July 4th Celebration

This year for the 4th of July we congregated with neighbors by the pool, and enjoyed drinks, clams, shrimp cocktail,  and great company prior to an evening of more food and fireworks. When early evening arrived, we moved from the Barr's pool to the Walker's house for an evening BBQ. Wings, ribs, homemade cheesy mac-n-cheese,…

Sara’s 12 Birthday

The past week was busy, as we prepped for Sara's 12th birthday that was held on Saturday.. The party consisted of two phases: Phase (1) a beach themed celebration at our house with family and friends, a water slide, a taco bar, and cupcakes; Phase (2) an afternoon with girlfriends, walking around the mall without parents. The…

Easter Weekend

Easter weekend was a weekend of relaxation and family time. On Saturday morning the wind was strong and the water choppy, creating unsuitable weather for boating, and ideal weather for kiting. We decided to play around town for the day, and it started with dog walking our neighbors dogs Lilli and Marcy. Then we walked across the brand new…

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…

Sophie’s 9!

Sophie J had a birthday! She's officially 9 years old as of Wed. Dec. 14th! We celebrated her special day with friends and family last Saturday the 10th. The theme she chose was "Somewhere Over The Rainbow". The party started at 4:30 pm, and she arrived home just in time for her celebration. She attended…

Little Surprises

The temperature has been perfect lately, and give's the sense of the approaching holidays. We've switched our attire from dresses, short's and flip flops, to jeans, sweaters and boots. We've appreciated several nights of cool weather by an outdoor fire, while roasting marshmallow's, and we've definitely taken advantage of warm Starbuck's drinks. Last weekend I…

NC Summer Family Vacation 2016

  I love Doug! We've been planning our summer family vacation for about 3 months now, but he did 99% of the leg work, which included fun little surprises for the girls, lots of planning, and coordinating  all accommodations. He poured his whole heart into our summer family vacation and all the adventures along the way, and it…

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…

Thanksgiving Road Trip

This year we spent Thanksgiving with our PA family, the Webber side. I was very opposed to traveling via car to PA, but Doug felt it would be best considering delays that often happen when traveling via plane during the busy holiday season. Also, the fact that he's always on a plane, and the girls…

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…

Sophie’s 7th Birthday

Saturday December 6th we celebrated Sophie's 7th birthday. She decided on a "jump" theme. We rented a big jump house. The inside of the house was not only equipped with a jumping area but a basketball hoop, big slide, and bumpers to crash into. Guests started arriving at 11 am, and then the jumping began. Sara spent…

Great Extravaganza 2014

Back in September, our friends Dario and Lisa asked us to join them for the Great Extravaganza benefiting the Great Explorations Children's Museum. We gladly accepted their offer, and went searching for 20's apparel and accessories. I found a wonderful small checkered blazer for Doug, and he picked out a perfect little dress for me. We…

Sara’s 9th Birthday Celebration’s

Sara B is officially 9, as of Tuesday June 24th @ 4:45 p.m. At that point in the day Doug, the girls and I waited in line to board the big yellow circular raft at Busch Gardens; the Congo River Rapids ride. It was Sophie's favorite ride. Early that morning, on our way to the park,…

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,…

Stranded On A Beach In Front Of A Resort

Since Doug and I have had serious discussions of purchasing kayaks lately,  we decided to borrow our friends' kayaks this past weekend and try them out before moving forward with a purchase. Saturday afternoon we threw our bathing suits on, lathered sun screen on our bodies, then departed from our dock via kayaks. We rowed…

Spring Break

Here's a whole basket full of pictures describing our spring break: Sophie's preschool Easter egg hunt: Chalk Festival downtown: Ikea trip  for bar items, mugs, shot glasses and such for our new/vintage tiki bar (I'll post pics of it soon). Thanks Ted!! Whenever we eat at Ikea I think of the very first time Doug…

Congrats Mr. and Mrs. Kelley

Sara was the veil bearer and Sophie the flower girl in the wedding of our dear friend Allison Greene (now Kelley) this past weekend. Of course Allison was the most beautiful bride in her gorgeous white gown, but right next to her, my girls were the next most beautiful (or at least in my opinion).…

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…

A Night In St. Simon’s Island

Since Doug just arrived home Monday from a long and far away trip, but had another trip to take to Georgia this week, we thought it would be fun for me to join him. It was a business trip with a video shoot in St. Simons Island, GA that began on Wednesday in the early afternoon hours.…