Last month, Bunchland launched our BlogHer contest. First prize was joining Bunch creative director Rebecca Brown at the conference in New York City, sharing her hotel room at the Hilton and scoring a ticket to the BlogHer 2010 conference in New York City. Entrants had to answer the question “What’s the awesomest thing your family has ever done?” to qualify. The votes have been tallied, and the BlogHer contest winner is Daniela Syrovy. She gets to hightail it up at our Bunch party and schmooze with all-female blog superstars. Congrats! You can check out Daniela’s winning entry below.
Our family is the definition of awesome. For years my hubby and I owned a fast food, old-school burger joint. We lived in the basement, we partied, we worked, I was the fries to his burger. Then I got surprise pregnant and bam! We bought a house and got our shit together. I had the baby, and 9 months later was pregnant with our second. We were burning the midnight oil and the candle at both ends, so we said fuck it and sold Big Burger.
We sublet our home, packed two bags and took the girls (the new one only 6 weeks old) to the Caribbean and started a scooter rental business. It’s called Ride St. Kitts. I was the official “port hustler.” Everyday I would take the baby to the port and wait for the giant cruise ships to come in. I had a hilarious sign that read “scooter rentals and tours.” I would corral the tourists to our little shop, and my husband and our 18-month-old daughter would be waiting for them. We rented scooters in the morning, then took the girls to the beach in the afternoon.
We’d always talked about living a beach life and escaping the Canadian winter, but finally decided to take the plunge. Now the plan is to live part of the year here and part there. We’re awesome because we don’t care what anyone else thinks and we dance to the beat of our own drum. Moving to the Caribbean and renting scooters with our babies in tow is definitely the most rad thing we’ve ever done. Burgers, scooters, babies and more babies: it’s all in a day’s work around here.