Monday, July 27, 2009

Tampa Bay Living

I starting to settle in to my new life here in Tampa. Husband and I are finding it much more pleasant than where we used to live.

Here is a little bit of what I've been up to...

Starfish above the front door

Husband found this bench yesterday for a steal! Just needs cushions.

Here is the view outside our bedroom. If I look to the right I can just barely see the water :)

I found this plate at a little shop in North Carolina. I had to have it.

Up to the all will be able to see that part of our place a little later- it's still a bit messy.

Driftwood in the kitchen

The fish.
That's all for now!

Friday, July 24, 2009

Summer in the South

Finally an update during my weeklong "downtime".
We have had such a busy summer...between moving, vacationing and trying to rent our condo, this summer is far from relaxing. But I must say, it has been fun!

Here is a little bit of our North Carolina vacation:

This was pretty funny. I wanted some pictures of the kids in the corn field and they acted like I asked them to walk into a haunted house. It took a little convincing from grandma but they finally made it in.
Parker bending over, protecting himself from the "sharp" leaves ha ha!

We made rice krispie treats

We had our traditional make your own pizza night

We had a picnic by a creek

The only place I see these in FL is at publix

We took them to Dollywood and we all had a great time!

She needed her goggles for the playground...doesn't everybody?

I think I have more pictures of my niece and nephew on this blog than I do shell things. I am back for about a week before we hit up Sanibel Island for our favorite summer vacation. Time to catch up on my shell orders!

Friday, July 10, 2009

Better Late than Never

Here is a look at our Fourth of July celebration. I know it's a little late but it's the best I could do!

We had a blast and we got to see a lot of family that we don't see often. I hope everyone has a great weekend ahead of them.

We saw deer and here is the proof!

Our cousins had so much fun with the fireworks :)

And Sunday we drove back to Tampa and had lunch at a great place on the water. Overall it was an awesome weekend...

Friday, July 3, 2009


I hope everyone has a wonderful and SAFE celebration of the best country in the world!

Below is husbands fireworks display. He is so proud.


We are moved. AND unpacked....for the most part :)