Today marks our 11th anniversary!

Our plans include (but are not limited to):

  • attending the preschool open house
  • having lunch with the boys
  • dropping the boys off to my in-laws
  • swinging by the hospital to meet Schuyler’s baby born last night!
  • going to the beach with my man
  • having a yummy dinner at one of my favorite restaurants
  • going to a movie

Deadliest Catch

Captain Sig Hansen and the Hillstrand brothers, fishing boat captains from Deadliest Catch, came to Melbourne last Friday night.  I found out about the show while checking out what summer offerings the King Center was advertising in hopes that I’d find something for me and the kids.  Well, as luck would have it, I found something for J and Big Red instead.  A third ticket for me was my finder’s fee 🙂  I’m not a huge fan of the show or anything.  I’ve only seen a couple of episodes but found it very interesting.  J and Big Red have watched Deadliest Catch way more than me so I knew they’d be sure to enjoy it.

The show came with a warning about adult content and from what I can gather that due to the copious swearing.  It added to the experience though.  The guys are man’s men and perform one of the hardest jobs on the planet so I expect nothing less that seeing them smoke lots unfiltered Camels and a dropping few f-bombs…  The show was set up in an interview style with one of our local radio station DJs hosting/interviewing.  I found it to be quite entertaining even though I knew practically nothing about the show.

Still need to find a show for me and the kids though…  Our summer days are getting quite long!

The Weekend That Was

I’m sitting here at my computer with a plate of sliced avocado, a small stack of dill pickle chips and a toasted and buttered everything bagel trying to recapture the feeling of peace that I had when I took this sunset photo yesterday evening.  It’s kind of hard to recapture peace when you keep biting the same place on the inside of your bottom lip though.  Don’t you hate when that happens?  You bite it once then it swells and you keep biting it because it’s sticking out.  Ugh!  That hurts!

Anyway, it was another lovely weekend here.  We kicked it off with a couples date night at a really great local restaurant.  We had a private room for eight and a seemingly endless supply of malbec wine.  I had the cobia with a sun-dried tomato cream sauce!  It was pretty much a religious experience.  After dinner we exited through our private deck to the back of the restaurant and walked out onto the restaurant’s pier.  It was freezing but our huddled group made for a great picture 🙂  Our little party made its way over to rundown, hole-in-the wall bar near our house to watch some truly awful karaoke.  It was really fun but the smoke in the seedy bar got to us after a while.  We all got a good laugh about how we went to one of the nicest places and then one of the sketchiest places that night.

On Saturday, J took off to St. Augustine to meet up with his old friend from North Carolina.  His friend was in Florida to celebrate his 50th birthday at a motocross track.  I ended up taking the kids to the zoo then Big Red took Wildman fishing while Cutie Pie napped.  It was homemade pizza and asparagus for dinner then off to bed for us.  J finally rolled in from his wild birthday party fun at 4:30 AM!!!

Sunday found us out on a spoil island again.  The weather was warm with just the right amount of chill in the air to make it comfortable.  Weekend boat trips are one of the best things about living here.  I could have stayed stretched out on my picnic blanket, basking the rays of the sun, listening to the children play, watching the calm water ripple up on the sandbar forever.  It was wonderful.

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