Monday, August 29, 2011

Happy Birthday and first day of HS

Yup, my baby girl was 14 on the 26th. She didn't want a big party, she just wanted to take her friend to Red Lobster with us. Fine with me. We got a cake, took it with us and the staff put the candles on and brought plates. Perfect!
We took this shot behind the restaurant while we were waiting to be seated.

If you look closely, you can see another new thing. That's right, no more braces! They finally came off and we couldn't be happier. Now she can eat corn on the cob again LOL.

This morning was her first day of High School. We got all the school supplies we knew she would need (thanks to Gabrielle, the experience High Schooler), got her new shirts and pants, new shoes and backpack and she was ready to go

Note the Hello Kitty backpack, very mature :)

Well, hurricane Irene came and went. Fortunately we were inland enough not to be affected by it other than a sprinkle and some wind on Sunday. Other places weren't so lucky. All the in laws are good, thank goodness. I guess you pay a price to be living in a cool beachy place, but it is still very appealing to me. A house in a warm place, being able to escape on the weekends..... sounds awesome!

On Saturday the girls and I went to the Zoo. The guys didn't come, because Phil had promised a fellow Dr. to go to a mixed martial arts fight with him that night. It was actually nice, just the three of us. It turned out to be a nice, warm day, while here it was chilly all day :)

Well, all in all it was a fun week, at least we did something before school starts again. Gabrielle goes back tomorrow and Michael has until Wednesday. One a day....

A few pages...

I really need to keep working on the Myrtle Beach pages, I will never get caught up with anything :)

Well, that should do it for this post, see that wasn't that long between posts, right? :)

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Endless vacation?

Not quite! Vacation only lasted a week, but somehow I didn't get back into the groove. Summer seems to just have flown by and now it's time for school again. I am so dreading getting into all that again, the homework, the long hours every day....but that's the way it has to be I guess. On the other hand I will have my mornings to myself again.
Vacation was nice, a week is really short though. We had a 3 bedroom suite this time around and that really made a nice difference. We also rented beach chairs and an umbrella, that was the best thing ever. No rushing in the morning to get a good spot, we always had out place waiting for us. But, I must say that Myrtle Beach is highly overrated in my opinion. At least South Myrtle.... way too crowded and the traffic in the evenings was horrendous. Other than that we had a pretty good time. Michael stayed in his room almost the whole time, he did not want to come to the beach, hormones! One evening we had planned to do a nice dinner and dress up and I took the girls to the beach for a photo shoot all dressed up. It was so fun and they had an audience on the balconies above :)

After that the weeks were just filled with piano, voice, karate, appointments etc...

I have become more active at Kodak too. Check out my latest post there. I have been posting my pages there for a while and I would love to get more people to become active on the site, so come on down!!!! :)

At the end of the month we spent the weekend with Phil's brother and his family. We had such a good time. We hadn't seen them in years and it was high time that the cousins all saw each other again. While we weren't looking, their girls had turned into young ladies! Here is a shot of all the cousins together

What a group! They put in the most amazing pool a few years back, the kids had a blast in it and with their new-found family!

Rachel finally got her braces off, she is so happy! It's a whole new chewing experience and she can have crunchy stuff again :) Her teeth look nice and straight now, it sure was worth it!

Phil's nurse fell and broke her arm and since she can't write, Rachel is working down there now, helping her out. They are really impressed with her professionalism and maturity. Not bad for a soon to be 14 year old. She also is going to have a job baby-sitting a newborn right after school for about 1 1/2 hours every day. She is quite nervous about that, but I think she'll be fine!

Okay, enough of an update to get started back, I don't want to bore everybody to tears! Here are the pages I have done since the last post

Oh yes, I forgot to mention, my Anna left the store. I was sooo upset about that piece of news. I love her and her stuff.. These are the last to 365 pages I have done, I am seriously behind now. Now without Anna's templates in the store, I kind of haven't been working on them, but I will finish the year. That's a promise :)

Okay, I have to get ready for the day. I just had to throw Rachel out of bed so she could get to the office on time. Today we need to get school supplies, come Monday, the old routine is going to start up again!

Have a wonderful day and hopefully I'll post again sooner than the last time :)

Never say Never!

Well, here I am creating my very own blog! I was always very sure I would never get into this blogging "thing", but here I am. I hope you will enjoy finding out a little about my not so interesting life!