Friday, July 31, 2009

Times... they are a changin

jared after his last MBA class ever!
my best friend, anna and i in little rock

dr deacon :) and i
me, brita, megan at the white party we went to on saturday
lauren, anna, me and brita

my besties!
Its been a while since my last post. I have been cheating on blogger with Facebook, my new obsession. But, I commit to giving equal attention to both from now on :)
Since I was here last, Jared finished his MBA, I went to Little Rock to help Anna find her wedding dress, I have played a lot of tennis, worked out almost everyday!!!, shopped entirely too much, resigned from my job with Novartis, and accepted a new position with Amgen.
When I went to Little Rock to see my girlfriends and pick out Anna's dress, we had the funniest weekend ever. We laugh until we cry, have way too much fun and stay up way to late when we are together. I love those girls with my whole heart!
After careful consideration, I decided that I was ready for a change with my career and took a position with Amgen. It was a very big decision that Jared and I made and I couldn't be happier. I look forward to what the future holds.
I hope that everyone is having a wonderful summer!!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

sandestin and 4th of july 2009

view from the condo

mimi and charlie waving to the airplane

mark, jess and charlie... charlie wasnt looking but its
still a good family pic

hubby and i

night on the 4th

"mr sandman"

uncle jar was borrowing charlies baby pool

jared and i at a lovely dinner..
please excuse my hair. it gets BIG in florida!

snack time
daddy and i.. not sure why his towel is like that!
under the umbrellas

uncle playing bartender


Every year mom and dad treat us to a vacation in Sandestin over the 4th of July. I have been there every fourth of July that I have been alive... so 26 times I guess. We always have an amazing time. We eat too much, drink too much and sleep too much. This year I also got way too much sun! Evidently my new Bare Minerals sunscreen brush isn't all is is cracked up to be. My face burned so bad one day after I applied sunscreen 444 times. Now I am peeling. Fabulous.

We were beach bums the whole week and only got "dressed" for dinner one time! Jared, Mark, Jess and I went to dinner at a fabulous restaurant that overlooked a marina. It was wonderful. I had a grouper dish with a crab cake on top and mashed potatoes below. Delicious. Other than that, we cooked and got a lot of takeout. When we were younger, we would go out to eat every night but now we stay at the beach too late and don't want to wait for hours on end.. plus Charlie has a strict bedtime :)

All in all, I gained 6 pounds in a week, got a great tan and had a lovely time with my wonderful hubby and family!!!

Jared just called me to tell me that he is officially done with his masters. We had to come home yesterday so he could attend his last class.. the rest of the fam is driving now. I am so proud of him and relieved that it's over! I am going to take him to dinner somewhere fabulous tonight to celebrate! (why not make it seven pounds this week? :)

But first, I will go workout and buy paint for our laundry room.. my next project.

I hope everyone had a great 4th!!!