Sep 27, 2011

Beach Trip 2011

Although it looked like we weren't going to get a vacation this year due to several big changes around here, we snuck in a week vacation to the beach at the last minute.

We enjoyed one full week of lolling about, reading, eating, and drinking.

First though, we stopped in Birmingham where Bryan showed me around Samford's campus. His name is still on the record boards.

When we arrived at the beach Hurricane Irene was just passing through.

We rescued Francois the turtle.

We visited our favorite bar for our favorite punch.

We visited Centre St quite a few times.

I was pretty angry we had to go home, but there's always next year.

Sep 24, 2011

Swimming Fourth of July

These were taken on the Fourth of July. Bosco loves to swim.

And then Bryan held baby Max.

Sep 23, 2011

Washing Machine Fixer

A few months ago our washing machine broke. Thanks for Bryan's connections and skills he was able to fix it.

I was a bit worried though when I came home to find this.

And then this happened:

The washing machine is as good as new!

Sep 22, 2011

Porch dog

Bosco has become quite the porch dog. She likes to be out there in the morning while I drink coffee and read.

She watches the happenings of the street.

Sep 21, 2011

Cooper Young 4 Miler

This past weekend was the Cooper Young Festival. Bryan ran and won the 4 miler race on Friday night.

A good time was had by all... despite my inability to take a decent picture.

Thanks for the Mize's for hosting a fun party in the yard while we cheered for the runner.

Sep 19, 2011

Breakaway Bardog 5k

Bryan ran the Breakaway Bardog 5k a few weeks ago. He didn't win, but we had a lot of fun.

Sep 4, 2011

Fall Goals

Fall is in the air. I've started or discussed a few projects I'd like to complete and I'm hoping if I write it down then maybe I'll stick to them.

Here are few things I'd like to complete by November 15th, right in time for the holidays:

- Make Bryan's office/work space more functional. (We're toying with the idea of moving our living room to the real living room and the office into the front spare room we've been using as a living room since we moved in.)

- Make curtains or have someone make curtains. OR use the roll of fabric that is currently resideing in the corner of the dining room.

- Reupholster my new front porch rocking chair. I picked up this lovely rocker off the side of the road. It is perfect for our front porch, but needs some new fabric and foam for the seat.

- Lose weight. I don't have a scale and have been avoiding them for a couple of years now. So instead of putting a number to it, my goal is to fit into my Joe's jeans that I bought new last year and haven't quite been able to squeeze into.

- Dinner parties. Have them. Every week.

- Laundry room re-do. I started priming the walls. I need to prime the ceiling, paint the walls and ceiling and prime and paint the cabinets. Maybe two and a half months will give me enough time to finish a 8 x 6 room. Maybe.

This summer I focused on mostly food goals, all of which I was successful in, but this season I want to focus on the house. I've been slacking on making some progress in the house so now its time I turn my focus to it and really get some things done.