Thursday, May 31, 2012


I run for many reasons, but most of all because it is good for me.  Running is so peaceful to me.  I feel like it gives me a time when I can think and be stress free.  I love running in North Carolina because it is so beautiful here.  We live in such a nice area right next to a golf course and country club.  I dream about having the homes that are in this area.  The runs are challenging because of the hills, but in the end it is worth it.  Here is just an example of my run this morning and how beautiful it is!

Monday, May 28, 2012

Fun in the Sun!

Our second home is the pool.  Seriously we love it.  We went there twice on Saturday and could hang out all day.  The last time we were there, our friend Corinne brought her nice camera.  She is a photographer and she is taking our family pictures on the beach!  I am so excited for that!  Here are some fun pics at the pool.


Monday, May 21, 2012

A Fun Filled Weekend

This weekend was a blast!  And everyone that was involved in it made it so much fun.  We started our weekend out with a camping trip with the group.  Ben and Luke loved it.  Luke is our little pyro and spent most of the time gathering sticks and throwing them into the fire.   We had delicious foil dinners and roasted marshmallows over the fire!

The next morning we packed up, and headed straight for the beach!  It was such a perfect day!  I love living so close to the beach.  Just laying out on the beach is heaven to me!  Ben loved the beach.  Luke didn't really like the waves too much but loved hanging out and playing and getting buried in the sand.  We put sunscreen on Ben twice and he got fried!!  We all got fried, including Remii.  I came straight home and ordered Ben a swim shirt.  Poor thing!

Friday, May 18, 2012

Pool Time

The pool opened today!  My boys have been anxiously awaiting.  They love the water and swimming.  We will probably be here everyday this summer.  I do need to tell about Ben's near death experience... or more like being under the water for a total of 2 seconds.  Luke loves to jump in the pool to Ben and he catches him.  Well Ben was in the 5 feet (he can only touch up to the 4 1/2) and he told Luke to jump to him.  So Luke jumped to him, and weighed him down.  Ben was pushing Luke up while he was underneath.  I quickly grabbed them both and helped them to the side.  Ben was panicked and crying and told me that Luke is younger brother and hasn't lived as long so he wanted to be the one that died and save his brother.  I told him everything was alright and I was watching closely and he was only under for a few seconds.  Funny but not, I love these two.  I'm glad I saved them both.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Baby Shower

One of the wives named Corinne is having a baby girl.  There are 4 wives in the group that are preggo.  It is such a fun group and we had a great time!  

The cute mama to be!

Saturday, May 12, 2012

A Great Addiction

Pinterest.  If you aren't a pinner you need to be.  I admit, Facebook is a big waste of time.  Sometimes I wonder why I have it, except to keep in touch with our of state family and friends.  But I stumbled upon Pinterest about 6 months ago, but didn't understand how to use it.  Then I figured out they had an app for the iPhone and then thats when the addiction started.

Remii gladly supports this addiction because I mainly use it for recipes.  And they are all delicious.  I get at least 3 new meals a week for us to try, and they are always  a hit!  I just use my app on my phone at the grocery store.  I made this easy recipe two nights ago.  Everyone loved it.  The sauce was delicious.  I had left overs and used the sauce over torilla chips and made nachos covered with cheese, olives, and sour cream.  Yum!

This is just one of the few delicious recipes I have got from Pinterest.  I also like to get ideas for new hairstyles or ways to do my hair.  I have been wanting to learn how to do a fishtail braid.  I found a tutorial on pinterest, and it is so easy.  It is great for days when I am busy or on the run to have a cute braid!
Pinterest also has a lot more to it.  It has a lot of DIY crafts and things that I wish I could pay to have someone do it for me!  So if you aren't a pinner, you need to become one!  It is a lot of fun!

Happy Saturday!

Friday, May 11, 2012

Brier Creek Elementary

School started for Ben!  We got him registered on Tuesday and he was sad that he couldn't start school until Thursday.  Thats a good thing right??  The school is awesome.  It was built recently and has a huge cafeteria and gymnasium.  Ben was pretty excited not to have home lunches anymore and eat at a school cafeteria.  His teacher's name is Ms Parker.  They are going to the North Carolina zoo next Friday.  It is supposed to be a really awesome zoo and it takes over an hour to get there.  They leave at 8 and return home at 5.  Its an all day thing but Ben is so excited to go!  School ends for Ben on June 2nd.  It is a year round school so he would be off for 3 weeks and then start into the 3rd grade.  He really wants to start 3rd grade here.  I thought sure why not?  It keeps my sanity for the summer.:)