Monday, August 3, 2009

High Flier

Some pics of Uncle Ben throwing Zack into the deep end. He was certainly the best at it, as you can see from the amount of air he got! And had to throw in the pic on top of Zack losing his shorts...too cute!
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Pool Party!

This past weekend we all celebrated Mom's birthday in her pool. My niece and nephews are such little water bugs! Despite the clouds in the pictures, it really was a perfectly hot day for the pool.
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Monday, July 13, 2009

Just because I think they're pretty...

Going along with our veggie garden, I decided to spruce up our front porch (which as you can see, really needed some sprucing up) with flowers. Not as delicious as the green beans, but much prettier.

Our little garden

If you ask my mom, she will assuredly tell you that I did not inherit the fabulous green thumb of either my parents. My mom creates beautiful flower gardens every year, they are seriously incredible. My dad has a huge vegetable garden every year, and ends up with more tomatoes, cucumbers and pumpkins then he knows what to do with. Me however? I kill house plants. Hearty, impossible-to-kill house plants. But, there may just be hope for me yet!

In April, Greg and I were bored on Sunday afternoon and decided to buy some seeds at the hardware store and try our luck with a little garden. At that point, we weren't sure where we'd end up living, so we just planted them in a little plant tray. When we moved to Manchester, we dug a little spot in the backyard, transplanted our little seedlings, and hoped for the best. As you can see, we didn't do so bad. I "harvested" 27 green beans last Thursday!

What a month!

I realized a couple things today...1, that I haven't posted in a while. 2, that a lot has happened in the last month! First things first, Greg's job offered him a position in Manchester, New Hampshire, and it kind of made the most sense, so we decided to give it a whirl. The following all happened as a result...

1. I quit my job with the Y of 8 years, without having a new one yet.
2. Had my first job interview, almost ever. (My last interview was for a camp counselor when I was 19!)
3. We moved to New Hampshire.
4. Officially graduated from college...finally. :)
5. Was offered aforementioned job (only 7 days after my last day at the Y, and only 2 days after I finished my last class.) I'm now an Auditor with Plodzik & Sanderson, an Auditing firm in Concord.

I am amazed at how everything worked out so well. Needless to say, Greg and I are settled in to our temporary teeny apartment, and having fun house hunting. There is a prospect in the works, so more on that when the time comes. :) I love the new job and other than that, we're just loving life exploring what our new state has to offer. We joked when we decided to move down here that "Who knows, we might even like it!" And so far, we do!

Monday, May 18, 2009

Prima Ballerina

My niece Annabelle had her first dance recital Sunday afternoon. When my sister in law told me last fall they had signed up Anna for dance, I was psyched! Dance was my life when I was little. And to boot, she dances for the same dance school that I did...taught by the same dance teacher that I had before I hung up my dance shoes for good (over 15 years ago!)

As you can see from all her flowers, she had quite the cheering section, and definitely had no problem being the center of attention either. Kudos to Miss Morita and Anna!

Monday, April 27, 2009

Jumping on the blogwagon...

Hi family, friends, fan followers...welcome to our blog.

I've been following the blogs of family and friends for quite a while, and think that with all the upcoming excitement for Greg and I, it might be time to start my own. Now, I know without adorable pictures of babies and kids and new puppies, we can't compete with the cuteness of those blogs of all our family and friends. (Although, if you ask me, I think Greg is pretty darn cute himself!) But we have already had quite a few adventures together to date, and I'd love to keep you all updated on all the things yet to come.

Stay tuned...