Saturday, May 23, 2009


I can't believe I didn't mention this in my first post today - today is Oscar's 1st birthday!!! He's playing it off like he doesn't care, but deep down, I can tell he's pretty excited. So far today, Herschel and I have sung "Happy Birthday" to him and given him extra treats and bones. He's also been on an extra long walk this morning and rounded out the afternoon by napping on the couch with his daddy. All in all, a grand 1st birthday for any dog, I would think. Celebrate with Oscar by taking a look at how he's changed over the past few months....Enjoy!

All-American Saturday

So far today, we've done our part to celebrate Memorial Day weekend to its fullest. We did a little bit of shopping earlier to help stimulate the economy. For lunch, we had Nathan's hot dogs... that we grilled outside, of course. And we've topped it off with some watermelon. Oh, and we washed it all down with some good, old fashioned Coca-Cola (it was actually Coke Zero and Cherry Coke Zero, but it's the same idea). Hope you're all enjoying your Memorial Day weekend as much as I am. It's been a fabulously lazy day, that I'm planning on turning into a fabulously lazy evening. Tomorrow night we're extending the celebration to a dinner out with friends. And on Monday, we're either doing a beach/cook-out day or heading up to Orlando to visit our nearby and neighborly Ikea store. I'm pretty sure either way, we win. Happy Memorial Day weekend everyone!!!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Catching Up

Okay, so I said I was going to get better at writing more often, and then I didn't. Consider this my second (or third or fourth) chance. I'm back! AND, I'm no longer working out of the house for 12+ hours a day! So, things are good.
As I mentioned in an earlier post, I quit my job. Yes, the job that I just got and I was so excited and thankful for. Now that we have that out in the open, let me explain why. First off the commute was too much for me. I understand that a lot of people make a similar (or even longer) drive and they are just fine with it. Well, I wasn't. I like to be able to live my life in more than three hours a day and on the weekends. It was just wearing me out. Oh, and call me old-fashioned, but I really do enjoy cooking dinner for my husband and sitting down to eat together. I know we probably won't be able to do this forever, but while we can, I'd like to. I've also toyed with the idea of getting started in some writing of some sort. And, I figured now was as good a time as any to start trying to get involved in some freelance writing. (By the way - if you know of any leads, feel free to send them my way!)

All that to say, I'm no longer working in Palm Beach. That might lead some people to ask, what ARE you doing now? Well, I'm glad you asked. First off, I'm catching up on all the things I didn't have time to do while I was working for the past two months. Primarily cleaning my house and finishing the unpacking process! Ridiculous, I know. I've also very recently become a Pampered Chef Consultant. Another thing I've toyed with for a while. It involves all of the things I love - food, friends, cooking and shopping - so I thought, why not? It will also give me the chance to meet some new people down here and (hopefully) make a little bit of money. I'm actually really excited about both of these opportunities. Not so thrilled about the cleaning part of the equation, but I know I will be happy when it is finished.
Along those lines, I need to finish quickly, because we will have our first official visitors in just over a month - Herschel's parents are coming to visit! They'll be here for about a week towards the end of June. They'll stay with us for a few days before we all head up to Orlando for our church's General Assembly for the weekend. Then, they will leave from Orlando and our friends Mark and Janice, who will be attending the Assembly from Little Rock, are coming to see us. We are so excited to have visitors! Hopefully, they will go back and tell everyone how much fun they had and more people will want to come and see us. I mean, seriously, we live at the beach!

One last thing - I promised pictures from the wedding Herschel and I went to in Little Rock a few weeks ago. For some reason, I didn't take hardly any pictures, and I'm really annoyed with myself about it. But, take my word that the wedding was absolutely beautiful! We were so honored to be a part of it, and Katie and Chris make the most awesome couple. Here are a few of the pictures I did take. Enjoy!


We've known each other a loooong time. (That's why we're color-coordinated.)


With the Bride