Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Sunday Afternoons

Look something like this...

After church on Sunday mornings, we head to the Allen house for lunch and some good pool time. A new summer tradition. It's kind of perfect. We also get to play with sweet Scout and Minnie. I think I now have cat fever (not to be confused with cat scratch fever). I have been surfing the web for a little kitty. I think this just might happen on our next move.

One more parting shot of Minnie. Love that lady.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Summer Must Haves

Summer is officially here. I don't know about you, but I am excited as can be. I hope every weekend is a weekend in the sun. Most of these items are my beach bag essentials.

1. Sun Bum. I just ordered the sunscreen and cool down lotion. It smells pretty amazing. Can't wait to put it to good use next month in Florida.
2. Top Shop Boy Shorts. I just love cutoff shorts. I got a pair for $10 last year and I live in them. Goodwill never fails to have a few in stock. 
3. Show Me Your Mumu. Every girl needs a mumu to wear to the beach and lounge poolside. Kandee and I joked the other day that my retired days will be spent on a beach relaxing with the flamingos in my favorite grandma mumu. I mean. Can't wait.
4. ASOS Floppy Hat. To keep those tresses safe in the sun, of course.
5. ASOS Oversized Sunglasses. For your inner hippie. It's the summertime, bring her out.
6. CHI Keratin Silk Infusion Products. I'm a huge fan of Farouk hair care. I recently tried the new Keratin leave-in conditioner and serum. It will do wonders for your hair if the sun or chlorine is getting the best of it.
7. OPI Can't Find My Czechbook. My nails are loving this color right now. No summer blues here.
8. Summer Must Reads: The Fault in Our Stars by John Green, Isn't It Pretty to Think So? by Nick Miller and Confessions of a Sociopath: Hiding in Plain Sight by M.E. Thomas (I'm fascinated by the human psyche and what makes people tick. It's true). Can't wait to dig into these books on the beach.

Thursday, June 20, 2013


Longest hiatus ever! Whoa. Things have been all kinds of crazy lately. Tad takes the bar in July and has been studying like a mad man. He will get his results back in November and we will see where a job takes us. In the meantime, we are enjoying the country life and love living close to family and friends.

Between Tad studying for the bar and me adjusting to country living, June has been anything but uneventful. I've always been a City girl so I'm new to sharing a home with creepy crawlers and other fun insects. In fact, I got a very warm welcome to the country recently. One night after Tad and I feel asleep last week, I woke up to a sting on my leg. I could probably sleep during an earthquake so this sting packed a punch. I had no clue what it was so I gently shook my leg and didn't think much of it. Boy was I wrong. A few seconds later, I felt another sting on the back of the same leg. I knew this was NOT good. Let me also say that I am blind as a bat without contacts or glasses so there was really no point in me trying to take a look. Curiosity still got the best of me and I uncovered the sheets. There it was. A little night crawler. Since I can't see, I immediately woke Tad up to identify what on earth stung my leg. He jumped up, killed it and wouldn't tell me what it was. I honestly didn't want to know. Come the morning, I just had to know.

Stung by a what? A scorpion. Twice. Let that rock you to sleep tonight. There have been no more encounters. Thank the Lord! I did however see a stick insect yesterday. Have you ever seen one? Do yourself a favor and google this. Craziest little creature, that one.

So there that is. Spending time with scorpions and swimming pools. Call me crazy, but I wouldn't have this adventure any other way. Except for maybe the scorpion. Let's hope that never happens again.