March 2012Back Home Again: March 2012

Friday, March 30, 2012

Mega Millions

Well, we didn't win. Big surprise!

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Florida Photos

Here is the bombardment of Florida photos I promised!

Entertaining Ewan on the drive down.

at the Naples Zoo

Sand! What is this stuff?

Crazy storm coming in during the wedding rehearsal


Dolphins on our Everglades cruise

Ewan loved looking at the Beluga whales

He also loved the penguins

A grouper. Alan thought this guy was disgusting, but I just thought he was funny looking.

Whale shark

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Florida Trip

I've been gone the last week to Naples, FL for my brother in-law's wedding. I haven't taken the pictures off of my camera yet, so they will have to be posted later. But, the wedding was beautiful. Megan was a beautiful bride. I missed some of the ceremony because Ewan wanted to play in the sand and started fussing so I took him behind everyone so he could play. But, what I saw and heard was great.

The only bad thing is that Alan and I ate something funky at Taco Bell on the way down because we were both sick Thursday, Friday and Saturday. I was also a little sick Sunday and Monday. I was so bad off after the wedding on Saturday that I wasn't able to go to the pier in Naples to see the sunset with the rest of the family. I was pissed!

I did, however, get to go to the Everglades and take a boat ride through the 10,000 Islands. I was really looking forward to that so I would've been really upset had I not been able to go. While we saw a couple dolphins, we didn't get to see any manatees because they're the same color as the water. We also drove to the middle of the Everglades, but we didn't stay long since it was so hot and I was so hungry I had gotten sick. Ewan, unfortunately, had had enough and threw the worst fit he's ever thrown on the way back. He would only calm down whenever Alan's dad talked to him. That kid is OBSESSED with his Papaw!

We stopped in Zellwood on the way back to see my Great Aunt Ardis. It was good to see her. I don't think I have since my cousin Laurie's wedding almost 5 years ago! She took us to lunch and took us around this trendy little town that's close to her. It's on a lake and really pretty. My mom told me later that no one swims or boats in the lake because its full of alligators!

After seeing Ardis, we drove to Atlanta, where we stayed for two nights. We went to the Georgia Aquarium, the largest in the world. My favorites were the beluga whales, penguins, otters and the giant tank and tunnel with the whale sharks and manta rays. Oh and I can't forget the dolphin show! Probably my favorite part of the entire aquarium. I also loved watching Ewan. He was fascinated with the tanks and loved the penguins and otters. He was so cute trying to talk to them!

Later that evening we went to dinner with one of Alan's friends from high school who lives in the Atlanta area. We just went to Applebee's, but my food was awesome! I had a chili lime skillet. It was grilled chicken and veggies in a chili lime sauce on top of a bed of rice. I know Alan enjoyed seeing his friend too.

Wednesday, we began the remainder of our drive back to Evansville. It was a 17 hour drive in total, and I'm so glad we broke it up on the way down and back. I drove the entire way, but I think all three of us would've gone insane had we tried to drive down and back in one stretch. Poor Ewan is going to be scarred from the carseat! We finally got home around 3PM and we just unloaded the car and crashed. We now have the "fun" chore of picking up our trashed house this weekend.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Oh, Federal Government...

So, I go to pay my student loan tonight...only to find that the amount has been paid in full. Thinking "hmm...this is odd, seeing as I didn't do that," I finally find somewhere on the website stating that my loan has been transferred, but it doesn't say to whom. I call the loan servicer and the automated system tells me where it was transferred, so I go to that company's website. I'm supposed to receive a "welcome" letter, yet I haven't received it and my loan is due in a week. Good thing I decided to check as to why the payment hadn't been deducted yet, otherwise I'd be receiving collection calls from a company I have never heard of. Thanks Federal Government...you suck!

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Zoo Day

Yesterday we went to see the orchids at Mesker Park Zoo in the Amazonia exhibit. While they have nothing on Longwood Gardens it was nice to get to go see some sort of a garden. Probably the highlight of the day was watching Ewan explore. He was fascinated with all of the animals and was walking all over the place. I can't wait until we take him this summer!

And I can't upload  photos for some reason, so I will have to do it later.

Happy Birthday Stuart!

This afternoon we went to my friend Sarah's son, Stuart's birthday party at the Inflatable Fun Factory. While Ewan was too little to go on most of the moon walk's, he still had a blast. He played on the slide and went in the toddler moon walk with me. He loved it until a bunch of kids came in and started bouncing him all around. Probably the highlight of Alan's time was when I was trying to get out and bounced out and onto the floor! While it was hilarious, I did scrape the heck out of my elbow. At least I can laugh at myself ha!

We got Stuart an Imaginex Batman toy, which he seemed to love. Alan made the observation that everyone else got him something nice like Cars or Thomas the Tank Engine and we got him the Batmobile that crashes into stuff. Haha! Ewan also had his first Capri Sun (on which he went to town) and a cupcake. Once he took a bite of the cupcake, he kept laughing and saying "cuhcake" over and over. Too cute!

All of us were exhausted, so we decided to grab Fazoli's for dinner on the way home. I had been craving Italian for awhile now and it definitely hit the spot!



Trying to go up the slide.

Oh no!

I butchered Ewan's hair!

Ewan desperately needed a haircut, so I decided to trim his hair. How hard could it be?

Uhm...yeah...

It looks awful. Just in time for my brother-in-law's wedding in two weeks.

Hopefully it grows back quickly!
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