Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Back to the Garden State

In case you haven't heard, Brian is going to play baseball again this summer and recently signed a contract to play for the Somerset Patriots again! Here's the article if you're interested in reading it. We'll be headed up to New Jersey in a few weeks. I'm looking forward to being in a familiar place and reuniting with some friends in New Jersey. However, it's always hard to leave our friends, family, community, church and house in Charlotte!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

New Floor

I should have posted this a while back, but just haven't gotten around to it. Not that any of you were on the edge of your seat, waiting with great anticipation for this oh-so-important post about our new kitchen floor :)

Anyway, if you recall I posted a picture of our old floor a few weeks ago. Well, now our floors look like this:

I like them even more than I thought I would! No more white vinyl! Yay!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Birthday Fun!

My birthday was yesterday, March 9, and I had a wonderful day! Brian was so sweet to make the weekend before special too. He called it my "birthday weekend." In celebration, he planned for us to go to the new Olympic Whitewater Park in Charlotte on Saturday. It was a lot of fun and the weather was beautiful! While there, we paid to ride the "mega zip line." Here we are in our gear, just before climbing 43 feet and zip lining over the water! We both thoroughly enjoyed it.

After walking around some of the trails we were worn out!

So we went home, rested, and drove to the new IKEA store in Charlotte. I had never been to IKEA and it was overwhelmingly large and extensive! I'm going to have to go back there sometime when I have more time and energy.

On Sunday, Brian made me a birthday cake! All by himself! I think he only asked me 4 or 5 questions. That's pretty good for someone who has NEVER baked ANYTHING. I felt so special that he wanted to do that for me. And the cake turned out really well. It was delicious! Brian was meticulous about getting the icing smooth. Here he is working hard:

On Monday, Mom and Dad came up to take us out to dinner for my birthday! We went to Flat Rock Grille which was soooooo yummy. Brian and I have never had a bad (or even mediocre) meal there. Everything has always been outstanding, especially the key lime pie. It is out of this world!

At Flat Rock for my 29th:

Friday, March 06, 2009

Props to My Friend!

Ok, I just had to blog about these adorable dresses my friend Ashley is making! She just started making them, and I'd say she's doing a fabulous job. I've already told her that if I have a baby girl one day, I'm going to pay her to make some of these cute dresses! Check out her blog (it's in the list of "other blogs I follow" on the right).

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Happy Birthday Dad!

Today, March 3, 2009 my dad is 64 years old! (I'm sure he's thrilled that I'm sharing this with everyone.) I can hardly believe he's 64, mostly because I don't think he looks a day over 45. I sure hope I inherited his "non-graying" gene!

One thing I love to do when I'm home at Mom and Dad's is look through old pictures. I was doing just that a few weeks ago, when I ran across the photo below. Look at that handsome devil! He must have had to beat the ladies away with a stick.

Dad, I love you so much and hope you've had a wonderful birthday!