Thursday, August 23, 2012


Due to popular demand.....

His usual spot....

Look at that face!!!!

It was an exceptionally warm evening...

More lounging

Even MORE lounging....this time, with a friend


And this is sister's dog.....

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Miss Me????

Have you missed me?!?!?!?

After being ENDLESSLY harassed by Blobby (OK, he sent me one email) about my lack of blogging, I thought it was about time I update you all on all the EXCITING things that have been happening since I last updated this June.  YIKES.

Let's has been super busy,  but very good.  It's so nice to not be filled with dread each day when I wake up.  Everyone here is so friendly, the work is interesting (and challenging) and even the commute (although long-ish) hasn't been bad!!  All in all, things are great.
And they had an ice cream truck here last Friday giving out free ice cream!!!

The summer is nearing an end (sad face) - but even though it was a pretty stressful one (our endless pool issues, travelling for work, summer illnesses, etc...) that is all behind me and I'm looking forward to the fall!

In my last post, I talked about our pool drama and I'm happy to say that it is all taken care of.  I'm not happy to say that it cost us a TON of money, but at least it's all done and now we have a brand spankin' new pool liner and patio.  Here are a couple of pictures of the end result:

Pretty fancy, huh?

In addition to all that pool work this summer, I traveled to Minnesota for a couple weeks at the end of July into August and had a FANTASTIC time.  I ended up meeting up with a bunch of friends that live in the area (who knew I knew so many people in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area?!?!?) and best of all, I got to meet fellow blogger CB!!!  We met up for dinner one night while I was there and had so much fun.  After dinner, he gave me a tour of the Minneapolis area, and in spite of me almost completely ruining the entire evening by 1. almost ordering a Miller Lite at dinner and 2.  referring to his  'Drum and Bugle Corps' as 'Band' - it was a PERFECT meeting.  ;-)
While I was in MN I worked a ton, but was able to see the sights including The Mall of America (which I loved) and I even made it to a Twins game.....AMAZING stadium.
All in all, it was a great (although crazy busy) trip and I was pleasantly surprised by how much I loved the Twin Cities. 

After a very painful, irritating, and incredibly inconvenient bout of 'Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease' which BOTH Jim and Zachary had (poor guys!!) we are all in good health and doing well.  We just had a family photo shoot on Monday night - yes, our good friend Barrie is still at it :-) so I'll attach a couple of shots for your enjoyment.

Oh - and I 'celebrated' - OK, I 4 year blog anniversary which was on Monday the 13th.  I know, I blogging has been lacking, but it's still here, and I still think of you all VERY often, so that has to count for something, right?!?!?!

Have a great day and I hope you're all well.   XOXO

Pictures, Pictures, Pictures......