Thursday, May 13, 2010

Back in Time

Last time I went to go visit my mom, I went through some shoeboxes of pictures, and took a whole bunch of them to scan at work. There are a lot more than these, but I thought I would share a few.

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Yeah, I have no idea either!
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And one of my mom and I, for good measure
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RIP Bailey :(

We moved to Florida July 1996, and pretty much from the day we moved, my youngest sister begged and pleaded with my parents to get us a dog. Every day! She would go into every pet store (we didn't really know about adopting from humane societies or rescues), look online, and beg and beg and beg. Finally, one day we came home from school to find a brown ball of fluff that my mom and dad picked up from a breeder. We named this apricot miniature poodle, Bailey.
Over the course of the next few years, he developed a lot of problems, and found out that he was bred in typical puppy-mill fashion. He had bad allergies to the point of gnawing off the pads of his paws, became diabetic, blind, and eventually started to lose his hearing. It was really difficult to make plans for vacations, because we couldn't board him, we couldn't take day trips because he had to be walked every 4 hours. Slowly, over the course of time, it just got worse and worse, and finally, we felt like he was really suffering.
Now that my sisters and I don't live at home, my mom and dad made the decision that it was finally time to send him off to doggie heaven.

RIP Bailey 09/04/1997 - 04/24/2010
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I miss you!

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Easter

So those of you who know me know that I can't cook/bake if my life depended on it. Our dinners consist of taking the chicken out of the package, put a little seasoning on it, and put it in the oven for 20 minutes. Sides are either 90 second rice or veggies that go in the microwave bottom side up for 5 minutes. That.is.it! So when we were invited to Easter dinner at my mother-in-law's house, and my hubby was out of town for the 4 days leading up to Easter, I was bored, and in the mood to bake. I went to SuperTarget and couldn't decide what to bake, so....

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Muffins:
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Brownies:
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With Peeps
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....and Cookies!
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The best part, no one got sick and they tasted FANTASTIC!

Ice in Florida?

Something is definitely wrong with that statement. This winter has been recorded as the coldest winter since they have been recording temperatures! We had so many nights under 32 degrees. There were even DAYS were the HIGH didn't even reach 32 degrees. Something is definitely wrong with that!

I know we didn't have nearly as bad as some of you up north, but damn, this is Florida!

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Valentine's Day 2010

It was quite a surprise to receive flowers on Valentine's Day. I hope for them, but never expect them. A gorgeous bouquet of 2 dozen roses delivered to me at a work = photo opportunity!

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And some fun with the fisheye
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Three - Oh! Oh No!

It was a big one. I don't feel 30, I don't look 30, so I don't know why it was really such a big deal, but it is. I feel like I'm officially not young anymore.

I was hoping that someone was going to make a big deal over my birthday, thought maybe I'd get a surprise party, maybe a surprise visit from people I hadn't seen in awhile, but no. All I got was a 1 day/1 night trip to Disney. When you live in Florida, an hour and a half away from Disney, Disney is no longer a 'big deal,' just so you know.

We didn't get to go to Magic Kingdom
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Picture Time

The last time we had pictures taken of the 2 of us was at our wedding, 2½ years ago. One of the local studios in the mall was running a special, and we decided to go have some pictures of us taken. I'm pretty please with how the pictures came out.

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Merry Christmas (2009)

We didn't get to spend this Christmas with our parents, but had a good holiday nonetheless.

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