Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Guess What!?!

So Mark and I have decided that there's one solution to the problem of living in this stressful, high market price housing area, that is beginning to really wear on me and making me a sour puss....


So guess where our favorite location is and I'm going to do anything and everything to get us jobs there?!?!

Hint.... it's a mile in one direction.

Thursday, July 14, 2011


That's right. I'm DOing scuba and loving it! I feel like this is the only big preparation part for our underwater wedding for September 30th. Stress free awesomeness. Tonight is my 2nd class for the book work, lessons and quizzes. Yikes! I cringe at the word "quizzes", even though it's not actually difficult because afterall there's a set of 12 year old twins in my class, but still I LOATH that word.

Last Saturday was my first time with all the gear on in the pool. My classmates rock so that makes the time go by fast and there's so much to learn from safety stuff to just simply how to swim with fins on.  Ok, so if you don't like to get in water I think everyone should at least try wearing fins.  It makes you feel like a kid again because it's just so hilarious to feel how awkward it is to walk in that floppy foot wear.

Anne keeps throwing great suggestions for wedding attire and this swim cap in white is one of them.

We're not going to have a huge party in Costa Rica but there will need to be some type of dessert SO Anne came up with these little guys as wedding toppers . So cute! Too bad we won't see penguins in Costa Rica though.
So becuase we're diving we'll have to let these characters swim in a dessert such as flan. Filipino flan because that's the best! I bet we could find some Filipino's in Costa Rica who can let us borrow their kitchen to make flan... hmmmm....

Only a day and half more to go till the weekend! Last weekend was SUPER busy but this weekend only has Mr.Potter on the agenda...

Ciao ciao for now!

Jen :~D

Wednesday, July 06, 2011


A good start to anyone's birthday is seeing a parrot in the pilot's seat. So Mark, your 26th year is off to a grand start!

- I even got a fast snapshot of this so pic coming soon. -

This morning on the way to work (we drove today because it's a rainy one) we saw a live parrot on the hand of a man who was driving somewhere. Somewhere that looks fun because he had some kayaks and a parrot on his hand. How cool is that! I wouldn't have noticed this phenomenon if it wasn't for the fact that we just got back from small town Decatur where we discussed the importance of looking at people traveling in cars because more than likely you'll see someone you know. I guess I was still in that mind set and glanced over to see if I knew the person with kayaks on their car.

So tonight we're celebrating Mark's Birthday with a BBQ of meat on top of meat. Tim and his friend Prince (who grew up in Austria ;) ) are over and they've been cheffing it up like Culinary Institute of America students should. I bet Mark can't wait for the meat feast tonight! (Sadly JJ has to work so he will get the left overs :( ) I will do up a spinach salad because I think we need some greens on the table and nothing screams summer like a salad.