Thursday, April 16, 2009

Spur of the moment trip

Last month I got a call from my cousin Nichole. She was in N.C.(she lives in Orange County)for the weekend. So we cancelled our beach day and drove the 3 hours to a pretty place called Seven Lakes. It is a community with guess, seven lakes. It was great to see her and her fiance, Ryan. We (Aaron and I) got to meet her future family, which will sorta be my family too. They were very nice and really welcoming to us. They actually were conteplating moving here one day, until they found out there is no Del Taco. Exactly, think how I feel.

Monica's 2nd Annual Groovy 70's Birthday Party

Well since we've been here for 2 years, it seems appropriate that this would be our
2ND annual party. We all (most of us) dress up in 70's attire. My neighbors, The Garretts, have a mirror ball that they loan us that makes it totally disco. I make Cd's with all 70's tunes. We had our atari set up for classic gamers, as well as Aaron's Rock-em. Sock-em Robots. He got his butt beat by Faith (our next door neighbor). We had a roaring fire in the backyard. At one time we had about 20 people listening to our musically inclined friends who played their guitars and sang. I was a little miffed that they didn't know any 70's music, hopefully next year they can add some to their repertoire.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Results of Hurricane Hanna

All I've got to say is.... What Hurricane? It started to rain and get windy about 9;30 p.m.. The power went out for only one hour at 11:30 p.m. . Aaron had to get up at 5 am to go to work and at that time it was coming down pretty hard. Our yard is covered with broken branches, Aaron has his work cut out for him cleaning it up. But other than that we sailed through our first hurricane with flying colors. Can't wait for the next one, so we can use all the crap I bought.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Here some family photos to enjoy.
Just a little tidbit on what we have been up to lately.

Aaron is working at a fairly new restaraunt called Mason's Haunt. He is the breakfast and lunch dude. Quite a change for him, waking up at 5 a.m., going to bed at 10 p.m.. In spite of that,he is very happy there. They all seem to like him alot, and really admire his work ethic and the way he treats people. The owner used to have a place that was primarily a bakery, so Aaron is learning some stuff about baking. Which after a batch of banana bread, I learned he hasn't learned enough.

I finally found a job that I am very happy with. Sometimes it takes a couple of trys before you find exactly what your'e looking for. I am working for a wine distributor in town. We mostly sell Gallo products, from Modesto California. Yeah California!!! It reminds me alot of my navy experience, without all the b.s. rules and games. I work with mainly guys, so I don't have to worry about the petty back-biting that goes on in a female enviornment. I can be my serious self(ha-ha).

We are in the process of finishing painting the inside of our house and putting in new kitchen countertops. We have been blessed with great neighbors who know about plumbing and installing whatever. Actually our next door neighbor, Danny, installs floors and re-does kitchens and bathrooms for a living. It was pretty funny, the day we moved in, I mean the minute we drove in the drive-way, he was over at our house making sure no riff-raff was moving in next door to them. Now, hardly a weekend goes by that we are not over at his house or our other neighbors, swimming in thier pool.

We have a 3 bedroom house, with 2 extra rooms for guests and we also have a pull out sofa. So there should be no reason why you can't come visit us, soon.

We miss you all, and look foward to when we will see you again.

Hurricane Hannah

Well, we have been here a little over a year (since May 10th ,2007 to be exact) and the word on the street is-are you ready for the hurricane? Well, I am not. I guess with all the people asking, maybe I need to be ready. I think if there was to be an evacuation we would have a place to go. Aaron has old family friends who live in Raliegh. They say everything should be okay in Raliegh.
If we don't have to evacuate, I suppose I'll take the word of more experienced folks and go get some water and batteries.
We have a gazebo that we tethered to the house in case of windy conditions, and so far it has held up pretty well. However, I am not quite certain that it can stand up to 75 mile winds.

I just hope a house doesn't fall on me and my red striped socks.

Check back with us for all the neat and not so neat details. Wish us luck. And God, if you do blow us away, please blow us back to San Diego.