Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Playing Blog Catch UP

I have been quite lazy about my blog the last couple of weeks so here I am with an attempt to catch up. First I'll get some business out of the way - the prizes from the last contest went out in the mail yesterday, I will post pictures as soon as I know the girls have received their prize! I am trying to think of new contests and new prizes so please, please, please let me know if you have any ideas!

Now on to the stuff that has kept me so busy these days. First off John & Diana came for a visit. It was a fun filled weekend for sure. We hit a couple of parks, did a lot of eating and shopping and just some much needed catching up. I can't believe how long it had been since they came to visit or how long it had been since we'd seen them period and hopefully that doesn't happen again!

Though we had a great time with John & Diana there was a bit of a shadow hanging over their visit, Mike's mom was in the hospital she had to have emergency surgery to remove her gallbladder. She is thankfully home and doing much much better though as many of you know my mother-in-law has many health issues she must deal with so she will never be 100% healthy but she's a tough little thing for sure.

Some big news - Mike and I are going on our first cruise! We had been planning to go back to St. Augustine because we loved it so much last year but last week I got a sudden instant message from Mike asking if I was still interested in going on a Disney Cruise, and after a little discussion we were booked!! We set sail February 19th on a 3 night Bahamian cruise and I just can't wait. I've never been on a cruise so I'm nervous I certainly don't want to get sea sick but we will go prepared! But my excitement overshadows my nervousness, I can't wait to get on the boat and enjoy the activities and being out to sea and just being away from it all!! I'm super excited about visiting Castaway Cay and I'm willing to bet that I'm going to take thousands of pictures!

Taking pictures leads me into more fun times my birthday! Mike gave me my birthday gift early as usual and he got me a FANTASTIC new camera! I'm so excited! It's a Canon PowerShot SD890 IS and it takes amazing pictures I've been having such a good time with it. Also for my birthday Mike took me to Citrico's at the Grand Floridian, oh my goodness what an amazing meal we had. We ate so much but it was so delicious that we ate every bite, our wait staff was fabulous and the meal was well paced. Mike had told the restaurant in advance that it was my birthday so I received a special menu and my dessert was decorated it was just a really really nice night out. Monday was my actual birthday and I wasn't feeling well, I actually haven't been feeling well all week but I got a ton of phone calls and messages with birthday wishes and that definitely brightened my day so thank you everyone for making me feel special on my birthday.

So that's what's going on here, I've sadly not gotten into the craft room very often lately but I need to remedy that and I haven't made any new recipes lately but I have to get on that too. My sister got me a new cookbook so I really really need to get going on making things from there. On the diet and exercise front I've been doing great on exercise and managed not to gain weight when John & Diana were in town but the eating hasn't been so great lately hopefully I can shed a few pounds before heading on the cruise!! We'll see!! More soon I promise!

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I live in Champions Gate, FL with my husband and our four fur babies (3 cats and 1 dog)I spend my time either being creative or trying to get the creative juices flowing. I love to cook, go for swims and take the dog for long walks.