Thursday, June 11, 2009

So many photos....So little space

Well, the time has come to clean up my computer.
I have no more room. Literally.

I can't even open a photo to edit it. I can't move one to my desktop to load it to my blog. I have a couple hundred pictures on my camera from the last few days that feel like they are now burning a hole in my camera, itching to be viewed and played with.

It may have something to do with the 13,500 pictures I have in iphoto and the 30 movies I have loaded on the computer. I don't know; just a wild guess.

I wanted to participate in this today....

I wanted to post a picture of the gator the kids and I saw while walking the dog on Monday.

No, it was NOT one of these...

Being from Tallahassee; I am not afraid of THOSE gators.

I wanted to post my pictures from Tuesday's Lakers-Magic game. (yes, our team lost...but it was FUN...there's always tonight)

I wanted to post our pictures from Epcot with my in-laws and all the fun we are having with them visiting this week.

I just wanted to have some photo fun this morning while the girls are at "Papa's Hotel" me a much needed break. I can catch up on laundry, housework and some exercising I also really need. I think God is ordering my day. I'd better listen.

Computer cleaning will have to wait.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Fun Times for Us!

My husband works.....A LOT. But, we definitely enjoy some benefits from the line of work he is in. We have a great deal of fun!

With both my husband and I having grown up on the west coast, we are AVID Los Angeles Lakers fans. At the same time, we are now living in Orlando, so this year's finals are a win-win situation for us!

On May 30, we attended the final game of the NBA Eastern Conference Final where the Cleveland Cavaliers played the Orlando Magic...and the Magic won!

We were happy on two counts: being Orlando residents now, we were happy our home team won, and being confident the Lakers would win the western conference, we were happy that meant the Lakers would be playing in Orlando!

We showed our new hometown spirit..but still had to keep the Lakers "on top"!

The Magic beat up on the Cavaliers....figuratively and literally!

Well, our Lakers will be here tonight to play the Magic in game 3 of the Finals...and be assured, we WON'T be wearing blue and white!

Monday, June 8, 2009

Not Me! Monday

Welcome to another round of "Not Me! Monday" hosted by MckMama. I love participating in this weekly bit of craziness. More than that, I love reading about all the other things fellow Mommy bloggers "don't do"! Some of them are downright hilarious!

It has not been one month today that we packed up our family with 3 weeks' notice, and moved to Florida for a year. I do not spend waste time each day thinking about the areas of our house I left a mess because I just ran out of time to do it.

As a person who has always thrived on change and adventure I do not unexpectedly find myself having a much harder time adjusting to this move than I ever imagined.

I do not terribly miss my friends and family....especially since when I was in the same city with them we rarely found time to see each other as it was. Being busy and all.

Having spent a lot of time in Florida; I knew what I was in for on all counts...and I really do love it!
Yet, I do
not find myself completely.freaked.out by all of the Florida 'wildlife' just outside our door. (Don't get me wrong; I am that woman who actually does like's the other creepy crawlies that get to me....or the fact that there are SO MANY of them!)

My husband is not absolutely loving frequent "bug hunts" with our girls. My sweet little princesses do not go crazy wanting to catch every bug they see now.

I did not have to draw the line on this one...

It does not take everything within me to hide my repulsion and sometimes sheer panic, as I try to act like it's fun to bring these home to leave on the doorstep after dinner...

Or think it's okay that they actually want to pet them...

You can tell by the photo I couldn't even hold the camera still!

I do not beg my husband to let them go (down the street, of course) so that I don't have to do it later doing a silly dance to keep them from jumping on me, embarrassing
myself in front of our new neighbors.

I do not cringe at the thought of what else may be lurking in here!

I don't think it is all worth it...the missing loved ones...missing my house...unexpected adjustments...loneliness....and the 'wildlife', when I see moments like these because it really is great here....for all of us!

Happy Monday!

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Happy Birthday Samantha Hope!

Our baby's birthday was at the end of May. Yes, it does take me that long to get things posted right now. It is hard to believe that "Baby Sammie" is now FOUR years old!

It's amazing how quickly they go from this....
to this....
to this!!....

Sammie got to choose what we did on her special day. We got up early and spent the first
half of the day at Aquatica.It was not hard to tell that she thoroughly enjoyed it....
Then it was off to the Magic Kingdom...A good time was had by all, in spite of the rain...
There were even some unexpected guests...
And of course, some birthday ice cream...
And a beautiful "good night"!
We love you Princess Samantha!!

Friday, June 5, 2009

Favorite Things Friday - National Doughnut Day!

Today is National Doughnut Day!
I love donuts. But, I usually try to stay as far away from these tasty treats as possible because I tend to gain a few pounds just smelling them. But, today is an exception. We will discuss what the celebration is all about, and head out for some free donuts! (unfortunately, I will only be smelling them, but our kids will love it!)
National Doughnut Day started in 1938 as a fund raiser for the Chicago Salvation Army. Their goal was to help the needy during the Great Depression, and to honor the Salvation Army "Lassies" of World War I, who served doughnuts to soldiers behind the front lines in France. There are many other interesting facts surrounding this holiday if you look for them, you can begin here.
Many shops are offering free donuts today, some for a donation to Salvation Army and some just for showing up. Even select Krispy Kreme shops. The Dunkin Donuts in my neighborhood will give a free donut if you buy a cup of coffee. Hmmm, I think it's coffee time!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Happy Blogiversary!

Wow, it’s been a whole year! I actually didn’t remember that today was the day. This morning I was missing having the time to blog and visit my blogging friends, so I spent a little time online. I've been thinking about how lately my posts are limited to *memes and occasional photos.
I decided to look back at some of my first posts to see what was going on with me as a first-time blogger, the things I enjoyed most about having a blog, and what I would like to do in the future with my blog. Pulling up my first post, I realized that today it has been one year!
So, here’s to having more time to blog ... Here's to finding the time for more meaningful posts ☺ … Here’s to my 1st blogiversary!

*meme: in blogspeak, an idea that is spread from blog to blog.

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