Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Weekend Getaways

For the past couple of weekends Nick and I have been traveling. It has been nice to get away for a few days!
The first vacation was to Auburn. We went to a wedding. The bride and groom both went to Auburn with us, and the groom was in Nick's fraternity. We stayed at the Marriott at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Course in Opelika. This is where the reception was held. Before the wedding we at lunch at our favorite Auburn restaurant, Amsterdam, and we also enjoyed a drink at Arricia. It was fun to be in Auburn and hang out with old friends. Here are a few snapshots of the night.
Will and Kati Kent
First dance
Old friends: Nick, me, Kate and Zach Kirby, Matt and Rachel Reynolds
Nick and his friends with the groom
Frat picture
Kati changed into a cute white sundress, and they left as everyone was shaking Auburn shakers.
Our second weekend getaway was to Destin! The BEACH! I love the beach. If you read my blog last summer, maybe you will remember that I went 3 different times! This year I will not be so fortunate, but I was excited about this past weekend. My favorite thing to do at the beach is to lay out with a beer and a good book. I had such a good time doing this that I did not take many pictures. We went with some of Nick's family, and some friends from Montgomery let us stay in their condo while they were there for work. We had a blast laying on the beach and eating seafood. I hope I get to go again soon!
Trail mix: my beach snack
There was some oil, but not enough to keep us out of the water. The only oil we saw was tar balls no bigger than a quarter. This picture is of a few tar balls all in one pile.
Another oil picture. The clump at the bottom of the picture was the average tar ball we saw.
Nick digging up the oil.
Workers cleaning up the oil. Most of them rode in a golf cart while one guy got out with his net to pick up the oil.
We saw a few beach weddings.
And of course Nick rented a kayak. Nick loves to be in the ocean as much as I love to lay out. His dad went out with him a few times. Once they got a little ways out, Nick likes to put on his goggles and swim around. I don't like to go farther out than waist deep.
Nick also got our friend Will to go with him.

We had a blast! We have a few more summer weekend plans, but for now I'm about to get ready for the midnight showing of the new Twilight movie. Hope I can stay awake!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Time Flies When You're Having Fun!

I know it has been a while since my last post. This is not due to lack of subjects to blog about or lack of time to blog. Even though I have been working (sometimes all day), I just don't feel like blogging right when I get home from work. I am still teaching, but I don't have my summers off. This is a little hard to get used to. However, I have been taking advantage of the hot and sunny weather when I can. I like the heat. I like the sun. Yes, this may be miserable for some, but I love warm weather more than cold weather.

Now, let me tell you what has been going on lately. A lot has happened since school let out.

We had a Sunday School Crawfish party at our house. Our wonderful teacher Jim, cooked the crawfish for our class. We also had some burgers for the non-crawfish eaters. We enjoyed the food and the company. Before the party, it had been way to long since my last crawfish.

This is Jim with his family. The crawfish were excellent!
We went to watch Auburn in the NCAA Baseball Regional. We went to 2 of their 5 games. Nick's family came as well. It was such a fun weekend to hang out and enjoy baseball. With all the boiled peanuts, hot dogs, and sunflower seeds how can you not enjoy a baseball game? Everything was great, even the weather, until Auburn lost to Clemson in the championship game of the regional.
Nick has been finishing up his softball career for the year. He plays on the church league, and unfortunately they have not had a great season. It is fun to sit with all the wives and watch, but their record is not worth mentioning here. However, they are a good team. Sometimes the other teams just hit a little better. However, they did make it to the playoffs, and they won last night! I'll let you know how they do next week.
Tator came to visit. My brother George, a.k.a. Tator, stayed with us most of last week. He spent a lot of time by the pool, but he also helped me around the house. One day he folded some laundry. Another day I came home, and he was swiffering my kitchen! Everyone needs a Tator.
And of course we've been swimming. You should come join us!
I promise not to be so long on the next post!