Wednesday, July 27, 2011

the plan and a hello..i missed you too.

so the plan was to share pics and fun moments of the last few months...since my baby girl turned three i guess you could say i've been on a bit of a hiatus. the plan was to give you just a glimpse of how this summer has been an adventure full of vacations, celebrations, changes, racin' and good talks with close friends.

BUT, instead, i just want to say hello. hello to my one reader or maybe two out there. you understand how life happens faster than can be explained sometimes or blogged about. you totally get that i wouldn't just fall off the edge of the web without letting you know where i was heading.

with that said, my inner writer and let's-talk-about-it-lorelie self wants to over-explain and let you know what i've actually been doing is journaling the old fashion know...with a book full of blank pages and a nice rollerball black pen...sometimes colorful markers will jump in the mix. most of you know that it's a passion of write, to journal and lately, the ideas have been flowing. no. scratch that. POURING out of me. mainly ideas of what my next writing projects will be...outlines and characters. it feels good to get it down rather than letting it slip through my mind like so many other possibilities.

in addition to journaling, i've been cooking more which in the past, i would loathe but i'm stretching outside of my comfort zone and trying to warm up to the idea that it's a little fun to make delicious food that is fresh and healthy for my family. (having a flashback to the last time i went to a cooking class...i was miserable but even four years later, there is hope.) i'm even using cookbooks that have been bought by me at a bookstore...with my own money. miracles DO happen every day.

so tell me, what have you been up to this summer?

Friday, July 22, 2011

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

PRSA in Orlando and Super Intern

Attending the media roundtable for the 10 year in a row in Downtown Orlando.
Some of my favorite PR people - Jessi Blakely, Jen Wakefield and Pete Scott. 

Ali and I...Ali was our Super Intern...Super talented and she looks fab in green. 

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Bowling with My High School Bowling Captain

Tina and I have been friends since we were baby girl's age. She was my first real friend outside of my cousins. We played together for hours, got in trouble too many times to count and learned a lot about how to deal with our brothers...She has three, to my one. Every Saturday, Tina's family had to go bowling. I remember this being a very inconvenient weekly occurrence per my "best friend playtime plans." Because of the commitment to bowling, she went on to be the captain of our high school bowling team and then even 16 years later, can walk into a bowling alley and hit more pins than most without any effort and a ball defect. Love this girl! It makes me so happy that we're still in touch and we can now enjoy watching our kids play together, get in trouble maybe a lot less than we did and how to deal with their cousins and future siblings.

Friday, July 15, 2011

In the House - Social Time!

Just a friendly little game of Win, Lose or Draw. Ha!
Ali, Ivette and Soluna - some of the lovely ladies I work with at my office. 

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Visit to the Dentist #2 - baby steps

Second visit to the dentist and this time, she sat in the chair and played with "Mr. Thirsty" and even smiled while she sat and talked to the dental hygienist. This is yet another moment that says, "You're baby girl is not a baby any longer." I mean, the dentist. I don't even remember going to a cleaning when I was this young. Like most people, I dreaded going and now, I actually look forward to it and even more, I love it! My hope is that she'll look forward to it too.  She loves to brush her teeth and has even flossed a few times. Something tells me (maybe it's her beautiful smile) that she'll be just fine.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Tybee Island Time with Jenny and Friends

Glenna making it happen on Italian night!
Awesome ziti! Happy Birthday to Chris!
Finally...Tybee Island!
Friday - Kevin and Heather relaxing on the porch at the house. 
Saturday - Beach time with Jenny, Chris and Linda
Sunday - Gang's all here
(minus Mr. Wonderful who was wonderful enough to take the group pic for us)

Monday, July 04, 2011

Happy 4th of July!!

The baby girl and I in J-ville with friends for the weekend. 
Celebrating it up with our red, white and blue. 

Sunday, July 03, 2011

Second Year at the Daytona 400...LOVE IT!

Rossicles joins the 400 festivities! Yayyyy!

Jon's friend, Jeff, and I meet again at the 400. 
The newly married man to my cousin Shells. I think the 400 is the perfect way to celebrate a honeymoon. :-) 

Goodbye 400! Thank you for a fabulous 2nd year of racin' and fireworks! 
Hope we get to hang out again in 2012.