Friday, June 26, 2009

A Southern Kind of Life

I LOVE being a SOUTHERN!!! I love the history, the architecture, the culture, the food, and I even love the heat and humidity (well maybe not the humidity but I can live with it)!!! I know some people think I am crazy but I love the SUN!!! I know I shouldn't love the sun with such a high risk of getting skin cancer but I can't get enough of it. Maybe my body is telling me I need the Vitamin D???? Yesterday we hit a new record and hit 102 and are on that same path today. This really makes me feel sorry for the guys working outdoors.
My recent vacation is what made me realize how much I truly love being a southern!!! I went to Alabama for a girl’s trip with my mom and sister. We all had a great time going from one spa treatment to another (best facial I have ever gotten), from one bike ride to another and from sitting by the pool to sitting on the beach!!!!! There, that is a summary of our week long vacation and if you follow me on Twitter then you already know that. We really loved the resort we were at and the relaxing days that we had.
On our vacation we swapped between either mornings or afternoons riding bikes through massive, very old trees that make you just get lost in the their winding branches.
Each tree was intriguing with some of their branches curving down and touching the ground with moss all over them. I don't think I will ever get tired of seeing them!
I really enjoyed riding bikes every day and makes me want to buy bikes for us to ride on around here (to bad we don't have such great scenery). One route that we took hugged the coast; so on one side was the ocean...
...and the other was gorgeous southern plantation homes (mansions).
The other route we took was on the golf course (with permission to do so), and we got lost and couldn't find our way back to the resort. Marcus asked me if we paid attention to what hole we started on and all we knew is we came in by some tennis courts. I guess we were enjoying ourselves too much to pay attention to a detail like that????
The food was exceptionally good!!! I love seafood and was in the perfect location to get some really good seafood!!! Some people with me had never heard of grits being served other than for breakfast, but everywhere we went they had grits and shrimp or grits and some other seafood on top. We never tried this but always sounded interesting to me. I true southern combination! I am a Southern girl and no matter where I live I will always have that Southern culture within me, because I love A Southern Kind of Life*.
(* A Southern Kind of sung by Kasey Chambers)
****Now on to trip #3 for the Summer, we are leaving for Lake Conroe tonight!!! (We are also trying to plan one more BIG trip for after I have surgery)****
I am sooo grateful to the many blessing God is pouring down on us during this waiting brings me to tears!!!! (We try and post more on this at a later date)

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

No Stitches for Me!!!!

I went yesterday for my 6 month check up at the dermatologist. There has not been an appointment yet that I have not had to get something removed to check out. But it finally happened...she did not remove anything!!!! There are several spots that she marked and we will keep a close eye on, but nothing removed!!!! Can you tell that I am ecstatic???? I am going to Galveston for an over night trip on Friday with my husband and then leaving Sunday for a girls trip to Gulf Shores and really did not want to have to mess with stitches. Soooo I can now just enjoy my trips without the worry of not getting stitched wet and having to remove them myself on vacation. Woooohooo for no stitches!!!!!

Friday, June 5, 2009

My Love:

Today is our 5th Anniversary!!!!

Wow, the things we have gone through in the little 5 years we have been married. In some ways I would love to change the past two+ years, but in other ways it has made me a better person and my marriage stronger!!!

My husband:

is my best friend

makes me laugh

dreams with me

is my favorite person to spend a lazy day with

loves to cook and is good at it

is a late night eater

is strong willed

loves the outdoors

loves me more than I could have ever imagined

is my strength

makes a bad day disappear with just a hug

Will one day make an EXCELLANT FATHER!!!

I love this man for who he is and for who he makes me strive to be!

Our marriage has endured the hardships of infertility and rather than breaking us apart it has strengthen our marriage more than we could've ever imagined!