Monday, September 29, 2008

We love Florida!

We love it so much that we didn't want to come home, and we've decided to become professional vacation-takers. We both feel like we couldn't have asked for a better way to celebrate our first 10 years of married life - what a special treat to be able to go on adventures & experience new things with each other. I don't think even the 1000 pictures we took will express the fun we had, but we'll give it a try :)

So, first things first: We were thrilled to pieces with our accomodations for the week. The resort we stayed at is actually a time-share property and not usually open to non-members, but since September is part of their off-season, they made the villas available to regular people like ourselves. Our condo had two bedrooms, two bathrooms (one with an enormous bathtub, every girl's dream!), a full kitchen, a washer & dryer (which meant we came home with hardly any clothes to wash!) & a little screened-in sun-room. We were very near to a grocery store & dozens of restaurants, and all of the theme parks were just a stone's throw away. It was quite lovely to come back after a busy day of playing and feel so at home. Parkway International Resort, you will see us again!

Somehow the Tickle Fiend followed me across the country...

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Things to do on a rainy Saturday

1. Feel thankful to be warm & snug & dry in our cozy, little house

2. Feel even more thankful to share it with the person who makes me laugh & laugh all the live long day

3. Bake cookies

4. Eat toasted ham & cheese sandwiches

5. Do a bunch of sit-ups, mostly because of #s 3 & 4

6. Take a nap

7. Pack for Florida!

Sunday, September 14, 2008

A hiking we will go

We've had the nicest weather this month, perfect for roaming around outside, and Jan Michael knew of a fun little hike to a waterfall, so off we went.

Monday, September 08, 2008

Nephew and brother love

We had the biggest of treats on Saturday night - spending a few spectacular hours with Brent & Derek & Caleb. We played outside, we played inside (Hide & SNEAK, according to Derek), we colored, we read, and some of us got in some very spirited wrestling. There was even time at the end for a picture with all the boys, although Caleb was not particularly pleased with this idea, nor was he a willing participant.

This one makes me laugh and laugh and laugh. Something about his wild eyes, I suppose :)

Sunday, September 07, 2008

Showers all around

Yesterday was Tessa's baby shower, a very sweet affair. Only six more weeks until the arrival of baby H!
Jan thought it was only fitting for the dad-to-be to have a shower, too, so he arranged for a day of golfing and games and basketball. I'm glad the men were able to spend so much time together - I have a feeling that once November rolls around, we won't be seeing an awful lot of the Eric/Tessa contingent :)

Thursday, September 04, 2008

Of all the nerve.

I love the fall. It would take ages and ages to list all of the things that make it one of my favorite times of year. BUT. I do not like the huge influx of enormous spiders that mistakenly identify our house as a spider hotel during the autumn months. We do not invite them, and still they come, waltzing around, bold as brass. As Sara would say - INAPPRPORIATE.