Tag Archive | winter

End of Summer

It’s hard to believe that the end of summer is almost here.  It feels like just yesterday I was pulling out the capris and buying new flip flops.  I am not looking forward to fall because no sooner fall starts then winter is here and so is the snow.  I love flip flop weather, I am not ready for cooler weather.  On the plus side I am going to Florida in November so that means flip flops!


Well winter has kicked our butts this week and it is not done yet.  We had snow two days this week, now we have subzero temps, and we are supposed to get more snow tonight.  Oh goody!  I may just be ready for a move to Florida.  It was cold, for them, there too though.  Hopefully this is the last of this kind of weather.  Spring can not get here fast enough for me.  Dreaming of a warm beach!

Winter and Hope

On the heels (or tail) of the release of “Dolphin Tale 2” and since we took the five-year-old to see the movie over the weekend, I got the chance to see Winter the Dolphin this past May.  After we left Disney we drove over to Clearwater to see my cousin, who just moved down there earlier this year.  Since he was working and we had some time to spare, we went to the Clearwater Marine Aquarium, where Winter and Hope reside.  Winter is a very unique dolphin and that aquarium is interesting.  It’s amazing to me that first that dolphin could learn to adept with part of her tail missing and second it is even more amazing that someone could create a prostatic tail for her.  As for the aquarium itself, it is interesting to see all the work they are doing to protect and care for these animals.  In the world we are living today some people would just leave these injured and mistreated animals out there to die but the people at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium care about these animals and care that they may be able to be returned to the wild and are willing to continue to care for them even if they can not go home.  If you are every in the Clearwater area I recommend going to see Winter, she truly is something special and rare.


As I sit here and write this the latest round of snow is slowly melting away outside and the South is getting hit by a second snow/ice storm.  This year winter is hitting us really hard and I am so ready for it to be over.  I need sun and a little warmer weather.  Since it’s been a while since I last write I thought I would provide a few updates…

1) I am officially 30!  And turning 30 really wasn’t as bad as I thought it was.

2) We have booked our Disney Vacation to Celebrate my 30th and I have made plans to “eat my way through Disney”!

3) My favorite 5-year-old is now a Big Sister!  In December her baby brother was born.  (He will be getting his first set of Mickey Ears from Disney when we go!)

4) My charm bracelet has gotten a little more character!  Especially a cute little frog prince!

5) I have started another blog, a special one to remember my 31st year by.  If you would like to check it out here it is http://mythirtyfirstyear.wordpress.com/


Thank you for reading and new post are coming very soon.  Here’s to a good a good year!