Friday, August 29, 2008

Our 9th Anniversary

Yesterday, August 28th, was mine and George's 9th Anniversary! For some reason, this feels like a big deal to me. Bigger than the 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, etc. I have no idea why this one really strikes a chord with me, but it does. It seems so much more substantial somehow. I am a very blessed girl in the husband department, and I know it. Words could never express how much my husband means to me. He changed me and my life for the better in so many ways. I LOVE our children dearly, but it is not lost on me that in just a few short years, it will be just me and George. I am confident we will still be just as happy as we are now.

I have a few pictures to share. We went out to a nice dinner at Charlie's Steakhouse, which happens to be both our favorite. George surprised me with a stylish ride (: Dad and Larry were in town, and Dad went out and got us a little cake. It was fun to cut and share with them and the kids. I thought it was so sweet of him to remember. All in all it was a wonderful day and night. (:

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Uncommon Kindness

Friday was a fun day around here. Pam and the boys came over and the kids all had fun playing together. We put in "Toy Story" and watched until the attention spans gave up!

Saturday George and I took the kids to Disney. We had a GREAT time. It did rain, but not so much to make it miserable. It was just enough to keep it cool out. Also, I have to tell you all about how many people were being unusually nice to us. As we walked in, a man walked up to us with a double stroller and said, "mam, we were just leaving, do you want our rental stroller?" I was like, are you sure? He said absolutely, so we thanked him, and took it. (it saved us $21). Then, we walked maybe 20 feet and another man came over and asked us if we wanted his fastpasses. He said his family could'nt get to them all and he didn't want them to go to waste. I was like, um....sure, thanks. There were enough tickets for a family of four to go on 2 rides. A couple of hours later, it had started raining, and actually got a little cool. We followed our noses over to a coffee/snack stand, and ordered 2 cups of coffee, and 2 hot chocolates. The disney kid put them in a drink carrier and said "mam, these are on Mickey" I said to him, "what???????" He's like, they are complimetary. At that point, I turned to George and looked at him like ,what is going on? He and I have gone to Disney several times every year since 1997, and not once has anyone given us a thing! Later at dinnertime, we stood in line to see if our favorite restaurant was taking walk ups. We watched as the girl at the kiosk turned away the two families in front of us, so we knew we were going to end up eating $40 worth of hotdogs and soda. Just as the family in front of us walked away, another man opened a diferent line, and motioned us over. He asked for my confirmation number, and I told him we didn't have a reservation. I asked if he could spare a table for 4??? He told us it would be 30mins, then handed us a buzzer/beeper with a wink. I was amazed beyond belief. It was so strange that I commented to George how no one would ever believe the time we had. I was glad he was there to be in on it, and be a witness! We played the lotto on the way home. We never do. I mean, never. It was after 11pm, so the numbers are for wednesdays lotto. I'll keep you all posted. LOL (:

Thursday, August 21, 2008

When I Grow Up

I am so happy to have this little has brought me back together with so many friends that I haven't seen or heard from since highschool! I love seeing how everyone has changed into who they would be "when I grow up". I have to say that I am so proud of all of us! We are wives, mothers, friends, and most of all we are helpers to others. Each one making a mark on the world in some small way. And, making a mark on the lives of our children who will be future movers and shakers. You go girls!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Tropical Storm Day

School has been out yesterday and today due to Tropical Storm Faye. (For the family in Greece, we are all fine, just alot of wind and rain.) The children have by now become bored being at home, stuck inside. We did have a fun happening, though. Our bugville treehouse catapillars hatched into butterflies a few days ago, and the kids decided we could finally set them free on the lanai. They really got excited when the butterflies were willing to lite on them. (:

On another note, please pray for George's YaYa (grandmother). Family called from Greece today to say she has been put in the hospital. It is very upsetting to know that someone you love is not well, and they are far away.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

First ever blog!

Ok, so Jennifer sent me this link to her blog, and I thought to myself, how cool is that? Maybe it would be a great way to keep friends and family connected to my everyday world without having to call. I am so excited to have this little blog spot. It is a place I will come often to keep a running diary of life. Hopefully I will inspire other friends and family to do the same, and we can all keep up with each other. Happy Blogging!