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…

No Time Exists

No time exists here. The mornings run into afternoons, run into evenings..and nothing matters but the moments in which we exist. These are my favorite days of the year. The days in which just the 4 of us enjoy solitude, time together, falling into the trance of the hypnotizing sea waves, sand beneath our feet,…

Spring Break Part II

Our dear friends Ross and Rhonda, and their children came for a visit 3 weeks ago. The girls enjoyed a second spring break vacation while they were here. Our friends arrived Monday afternoon, a little after we collected S&S from school. Our first few hours together was spent cruising around the bay in the boat, and…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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.…

Labor Day Weekend

During the Labor day weekend, we took a quick excursion to the Hilton Orlando for a little pool play, sun, Blue Man group and time with our Goddaughter Harper and her family, for her 5th birthday. I left school early on Friday and then snatched the girls from school before lunch time. Then we left…

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,…

Summer Family Vacation 2013

The girls modeled their new swim suits for Daddy last Tuesday night, the night before vacation. The few days prior to vacation was busy with buying new suits and snacks, packing and being excited together about our summer family vacation together. We left on Wednesday morning for Hilton Orlando, the place we stayed last year.…

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…

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…

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…

The Best of Jax Weekend

1. Stopping by our local Starbucks for a treat on the way to Jacksonville  and running into friends who we spent half and hour chatting with before departure. 2. A nice dinner with Doug and a very nice room Friday night at the Omni Resort in Jacksonville. 3. Two hours enjoying books at Books-A-Million on…

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…