Sunday, May 31, 2009

Beautiful Weekend

I hope that everyone enjoyed their weekend as much as we did. On Friday night Mr. P had to work late, so I had an evening to myself. I brought take-out home (mac and cheese from one of my favorite restaurants) and spent the evening catching up on all of my blogs. My little two-month hiatus meant that I had a lot of reading to do! I enjoyed reading and catching up with everyone's lives. I've certainly missed out on a lot of things!

We slept in a little on Saturday morning, then got up and went out to breakfast together. We were leaving the restaurant and my cell phone rang. It was our friend M asking if we wanted to meet him for a round of golf. Of course we said yes, so we quickly went home, got everything together and went to meet M. It was slightly overcast and there was a light breeze blowing, so it didn't get too hot. I thought it was perfect weather for golf.

Saturday evening, we decided to try our cookout at the pond again. It was supposed to storm later on, but we hoped that it wouldn't get rained out a second time. Luckily, the storms stayed away and we were able to fish and grill out. The boys caught several fish, and I even caught a big bass and a big catfish. We had a great time!

This is the bass and the catfish that little ol' me caught! Yes, I'm too much of a girly-girl to get my fish off the hook. I wouldn't even hold the bass to get my picture taken with it. I thought we had a picture of me and Mr. P with the bass, but I guess it didn't take.

Here is one of the boys checking out the fish he caught. They would get so excited when they caught a fish!

I took this silly picture of Sunny. Of course she had to have her nose into everything while we were fishing. I was trying to take pictures of the boys and she kept dancing around my feet, wanting me to take her picture, so I snapped this one. It turned out so cute!

We were supposed to go out on the lake this afternoon, and then go celebrate my father-in-law's birthday this evening. But Mr. P has a cold, so we decided to skip the trip to the lake. We went over to my in-laws for a little while, but then we decided to come on home so that Mr. P could rest.

I haven't blogged about this, but I've been trying to lose weight for the past couple of months. I've lost about 10 pounds (and I still have more to go), but it's been so fun to fit into clothes that I haven't worn the last couple of years. Last summer, I bought a cute black dress with white polka dots on it. It was a little snug, but instead of taking it back, I said that I would lose a few pounds to fit into it but I never did. I do this all the time-does anyone else do that?? Well, this morning I tried the dress on and it fit! In fact, it is a little loose on me-yeah!! So I wore it to church and felt so good!

We've spent the evening watching a movie and resting up for the week ahead. Mr. P made reservations for a camping weekend at the end of June with two other couples. Fishing, camping, I'm turning into a regular outdoorsy kind of girl-which is so unlike me! We'll be tent camping, but the campground does have facilities with hot showers-that was a requirement for me!

I'm working tomorrow, but I don't have to be in until around 9:00-have I mentioned that I love summer break??
I hope that everyone had a great weekend!


Thursday, May 28, 2009

A Busy Week

I hope that everyone had a fun and relaxing Memorial Day. Our friends D and R invited us to spend the day with R's family at their cabin on the lake. We all decided to travel by boat to the cabin, and it was such fun to get the boat out for the first time this year.

I spent the day on Wednesday catching up on paperwork and trying to get my office re-organized. The last few weeks of school were so hectic, and my normally organized desk and office are too cluttered. I was in training all day today, and I also have it all day tomorrow.

I met my great friend Lori B for dinner last night and we had a great time. We hadn't seen each other in a few weeks and it was wonderful to relax and catch up on things.

Mr. P is working on another big project, so he is working long hours again. I was home early, so I got on the treadmill as soon as I got home (yay me!) and I've spent the rest of the evening catching up on my reality shows. I've watched Real Housewives of NJ, Southern Belles: Louisville (just in time for another episode tonight), and right now I'm watching lost footage of the Real Housewives of NYC.

Boring post tonight-sorry about that : ) I have a summer/favorite things post in mind, but I was too tired to take pics tonight.

Tomorrow's Friday! I love short weeks!

Monday, May 25, 2009

Please Remember

Thanks to all of the men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our great country. May God bless and bring comfort to your family and friends. Thank you for your service and dedication.

"I thank God for my life
For the stars and stripes
May freedom forever fly, let it ring.
Salute the ones who died
And the ones that gave their lives
So we don’t have to sacrifice
All the things we love"

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Summer Officially Starts Tomorrow!

I can't believe that it is already summertime, and I couldn't be more ready for it!

Mr. P and I have enjoyed our weekend and we get a bonus day tomorrow. Yesterday, we went golfing in the morning, then we drove down to Bowling Green for dinner and shopping. We both got a new pair of running shoes. We've decided to train to run a 5K on July 4 at our local community festival, so we both needed a good pair of shoes.

Today, we attempted to have a cookout at our pond with our friends D and R and their boys, but the weather didn't cooperate. The sun was shining when we got started, but ominous storm clouds were approaching...

We only got to fish for about 15 minutes before the rain came and we had to relocate back at the house. However, we did manage to catch a couple of fish before we left. The boys each caught two fish and they were tickled! Here are a few pics, but the boys are in most of my pics and I didn't want to post their pictures on my public blog.

Sunny supervising the activities, as usual. Note the Vols chair, but the UK t-shirt. I'm the lone orange in a sea of blue around here!

The catfish that one of the boys caught. It was a big one!

Unfortunately, the rain came shortly after that, so we headed back to our house. We grilled the burgers and hot dogs on the deck, and they were yummy!

If the weather cooperates, we are going to a cookout on the lake tomorrow with some friends. I need to get up early in the morning and catch up on laundry before we leave. School has kept me so busy the last few weeks, and my house is driving me crazy. My girls are coming to clean on Tuesday-thank goodness!-so if I can get my laundry caught up too, then maybe things will feel like they are back to normal around here.

I hope that everyone is enjoying the holiday weekend!