{hi there!!}

hi friends
i am sitting here typing on my new keyboard....attached to my new computer!!
can i hear a YIPPEE!!!:)

the bummer is our old hard drive was so messed up
none of our data (or pics) were retrievable:(
we are trying one last thing
sending it off to a place that suppossedly removes things
from messed up hard drives:)
we will keep our fingers crossed
we did back things up on a cd in january of 2010...so at least we have that
moral of the story....get an external hard drive!:)

i am still learning the ins and outs of this new beauty
especially since we couldn't transfer over any of our settings
but i did manage to upload the 865 (yes...you read that right) photos from the last month and a half
here are just a few unedited highlights to keep you smiling till i have a chance to post about all our summer happennings

what a summer so far don't ya think?
and i didn't even include any from the two birthday parties we had!!haha

did i tell you we went to ga?
my parents were getting rid of their sofa and
we desperatley needed one
so dave drove us there...stayed with us through the fourth
flew home to work a bit
flew back to hike a bit
then drove us home with uhaul in tow
we had a glorious time
we have a new sofa
did i mention it was a slipcovered pottery barn sofa
and chair
and ottoman
even better

now you won't believe what i am doing today
deep cleaning the house
and packing

yes, my girls weekend to fl starts tomorrow
i am flying in to spend 4 days with my besties
can't wait for the time with them
but nervous and anxious about leaving
first time away since the summer before i was pregnant with aubrey
i really do hate leaving
i told dave last night
i wish i could wake up every morning over the weekend
drive to see my pals,
spend the day with them...shop...hang out
go out to a fabulous dinner
then drive home to tuck my babies in
but geography is not cooperating with that dream
so i will board that plane
and pray
and then smile
and have fun
and cry every night on the phone
miss my family
then fly home and
miss my friends
isn't that the way it goes!!:)

i am so excited about catching up with you all
i have missed you and the little lovely things that make up your lives
hoping to find some time today to pop in and say hello
wish me fun in fl
i will see you in four days

have a happy day,


  1. You were missed out here in cyber world dear friend. . .

    Love the photos of both girls. . .it seems like they have such a connection!

    The one of Aubrey with the paint on her face is priceless!

    Have a wonderful weekend away. . .try not worry and just enjoy yourself!

  2. looks like a good start to your summer. I think the trip to GA in returns for getting a sofa, chair and ottoman make total sense to me. Hope you can relax and enjoy your weekend away. Even mommy's need a break from time to time

  3. Lots of fun travels for you! It sounds like a great summer already. I am a tiny bit jealous of your girls' weekend. I hope you have the best time ever! Love the pictures. The girls look so cute in all of them. The beach photos are so good.

    I'm sorry about you losing some of your photos. We just bought an external hard drive late last year. Even though my pictures are still a mess and totally unorganized on my computer, at least we do back up that mess every couple of weeks.

    Have a wonderful girls' trip!

  4. So glad you're back to blogging! Can't wait to see all of your summer pics and that new sofa.

    I so want to visit GA, one of these days...

    Have fun in Florida.

    And again glad you're back!

  5. So happy you are back! Your photos are looking so very lovely! Sorry to hear about your hard drive and your pictures (eek!) but another great thing about blogs is that you still have everything here!

    Enjoy your getaway...I hate the leaving part and I fret about it for days, but once I walk out the door...I'm free! Enjoy it!

  6. Sorry about your photos...hoping the last try will work!
    I love the pics you have here....just great fun shots.
    Yay for the new sofa and...Have a great time with your besties!

  7. Awww so glad you are back!!! I love these pics, your girls look very close and they all seem to be enjoying their Summer :) Enjoy your weekend away, it'll go so fast you will be back in no time!!
    That's awful about losing all of your photos :(

  8. Hi Cindy! Not sure how I missed this post?! Sounds like you guys have been having a FUN and busy summer! Sorry about some of your pictures...I hope they can be recovered. I'm sure some of your best ones are on your blog.
    I hope you have a wonderful time in Florida with your friends!!!!
    I hope we get to see that new sofa too! :)

  9. So glad you're back and so sorry to hear about your pictures. I hope your last idea works for getting your pictures back! Looks like a fun summer. I can relate to your friends get away, nicely said.

  10. Great to see you back! Sorry to hear you lost so much data...I need to back my computer up I'm so bad about remembering to do that!
    Hope you are having a great time!


  11. well, i'm so glad to see i wasn't the only one who fell off the face of blogland right as summer vacation was beginning ;-) I've really missed you, friend!!

  12. I love the one with the paint....

    I finally got a couple external hard drives that I back up my stuff on. I still worry about losing all my pics.

    Hope your time with your besties was the BEST!

  13. I loved the face painting pic, too cute. I have a really hard time leaving my girls too. But I did it for two nights just this past weekend. Youngest cried at night, but she had her 16 year old sister to help her through. It's always tough isn't it?