Update on the car: My poor baby had major surgery. She now has a brand new clutch. She is happy, but my wallet is not. She drives like new now though. I guess I'll keep her around a while longer.
Monday, June 29, 2009
Saturday, June 13, 2009
We had a leisurely lunch at King Neptunes the next day and then headed to Target because we realized we had forgotten our beach chairs. Wow...those boogers are expensive.
After dinner, we went to The Track.
Of course David gushed all over the condos and I know I will be hearing all about how we need to buy one for the next few weeks....NOT gonna happen anytime soon!
David's brothers, Joe and Richard, agreed to stay at our house and tend the zoo until we got back. In exchange they got to eat all of our food, do their laundry and watch free cable. Not a bad deal in my opinion. :) Richard called on Thursday evening to let us know that my car was broken....again, I might add. Hopefully we will be able to drive it to the shop for them to look at it on Monday. I think it is more likely that it will have to be towed. Something is wrong with the clutch. Ahhhh! I really like not having a car payment, but I am starting to think maybe this baby is at the end of it's life. We'll see what the car docs have to say.
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Monday, June 8, 2009
I am sad for his family's loss, but more so, I am reminded that our time on this earth is fleeting. Every second we breathe is a precious gift from God. It can't be re-lived. Our life is not a dress rehearsal. This is the real deal. Have you told your family and friends that you love them? I don't get to tell mine nearly enough how much I value them and love them from the very depth of my heart. Please keep the family of Larry Cascino in your thoughts and prayers.
Saturday, after I finished working, I drove over to my sister's house to spend time with her and her kids. They were hillarious, as usual. They jumped on the trampoline for a while and then I got the racquets and racquetball out of my trunk. After a stern lecture about sharing and reinterating a couple times that I would take the racquets away if they couldn't take turns, they ran off and played until the ball ended up on the roof of the house. I laughed when they came to tell me the ball was on the roof because that is always where our balls ended up. It was like getting new toys all over again when my Dad fetched all the toys from the roof.
I love spending time with my sister. My Mom and Dad used to yell at us for fighting when we were little and told us over and over again that God put us to together, as sisters, because he intended for us to be best friends. Our parents were right. Just like all adult siblings, we've had our ups and downs, but I thank God that he sent me Bonnie. She truly is a best friend.
After giving and getting lots of hugs and kisses, I headed back home. It was a good trip.
Shelby wanted a picture with their dog so bad :) She was trying to make him smile.
Thursday, June 4, 2009
Our newest news is that we are going to the beach in 6 days! I didn't think we would be able to work out a beach trip with our schedules of late, but a very dear friend of ours offered us the use his beach house, in Gulf Shores, for a few days. We really wish they could have been there too. They are always fun! We will be leaving late Tuesday night and coming home on Friday morning. I am super excited....I love the gulf! The beauty of the ocean is the only thing I miss about living in Florida. When I would drive over the bridge from Fort Walton to Destin, the color of the water, the smell of salt and the sound of crashing waves never ceased to take my breath away. Of course, I was busy driving to work so we could afford to live down there, so it was rare to get to hang out on the beach. That is the down side of living in a tourist area. We love being back in Tuscaloosa. We have been back now for nearly five years and we are nice and settled in now. We have great friends and love being close to David's family, now that they have moved back to Tuscaloosa also. Well, I guess that is all for now.