Sunday, October 24, 2010

Meeting Abby

Have you been to SeaWorld's Halloween Spooktacular? For the past two years, we've taken the baby girl and it is absolutely worth every minute.

The picture to the right is of the moment when the baby girl gave Abby a big kiss. (The one she wouldn't dare give last year out of pure fear.) This year, "she's pink mommy!" (the girl loves pink)

We love SeaWorld because it's cost effective, it's great for toddlers and adults and it's easy to get in and out of for the most part. The only complaint I have is the ticket gate. That's where I think their competition has the upper hand. So, improve the flow of the gate traffic and the park will become even more perfect than it already is for our family right now.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

dupont circle with cousin tanya

this is tanya

this is tanya in DC with me

this is tanya eating a delicious croissant

this is tanya with her husband justin and i before they leave for home

As always, I loved spending time with my cousin and her Mr. If only we can figure out a way to live closer to each other. Until our next visit!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Happy Birthday to my Fab Father-In-Law!

Above is an impromptu bday celebration with his very
favorite chocolate cake. Everyone loves chocolate, except me...

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

I'm a total GLEEK and you should be too.

I absolutely love this show. Posting this video here for a few of my friends who've yet to check it out. If you're not sold after the season finale performance, then don't watch it. This clip gives me goosebumps. Plus, I love me some Journey. It reminds me of my two-daybus trip back to Florida after Spring Break in Atlanta, Oklahoma and New York.

GLEE is must watch TV!!!!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Happy Birthday to Jacob!

Jacob's sixth birthday at the bowling alley.
Cake theme - Spiderman
Favorite Color - Red
She really, really wanted this cake.

Transformers...More than meets the eye.

Saturday, October 09, 2010

Happy Sixth to My Mr. Wonderful

for our sixth anniversary, we headed to the SWAMP in Gainesville to
watch the game we missed the night of our wedding six years ago.
the final score was a bit different than 2004 but the love i feel for my
favorite Florida boy is the same and so much more.

My cute little Leprechaun

Maybe she'll eventually like green as much as me.
It looks so good on her.

Friday, October 08, 2010

Golf..FINALLY at ChampionsGate, International Course

The SILVER Can Men and me. Team photo and individual shot that is as cheesey as it looks in this tri-fold photo holder. Oh yea...That's what happens when I'm outdoors in fresh air too long.

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

The Invasion of FroYo

Baldwin Park FroYo from delish
(formerly utopit before copyright issues)

this photo is complete yogurt goodnesss

just take some caramel yogurt, mini peanut butter cups, raspberries, strawberries with crushed graham crackers on top and you can have some goodness too

another angle of the goodness and a display of the discipline I have to not fill this big ole paper cup to the tippity top of all of its contents. that's right...i can stop at half a cup.
now when it comes to how quickly i ate it, that's another story. so what if i barely made it out of the parking lot? whatever.

Monday, October 04, 2010

Secretariat is Beyond a Winner

Had an opportunity to see "Secretariat" and from start to finish enjoyed the inspirational story and courage of the Chenery family, specifically Penny, who believed and knew from the beginning that Secretariat was a winner. "Let him run his own race," was the advice she received from her dying father. The photo to the left is of Secretariat's win by 31 lengths. To this day, he still holds the record and horseracing has yet to see another horse like him. The movie itself was a bit trite in places but the story of hope and inspiration still runs through it AND I just loved how they incorporated the real Penny Chenery in the final race of the Triple Crown. Nice touch. I would recommend if you're looking for a movie full of triumph that is overflowing with extra sweet sauce, go and see "Secretariat." You will feel uplifted and reminded why it's important to stand up for what you know is true.

Baby Girl's New Friends

Thanks to her Aunt, she now has two new friends -- Gumby and Pokey!

Sunday, October 03, 2010

Featuring Another Incredibly Delicious Salad

Warm Goat Cheese Salad from BB's
Seriously, this salad is amazing. My apologies that I didn't get a better picture.

Saturday, October 02, 2010

La Nop with the Cousins

Finally made it to La Nopalera in Jax. Thanks to cousin Shelly!

Cousin Lanie, Cousin Shelly and I outside of La Nop

Shell Bell AKA Chimi (a double)

Lanie AKA Chicki Enchiladas

Friday, October 01, 2010

Happy October!

This is my favorite month of the year. I love the change of seasons (we sorta get that here in Florida). I love Fall Festivals and all the harvest talk. I love the idea of wearing something with long sleeves. I love celebrating my wedding anniversary with my Mr. Wonderful, and the birth of his father. I love that baby girl's Halloween costume has already arrived. I love to go for a walk outside especially with the fall breeze in the air. And, I love pumpkin-anything -- pies, drinks, decorations, cookies...Seriously, anything! I'm even in love with the color orange.