"And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places." Roald Dahl

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

These Days...






I hope everyone's week is going well!  I get to see my family in 10 days! and I cannot wait!

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Going Private

If you are interested in continuing to view my blog, please email me.  I will be going private soon.

Thank you!

Friday, April 19, 2013

Family is Everything

Due to some things that have happened lately, I have spent some time thinking about the importance of family.  My family is so important to me and they have helped shape the person that I have become.  They know when I need a pick-me-up, when I need to be put in my place, and when I just need a good laugh.

Last week, while my sister and brother-in-law were in town, we got to meet up with Carol and Larry.  They hadn't met Ben yet, so it was a pretty big night!  We ate some pizza and had some laughs.


Ben sure does love his mama :)


 What a ham.  He put on quite the show and was in such a good mood. 

I'm not going to lie - the house seemed really empty on Monday night when I came home from work.  They better come back soon!

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

My Small Group Rocks


Last week my small group went to one of those "wine and design" places for a social.  We picked a painting a few weeks ago and it was so fitting for all of us.  We met before for dinner and then headed over to begin. I have not laughed that hard in months.  These ladies sure do know how to get me to smile.  I am lucky to have them in my life.  I am not that artistic, but I actually really like my painting and it was so fun.   I would totally do this again. 







Love my small group!


My painting.  Now, where should I put it?!



Monday, April 15, 2013

Old Friends, New News

Over my spring break, I also had a chance to go see my best friend Andrea and her family in South Carolina.   Her whole family was in town for Easter and for their Gender Reveal Party!  I am so happy I got to go and be there while she found out if her first babe would be a boy or a girl.



Andrea was beautiful and they planned such a fun party!  It was a blast!!

The votes...


So excited!!


AWE!  So happy!


 I cannot wait to spoil their little boy too! 







Friday, April 12, 2013

Adult Spring Break Part 2

Last weekend my sister, Matt, and Ben came into town and we headed to the beach for some fun in the sun!  Wonderful - except the weather was not sunny and kind of cold.  It did not matter to us though because we were on vacation!  We ate a lot of really good food, got our nails done (well just Paula and I), took some long walks, and watched some amazing TV.  I am now hooked on Homeland.  I need to figure out how I can get my hands on Season 2.  If you have any suggestions for me, please share!

The first two days were pretty cold and rainy, but our condo was awesome and we had so much fun just lounging around.  We even took Ben down to the beach and stuck his feet in the water.  It might have been a little cold ;)



The dunk...He loved it.  Well, until he felt the cold.  But then he loved it again.  He must be related to us. 


The condo was pretty nice and we had some fun rolling around on the floor with Ben and sitting on the porch in the sun.







I think we ate our weight in fried seafood.  We found some great restaurants with some amazing views!




Ben was the best behaved baby I have ever been to a restaurant with.  He loved to read the menu's, but he hated when his mom tried to read over his shoulder.  


Finally it warmed up and the sun came out!! Warning - there are a lot of pictures - I'm obsessed with Ben.














He did not want to leave on Sunday and neither did we!


One of my favorite parts of the week was bedtime with Ben. 




Can we go back?  It went by so fast.  But I loved every minute.  This year has taught me just how important family is and I did not want our weekend to end.