Sunday, June 13, 2010

SNAKES on a.........fireplace?!? PART 2 there we were..shocked, scared, helpless, and creeped out! Somehow during all of the madness, the snake gets away! I KNOW!'s not as bad as you think! Since I have a fireplace screen, we knew it did not escape into the house. We knew it had to have went back the way it came. Now....we just had to find it!

Long story short...we never found our "friend." Our neighbors, David and Lisa, came over and David helped Josh take apart our fireplace (we have an electric fireplace). Lisa and I supervised! The boys discovered that we have four holes, one in each corner, of our fireplace. We "think" the snake came through one of the mysterious holes from outside.

Our solution?......We filled each hole with that sprayable expanding foam stuff. I'm not sure the name of it (can't you tell?). We also put out plenty of mothballs around our back patio. Josh has reassured me that our problem is solved and I am hopeful! We are left wondering why these things always happen to us. We decided to think of it as the Lord giving us plenty of stories to tell our children one day!

We were also not able to properly identify the type of snake but.....Josh says he thinks it was a BLACK RACER! OMG!

SNAKES on a........fireplace?!?

Yes, you read it right! I have experienced something tonight that I never thought could ever happen to me! However, I should have known better because Josh and I have the worst luck EVER!

Okay...let me set the scene. Josh and I were enjoying a nice Sunday afternoon (well..I WAS enjoying a nice Sunday afternoon). Josh was out cutting grass as I sat on the couch watching a little T.V. I heard a little rucus coming from the area around our fireplace which is located against our back patio. My first thought was Josh had moved some furniture or the dogs were wrestling and bumped into the wall. At that time, I didn't think too much about it. THEN, a few minutes later....I heard it again. This time, it caught Lucy's atttention! She started to bark very loudly at the fireplace. So.....I look over at the fireplace, very non-chalaunt and WHAT DO MY WANDERING EYES APPEAR??

There it was, slithering around in our fireplace like it had found a new wonderful home! I immediately grabbed Goose and we ran to get Josh. So...after a lot of staring and gasping, we started to call our neighbors and family. WHAT to do in a time like this? We were in complete shock! I just knew we had to get this thing out of here ASAP!!


Thursday, June 10, 2010

I HEART the Gulf Coast.....

To kick off my summer break, we headed to the beach for a fun and RELAXING week! We went to one of our favorite beaches, Seagrove Beach! It is such a beautiful and quiet place! I am happy to say we did not experience any oil during our stay. However, after leaving, I am sad to think about the next time we head for the beach. We may not find the beautiful beach the way it was when we were last there. I feel helpless in this time of great need. 
What can I possibly do to help? The Gulf Coast beaches are so beautiful and hold many memories for me. I have been vacationing there since I was a little girl! It was the place where Josh and I got engaged! My heart is saddened at the thought of the beautiful beaches and wildlife being destroyed.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Long Time....No Blog

Where has the time gone?? It has been a very long while since my last posting and now that I am done with this semester of classes, I feel like I can finally catch up on some much needed blogging.

A couple of weeks ago, we celebrated my brother's 34th birthday by playing Putt-Putt and eating at The Fish Market. We had a great time!

Josh and I have also been spending our time helping his Dad at the river. He recently bought a house the river and we have been fixing, painting, and decorating. I can't wait to spend some hot summer days here relaxing!


Wednesday, March 17, 2010

SpRiNg BrEaK....YaY!

So.....this week is my Spring Break and let me just say it is wonderful being a teacher! It is times like this that I really appreciate having all of these wonderful holidays and breaks! I did have intentions of getting some things accomplished this week but being that it is Wednesday and half-way through Spring Break, I have not completed all of my tasks! I am not going to stress about it because I have enjoyed relaxing and getting caught up on some MAJOR TV watching! Some of the things I had wanted to do this week were read a fantastic book that I discovered from Kelly's Korner, get caught up on some school work (Master's Degree), clean house - check!, complete a DIY project with Laurie and Tiff, spend time with my wonderful friends, and maybe do a little shopping. It seems as though I have only completed one thing off of that long list! Oh well! The week isn't over yet!
This is the book I have been trying to read this week. I will post more later as I read more!
Here are some pictures of my very clean house! It won't stay like this for long! 

My little helper! 

Some of my school work that is waiting to be completed.

Monday, March 15, 2010

JuSt DaNcE....

We enjoyed a nice Saturday night with our friends, Crystal and Jason, and Lisa and David playing the Wii. Our favorite game was "Just Dance!" Somehow we talked the guys into dancing and it was hilarious!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

FaMiLy FuN....

Tonight we celebrated Hunter's (Josh's nephew) 10th birthday! We had a great time getting together with our family that we love very much! We especially adore our nephews, Hunter and Avery!