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…

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…

RN Graduation Party

Wow, what can I say?!? The graduation party that Doug threw for me was the best party ever! I wish I could repeat that night.....over and over again, like the movie Groundhog Day. He's talked about this party and planned for it for the past few months. The last month has been loads of preparation, which…

I Love You Daddy, Oh Yes I Do..

Although it's been some time since I've wanted to write this post, I figure better late then never. Our hours here in the Webber home are filled with school work, ballet and tap classes and endless studying for mommy. The girls are doing well in 4th and 1st grade, and I only have 3 more…

Ted. Teddy. Theordore. Theo. Beaver.

Ted. Teddy. Theo. Beaver. Theodore. These are the nicknames for one of my best friends in the whole wide world. In December of 1999, I got the chance to meet Ted Ciske for the first time. My new friend Doug had invited me to join him and a group of his friends for the Tampa…

A Frozen (but warm) Thanksgiving

The last time Sara saw snow, she was 4 years old. She loved it, except the 5 layers that she had to put over her skin. Sophie was too young to remember snow. The better part of this November was spent dreaming and talking with the girls about cold and snow, flying on an airplane,…

The Smell of Meatballs Helps Me Study

Doug's making me an amazing Italian dinner; baked ziti and homemade meatballs. The house smells divine.  I'm sipping a  glass of Merlot and studying the heart, oxygenation and how to plan, implement and evaluate care of the patient for my second test this week.  The test that will meet me promptly, at 7 am in…

Feeling Loved! Thank you!

A special little delivery just arrived at my door. Doug is out of town today, so he had Adam our friend and neighbor deliver this special birthday package to me this evening. Wow, this made my night! Coldstone ice cream cupcakes and Starbuck's cake pops from Doug, and a custom made gift bag specially designed by Adam.…

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…

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.…

Sara

German Chocolate, Gold Medal and New Wallets

Doug is finally home. Things feel complete now. Yesterday afternoon we headed to the airport to pick him up after his 10 day trip to London, Sweden and Germany. He was supposed to arrive home on Sunday night, but his flight was delayed due to bad weather. This made us all very sad. We arrived…

Doug’s Birthday and New Years Weekend

Friday afternoon I sent Doug to the Safety Harbor Spa for a massage, then I met him for a cocktail in the Spa courtyard afterwards. Then we headed to dinner at one of our favorite restaurants: Roys. The food was phenomenal as always and the company was even better. We ended our meal with the…

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…

Doug’s Coming Home And The New Season Has Arrived

Doug’s coming home tonight! Yay! I’m so thrilled for him because I know he had a wonderful time in LA while spending time with some of his drum hero’s. He got to work with Neil Peart (Rush), Dave Weckl (Chic Corea) and Mike Portnoy to name a few. I know he was in heaven and…

Ad Man & Company

Tuesday night Doug’s business partner and the Guruz Media staff came for dinner and "Inspiration Night". While Doug was traveling to LA recently, he purchased a documentary from iTunes titled Art & Copy. It’s a look inside the minds of creative people. He really connected with it and felt it spoke his language. So, he thought it…

Beach Day, Sangria and Chat’s with Daddy

Saturday morning the girls and I met with our girlfriends Nicole and Harper for a little fun in the sun at the beach. The weather was perfect and the girls kept entertained by the sand, waves, snacks and their little imaginations. I don’t think it’s possible for them to get bored at the beach. They…