Monday, June 29, 2009

Beaching It!

Rob and I spent the last week in Gulf Shores with my parents and brother. It was a wonderful, relaxing week. There is just nothing better (to me) than relaxing at the beach! We spent every day either sitting at the beach or lounging at the pool. It was also GREAT because my office basically ran smoothly without me (except for one minor mishap). After waking up at 6 am on Monday morning with a problem at the office, they pretty much ran themselves after that and I was so GRATEFUL! It is SO nice to be able to leave them and not worry about what's going on without me!

We, of course, ate LOTS of seafood (which is my fave next to Mexican, of course). We ate at Calypso Joe's, Wolfbay Lodge, Doc's, Fish Camp, Grazie, and our last night Rob and my dad went and picked up shrimp! Can I just say YUMMY? We were relaxing and beaching it so much that we didn't even get many pictures. But here are a few from our first day but this is pretty much how each day went down!

All 5 of us listened to our iPods or radios and read books and magazines. How awesome! I actually read FOUR books during the week! This is the first time in YEARS that I haven't had schoolwork to do and it was AMAZING. It's so awesome to get to read for FUN!

Before heading out to Calypso Joe's

This is the first time since Rob and I got married that we don't have another trip planned. Every time we have come home from a trip, we always have another one to look forward to....until now. We actually have NO trips planned so we have to get on it...........I have to have something to look forward to (even if it's another trip at the beach) :)

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Monkey See, Monkey Do!

Sorry I have been so bad at blogging lately. The last few weeks have been crazy busy for us, but hopefully things are starting to slow down. Last weekend we visited my parents on Friday night and went to dinner with my parents, my friend Allison and her beau (and also my cousin) Derrick, and Rita and her husband Jeff. We ate at Mi Casita (of course) and had a great time and we loved spending time with everyone. We came home late Saturday afternoon and then on Sunday we went to church at Asbury with our friends Stephen and Sandra. We attended the 9:00 worship service and then went to Sunday School with Stephen and Sandra. We also ran into many other people that we know, which is always nice at a new church! We had a great time and really felt at home and are so excited about going back!!

Friday night we attended the 1st Annual Lightning Bug Festival at Meredith (Merrifield) Horne's house. Meredith and I went to high school together and both ended up in the Madison area when we got married. She even worked at the same place that I work at now! Crazy, huh? Anyway, she and her husband Scott had a party in honor of all of the lightning bugs in their yard. We had a really good time and met a lot of new people! Thanks for the invite Meredith and Scott!

This week was crazy busy at work and I even went in Saturday to catch up on some things that I just can't seem to get accomplished during the week. After I worked, Rob and I went to Scottsboro to see his dad and go to lunch. He and his wife will be spending the summer in Wisconsin so this was the last time we will see them for a few months. On our way home, we passed a van and just as we got up to the drivers' side this is what we saw!

Yes, it's a MONKEY and yes it's hanging out of the window with a t-shirt and diaper on! Rob and I could not stop looking and laughing. It is a wonder that we didn't have a wreck since we were watching the monkey instead of the road! The things that you see driving down the road!

Hopefully this week will go by fast because Rob and I leave next Saturday for a week at the beach! We will meet my parents and brother there and spend the week vegging out! I want nothing more than to sit in the sun with my iPod and my books and be left alone! HA! I don't think I've ever been so excited about going to the beach! This vacation is well deserved, if I do say so myself! :)