Thursday, October 20, 2011

Recent Projects

Here are a few of the recent projects I have been working on! I'm loving my SCAL software and cricut and can't wait to start getting ready for Christmas!!

Avari's Trick or Treak Bucket

Halloween Sign

Key Holder

New Mailbox

With Christmas and Avari's Birthday right around the corner, I'm going to be busy busy the next few months!!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Our Weekend in Port A

This past weekend, Jacob's employer took us to Port Aransas for a little relaxation and fun. Jacob is very fortunate to work for a great company with great owners. They are the nicest people you will ever meet and I look forward to spending more time with them in the future. There was a total of 10 of us who went, including the owners. We did so much that I am still worn out and trying to get my land legs back.

We arrived on Thursday afternoon and checked into Plantation Suites. We had 2 condos to share and they were right across from each other with a shared balcony, overlooking the pool. We settled in and then headed out for a little red fishing. We boarded the Island Queen and were off. Jacob and I didn't have much luck but a few of the others did. After a quick stop at Whataburger, we headed to the condo for a few drinks and relaxation before the next days events.

Friday, we had 4 private guides take us out fishing. I would say that we had the best guide of all. If you are ever looking into going fishing, check out Doug at Pirates of the Bay. He was so patient and showed us a great time. We will definitely be booking a trip with him in the near future.

There were 3 of us on his boat and we each caught at least 1 red fish and a few other small fish. All in all it was a good day, even though the fish weren't biting as expected.

We headed inland and checked in all of our fish and headed out to lunch. After lunch was relaxation or whatever your heart desired before having to be ready for dinner at 8. We chose to nap!!

We had dinner at Moby Dicks!! It is amazing and had some great drinks! We had lots of laughs and good food before heading back to the condo. We stayed up just talking and having a good time! It was great to meet new friends and connect!

Saturday was our big fishing day! We headed offshore, 2 1/2 hours out to do more fishing! This was our 9 hour trip. It was a blast!! We all caught something and 4 of us even caught sharks! I was one of them!! YAY!! After about 5 hours of fishing, we headed back inland. On the 2 1/2 hour trip back, we had a few drinks and got to know each other better!

Arriving back was exciting! Our deckhand layed out all of our fish from the whole boat. (there were 45 people total) We took a picture for the paper and headed to weigh our fish! My shark got 3rd out of our 4.

We then headed back to the condo to get cleaned up and head out for some good mexican food, margaritas and fun!

Sunday we had a big breakfast at Moby Dicks, pictures, shopping and then we headed back home!

Although the weekend flew by, I had a great time and can't wait to get together with everyone again!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Menu Plan Monday

Monday: Smothered Steak

Tuesday: Crockpot Chicken

Wednesday: Meatloaf

Thursday: Leftovers

Friday: Grilled Snapper

Saturday: Pineapple-Bacon Burgers

Sunday: Chicken Tacos

Monday, October 10, 2011

Menu Plan Monday....

Or lack there of! I will not be making a menu this week. We will be leaving on Thursday for an offshore fishing trip and this week is busy busy getting packed, the house clean and arrangements made for Avari. So, for dinner this week, it will be whatever I can find around the house to whip up quick!! Maybe just throw a few things together and make up my own new quick recipe? Maybe I could be the next Rachel Ray? Ha! Maybe I'll just stick to what I know or order out!

Friday, October 7, 2011

Happy Halloween Sign

I finally found the time last night to do a little crafting!! I made a Halloween sign for my front door. It's not perfect but I think it turned out so good and looks great hanging on my front door!

I also decorated a cauldron for Avari to use while trick or treating but didn't get any pictures of it yet!

I am loving my cricut and my SCAL software!!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Menu Plan Monday

Monday: Sloppy Joes

Tuesday: Baked Chicken

Wednesday: Mexican Casserole

Thursday: Leftovers

Friday: Pizza

Saturday: BBQ Pork

Sunday: Pot Roast