North Carolina Getaway

It's an anniversary tradition to run away to a cabin in N.C. every year for our anniversary in November. However, last November, I was immersed in learning Emergency Nursing via an internship that's required to transition into the E.R. So, our trip was postponed a bit, but we made it to our favorite spot a…

Sara’s 11th Birthday

Sara's 11! Wow. To celebrate this transition from child to tween, kids menu to adult menu (as she's completely offended now when a waitress hands her crayons and a coloring page), elementary school to middle school, we invited family and a few close friends for lunch and partying at our house. The party began at…

Fifteen Years!

At 4:30 am on Nov. 13th, Doug and I headed to the airport, for our journey to Denver Colorado to celebrate 15 years of marriage. We left sunshiny Florida in wintery boots and scarves (at 83*) in preparation for a snowy weekend in the mountains. We arrived in Denver around 8:30 am with a full…

14 Year NC Anniversary Trip

On November 11th, Doug and I celebrated our 14 year anniversary. To celebrate the 14 years of love, weight gain and weight loss, growth, hardships, comfort, stress, fun, surprises, and kids, we traveled to our favorite cabin in NC, a place we call heaven. Thanks to our wonderful friends, who open up their place to us…

Like 500 Christmas Pictures (2 weeks stuffed into 1 post)!

Two weekends ago began with Friday night dress rehearsal for Nutcracker. Sara was a soldier in the show this year, with the special role of the "one" soldier who gets killed. She was very happy about that role. She's a really great little performer. Saturday we attended the annual Harbor parade downtown. We've only missed…

Lovely Birthday Weekend

My birthday weekend was great! Thank you Doug! Friday night we got to spend the evening with friends and enjoyed a fabulous meal at Green Springs Bistro downtown. Then we ended our night on the dock, talking and enjoying hot chocolate by a fire. Happy birthday to my girlfriend Kristin. Our birthdays are two days…

I’m the Tiny Dancer Who Married a Music Man

Tiny Dancer- Ben Folds Live- Tiny Dancer- Elton John Blue jean baby, L.A. lady, seamstress for the band Pretty eyed, pirate smile, you'll marry a music man Ballerina, you must have seen her dancing in the sand And now she's in me, always with me, tiny dancer in my hand Jesus freaks out in the…

I won’t obsessively check for results….or at least for the next 2 days

The temperature is perfect in Florida. It's 66* here. It's cold in the shade and warm in the sun. The water is beautiful too, it sparkles in the sun. I'm home with Tig, Pandora is blaring (Rusted Root right now), the windows in the front room are open, the breeze blowing off the water is…

North Carolina Vacation

At 6 a.m. sharp, on Saturday October 20th, the wheels of Doug's Volvo,( loaded with suitcases, pillows, snacks, books, laptops and the two of us) were rolling down our street headed to the best cabin in the world, located in a little town called Haysville in North Carolina. We've had this trip on the calendar…

In my car I’m going to Carolina.

In my mind car I'm going to Carolina. Can't you see the sunshine, can't you just feel the moonshine? Ain't it just like a friend of mine to hit me from behind? Yes, I'm going to Carolina in my mind car. We are on our way. Happy 12 years to my sweetheart. Goodbye sweet girls. Goodbye friends. Goodbye family.…

At 11:11 a.m. on 11-11-11 On Our 11 year Anniversary

At 11:11 a.m. on 11/11/11 on our 11 wedding anniversary Doug and I were simultaneously texting each other a message that it was 11:11 on 11/11/11 on our 11 year anniversary. I can’t believe it’s been 11 years and honestly every year has gotten better. On Saturday the 12th, we sent the girls to my…

10 Year Anniversary Trip To N.C.

Day One: Saturday the 6th, we woke up, finished last minute packing, enjoyed Starbuck’s with the girls, kissed the girls goodbye, then headed to NC. It was a fun day in the car talking and watching movies on Doug’s Ipad. We even stopped for boiled peanuts. We were like two kids anticipating our arrival to…