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…

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…

Art and Jazz

The weekend included Art and Jazz: * Safety Harbor Third Friday Night- Every 3rd Friday, Main Street is closed to traffic and downtown buzzes with street vendors, live music at the gazebo, neighbors, friends, family, dogs, food, fun & beer.  We try to attend every 3rd Friday downtown. This year has been extra special since Sophie…

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…

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.…

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.…

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…

I Got to Meet Famous Drummers and Take Their Photo’s Too!

We’ve been back from NYC for a little over a week now. I’m excited to finally write about it. There was a whirlwind of activity on the home front after we got back including Halloween parties, trick-or-treating, lots of homework, and the birth of my new niece just to name a few. On Friday morning…

Singing “Sister Christian” With My Dirty White Boy

It’s 4:45 a.m. and I finally decided to get out of bed and write a little since I can’t fall back asleep. Doug was up at 3:30 a.m. for a flight he has to catch to LA and I have had trouble falling back asleep ever since. I’m sad he’s gone, but very excited for…

Doug Time, Sick Girls and Getting Ready for Vacation

Friday was wonderful. After dropping the girls with my parents around 12:30, I headed back to the house to meet Doug. We went for a Starbuck’s treat, test drove a mini cooper for the fun of it, had a glass of wine, appetizer and cigar (well Doug had the cigar) at The Grape and walked…

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…

Great Company. Great Food. Great Night!

Friday night Doug I went out to dinner and dessert with our very close friends Carl and Kristin. We started at Seasons 52 which is a wonderfully fresh  grill and wine bar near Westshore Mall. I ordered this and it was fabulous: The Pinot noir was great too. After a wonderful dinner and great conversation…

Sister Sara Reunion Show and Weekend

 The long anticipated Sister Sara reunion show finally happened last Sunday night. I had never seen Doug perform with Sister Sara but every time anyone talked about them, it was always with great enthusiasm. They definitely had a faithful following. I was beyond excited and thrilled to finally get a chance to see him perform…

Our Trip To NYC

Our vacation to celebrate Doug’s 40th birthday  started Friday morning January 29th 2010, exactly one month after his official birthday. We got up early and sent Sophie with my mom and Sara to preschool. Then we headed to the Tampa International Airport. We arrived at the Newark Airport at about 1:15 p.m. Then from there we…