Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Weekend Recap

This past weekend was the perfect long weekend. 

It started off with shopping with a friend Friday afternoon.  I got this new bookcase for our office!  The room is coming along slowly but surely.  I like the direction it's going.  Of course I still have to style the shelf, but I just had to share.

While shopping, we sure did work up a thirst...so that led us to have a drink.  We chatted for hours and then just went ahead and had our guys come meet us for dinner as we weren't leaving anytime soon.

Then on Saturday, we went out in the boat for a day of fishing.  Here's me and my hubby.  We had another couple with us, and it was a great day!  We didn't come off the water until right before dark, just in time to eat some delicious seafood at TopWater Grill.

Here's my big catch of the day!  I'm pretty sure it's the biggest trout I've caught.  It's going to make some good fish tacos for sure.

Then on Sunday, it was a pool day in our backyard.  We had friends over, drank margaritas, floated in the pool, grilled out, and topped the night off in the hot tub.

Yesterday, I may have repeated a day of lounging in the pool, and then the hubby and I got in bed early to watch this:

It was definitely just what we expected it to be - silly, crude and over the top.  It gave us some good laughs though as some of it is just life and what happens without all the glamour.

Hope you all had a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend.  We are so blessed to live in this country!  Thank you to my Dad and the many other women and men who have served our country.


Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Pool Time

Warm weather has finally arrived and seems to be here to stay for Summer now!  I finally was able to have a weekend full of pool time this past weekend.  I tell you since we moved into the house back in November, I've been longing for the days I could spend hours in our backyard reading and laying out poolside.  I finally was able to take full advantage.  We had no plans this past weekend, which is rare.  We did have some friends come visit us, but we took it easy, spending time in the hot tub after dinner and then hanging out in the pool the next day.  It was fabulous!  Just what a weekend should be - oh so relaxing. 

We recently purchased these two chaise lounges and side table at Target.  We also bought the beverage tub at Target as well, but I've used it for towels, sunscreen and other necessities.  We plan on adding cushions and pillows to make it look a little cozier, and we have an umbrella to put up when it's not so windy. 

So this is where I sat this weekend.

With these views. 
(Yes, and Gus roaming around the yard when he's not in the pool swimming.)

I was also reading this book.  I have the dvd's with the interview recordings, but it's fun to read the book with the footnotes too.   I recently read "Mrs. Kennedy and Me" as well and loved it.  She is so fascinating!

Hope you enjoyed the glimpse of our backyard.

I think this is what I'll be doing a lot this summer.  My view probably won't change too much from this picture above, well except for maybe a different nail polish color.  :)


Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Three Years

It's our three year anniversary today.  Can you believe it?!  I can't.  What I will say is that marriage is challenging.  It's hard at times.  But that's why it's worth having right?  It's not supposed to be easy.  We are still learning about each other and figuring out what works for our marriage.  At the same time, marriage is also really rewarding.  It's wonderful to have someone to go through this crazy world with.  I like knowing that I have a partner to make decisions with, to lean on when I need strength and to be there for when he needs me.  It's amazing to know that we've been through so much together, and we have so much to look forward to.  So with that, I will say all of the hard work is more than worth it.  I'm so lucky and blessed.

I showed you our wedding rehearsal and ceremony and you can see it here on my wedding tab, but I still need to post pictures from the reception and honeymoon. yeah yeah I know it's been 3 years.  Who's counting? ;) 
 Here's a peek at both!

Wedding Reception at Schroeder Dance Hall

Honeymoon in Zihuatenejo, Mexico

These are my flowers I received today here at work.  I can't get over how big they are! Purple is one of my favorite colors, so I think he did good.  :)

He's been at a conference this week for work but will be returning today.  We are celebrating our anniversary tonight at a little Italian restaurant close to our house that we've been wanting to try.

I love you, hubby.