Summer Family Vacation 2017

Summer family vacation is my favorite time of the year. For me, it's better than Christmas, New Years, or my birthday! This year we headed to Palm Island Resort located in Cape Haze, Florida, and about 2.5 hours south of us. The night before we left, Daddy presented the girls with their annual vacation slide…

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…

A Tribute to Dear Sus

Dearest Sus, I remember when we moved onto Bayshore Drive, in the house right next to yours. You  and Salu gave us an instant and warm welcome. You invited us into your home. We enjoyed beautiful dinner's together over wine and intently listened to wonderful stories about the Safety Harbor Spa, back when it was a destination…

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…

Sea Banana’s

Florida's notorious for summer afternoon rainstorms, and we've been caught in a few recently, during our weekend boat excursions. At first it was a little frightening, but we've learned to adapt. The bimini top covers the rain from above and our big beach umbrella acts as a shield in front of us, like a knights…

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…

The Nurse’s Week

Last week the many nurses around the world celebrated Nurse's Week. I celebrated Nurses Week by graduating nursing school! It was a week filled with ceremonies, a management shift, and planning a graduation party. It was a week in my life that I will never ever forget, and the love and congrats I received from all of…

Only One More Semester!

I am officially finished with 3rd semester of nursing school, and I have only one more semester to go before I can take the boards and be licensed as a Registered Nurse! The girls and I went to dinner to celebrate. We wish Daddy could have been there too, but he will be home soon.…

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,…

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…