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Off to a great start

March 18, 2012

I sit here with the house quiet. The hubby and pooch snoring away next to me on the couch. The kids in bed of to dreamland. I’m looking forward to the week… Spring break and lots of fun planned and no 6 AM wake-up calls.

But first a look back at the weekend. What a gorgeous weekend it was. Perfect, glorious Spring days in Florida. Lots of sunshine, slight breezes and happy kid faces.

Friday, we beat the heat by going to our club pool right after we got home from school. Middle daughter had her best friend to splash around with.  (Our own is still a little cold and we don’t have a heater. Yeah, I know, we are spoiled.)

While the girls were splashing around I was lounging on a pool chair with not a care in the world. The boys were off for a round of golf and judging by the big grins on their faces when they returned home, I’d say fun was had by all.

Middle daughter went for a sleep over at her besties and we enjoyed some burgers and wings in front of the TV. Every once in a while it’s a nice treat!

Saturday, the boys went off to a gun show so I had the morning to myself. Little one and I spent most of our alone time cleaning and straightening and preparing the corned beef and cabbage we had for dinner in honor of St. Patrick’s Day. By the time the boys returned from their trip the house was shiny and clean.

I snuck out for a little pampering and got a haircut. I feel like myself again. I don’t know why I keep getting it in my head I want to let my hair grow out. I love my short hair so much better and always feel so refreshed after a nice cut.

We enjoyed our dinner outside. Made a frozen yogurt run and capped of the day with our nightly walk with the pooches. The breeze was glorious and the skies gorgeous.

Sunday, same as usual, breakfast, getting everyone ready and then lunch with hubby’s grandma at her  club. After, a change or two, oil changes to be exact since my car showed an annoying little red light indicating it wanted some greasiness.

Off to the pool again, this time mommy took a dip, too and oh, that first swim of the year is always the best. A nice walk home, dinner cooked by hubby waiting for us, eaten outside again and after clean-up, dog walk and baths… Time for some relaxing.

It doesn’t get better than that, does it? Looking forward to all this week will bring even the addition of another year on this Earth for me.

 

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My weekend in pictures…

January 9, 2012

It’s late and I really should be in bed. Tomorrow the big kids go back to school that means I have to be out of bed by 6:30 AM. 🙁 I was just going to post a few pictures and then head of to bed. Well, picking the shots that I liked took a little longer than I thought. I took about 200 pics this weekend, learning the ins and outs of my camera. No, it’s not new–I just didn’t realize how much it can actually do. Since I’ve started blogging I pay a lot more attention to my photos. It’s another new passion.

We had a really great weekend. Friday the five of us headed out to dinner at the Old Key Lime House which is a new favorite of ours. It’s on the water and you can even pull up by boat. Saturday after a big breakfast, hubby suggested we get in the car and check out the guitar shop he had found online. Since I’m trying to be more spontaneous and a drive sounded just fine in this glorious weather we’ve been having, I was all for it. How lucky that the guitar shop was right across the street from the Busch Wildlife Sanctuary? What a great place. They rehabilitate wild animals that are injured and work completely from donations. We bought some things at the gift shop…

After we got home hubby had to try out the new toy and I was all ready to enjoy a quiet night. That wasn’t happening. We had an impromptu get-together with our neighbors and ended up cooking surf and turf. I’m really getting into this spontaneity thing. Hope it will last throughout the year!!!

Sunday dawned sunny and bright yet again. We headed out to our usual family lunch with hubby’s grandma. After we got home the girls played with one of their friends, hubby worked on some car maintenance, and I spend time with my camera’s manual and made the girls pose for me. We finished this weekend with a home-cooked meal of chicken Alfredo made by yours truly. Oh, and I managed to beat hubby at ping-pong. I’m pretty good!!! 🙂

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