Friday, February 26, 2010

Annual Tubing Day!

So my lovely parents take us tubing every year up at Soldier Hollow in Midway. We usually have a big pot luck and hot cocoa. This year everyone was there who is local, so only Chip and Nate's family were absent. Cole and I took Lydia and Kate with us on most our runs, with Cole actually dragging Lydia in the tube most of the way. We had a lot of fun.

Annual Tubing Trip

Ashlee and Mike

Becky's kids: Joe, Emily, Julia and the Camster


Seth, Geraden, Keith

Lilybelle and Kane

Weight Watchers Week 7

So I finished the seventh week at WW. This is officially the longest I have been on any diet. So my total is......17.6 pounds! I am very happy at my results. I do enjoy going to the meetings, it keeps me focused and motivated. Don't get me wrong, I wish it was all gone with a wave of a wand, but I do understand the fundamentals of, the longer it takes to come off, the longer it stays off.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Richard Marx Concert

I love the Wendover Concert Hall, truly a GREAT place to see anyone. It is a small venue with 1000 seats. I bought the cheapest tickets possible ($9 each with service charge). We were the top row and still fabulous seats. So I did not have huge expectations for the show but it was INCREDIBLE. He sounds so good, and is so talented musically. But I have to say the highlight of the show was when he sang us a few bars of a new song.

Made my day!

Friday, February 12, 2010

Ways To Spend Your Tax Return Volume 1

Two week cruise to Spain!

Two people including airfare on RCCL Voyager of the Seas!

Sun, Apr 18 Galveston, Texas -- 5:00 pm
Mon, Apr 19 At Sea -- --
Tue, Apr 20 At Sea -- --
Wed, Apr 21 Nassau, Bahamas 7:00 am 5:00 pm
Thu, Apr 22 At Sea -- --
Fri, Apr 23 At Sea -- --
Sat, Apr 24 At Sea -- --
Sun, Apr 25 At Sea -- --
Mon, Apr 26 At Sea -- --
Tue, Apr 27 Ponta Delgada, Azores, Portugal 12:00 pm 7:00 pm
Wed, Apr 28 At Sea -- --
Thu, Apr 29 At Sea -- --
Fri, Apr 30 Malaga, Spain 7:00 am 8:00 pm
Sat, May 1 Cartagena, Spain 7:00 am 2:00 pm
Sun, May 2 Barcelona, Spain 6:00 am --

This LONG cruise plus airfare (through the cruise line) is:


Saturday, February 6, 2010

Weight Watchers Update

So you may have heard (from me!) that I am doing WeightWatchers. Well It has been 1 month today and I have lost 13.8 pounds. So as a reward I bought two dresses, one that is a goal dress for my birthday, one for my vacation in Oct. I really like the program and so far, so good.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010


So I have my eBay Sabbatical coming up. For those of you who don't know, eBay gives employees a gift every five years of a month off paid. I am taking mine in October. Cole and I had initially wanted to go to Australia and New Zealand, but he did not have enough time off saved. Then we decided on a two week Caribbean cruise. Then I figured that I wanted to go back to Europe, Cole vetoed that. So now, SET IN STONE, are my vacation plans-

Brat and I have rented a beach house in my favorite City in Florida, Clearwater Beach. If you have not been to the gulf side of Florida, GO! It is truly beautiful, baby powder white sands, blue waters, no kelp anywhere! The kids can find tons of shells and find little crabs, last time Brian caught a baby octopus! We found a place about 2 blocks from the beach that is a compound of three houses with a common courtyard and pool. Mom and Dad, Kenny and Suze, and maybe Jenni and Gabe are coming. We have the place for the week.

After that, Cole, Kane and I are getting on a cruise out of Tampa! The Carnival Legend. We splurged on a very large room with a very large balcony. The price difference from the inside cabin to our super room was $500. I willing to do that.

So that takes up two weeks, the other two weeks I may just sleep at home, who knows?