We've had a fairly eventful couple of weeks. Two weekends ago, we made our way down to Jacksonville, because Matt was playing in a golf tournament for work. Of course, this means we got to spend some time with my family, as well. On Friday evening, James had a baseball game, so I was thrilled to be able to see him play. He is so cute and told me he was going to hit a home run for me. No homers, but two RBI's and a single isn't too bad. Their opponent was really good and a lot bigger than them (the age for his division is 4-7... there is a HUGE difference between 4 and 7 year-olds). But, this means he got a lot of action out in left field, and he enjoyed that.
On Saturday, we made our way down to Vilano Beach. I realized that I am no longer a Florida girl through and through, because I was so excited to get on the beach. While I've always enjoyed and appreciated the beach, growing up in Florida, it was old hat. We went to the beach all the time. I definitely have a finer appreciation of it now. Vilano is awesome, because you can drive out on the beach and bring your dogs. I don't think Max and Maddie knew what was going on, but they loved it.
|On our way to the beach!|
|James on his boogie board. Next up, surfing.|
|B Bear... little stinker.|
|Max was passed out. Tired puppy!|
|He was thrilled with his seaweed.|
|On our way home... the back seat of an F-150 isn't big enough for two dogs and some luggage. :)|
It was a great weekend, and I almost forgot to mention that my mom and I got up bright and early to watch the royal wedding. We are both saps and loved it. I thought the message provided by the Archbishop of Canterbury was lovely, and Kate looked stunning. I thought her dress and styling were perfectly princesslike. I love that she and Prince William are trying to live a "normal" newlywed life and turned down the opportunity to have a maid, butler and cook. Also, how awesome was it when they drove out of the palace in his dad's car? So great. It seems that they understand the pressures they will face and are doing their best to make life as "normal" as possible, you know, for a future King and Queen.
Last week, we decided to throw a very last minute Kentucky Derby Party. I love any excuse to entertain and Matt loves an excuse to flex his BBQ muscles. The man knows his way around a smoker, and his pulled pork was excellent, as always. For deciding to have the party Wednesday night, it was quite a success. The menu included pulled pork, our honey mustard BBQ sauce, the most delicious and unhealthy BBQ beans ever, mac and cheese, and cilantro-lime cole slaw. And, of course, mint juleps! I didn't take many pictures, and the one thing I wanted to capture was the bar setup for the mint juleps, but to no avail. So, instead, I leave you with more gratuitous pictures of the dogs and a few people too. Oh, we also drew horses out of a cup and Matt M. won $70. And, he cursed the horse when he drew it. Ye of little faith.
|The ladies in our hats.|
|The loves of my life.|
|One too many mint juleps.|
|Oh, the amusement we get out of these dogs.|
So, that's about it. I think I will be back to work soon, but still not ready to share anything until it's a done deal. I'm actually a little nervous right now so hoping to hear something soon. I turned down another job offer, and that was scary!!! But, I just don't think it was the right thing. If I hadn't had any other options, I would have taken it, but in the long run, it would have just been a paycheck. Which sounds really nice right now, but this other opportunity is better for the future (I think). We shall see. :)