Wednesday, September 30, 2009


Well, we made it thru September sans hurricanes! This year is flying by! And I have feeling October is going to be even faster!

10 random things right now:
1) I am missing my hubs tremendously!
2) I can't wait to get back into yoga practice.
3) I am looking forward to meeting my new nephew in a few months :)
4) My 20 year high school reunion is in 2 weekends - aaack! (Fortunately most peeps have been in touch via FB, so it shouldn't be too traumatic)
5) I really wish I had more time to spend with peeps who live out of town.
6) I waste too much time on the computer
7) I have a major sweet tooth.
8) I am doing my best to curb my shopping's just hard when the sales come around!
9) I really wish my calves were a bit thinner so I could wear cool tall boots.
10) Did I already say I miss my hubs? Thank goodness he is coming home tomorrow!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

There and back again

Monday morning I drove to San Antonio to help out at our office there.And I drove back this evening. The drive is just about 3 hours which is almost bearable.I meet a dear friend, Chris, for dinner and drinks. I feel bad that he has lived there and this is the first time visiting. I will be back in a couple weeks and hopefully Joe will come with me so we can spend some more QT with C!

I also did a little shop shop at Old Navy (50% off sale items) and got 4 tops for $20! That's cheaper than a lot of things I saw when I attempted to go thrifting on Sunday afternoon. I've decided I'd rather do sales than thrifts...

Sunday, September 27, 2009

TV is fun again!

One of my new favorite shows. It just makes me smile :)

7 mos.

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My cutie pie baby sister is preggers! We are expecting him in the middle of December, just in time for Christmas! Will definitely make for a memorable holiday!

She is really showing now and getting bigger every time I see her. I love to rub her belly for good luck ;)!

Friday, September 25, 2009

Crazy busy

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Work has been keeping me uber busy this week and I have a feeling it may even get a bit worse in October! The other doc in our office and I are going to be switching time in San Antonio because we lost a doc there so it's going to be a lot a driving. Joe may actually come with me one week since he has the time, so that may be fun to explore the city together. We also have a good friend who lives there whom we haven't really seen in years so hopefully will be able to catch up with him. But in between all that is work!

So I leave you with a photo of some yummy caprese salad on a stick, provided by Marc and Darryl at their house last night while watching Project Runway. Hope your weekend is more fun-filled than mine!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009


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Our trip to Maine was superfun and relaxing. It felt like we spent more time outdoors this long weekend than I have all summer here in Houston! We arrived mid-afternoon on Thursday so just spent the afternoon hanging out. On Friday we ran early in the morning, went fishing (didn't catch anything though), did a little shopping in Freeport, picked up Joe's tri packet and hiked at this mountain, whose name escapes me at the moment. The top of the mountain gave us a gorgeous view of all the trees. The leaves are just barely starting to change color so we didn't get a complete fall view, but it was spectactular nonetheless.

On Saturday Joe competed in the Lobsterman triathlon, an olympic distance race. Out of about 800 competitors he finished 19th overall and won his age group! All the hard work and training is paying off...hopefully we will be making a trip to Kona next year (fingers crossed!).

The highlight of our trip had to be our sailboat ride on Sunday. Mom K has a friend who owns a big boat (ummm, not sure of the distance, but it actually has a lots of room downstairs and underneath with a stove and everything - she has sailed for up to 6 weeks in it, so bigger than any boat I've ever been on). Sailing is much more involved that I realized and takes a lot of strength and coordination, so luckily Joe has both! Mom's friend Dianne has been all over the world, including the Arctic and Antarctica and told many interesting stories. She is 72 years young, but didn't look or act it!

I have yet to edit my 400+ photos from the weekend of doing nothing so I hope to post some more, but for now here I am in my cute sailing outfit!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Back in the swing of things...

I like coming home during the day 'cause it gives me time to catch up, unpack, and get back into my routine. I really need to edit my photos, tidy my mess and go grocery shopping...but for now, I will relax and watch some DVR!

I am already missing this one...

Sunday, September 20, 2009

The great outdoors

We have had a wonderful outdoors-y trip up at Maine so far. Fishing, running, shopping, hiking, eating and cheering have been all part of it! Today we are going boating on a real sail boat! Can't wait. I wish it wasn't already Sunday...

P.S. Photos to come when I arrive back home!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Packing again?!?

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We had a slow summer but our travels are picking up again! We leave bright and early tomorrow morning for a layover in Boston before flying into Maine. The temperature is going to be varying between thhe 40s and 70s so I tried to pack some layers, but I really can't wrap my mind around the cold weather! I would like to wear some cute stuff, but it's too hard to pack so I will probably be wearing my basics...

I am actually glad to be getting out of has been a bit stressful and it will be nice to regroup for a bit. Joe is bringing the laptop so I should be posting from the road :)

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

happy tee!

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Since I didn't have to go into work until later this morning, I decided to model one of the t shirts K sent. I love it! So 80s!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Happy mail

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Today was a somewhat stressful day for work, but when I got home I found a package waiting for me! It was from The Giant Peach, my college roommate K's business. She was so sweet to sent me not just 1 but 3 absolutely adorable tees! I can't wait to wear them. And it totally made my day. Thanks so much K! Love you!

Friday, September 11, 2009

Let me clarify

I mentioned a few posts ago that my Joe is now our official house mouse :)! For those of you worried about our financial situation (a.k.a. mom!), while he was working he was saving all those retention bonuses etc in preparation for this day. So really nothing has changed except that Joe is home every day instead of going to work for like 3 hours :). So I don't think much is going to change (well, of course we are going to be more frugal, especially with the eating out and shopping but other than that not much is going to change!)

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Playing catch up

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I was up north for work the past two days and while I was only gone less that 48 hours, I feel so behind now! Hate that feeling! And this is going to be a busy work weekend - boo!

We did have a good trip...looks like things are changing with work...hopefully for the better!

Monday, September 07, 2009

Pool party

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Our friends Coupon and Princess hosted a pool party yesterday for the long weekend. I had good intentions of taking lots of photos, but didn't...oh well, sometimes it's ok just to enjoy the moment. We probably already have a million photos of everyone at Club Rue anyways...

Sunday, September 06, 2009

Not feeling quite myself

I am loving the lower humidity that we have been having this last week, but it's wrecking havoc on my throat! I have woken up with a sore throat every day since we got back from Cali! I don't feel sick but I'm definitely not 100% either and have been really unmotivated to work out. I haven't taken any allergy medicine yet, so maybe I should do that now.

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In other, unrelated to allergies news, the hubs is finally done with his gig at Enron! He plans on taking a few months off to train for his 2nd to last Ironman triathlon (with the last being, hopefully, in Kona!). Luckily we have been saving for a rainy day so we should be ok, although it feels weird for me to be the primary breadwinner :). One of his goals while being unemployed is to cook more and try a new recipe every week so he started last night, with crab cakes! They were delish!

Friday, September 04, 2009

Not enough time...

I talked to my college roommate K this evening for the 1st time in months and months and months (possibly over a year!)!! I loved hearing her voice! She and her beau C are finally tying the knot! They are having a low-key affair although I wish I had known sooner...we will be visiting family in Maine that weekend - boo!Talking to her really made me miss her and wish I had more time (and money) to just visit my friends and family all the time...I think that's why I loved our wedding so much...all the people we love in the same place for one evening!I have probably already posted this photo before...because it's the most recent one we have (from almost 2 years ago)...that is way too long for visits! We definitely need to make a trip up to NorCal next year!

Thursday, September 03, 2009

So happy

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My dear friend A just married V over the weekend. I have never seen her so happy! They had a fabulous weekend in Santa Monica at this cute venue called The Victorian. Unfortunately because of the fires, the weather was unusually warm but otherwise it was a perfect night! Here's to a long and happy life!

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Feelin' sexy!

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I bought this dress months ago (on sale of course) because I knew Annie's wedding events would be coming up. I'm so glad I did - I love the pattern, the fit, everything! I must sale, designer duds can be worth every penny!

Dress: Trina Turk
Gladiators: Tory Burch

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Back to life...

...back to reality...We were only gone for 4 days. We saw many peeps, ate much food and drank too many drinks. And still not enough time to do all we wanted to do!

The highlight: our little Annie getting married! I just posted photos to FB and will catch up on bloggin' this week!