Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Happy 296th Post!!!

Awwwww!

New gas station sunglasses bought at 3 in the morning on our way home from NY!

Stephen is going to hate me for posting this but I like it....late night dinner at Shoney's...YUM...road trip food!

Ok, I know what you are thinking...why 296, and why didn't she just wait for 300. Well, funny you should ask, if I try to hold off until 300...I will certainly surpass it and not even notice... by that point the significance will be longggg gone so I'm just throwing it in now. I like the sound of "Happy 296th Post" better than "Happy 303rd" Post better anyways! This whole blog thing has sort of evolved a lot over the past year and a half(ish). Somehow, it has gone from the original scrapbooking blog I originally intended for it to be to this weird concoction of my life here in Florida (including the journey down of course), mostly through pictures. Isn't the point of a blog supposed to be so you all can read about my thoughts? No? Well good, because usually there is too many thoughts floating through this brain of mine, that there is almost no way to put it in writing. Therefor I figure it is easier (and more convenient) for me to just show you throughout the use of pictures. BUT since I am in full on "procrastination mode", I figured now would be a perfect time to do a little catch up.
Here are a few things that are going on with me right now:
1. A lizard is crawling around the balcony, and don't you worry about it...I have one eye on him, and one eye on the keyboard! While on the subject of critters, we now keep all of our drains closed in case a palmetto bug decides to pop in for a visit! I think they are here for the flat screen....but I'm not feeling like sharing...so closing drains is an accommodation I am willing to make. Unless...they want to chip in on the comcast bill? No...even then, I'm good!
2. It looks as if the apocalypse is coming due to the weird shade of stormy blue going on...however it probably won't rain...sometimes the mother ship just flies in...doesn't always mean rain. EXAMPLE....today I left work in the middle of a severe thunderstorm equipped with an umbrella and all my personal belongings protected in a bag (DROID)! Thunder, lightning...the whole bit! Well, imagine my surprise when I walked out to find that there had not been a single DROP of rain! Freaky to my standards, however....typical in these parts!
3. Working in education is wonderful, who can deny having the summer "off" is nothing short of a privilege! But there is a "BUT"....the work that needs to be done when you finally get back certainly warrants another vacation. I'm just saying...not complaining. I couldn't complain, I know I am very blessed....anyway....
4. I got a tattoo...it is in memory of my grams (who certainly wouldn't have approved, but I believe all is forgiven and accepted in heaven so it is okay)...now I have to put a pic...(it is healed now, and much smaller than it appears in the pic...my cousin got it too...and obviously I am the brown one...heeehee)!
5. I officially said "Buh-bye" to my now 8th grade group (well the 60 or so kids that were at IMS today) and passed them along to their new counselor. It was sad, my first group will always be very special to me, but I am EXCITED about working with the new counselor and confident that they are in wonderful hands. Also, I met a few of my new 6th grade kiddos...they are adorable and I am really happy to start with a new bunch that I will be with for the next three years. So it is all good!
6. Stephen is awesome obviously, I feel weird putting this number 6 on the list, he should obviously be first but I'm too lazy to edit and re-arrange at this point so let me just put it in bold so you can really get the effect of the importance here. There, that is better....we are both loving Florida, our apartment, the villages, the interesting new places we get to go, and the great new people we have met. Life is good. And even though he is at work right now, we had almost 48 hours in a car very recently so I can be confident in saying that he feel the same way! Ha! Obviously the one BIG downside is the fact that we are missing family, but it makes our visits that much more special, and we had a BLAST in NY! Already thinking about planning another trip...and looking forward for people coming to our neck of the woods as well!
7. Aunt Laura and Uncle John are coming to visit this weekend, which will be great! Unfortunately Jen can not come because she just started a new job at Best Buy (go Jen), but Nicole will be here in her place to entertain Kristen...and she is practically family anyway so I am looking forward to Friday.
8. I have a new Phone....DROID....I am obsessed with it. It does everything my iPhone did (as far as the functions I used anyway), and possible even more. I am still getting used to it...but I love it already!
9. Students start school a week from Monday...sorry to bring work up again but I am looking forward to the start of a fresh new school year.
10. July 19th was a YEAR since we left NY and set out on our new adventure down south!!! Remember this...Wow, time flies....can't believe how much happened in just one year! I wonder what will be going on next year! Craziness!
11. I made chicken and pepper/onion BBQ pita thingys for dinner and they were deeeeelish!
Ok, like I said before I was procrastinating, Stephen is working late...and I am not the most productive when I am exhausted, and bored. Sooooo...I'm gonna go get back to some "guidance counselor-y" type things. Schedules, nothing fun that you all (or "ya'll"...KIDDING") want to hear about. So Happy 296th Post, once more....and let's just top it off with a SLIDE SHOW...of EVERY picture I have EVER posted on this blog in all 296 posts...woohoo!

Monday, July 26, 2010

Sergi Kiddo's

MISS THEM!!!!!! I was able to spend a decent amount of time with them...saw Despicable Me, had chinese food, got one of my famous 24 hour nausea bugs like the good old days had to leave, watched them again a few days later, played games, did cartwheels, had a treasure hunt, took pics, and oh duh, plenty of hugs and kisses! PICS...


Proud Sissy

Yea so, my brother is a rock star, and I am very proud of him. While in "New Yawk", I was able to go to one of his shows at a bar in St. James, and seriously I couldn't be any prouder! Here are some pics...


We were also able to go see him in "RENT" down port, he plays in the orchestra and it is pretty awesome because he gets to perform on stage instead of in the pit. Good times!

Pizza Eating Contest!

My brother is a crazy person who decided to participate in a pizza eating contest at Joe's Pizza. He did not win, but it sure was a valiant effort. Here is an awesome video put together by Phil!

Miss My Island...

This is one of the things I miss about my island, besides the obvious (friends and family, of course)! Last Tuesday, Stephen and I went and picked up Panera's for dinner and went over the Cedar Beach with Sharyn to watch the sunset! It was BeAuTifuL, as you can clearly see!





Hogan Sko

Isn't he the cutest! There has been a new addition to the Skoblicki's ever growing clan! Meet Hogan, Dave and Dawns new little one! So so so cute! I'm glad we were able to meet him before heading back to FL!


Sunday, July 25, 2010

So close...

...yet so far! Having fun with new Droid apps though!

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Saturday, July 24, 2010

The Sko's

We had a lovely day out east with Stephen's parents at the B&B! We had lunch and some wine at the beautiful Bedell Cellars, also checked out the Old Field winery, and had ice cream.... despite the rain it was a perfect visit! I love it out there so quaint and pretty!

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Thursday, July 15, 2010

Making progress...

GPS is saying 2:20....


--> Stephanie
**Posting from my iPhone**

On the road.... Again!

We are road tripping it up to Long Island.... We left at 6:45 this morning and so far have only stopped once. We just got into North Carolina... Glad I finally learned how to take screen shots with my phone. Anywho, ill try to keep updating, but I will be driving again soon. So far the GPS is estimating 1:04.... But obviously that will change!


--> Stephanie
**Posting from my iPhone**

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

My J-Mo

Ok, so as I said in my previous post, Joanna (Mo) came to visit me AGAIN...yay! We had a jam packed week of girl time, complete with spa night. We hung out at the pool, ALL day, had sushi twice, and pretty much no one comes to visit me with out a trip to Urban Flats! It is tough working in education, I gotta say....









Daytona with the Ladies!

Had a lovely trip to Daytona Beach with some of my wonderful girl friends! Joanna flew in from NY on Thursday night, and we left for Daytona in the morning. We stayed at the Wyndham Ocean Walk...and had a lovely time! There was mini golf, arts and crafts, a lazy river, we saw fireworks, the sunrise, they got henna tattoos, we shopped, ate, participated in a sandcastle contest (we won), and of course best part...we were RIGHT on the ocean and had the best view! Here are a few pics...:)








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