Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Gorgeous Fall leaves and 40 degrees...

Last weekend I traveled to Michigan, It was a very quick trip I went up Friday morning and flew home Sunday morning. I went to see my Grandmother who is suffering from Pancreatic cancer, diagnosed shortly after her 80th Birthday party that we had for her last April. It was wonderful to see her. She is in the hospital right now but we have hope of getting her back home once they get her stronger. Having lived in Florida since I was nine I got really excited over the fall leaves and weather. Man they are beautiful. I know my northern friends probably don't even notice, just how we don't really notice when we are driving along the beach roads. You kind of just take it for granted when you see it all the time. Saturday morning I took my Grandmother's little Papillon for a walk and snapped some pictures. I wore my boots and scarf and loved every minute of it. (Yeah, boots and scarfs are about a once a year thing here) I flew back to 78 degrees and sunny skies. At least we got to open the windows on Saturday and Sunday. It was short lived though my air conditioner is back on. :)

Sunday, October 20, 2013

A kick in the grass...

Last night Dave and I had a triple date with our two younger daughters.  (Yeah, tell me that wasn't a little weird lol.)
We got some free tickets to a Rowdies Soccer Game from a friend of Dave's.  We asked the girls if their boyfriends (well Natalie and Chris are not official yet but he's been around almost a month now so that's what we call him. ) wanted to join us and we'd all go.  I was pleasantly surprised they said yes.  It was a perfect night, not to hot and just a quick sprinkle that only lasted about 5 minutes.  The Rowdies won, always a plus but I must admit my favorite part is people watching and all the little one's in their soccer uniforms screaming their little lungs out.  Always reminds me of my girls when they were little and we would go watch the Mutiny play.  After the game we really wanted Yogurtland for frozen yogurt but they were closed and so was the Dairy Queen so we settled for McDonalds.  It was a good night hanging with our girls and their guys...
Natalie,Chris, Tristan and McKenlee

Dave and I

Dave and Tristan doing a little male bonding and enjoying their milkshakes.

Selfie of McKenlee and I 

Chris teasing Natalie

Monday, October 7, 2013

Once a month posts have got to go....

I really have to get better about this posting thing. We have just been so busy and my camera stopped working so combine the two and it doesn't make for good posting accountability. But I do have a new camera on my Christmas list and I am pretty good about taking pictures with my Iphone so no more excuses.  October will be better.  Homecoming was fun for the girls they went with each other. (Yes, this made my Momma's heart proud.)  They both ended the night out to dinner with boys.  Natalie with a new one she has been talking to and McKenlee with Tristan.  I am happy to say they are back together again.  Dave and I love him and were very happy to hear they reconnected at Homecoming.
My pretty girls in borrowed dresses. (Score!! we love borrowed dresses)

Oh, I forgot to mention we finally planted some shrubs out front. (Well, truth be told Dave's parents and Aunt and Uncle did it for us when they were here.)

Dave and I participated in a Golf Scramble tournament on Sunday.  We were invited by our good friends the Jackson's and we had a blast.  My first attempt at golfing a couple years ago in Saphire Valley, NC was not very successful I was never able to connect with the ball.  This time was much better.  I connected with the ball, managed to hit it fairly (mostly) straight and managed to hit further than Dave on the 17th hole.  He keeps mentioning when I brag about this that the hole was only a par 3 but who cares I hit further than him. Whoo Hoo!!!!!!
We came in 2nd place for mixed teams and won the prize of $60 a couple.

Dave and I 
Krista and I 

Krista, Mark and Dave.