I’m not sure you should listen to me πŸ™‚ I say we aren’t old, so I don’t won’t to act old yet…even if I do have two kids! So I wear my bikini to the pool, and I’m just very careful to squat to check on my children and not bend forward so that the loose skin pooch on my stomach doesn’t send everyone running away to hurl.

  • Stacy
    April 22, 2010 at 9:17 am

    That tankini is absolutely perfect for any mom…far from Amish or Geriatric. In fact, the one that I just ordered is not nearly as cute and now I’m afraid I’m going to look like a Golden Girl on the beach!

  • Cat Moore
    April 22, 2010 at 9:19 am

    OH. MY. Goodness. That is the funniest thing EVER! Hey, I too have a black tankini and I think it’s great for mom’s! And I also have that dress you posted….in black. (if it’s from Target, if not, then I have something very similar). Your chats sound just like my chats with my sister. Aren’t sisters great…especially the ones you can have all sorts of inside jokes and be BFF’s. Also, so wish I still lived in Birmingham. Miss it alot. tear, sniff sniff. Have fun! And could you please pick me up a dozen cinnamon crunch bagels with hazelnut cream cheese at Panera Bread??? πŸ™‚

  • Cat Moore
    April 22, 2010 at 9:20 am

    …my comment wasn’t finished….
    I don’t have Panera in Jackson. another tear, sniff sniff

  • Jennifer @ a Fine Romance
    April 22, 2010 at 9:20 am

    I am seriously rolling on the floor with laughter at that last pic of Darby doll and hubby. HIL-AR!!!! You crack me up, girl.

  • Jennifer
    April 22, 2010 at 9:24 am

    Hilarious! The bathing suit thing is SO something only moms understand, and don’t worry, you’re not the only one who runs all of their fashion choices by their sister. My sister just happens to work in fashion in NYC and thinks what I consider stylish functional mom clothes are hysterical πŸ™‚

  • Samma
    April 22, 2010 at 9:29 am

    I think the suit is cute! I don’t have kids yet, but sometimes I like to drink a beer and eat some carbs in a two piece without having to study the increasing poochiness of my tummy.

  • Caroline @ The Feminist Housewife
    April 22, 2010 at 9:30 am

    Ahh! You made my morning.

    I feel quite geriatric when shopping for shorts these days. Nothing works. I wrote a post about it (with wedgie shots) not too long ago..


    Enjoy your weekend away! Hope you have a fabulous time!

  • Kate
    April 22, 2010 at 9:33 am

    Hilarious! The last picture is too funny!

    What are you coming to town for? Magic City Art Connection? Make sure you go if you can. It’s great!

  • beckyBrodbeck
    April 22, 2010 at 9:42 am

    Too funny! I laughed out loud at Erika’s post a couple days ago and did again today at yours. Thank you! I needed to laugh! That picture and comment on Justin’s picture is just too funny!! Love you-Hey, we are planning on being in Marianna in June, would love to see you somehow, on our drive through???

  • MommaRa
    April 22, 2010 at 9:42 am

    Hahaha how on earth did you convince your husband to take that picture! So cute and have fun this weekend. πŸ™‚

  • Cath
    April 22, 2010 at 9:43 am

    LOL Darby, I will preface this comment by asking if the above conversation was or was not to be posted to the blog. Yes I was one who caught the last oops post and my lips are sealed.

    I can totally related to the “home” swim wear. Hey the fam sees us at the crack of dawn I figure swim wear of any age is like being dressed up!

    Have a great trip.

  • Kate
    April 22, 2010 at 9:51 am

    Oh my goodness, I have had the most stressful week and this made me laugh out loud. Thank you, Darby, for being so stinkin’ funny. And thank God for sisters!

  • jo
    April 22, 2010 at 9:51 am

    so for future reference, using wipes to get poop out of my son’s hair will not work??? for real? what if i just let it sit for a while and then just scrape it out πŸ™‚
    you are hilarious!

  • Meredith
    April 22, 2010 at 9:53 am

    Funny post! I haven’t worn a bikini since I had my daughter 3 years ago. Tankinis are a must for me!

  • Ashley
    April 22, 2010 at 9:53 am

    Haha! Too funny! I just bought two tankinis, one in a fun print from Old Navy and a boring navy one at J.Crew. Though I’m not pregnant nor have children yet, I do have extra fluff that needs covered up. While you’re here in Birmingham be sure to check out the Pepper Place Market that opens up this weekend and the Magic City Art Connection. Have a great trip!

  • Melise
    April 22, 2010 at 10:00 am

    LMAO!! My sister and I are SO much like yall! And…. I have that SAME suit in black too and I LOVE it! I totally thought it was stylish and cute! (Target right?) Have fun in B’ham, hope you don’t come home to dried poop in the hair! {that’s exactly what my hubby would do! If you’re like me you get some sort of weird pleasure in leaving him with the kid/s overnight just so he can ‘see’ a little taste of what you do all day? He always appreciates me more!}

  • Lindsay
    April 22, 2010 at 10:01 am

    I have a bathing suit almost exactly like that in pink! I try to do the public a favor by leaving the pre-baby bikini at home!

  • rachel
    April 22, 2010 at 10:06 am

    i have a tankini, too- slightly different style, but same basic thing! i’ll say this: i much prefer to be geriatric than to be one of those moms with a huge, flappy, stretch marked sag of skin hanging out of a bikini! at least mine is covered up! ha! : )

  • Katie
    April 22, 2010 at 10:11 am

    Hahaha — so much to comment on….Darby doll…the last one…hahahahaha! OKay, I liked the tankini–and I too have backyard ‘kinis. And I even have one (a string bikini) that I wore during both pregnancies (in the last trimester, no less) (and I should mention I gained 70 pounds … EACH time) … only in the backyard though, of course. I may be a white trash sometimes, but not that bad. It’s a wonder that just didn’t kill the romance between me and the hubs… OH! McBeach looks awesome! Calling my name…

  • Kaylene
    April 22, 2010 at 10:17 am

    okay… I’m only 26 with no kids and I would totally wear that bathing suit! I think it’s cute! I don’t do bikinis. I just don’t. Not comfortable in them at all. Maybe if I lost a few pounds but I wasn’t even that comfortable in them when I was rail-thin.

  • Ashley
    April 22, 2010 at 10:19 am

    This is hilarious. And, I love Justin’s face in the last picture. That is SO my husband – I will say or do things, and he just shakes his head. I guess he’s stuck w/ me!!! You guys make me want Kate to have a sister – or better yet, how bout the Lord just hand me w/ TWINS this next go around??! I’ll take it πŸ™‚

  • elizabeth
    April 22, 2010 at 10:20 am

    If I were built like you, especially after having 3 kids, I wouldn’t be wearing a tankini. I like the bathing suits from Lands End. THey have cute tankinis. Oh, and the green dress you posted….I bought that about a month ago and still haven’t worn it. I love the color though.

    Enjoy your time away!

  • Moments with Mabrey
    April 22, 2010 at 10:29 am

    Oh my gosh…I almost spit my diet coke all over my laptop. You two are sooo funny! Y’all always crack me up! Thanks for the laugh!

  • emily
    April 22, 2010 at 10:38 am


  • Jen
    April 22, 2010 at 10:43 am


    This is so funny. I think the bathing suit is cute. However, I bet you could sport a bikini and be just fine!

    Your conversation with Erika sounds just like my sister and I. I would be you in the convo and my sister would be Erika.


  • Kitty
    April 22, 2010 at 10:54 am

    Oh girl, you are killing me! This is my first post on your blog, but I’ve been reading and laughing for a couple months now. First, love the pic of your daughter (is she a rager or a rover?) and I totally agree with the material on your belly thing…and I’m a former swimmer! Not the same when it’s loose on the momma belly! Enjoy your weekend away…gonna plan something for myself too and I don’t have to worry about poop in hair anymore. That too shall pass! πŸ™‚

  • Ashley
    April 22, 2010 at 11:02 am

    Oh my gosh… I LOVE that swimsuit! In fact, I just went online to order it for myself! It’s not geriatric at all. It’s modest but adorable at the same time. Perfect! πŸ™‚

  • alison g. (brazil)
    April 22, 2010 at 11:14 am

    Darby – I don’t have too much blog stalking time these days, with the arrival of our newest rover, but your posts (esp. those like this) are a CANNOT MISS in my daily routine of unwashed hair and engorged boobs! Thanks!! πŸ˜‰

  • Nathalie
    April 22, 2010 at 11:30 am

    Hilarious!! Have a great weekend away!

  • melissa stover
    April 22, 2010 at 11:46 am

    i’m sorry you have such a mean sister. just wait till she has a few more kids, she can join the geriatric club. my friend and i call it the bm club because geriatrics all like to talk about their bms.

    i can’t help but love the conversations you have with her. ya’ll are hilarious together.

  • Lisa @ lists in my pocket
    April 22, 2010 at 12:00 pm

    You guys are nuts. Thanks for cracking me up on my lunch hour!

  • stephanie
    April 22, 2010 at 12:01 pm

    so funny. thanks for the follow up on the online story. I was wondering if she ever looked at your clothes:)

  • Tara
    April 22, 2010 at 12:11 pm

    hilarious. love it when you bring the doll to your posts. also love when said doll lays hands on hubby and prays. also love listening to the sisterly dialogue.

  • Sara D.
    April 22, 2010 at 12:39 pm

    Okay, I am with you on both choices. I actually own that dress, in that color from Target and I would wear it 24-hours a day if that wasn’t considered weird.

    The bathing suit. I purchased it in February, because I thought it looked cute, and would possibly be a new style for me. I’ve had 4 kids in 3 years (one set of twins), so I TOTALLY get it. I showed hubs the suit and he was sort of taken aback. Similar reaction to your sister, only he said he was witholding final judgement until I tried it on. That didn’t work either, and I promptly returned it. He so rarely tells me that he doesn’t like anything, and I was asking for his honest opinion, so that was all the convincing I needed!! But I’m with you–I saw it and thought it looked like a fun option for a mom suit!!!

    All that being said…I can’t imagine that you aren’t cute in that bathing suit. You are darn cute in everything!

  • lynn
    April 22, 2010 at 12:41 pm

    Are you kidding me!? That suit is ADORABLE. I want it. In black AND in polka dots. And red if it’s available. The green dress is..eh..fine..but that suit is FABULOUS! Very fun & retro!

  • Emily
    April 22, 2010 at 12:43 pm

    The tankini in black is totally different than it would be in the brown as shown on the website! Besides, anyone who reads your blog knows how stylish and un-geriatric and anything other than prudish (um, need anyone mention the tatoo(s)?) you are! So happy to see I’m not the only blog-stalker!

  • Kristen
    April 22, 2010 at 12:43 pm

    Oh my gosh!! I am literally laughing out loud at this post. Hilarious. Geriatric, hehe. And Darby doll doing 50 in a 65!! LOL. Good stuff Darby. Have a good trip this weekend! Sounds fun. And seriously, if I was your size, I would be strutting around in bikinis!!

  • Laura
    April 22, 2010 at 12:49 pm

    Darby, you leaving me laughing again! Love your post, your interview, your dialogue with Erika, and Darby Doll! I think the swimsuit is cute but must say if I had your body I’d be wearing the bikini! I love the dress and a bargain so it may just have to find it’s way to my closet.

  • Lee-Anne Fenwick
    April 22, 2010 at 12:51 pm

    OK, I totally hve to admit that, turning 35 this year, A LOT has changed and I am well on my way to the geriatric dept of swimsuits MUCH sooner than expected L( That said, Target has this new line if swimwear in the JUNIOR dept that is ADORABLE and very modest!! It’s a 1 piece with a schrouched middle section and a short attached flirty skirt (very short). It’s actually very cute and flattering….I got one in black. Again, the whole suit with skirt attached is “old” in my book – but this is FUN and modest and good for chasing 2 two year olds around the pool this summer….that is, if we make it there in one piece.

  • Lillian - Domestic Simplicity
    April 22, 2010 at 12:57 pm

    Living in the middle of Amish/Mennonite country made me roll on the floor with laughter for real – great post:)

  • Susan
    April 22, 2010 at 1:00 pm

    The Darby doll simply cracks me up! You are just precious! And, tankinis can be cool–especially if you’re trying to play frisbee on the beach…you don’t have to tug at the swimsuit when you run!

    Have fun in B’ham!

  • Beki - TheRustedChain
    April 22, 2010 at 1:19 pm

    Admit it. You wear your long dresses with tennis shoes and your hair in a covered bun all the time…

    So funny!

  • Courtney Walsh
    April 22, 2010 at 1:24 pm

    Yesterday, I was sitting in the carpool line at school playing with my face like I always do while reading a magazine and I realized something stunk. Further inspection of my hands told me it wasn’t my toddler in the back seat. I had poop under my thumbnail. And yes, I washed my dang hands after I changed the Hobbit. I don’t know how it happened.

    I don’t know how to get poop out from under the thumbnail.

    Apparently not with a wipe.

    PS. My bathing suit is a moo-moo. And I know that’s not how you spell it.

  • Amber E
    April 22, 2010 at 1:33 pm

    I have that tankini AND that green dress! I guess Erika approves of one, so I’m 50% stylish πŸ™‚ haha. I really like the tankini, but in her defense, it really does need to be altered about 3 inches. I can’t stand how long the top is, very……..GERIATRIC! haha

  • Sarah
    April 22, 2010 at 2:03 pm

    FUNNY!!!!! Ok so I love the bathing suit too and maybe it’s because I have three little rovers too:) Can I say PRACTICAL!!! And the picture of baby with your husband is too funny for words. I can only imagine what he was thinking when you snapped that. Love love love your blog and I’m super afraid your going to be the next Pioneer Woman and I’ll tell my friends that I’ve been reading you forever and they’ll be like no way you just jumped on the FTOW band wagon because everyone else is reading. You are so funny. Come hang out in VA sometime and we can go dig through other peoples trash:) Have fun this weekend!!!!!

  • Sally
    April 22, 2010 at 2:06 pm

    I have a funny bathing suit story! After two kids, I’m with you on the tankinis…I am also not great with fashion and rely heavily on friends opinions on clothes. A couple summers ago I was out shopping alone and bought a floral number…my hubby told me it looked granny-ish but I told him that it was cheap and comfortable so I didn’t care what HE thought it looked like! Well, a few weeks later we are sitting on the beach and Justin starts dying laughing. He points. I look. There is a lady shuffling down the beach with MY suit on! Darby, I swear she was 90. Hilarious!

  • Jenn
    April 22, 2010 at 2:08 pm

    I personally think it’s a cute bathing suit. A mom’s got to do what a mom’s got to do. Hang tough…and have a great weekend!

  • Lauren
    April 22, 2010 at 2:37 pm

    Funny! Hilarious stories! I like the brown tankini~I totally agree with you! Mommies with babies need to dress like mommies with babies!

  • Shireen
    April 22, 2010 at 2:45 pm

    Why are you coming to B’ham???? Can I come see you for a brief visit or hug??? πŸ™‚

  • Cami
    April 22, 2010 at 2:56 pm

    That last picture is too funny! And I love your and your sister’s chats. Hilarious!

  • andi
    April 22, 2010 at 3:23 pm

    No…NOT THE DOLL!!!!!! What is she doing HERE???? LOL! Have fun!

  • shelly powers
    April 22, 2010 at 3:35 pm

    we are so excited you are coming to birmingham… can not wait to meet you and hang out with this weekend! see you soon!

  • Sierra K.
    April 22, 2010 at 4:43 pm

    Hi Darby!
    I like that swimsuit—and I’m 22, a newlywed and have no children! But, partially because of looking at your blog, I now want children. Your family is so precious…and I hope you don’t think this is creepy, but I just want to hug John Martin! Sweet little thing!
    Anyway, I have to wait until my husband is out of dental school before having kids…that’s 4 years. Here’s to hoping I make it that long! haha.

  • Ashley
    April 22, 2010 at 4:44 pm

    HAHAHA! Thanks for a good afternoon laugh!!! SO FUNNY!

  • Lindsey
    April 22, 2010 at 5:38 pm

    that last picture is the funniest thing i’ve seen in awhile. i think he’s probably more worried that he’s posing with darby doll on his back than actually having to take care of the children solo all weekend. hope you have a blast!

  • Ashley
    April 22, 2010 at 5:49 pm

    That was HILARIOUS!!! Especially the picture of Justin/Darby doll! Oh and Darby, I’m a 21 yr-old very cool, very normal (non-prude) college student.. when I clicked on the link after reading what Erika said about the bathing suit, I was prepared to be horrified but it is not that bad! For a modest tankini, it is really cute! She’s crazy :p

  • Leslie
    April 22, 2010 at 6:16 pm

    Hi Darby! I’ve been following your blog for a long time now, but I’ve never left a comment. I guess that makes me a blog stalker! I just wanted to say that I love that swimsuit. I actually found it on Target.com and planned on buying it as well! Your family is beautiful and I look forward to your posts!

  • May
    April 22, 2010 at 6:24 pm

    I saw your ‘Darby doll’ pictures this morning on Flickr and was eagerly awaiting this post – you (and Erika) always make me smile!

    Oh, and I like your tankini – It’s cute πŸ™‚

  • Jenna
    April 22, 2010 at 6:38 pm

    Darby, if it makes you feel any better I’m 23 and love that bathing suit! You have to wear them if you lead Young Life and hang out at camps with high schoolers all the time! πŸ™‚ So cute. I kind of want it.

  • Jennie-Marie
    April 22, 2010 at 6:58 pm

    yall crack me up. LOVE Darby dolls comments!!! Hope you and Justin both have a great weekend!!!

  • Sara
    April 22, 2010 at 7:52 pm

    Love reading your posts especially when Darby doll makes appearances. I’m also a mom of three and couldn’t agree with you more on the swimsuit statements!

  • Jennifer
    April 22, 2010 at 8:20 pm

    I so needed a laugh and this just did wonders! thank you! and have a WONDERFUL weekend! πŸ™‚

  • Dianne
    April 22, 2010 at 9:15 pm

    Oh I do hope you have a wonderful time this weekend. You deserve a break as all mothers do from time to time. I cannot wait to hear about your adventure. xoxo

  • Jennifer
    April 22, 2010 at 9:20 pm

    Have a great well earned weekend! Darby doll has ya covered! I think you can pull off the 2 piece outside of the backyard! lol! The suit is cute, my sister would love it….I am a bit more Erika and would say, c’mon, were young enough, grab your bikini!

  • Shawna
    April 22, 2010 at 9:23 pm

    I’m cracking up. Darby doll is just about my fave! You have a great trip. Thanks for the time you spend giving us encouragement and entertainment. It’s terrific. And I don’t think that suit is geriatric! It’s adorable. …but, I am a mom. Another question..did you make a cover for your middle carseat? I’m just curious. I’ve made covers for office chairs – making up my own, but wondered if you’d made something and found a great pattern. A friend is moving into a marvelous 70s era home and I’m helping with the redo. Your reno pics will be high on our inspiration list!

  • Melissa Richie
    April 22, 2010 at 9:42 pm

    i’m so glad that suit worked for you. it was one of about 20 i tried last year…and it looked horrible πŸ™ boo.

    hope you have fun in the great city of birmingham!

  • Alli
    April 22, 2010 at 9:46 pm

    Darby, this made my day! you are too funny.

  • Jill Cribb
    April 22, 2010 at 9:47 pm

    Y’all crack me up! I almost wet my pants…the tankini is not bad…I am a one-piece girl, always have been & my BFF calls me bathing suits “swim team” bathing suits & she thinks I am such a prude! Thanks for a much needed laugh after a stressful 2 days….have a great weekend – you deserve it.

  • Kristi
    April 22, 2010 at 11:29 pm

    LOL LOL this was TOO funny!! And yes, I have “home” bathing suits that I garden in my BACK YARD in, lol. And then I have “out” bathing suits that cover me from my neck to my knees! πŸ˜‰
    Have fun on your trip! I never realized your in Alabama (I’m a little slow, lol) my cousin owns two toy stores (Learning Express) in Birmingham. My aunt and uncle, cousin her hubby and family live in Scottsboro. Small world πŸ™‚

  • Kristi
    April 22, 2010 at 11:30 pm

    ps- my “first” baby was twins and I was (WAS being the key word, lol) a size 4, let’s just say there will NEVER be a bikini in my future unless a plastic surgeon is involved!! πŸ™‚

  • Champagne Maker
    April 22, 2010 at 11:56 pm

    hahaha I totally love this!! AND the tankini!! I want a sister….

  • kristen
    April 23, 2010 at 12:41 am

    freakin’ hilarious ladies. just love it. yall crack me up!!! good luck justin!! way to go buddy! and way to go darby!! get away and enjoy it. just love your blog. every time. love it.

  • midwestmom
    April 23, 2010 at 7:52 am

    Okay is there a link to the suit that I missed? I texted my sister pictures of me trying on dresses in the fitting room and one reply I got was, “NO, old lady grunt!!” LOL. Love your blog, your cracking me up!!

  • Leelaa
    April 23, 2010 at 8:03 am

    Darby, you never fail to put a smile on my face! It’s definitly a gift from God to always see the funny side of things!

  • Sara Jane
    April 23, 2010 at 8:12 am

    Hahaha! I love the last picture of Darby Doll and Justin. Did he know he was posing for that picture?

  • Christy
    April 23, 2010 at 8:48 am

    Oh Darby, I almost wet myself reading this one lol!! I am sorry though, I have to side with Erika on the bathing suit! I only wear tankinis now (after 2 kids)…but I can’t do the ones with a loose, longer top. I have to have a tighter fitting (hate the loose wet material too!), shorter (a tiny bit of skin showing so I don’t feel to geriatric) and more support for the girls! I’m sure you look adorable in it though. Good for you for getting away…have fun!!

  • Katie
    April 23, 2010 at 9:48 am

    Bah! Y’all are hilarious!!

  • cousin
    April 23, 2010 at 10:51 am

    Darby and sex kitten go hand and hand. That goes without saying. When I want something a little edgy I always go to D! Love you D-doll. The suit is cute, but you’re the size of a 14 year old and can totally get away with something a little less “Little House On the Prarie.” Sorry, Darb, I’m with Brookie:) I love you though.

  • rhonda
    April 24, 2010 at 5:30 pm

    Darby, I have to agree that the tankini is cute. I think the difference is that Erika has a NON-mobile baby and you have three VERY mobile rovers. As I found from our latest trip to the beach, what used to be sitting and relaxing is now constant movement and entertaining. And unless I want to provide (cheap) entertainment for all those around me when the suit slips the wrong way, its going to be a one piece or tankini! πŸ˜‰

    However, as I have (ahem) a few years on both of you…my backyard bathing suits have sadly been retired as well. Mother nature can be cruel, and so can school age daughters! HA!

  • Melanie Gore
    April 25, 2010 at 7:26 am

    Great interview but you CAN NOT wear the bathing suit! You are to adorable and I don’t care if you have had 3 kids in 4 yrs! I am 42 and I can’t even do the tankini!


  • Kelli
    April 26, 2010 at 12:13 pm

    There are some women who oppose tankinis who REALLY should be wearing them. That or a one piece. I resorted to a tankini last year, not even having had kids, and I think it looks cute. Like another commenter said, it leaves some skin between the top and bottom, which cuts down the geriatric nature of some tankinis. You both are so tiny, though, I’m sure you’d look just fine in a bikini!

  • Lauren
    April 26, 2010 at 4:31 pm

    I’m 2 weeks from turning 25 and I work in the fashion industry and I own that suit (well the one pieced version) in purple and I LOVE IT!!! I get constant compliments on it and now have three other friends who have gone and bought it.

    I think it’s pretty darn stylish for a hot mama! πŸ™‚

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