In honor of these 3, I thought they deserved a special post!
Thursday, July 31, 2008
Monday, July 28, 2008
I decided before we left that I was going to be "laid back" and "go with the flow"...I tried my hardest and only did minimal planning. That might depend on who you ask though :)
Thursday afternoon, Mike and I packed up the car and met Kessler, Terry, Ellen, Kat and Matt...our travel buddies! After a quick stop for dinner and gas, we were on our way to FLORIDA!!
Highlights of the trip down- me "borrowing" 65 purel wipes from chickfila, kesslers 15,000 itune songs, Mikes question book, the spelling bee, would you rather, kessler phone date in the back seat with Eller and finally the GOASIS!!! I probably should do a separate post about the "GOASIS" but I'm going to spare everyone. Let's just say it was the Ritz Carlton of gas stations...amazing! (exit 28 off of I-95 if anyone is interested)
Friday night we all cleaned up and went to Jacksonville landing. First up was the Twisted Martini for drinks and appetizers. Then we headed to Benny's for a great dinner. Mike ordered his first ever crab cake dinner. Everyone's food was soooo good! A few members of the group were our entertainment for the evening due to the amount of alcohol they consumed (they will remain nameless).
Saturday was pool day for the girls while the guys went to play at the beach. From what I heard, they played and beat some Navy college guys in beach football! Get it guys. I had a great time with the girls. I got a chance to have some good girl time with Kat, Ellen, Helen and Whit! Then it was time to get all dolled up for the Spencer/Davis Wedding. We arrived early because there was a gay and lesbian parade outside the church...awesome!
The wedding was very sweet and a true tribute to the Lord. After the wedding, we all jumped in cabs and headed to the Yacht Club for the reception. Their reception was the most beautiful, amazing and extravagant reception I have ever attended. The food was delicious, the flowers were gorgeous, the wine was tasty, the band was awesome and the location topped it off! Becca and Ben looked so happy and I was glad to share this celebration with them.
We were handed boxes of Krispy Kreme donuts and a hand full of rose pedals as we left the reception. We cheered as the new Mr. and Mrs. Davis were driven off into married life.
As we drove home on Sunday, we passed the exit for Jekyll Island and I got SOOOO excited about Kelly and Robby's wedding! The next year is going to be full of planning and I can't wait.
Thursday, July 17, 2008
Abs getting ready for America's next top model...as usual
The W's getting ready to head back to "the dash"
Family Portrait- Kelly and Fats the cat
Sunday, July 13, 2008
Since Tara and Nathan are moving to Wilmington in a few weeks, we thought this would be a great time to all hang out before they leave.
So tomorrow night, we will all be celebrating 2 occasions...Tara and Nathan's new adventure in Wilmington AND hearing the first heart beat of baby Morrow!
More pictures and stories to come...but I am so excited I had to post!
I'm a little embarrassed to say that the only images and knowledge I have about the Army comes from watching that show. Pathetic I know considering my cousin is in Iraq serving right now.
I'm sure you are wondering why I am blogging about Army Wives. Either my life is that uneventful or I have gone crazy. Well, I am happy to report that I got to visit my first Military base this weekend...FORT GORDON.
Mike and I went to Augusta, Ga to hang out with his brother, Tim and sister in law, Bente. Tim is stationed at Fort Gordon until the end of August. At the end of August they are moving to Germany where they will be stationed for the next few years.
Tim and Bente asked if we wanted to take a tour of the base and of course I was super excited.
They had to check our ID's when we entered the base. The guy checking our ID's made fun of me b/c I smiled like he was going to take a picture of me or something. I was just excited to see the base. They drove us all around the base and it was really interesting. It was much larger than I expected (my tainted views from watching Army Wives). After our grand tour, we went to the bowling alley on base...how cool is that?!?! Please note, they also had the following on base...The biggest satellites I have ever seen in my life, horse stables, pool, burger king, huddle house, liquor store and a dinner theatre. Those are just a few of the highlights
I would call myself a decent bowler but I think I forgot to show up on Saturday. I am slightly competitive and wanted to beat Mike in bowling. Well that didn't happen and he certainly didn't let me win. I think I need to hit George Pappas and practice before I embarrassed myself again!
I wanted to take pictures while we were touring the base, but didn't want Tim and Bente to think I was a complete nut case. But don't worry, Mike and I modeled our shoes and socks. (we had to borrow socks b/c we wore our flops)
After the bowling catastrophe, we went to dinner at a fabulous Mexican restaurant. After dinner, we headed back to their place. Tim showed us where they were going to live in Germany which was very cool. After that, Mike and I headed back to Charlotte. (for the record, I only closed my eyes in the car for 15 seconds max).
I was trying to get ready Friday night for our double date with Kelly and Robby. I heard some knocks on the door and figured it was Kel. I ran downstairs and there he was, the scooter man. Terry was standing on my front porch with a big grin on his face. I asked what he was doing and he replied, I just wanted to show you my scooter. I wanted to die laughing. He was so stinkin cute riding his "all terrain" scooter around the hood. I had not seen this birthday gift yet and was excited to see its coolness. Terry pointed out a few adjustments that need to be made in order for it to be top notch.
The funniest part was when he was getting ready to leave. He was trying to start her up and it wasn't working out. Terry put his hand in his pocket and pulled out a bunch of tools. He said he brought them along just in case he broke down!!! Who throws tools in their pockets "just in case." TBruce- I love your scooter and you looked so cool riding it. Thank you for stopping by and making my evening.
Here are a few shots of scooter man and his prized possession.
Monday, July 7, 2008
O'Malley has only had one lake experience and it didn't go so well. He fell off the Weber's dock his first time at the lake and didn't really show interest in the water after that. Zoe on the other hand loves the water and Mike can't keep her out. I was hoping she would rub off on O'Malley once we got to the lake. I left O'Malley on his lease and walked him into the water. After a few minutes, he started to deal with himself and like the water. He and Zoe played Frisbee in the lake the rest of the day. I was SO happy he loved the water...he is officially a lab now.We had a great weekend hanging out at the Russo's house and Weber's house!
With Kat's help, we are on our way to becoming the best wine snobs ever. But until that day, I will have to settle for being a "wedge snob." I know a good from a bad wedge and where to find the best one in Charlotte. Should I be proud of that? Andrew Blair's had a killer wedge and of course I had to take a picture of it!