Thursday, June 26, 2014

Life Lately

June is ending like any time! How did that happen you may ask? I have no idea! also it has been TWO WEEKS since I popped by! ughhh crazy!!

Two weeks ago I tried my very first Iced Coffee...have I been living under a rock?!?! it seems like it and how I survived without this deliciousness in my life is beyond me!! I have since discovered the added goodness of whipped cream and extra caramel to accompany this yumminess!

Last Friday night, a group of us went night was a rough trip - 3 to 5 ft seas and 25 mph winds.  NOT ideal conditions but at least it started with a fun and fruity drink and ended with some fish

BUT the highlight of the past two weeks is my beautiful sweet friend giving birth to her healthy sweet baby boy (baby #2)!! 

Today was World Cup Thursday at work.  All employees were granted permission to watch the game, beginning to end, as long as they weren't ignoring clients.  There were treats, pizza, and good times.  Sometimes I sit back and think about how surreal it is to work for such an amazing company.  A company that actually cares about the employees and their success.  it is so refreshing!
This weekend one of my favorite ladies and her husband, and their kids, are going to be staying at our house!!! I am so excited!! I haven't seen her pretty face since our wedding!! There are lots of fun things coming up in the next week and month =) 

Happy ALMOST Friday and World Cup Thursday!!! Go USA!!! 
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Thursday, June 12, 2014

Makin' Waves and Catchin' Rays

Last weekend we celebrated a friend's birthday! The original plan was to head to a spring for the day but there were some boat issues that kept us from going.  The decided to ditch the plan but still got up Saturday morning to fix the boat issue.  We ended up in our boat and they took their boat and we headed to the sand bar on the local chain of lakes.

We took a grill and toasted up hot dogs and BTW the absolute most delicious snack to have on the water is Cool Ranch Doritos and ice cold fruit. 

I love being outside and in the sunshine! I foresee a LOT more time on the sandbar and on the boat this summer!

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Monday, June 9, 2014

Bait a Hook

The Husband and I have spent a LOT of hours fishing over the past several months. 
We have chartered captains in South Florida, The Keys, and even ventured out on our own. 
Some days are obviously better than others, but there isn't much that beats being out on the water - especially when the weather is gorgeous.    
We don't ALWAYS catch fish - which makes us pout (some more than others!) but, you know what they say, a bad day fishing is better than a great day at work.  I don't know if I COMPLETELY agree with that saying =) BUT either way, spending time outside, in the sun, with my husband and family is always my favorite.

Red Snapper season is opening in July - definitely earlier than it was last year or even the year before that.  It is only open for a couple of weekends a year and this year, we managed to book a trip for each weekend.  I will also be experiencing my very first night trip.  I'm not sure if I'm excited or anxious about being out there at night.  I'll let you know how it goes!
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Monday, June 2, 2014

Full Time All The Time

Here we go!! Today is my first day as a full time PERMANENT employee!!! I have been a temp for this company since September 2013 and was made an offer for a permanent position at the beginning of May.  I am so excited!! I have been crazy busy at work and honestly, The Husband and I have been living it up and have been busy outside of work! We have been to concerts and on trips and basically just non-stop for the past couple months.  July isn’t going to be any different.  This month is already off to a busy start between work and weekend plans.  It just doesn’t look like we are going to slow down any time soon. I’m loving it and so is The Husband.  This is going to be short and sweet! Here’s to an amazing Monday and first day as a Perm Employee!!!

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Thursday, March 13, 2014

The Day Happily Ever After Began

And just like that it has been 4 years.  I have made it a habit to discuss what I have learned about being married, being a team, and a wife.  The biggest thing is this takes work - I knew that going in but my parents always made it look so easy to like one another and stay in love and be happy.  Well, it isn't.  It takes time, attention, dedication, and a certain amount of selflessness.

As I was getting ready for work this morning, I started thinking about the past four years and the year and the two and a half leading up to this moment.  We have accomplished so many things.  We have solidified our relationships with our family, who have been nothing shy of supportive.  We have strengthened the relationships we had with our friends.  Yet, there are people who attended (or were invited) with whom we no longer speak or socialize for one reason or another. We have met new friends.  We bought a house, The Husband went back to his business full time, we bought a new-to-me car, Lexi the Lexus, who hasn't been shared with social media to this day, even though her family debut was way back in September.

Before starting my usual routine this morning, I found myself sitting at our computer, looking through pictures.  There are TONS of photos from our photographers but also from all our guests who graciously shared with me or posted to social media.  I wanted to highlight some of my favorites that held me over until getting the photographer's photos back.  There were so many options but these really jumped out at me.


He is my redneck, my bug squisher; my hand warmer, and cuddler.  He makes me laugh and comforts me when I cry.  He's my best friend and I am so lucky to call him My Husband.  We have been through a lot and have so much more to go; I can't wait to see what year 5 has in store!
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Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Wicked Tuna

Last Friday, The Husband and I took the day off and rode down to The Keys with a friend and his dad to pick up their boat.  We planned on being there all weekend and so decided to charter a boat.  While it has been mostly warm the past couple weeks, we have still experienced a dip in temperatures every week – for instance the high for Thursday is only 60 and the low is 40!!! Bbbrrrrr!! That’s cold for our part of the world!
It was WINDY all day on Friday and stayed fairly breezy and cool on Saturday, that is not to say the sun wasn’t out and we didn’t all get too much sun!
Some of our friends made the drive down late Friday night to meet up with us on Saturday morning and get on board for the trip. 
Our target was Blackfin Tuna.  The captain knew exactly where to take us and luckily they were biting. I was excited to catch my first tuna ever! And for as small as they are, that fish puts up a surprisingly good fight!  
The water was a bit rougher than I prefer but thanks to some good ol' Dramamine, I felt fantastic! While I do believe part of being sea sick is a little mind over matter (meaning you can talk yourself into feeling worse/getting sea sick), I have been once in pretty rough conditions and let me just tell you, it is one of the worst sick I have been.  Mostly because I couldn't do anything about it and had to endure it for 8 hours. I was able to fall asleep (thanks for shutting down body) and only had to push through it while we were stopped on a fishing spot.  
I am so glad I didn't have that problem and since then, no matter what the sea state, I make sure to take some Dramamine or some sort of motion sickness something to keep from ever feeling that bad.
We had such a great time that we are already planning another trip back, hopefully in the next few weeks!  If nothing else I am looking forward to the warmer weather, sunshine, and being outside!
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Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Filling the Space With Paint

Well people - it is official....I'm addicted to these paint classes.  I have now been to THREE since the first one I went to with my  mom and my sister.  Last night was my third and in three weeks I am going to my 4th! MEANWHILE we are already planning on for April. Yes, I have a problem lol!

But I have a plan!!! Here it is!! - we have this long narrow hallway in our house
and I have tried to come up with something to put in there. I have perused Pinterest and the Internet to no avail.  About halfway through the first painting, I realized that I wanted to hang it in the hallway and if I still enjoyed myself, I could do at least one a month and hang them in there! WOO! what a great idea and fun way to decorate!


At the end of the evening, you look around and you will find that EVERYONE's painting looks so different! we all had the same brushes and canvas, access to paint, same instructor and amount of time, and STILL everyone produces something that is not like another.  I love it! I already can't wait for the next one!!! 
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