Tuesday, August 31, 2010

August 2010

The month started off great at the beach - we had a wonderful vacation, as I posted earlier.

Luci continues to amaze me daily. She is just so full of energy and always is on the go. The change in our kitchen really peaked her interest. She found a new cabinet and made herself at home. (BTY - I still don't know what to put in this cabinet).

I have yet to cut her hair, or take her to get her hair cut. I really don't wait to deal with bangs and the maintenance of bangs, so I am letting them grow out. Right now I am in a phase that is really annoying - hair in her face. I do put bows in her hair (as you have seen in pictures), but I have to sneak them in when she is busy doing something else - because once she knows it's there - she rips it out and throws it on the floor. My new solution is giving her mini-pony and piggy tails. We'll see how long this lasts.

I organized a reunion for some of my friends who all swam and life guarded together back when we were in high school. It was a blast - we ate, swam, hung out - it was a great day. We had so much fun catching up and meeting every one's families. We hope to do it again next year, with a better turn out! Luci had fun with my friends' accessories - as you can see here!

Here are pictures from the last month.

Friday, August 27, 2010


It's done...well almost.
Just the backsplash is left to do, and I am in no hurry at this point.

This is why I have been slacking on my posts...my house has been a mess,
boxes everywhere,
no countertops,
plain NO.FUN!

Until today, that is!

As you can see, we:
reconfigured the layout,
added a bar to the peninsula,
got rid of the bulk head,
and got new lighting.

Here are before and afters:

Monday, August 23, 2010


I apologize on not updating you on my friend.

She has made remarkable progress over the past couple of weeks!

She now responds to people and is even able to mouth some words. Her husband says that she does know and understand what happened.

Right now, she is in a specialty unit of the hospital for those recovering from strokes, but she is being transferred to a rehab facility later this week - a major accomplishment!

Thanks to all of you for your prayers!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Another good read

A friend gave me this book on vacation:I really enjoyed it - it spans a friendship over 3 decades. I highly recommend it.

I just started Eat, Pray, Love. Again, I want to read it before I see the movie. Report to follow...

Monday, August 9, 2010

OBX 2010

We had a great week at the beach. The only day that was crappy was our arrival day. The rest of the trip was sunny and hot.

Luci loved it! She is going to be a beach babe for sure!

Here are some highlights:

She made a new friend.
The water was COLD!

We brought our blow-up pool.
She relaxed in the shade.
Here are more pictures!