Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Here are the latest creations...I swear, I'll be working on an Etsy site soon.
A mini Florida gator to appease the new dad.
And a mini Georgia bulldog for the new mom's side of the family (which made me feel better about painting a Gator).
We can't wait to meet little Carson soon!
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
I had an amazing time this past weekend! We started off at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, where I was such a marketing nerd and was uterly impressed with the branding throughout the hotel. Everything was leopard print to show the edgy rock side, including the ironing board in our closet! After a yummy dinner, we spent the rest of the evening watching the Magic beat the Celtics amongst Boston natives. It was a great night!On Friday, we drove down to Key West and I was in awe of all the shades of green and blue the water looked on the way in. We stayed at the Westin, which was a perfect location right in the heart of Mallory Square. We walked around and grabbed some drinks at Fat Tuesdays before changing for dinner and watching the sunset celebration from a restaurant out on the pier.
I woke up early on Saturday morning to buy beach passes to the resort's private island. After debating with the not-so-friendly concierge about the weather report, I bit the bullet and bought the tickets (she was trying to convince me it was going to rain all day). We laid by the pool to test the sun and decided it was worth the boat ride over to enjoy the beach. I am so glad I didn't listen to that concierge! It was gorgeous and we had a relaxing afternoon sun bathing and floating in the crystal clear water.
We spent a quiet evening together after walking to the southernmost point of the U.S. (a bit of a hike from the hotel) and enjoying a Cuban feast near the hotel. We stayed in, watching "Marley and Me" in bed. It was a great movie but made us both bawl like babies and miss our own pup, who was back in Orlando enjoying doggie camp. It was so relatable to watch Marley grow up in their family, since Jax is really our start to a family. So sweet!
Sunday had spotty weather so we stuck to the hotel pool and enjoyed our books - I finished "Angels and Demons" and am now really psyched to see the movie. We walked around some more that afternoon and got caught in the rain trying to find the Zachary Taylor fort...not so much fun. We grabbed some pizza for an early dinner and watched the Magic again beat the Celtics to advance to the Eastern Conference finals.
Sadly, we said goodbye to the Keys on Monday morning and made the long drive back to Orlando to pick up the pup. It was a great weekend and a much needed vacation for us. What a fun way to celebrate my birthday!
Thursday, May 14, 2009
I won't be posting while we're gone but stay tuned for all the fun details when I get back. Have a great weekend!
Monday, May 11, 2009
We headed out early on Friday with Jax in the back seat, lounging in her green bed. She did pretty well for the first half of the trip but got pretty restless towards the end and I ended up jumping into the back seat to keep her company for the last bit.
Once we arrived, she made herself at home right away and loved the new assortment of toys available from her cousins.
It was a great weekend and, although most of the focus was on the pups, I am so glad I finally got to spend a Mother's Day with my own mom for the first time in a long time. She means the world to me and I am lucky to have a mom like her!
Sunday, May 10, 2009
(Jax, asleep in the car the whole ride home, snuggling with Lion)
We had a great time, though, and were so happy to see everyone (including all 6 other pups)! I'll post more about the trip tomorrow. In the meantime, Happy Mother's Day to my mom and all the other great mommies out there.
Monday, May 4, 2009
(Our instructor put us all to shame, by the way, being pregnant and still doing a complete split in the above pose. Wow!)