"Two are Better than One!" ~Ecclesiastes 4:9

Tuesday, November 30, 2010


I am finally home after our "Tour of the South" aka Thanksgiving!  We spent a few nights in Charleston to celebrate our first anniversary!!  We had so much fun!  I still can't get over how fast the last year flew by!  Over Thanksgiving we kept talking about how this time last year we were honeymooning, eating Thanksgiving buffet at the Ritz in Maui, and Todd was excited to be going to the Maui invitational!  After Charleston, we proceeded to Atlanta for Thanksgiving with my family, and later in the week Kentucky to see Todd's family.  We drove back to Atlanta on early this week, and Todd flew out to Phoenix for work.  My parents drove back to Orlando with me yesterday, and the rainy, trafficky (spell check does not like this word - HA) drive was beyond miserable!  We got home late, and went to bed immediately!  To top it all off, all three of us are sick with sinus infections and junk!  So, while we were supposed to be playing until Todd gets back, instead we spent the morning at a doc-in-the-box and at the pharmacy.  We have been vegging, and watching movies all afternoon!  Thank goodness for Thanksgiving leftovers, and not having to cook!

I will post Thanksgiving pics later this week, but in the meantime enjoy the charm of Charleston!

Enjoying a night out!

Walking around the historic district

Park along the water - love the trees!

Anniversary dinner at the chef's table at Oak Place!  Wonderful time!

Creme brulee!  I hate the shadow on this pic, but decided not to continue shooting and embarrassing Todd!

Rooftop bar - view of the harbor!

Friday, November 19, 2010


2 days until our first anniversary!!!!

The past year has flown by, and I feel so blessed to be married to Todd!  Every day is a new, and fun adventure....and the evenings are like sleepovers!  We usually cook dinner together, chat about our day, go on walks, sometimes we pick up ice cream, and then settle in for a movie or an evening of our favorite shows for the night!  How lucky are we?  I couldn't imagine sharing this journey with anyone else!  Thank you Todd for so may wonderful memories over the past several years we have been together, and for such a great first year of marriage!

Looking forward to our celebration!!!  ...In the meantime, I'm cleaning, cooking, running errands, crossing off things on my to-do list, finishing laundry, and anxiously awaiting Sunday!  :)

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

What we have been up to....

I decorated for Christmas today, and Breck has been very intrigued with the entire process.  In fact, he is pretty convinced the tree skirt is his new bed - it makes for a great nap!  I took a few pictures I thought I would share...
What is all this stuff??

Woken up from my nap under the tree!

Thursday, November 11, 2010


After a weekend in Birmingham for Todd's Pharmacy School Reunion, I am so happy to be home and caught up on laundry...well, almost the last "batch" is drying!  Now, I have exactly one week before the Anniversary (yes anniversary...can you believe in 10 days it will have been a year!!)/Thanksgiving mayhem ensues to get the following 'to do' list done!

-Clean the house
-Host this month's ladies Bible study brunch (and finish my reading assignment, and make food)
-Host an adoption fundraiser for a friend (You can follow her story here: http://jenyspaghetti.blogspot.com/)
-Kid duty at church this Sunday (first day back in three weeks, and we are in kids!)
-Volunteer on Thursday for our local food bank
-Run errands which include:  grocery shopping, returning glasses to Pier 1, and buying some cute Thanksgiving fall napkins for this weekend's events
-Work on Todd's anniversary gift and then pray it gets here in time
-Make and write the next two weeks of tailgating recipes for http://www.fooddownsouth.com/
-Decorate for Christmas
-Continue Christmas shopping
-Make and order Christmas cards (harder than you think - I have been super indecisive this year)
-Etc, etc, etc

Monday, November 1, 2010

Georgia / Florida Game in Jax!

Todd and I had decided to try to make it to the Georgia / Florida game this season in Jacksonville since we live only two hours away.  So, with my cousins in town from Seattle, we decided to give them a taste of SEC football.  Saturday morning, we headed out to Jacksonville to watch the game!  It was a great game, even though Georgia lost in overtime :o(  We stopped for dinner at OC White's in St. Augustine, Florida on the way home.  This turned out to be quite fun since it is an old pirate town on the coast, and it was the weekend of Halloween!  Here are the few pictures I managed to take!

Kaili and me!

...and on to overtime!

Dinner in St. Augustine!!

Everyone's visit to Disney!

My family came to visit last week, and we spent our time at Disney World! Here are some pictures of all the fun!

Mom and Dad

On Pirates of the Caribbean - a favorite of the kids!

Jake the pirate!

3D Movie!

Waiting to drive cars - they were all very giddy!  These are their silly poses!

Dinner at about 10pm!  So hungry!

Like father, like son -- making music at Animal Kingdom!