Saturday, July 25, 2009

A little update

Jonathan and I are in PA visiting my parents for the weekend. It has been a fun trip so far!

Yesterday, we visited my great uncle and aunt. He is going to be 97 years old this year...and they will be celebrating 60 years of marriage. They are so adorable. Just love them to pieces!

Today, we went to the Pittsburgh Zoo. We got there early and enjoyed a beautiful day. The animals were amazing. The new polar bear exhibit is really cool. I promise to add pics when we get home.

Tomorrow is a church day, of course. My uncle and aunt will be coming for dinner, as well as my brother and his fiancee Andrea. Should be a good day.

Hope your weekend is off to a great start!

Friday, July 17, 2009

Raindrops on Roses and Whiskers on Kittens...

A few of my favorite things:

Traveling to a new place

Reading

Chocolate

Rainy days at home

Sleeping in

Laughing so hard that I cry

Baby feet

Camp fires

Road Trips

Warm, clean sheets

London

Cheesecake

Naps

Photography

Sweet Tea

Pajamas

Vacations

Playing board games

Cooking

McVities Caramel Digestives

Big Cities

Good Friends

Fireworks

Just being home with my family.


How about you? What are your favorite things?

Thursday, July 16, 2009

ShopDiscover...and Discover Savings!

In the economy that we live in, every penny counts. I am constantly looking for ways to save a little more. And I love saving money more than I love chocolate!!!

There are several things I love about using my Discover Card.

One, we get great cashback rewards...and every few months there is a new category where we can get additional cash back.

Two, they are really great about abnormal charges. If there is something that doesn't seem right, they call us to verify. I love that!

Three, ShopDiscover. Not only do I get my cash back for using my card, I can shop through ShopDiscover and get even more rewards. For example, we got an extra 5% cash back when we bought my hubby's new computer online from the Apple Store through shop Discover. I love it!

We usually "save" our cashback bonus to use on something special we both agree on. Sometimes we use it to pay our account, sometimes we get restaurant certificates, etc... There are a ton of options.

Now, I am not suggesting that you go max out your card at ShopDiscover, but if you spend wisely, you can get some great deals...as well as extra cashback bonuses.

For example, this blog "represents entry in the ShopDiscover blog promotion with a chance to win a Discover Gift Card." That is a good deal to me.!!!

So check it out! You'll be glad you did!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Happy Anniversary, Honey!

Well, it has been nine years this very moment since I married my best friend and the love of my life. And I am truly grateful for the journey. Sure there have been ups and downs, but that is what makes us appreciate the mountaintops even more. God has truly blessed me in giving me a good husband who loves me and cares for me (and even does laundry!).

Tim, I love you and I hope we have many, many more anniversaries to come.

SHMILY!

Cool Bike

I know today's our 9th anniversary, but honey, I love this bike! Just click on the pic to check it out!

Madsen Cycles Cargo Bikes

Monday, July 13, 2009

A little update

I couldn't sleep Friday night, so I woke up at 4 AM. I was trying to decide what to do with the day, and then I decided to take the fam to Norfolk. Tim has been wanting to go there for a while, so I decided that there was no better time than the present...plus our ninth anniversary is Tuesday so it was a good excuse.

We had a great time touring the base and seeing the ships. We also went downtown to the Navy museum and toured the USS Wisconsin.



J got to swim at the hotel, so he was happy. He also got to sleep on a "magic bed" (sofa bed) so he was pretty happy!




We went to church at TRBC via internet. Then we went to VA beach where the boys had a great time playing in the waves until J consumed too much salt water.



We then went to Fort Story and saw the Cape Henry Lighthouses. We climbed up to the top of Old Cape Henry Light. Let's just say that after climbing the stairs to the Eiffel Tower, this was a piece of cake!






It was nice to get away together...so often it seems our only "vacations" are to visit family or with family, so it was nice to be just us. Just wish we could have stayed longer!