Sunday, July 11, 2010

Anniversary & News

First of all I would like to say I have been happily married to my best friend for 12 years, today!  Since our anniversary was today, Sunday, we celebrated yesterday by going on a hike.  Several people told me today that is not their idea of fun/celebrating but we really had a good time.  J hikes a lot more often than I (it's been about 14 years or so for me) but considering I don't work out and I am 30 now, I think I did pretty well yesterday.  We went to Abrams Falls which is 5 mi. round trip and considered a moderate hike.  The weather was perfect on the way up, but on the way back down it was HOT!  We had a great time just the two of us and believe it or not I could still walk this morning when I got out of bed!

J actually jumped off the top of the falls about 14 yrs ago....the dumbness of our youth!!

saw Bambi on the way out

Now for my big life changing announcement from last week (it's really not that life changing).   I worked from home for the past year keying phone applications for a nationwide phone company. The company I worked for lost one of their contracts so a couple of weeks ago I got the "pink slip"  I was laid off....ugh...I know.  Oddly enough I started making these flowers a few weeks ago and was thinking about opening an Etsy shop.  Seems like this just fell into place, so hopefully I will have everything together and have my new Etsy shop will be open this week!  I am very excited about doing something I enjoy and hopefully making some $$$ doing it!  If life hands you a lemon, squeeze it 'til the seeds come out!


  1. Beautiful pics! =) I've wanted to go see Abrams falls for a while now. Maybe once it cools down we'll go on a fun family hike. (I'll let Brady carry Bradyn...he needs to work out more than I do...Ha! If you see one of those metal framed kid packs (backpacks) let me know!) I love your outlook on life and lemons! =) Happy anniversary!

  2. Wow, I noticed the 'Bears are Active in this area'. You guys were brave! :) Congrats on your anniversary and your Etsy shop! :)