Archives for 2010

Life’s a Beach

We had an awesome day at the beach today.  The weather was so perfect!  The temperature was great, not too hot, and a consistant nice breeze.  We needed a day like this to just relax.Day at the beach

We had planned to get up early to beat the crowds there, but that didn’t quite happen.  We had a lazy morning, but it didn’t matter much because the beach was still empty when we got there.  However, it did start filling up quickly after that.

We were remembering another Memorial Day weekend we has gone to the beach while we were dating.  It was freezing, and the wind was so hard the sand was blowing in our faces.  Much better experience this year.

Creepy Crawley Critters

BugIt’s not really that I’m afraid of spiders, roaches, or other bugs…It’s just that I don’t want to see them, especially in my house.  So, obviously Jesse’s job is to save me from any critter that creeps into the house.

As I walked toward the kitchen tonight, I noticed a small, dark spot in the middle of one of the tiles.  I sneaked up on it to see what it was.  As soon as I got close enough, the tiny, little frog jumped right at me.  My reaction was, of course, to scream.  Jesse didn’t flinch.  He just asked “what is it this time?”  He then followed the froggy into the kitchen to catch him and put him outside.

That reminded me of my favorite bug story…

I was upstairs in the office, on the computer.  Jesse was downstairs watching TV.  I looked over and saw a spider crawling right beside me!  I’m laughing to myself just thinking about it.

I yell down to Jesse “spider, spider, spider!”

He yells back to me “are you serious?” (I thought he was implying that I didn’t need to be yelling about a spider)

I said “yes, I’m serious!”

Then I hear him RUNNING up the stairs… (very concerned about the spider)

I was totally confused when I saw him… with the fire extinguisher.

He said “where’s the fire?”

I couldn’t do anything but laugh.  And keep laughing.  He didn’t find it quite so funny a that moment.

He thought I had yelled “fire.”

I’ve learned my lesson.  No more yelling spider!

Great Strides Tampa

Great StridesToday was the Great Strides walk for CF at Lowry Park Zoo.  Last year was our first year doing the walk, and we only found out about it a couple days before, so we really didn’t know what to expect.  And it had started pouring just as we were supposed to start walking.  We ran for cover under the nearest tunnel.  A half hour later, it was still pouring just as hard.  So we ran as fast as we could to the car and went home soaking wet.

This year, we actually got to walk.  We all tried to keep up with Jesse on his very fast first lap around the zoo, and then we did one slower lap stopping to see the few animals that were still out.  I got to meet Jesse’s CF nurse, who I am always hearing about how awesome she is.  All together our team raised $1295!