Monday, May 25, 2009

Sneak Peek

We are STILL not done with the kitchen.....but at least the breakfast area is about as done as it's going to get. So, if you can see in this dark photo, we painted the walls a gray color and I am very pleased with it. The light fixture is also new and Mark added crown moulding as well. I will post the before photos when we finish the whole thing so you can get the full effect of our re-doing the joint. It's coming together......just very slowly.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

A friend comes to visit

Our friend Joy from Memphis came for a weekend visit recently and it was so good to see her! The visit was entirely too short, but we did manage to show her a thing or two in the area. Sunday we went to visit a little island off the coast of North Carolina called Bald Head Island. No cars allowed! They use golf carts and bicycles to get around there. Here we're waiting on the ferry to take us to the island:A picture of Bald Head lighthouse.....And we climbed it!!At the base of the lighthouse. Wooden steps and MANY of them!There is a size limit on who can get up to the top of the light, obviously:Beautiful view from the top of the lighthouse:Photo op at the top:Checking out the beach on Oak Island:A second lighthouse, Oak Island Lighthouse

There was a storm coming so we had to head back to the car pretty quickly.

Come back soon Joy!!!!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Girls' Night Out!

Some of my Nurse Practitioner friends whom I work with and I went out for dinner Monday night at the Carolina Ale House. Jessica, Theresa and I caught up on a lot of things that are going on. And of course there was lot of sharing the funny stories about very bizarre situations and patients that we are presented with. It was a lot of fun and we'll do it again soon!

Monday, May 4, 2009

Spring Brunch

This morning I hosted a Spring Brunch with some of my lady neighbors. We just had a good time chatting and getting together. We see each other in our yards and quickly chat, but it was nice to get a couple of hours in over brunch.My wonderful husband helped me with these fantastic dishes--he got big brownie points for that! :) I used the website for recipes as most were make ahead the night before and then cook the morning of the brunch. And well, they were simply delicious! I served Sausage and Cheese Strata, Stuffed Baked French Toast, Hashbrown Fritatta, Monkey Bread, Banana nut muffins/bread, and fresh fruit salad with dip. It made enough to feed an army so I packed a couple of plates to send home to some of the husbands. Katie Q brought her precious baby with her. He'll be 3 months next week I believe. And she starts back to work this Friday---good luck Katie!
Unfortunately, this photo is kind of dark, but it's Katie C, Connie, and Mary:I think I'll make this an annual event.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

The Durham Bulls

Mark's patent law group in his firm had a social event at the ballpark. The Durham Bulls played, and honestly I don't remember exactly who it was. But they lost. But want to know something neat? The scoreboard isn't one of those digital ones like most all have now. No sireee. It's the old timey one where somebody stands behind and changes the numbers manually. That was pretty cool. And there was a bull that would wag it's tail if there was a home run. Here's Miss Libby, one of Amy's daughters. And here's a group shot, except that most of the group isn't looking except for Mark and then Amy and Libby behind him.
We had a good time!