Tuesday, June 15, 2010


CAUTION: This post is sideways, backwards, and as out of order you can get. I can't get the pictures to move below the text describing them, and every time I try to flip them the computer freezes. GRR! So use your head and look at the pictures and then you can read about each of them, and look at them sideways...SORRY!!

Last Friday I hosted Bunko at my house for the first time. I've hosted before but it's always been at my Mom's house, sine that's where I lived and all!

Everything went really well and I think it's safe to say a good time was had by all. There was only one tiny little glitch, and that was that it was HOT in our house! We usually turn our air off during the day (which we aren't doing anymore) and would then turn it on when we get home. Big mistake. Getting home at 5:30, turning on the air (temp inside was a steamy 85 deg) and expecting it to be cool by 7:00? Ain't happenin! I had to bring out fans it was so dang hot and I felt so bad! Especially since so many of the wome have hot flashes lol. But after a while either it started to cool off or we started to get used to it because it wasn't as bad anymore. Sorry ladies- next time I'll have it chilled way before!

We were short a few of our "regulars" this time so Kim & Lindsay came and subbed for us. Thanks girls! Oh and Kim, thanks for stealing all our money since you were the big $ winner! We call that "sub-luck" ;)

Here's some pics from the night. Sorry for the horrible photo quality, I don't know what was up with my other camera...

The weekend finished out good and included a trip to Dog Island on Saturday and buying my new camera on Sunday! Yep, if you hadn't seen my facebook post, I got the camera from my wish list! I have been having so much fun playing with it. I'm a lucky girl:)

This week isn't too eventful but at the end of it we're going to visit David's friend David, who just bought a house in Tampa. I'm looking forward to it and I know David is really excited to catch up with his ol pal! We're also going to Busch Gardens while we're down there so it will be a quick, but hopefully fun trip. Can't wait to take lots of pictures with my new cam!

Oh and here's the curtains I made for our front door side windows. Before/After. And the new additions (pictures) to the living room wall and bedroom! The bedroom colored prints are actually scrapbook paper!

Monday, June 7, 2010

My Wish List

If you’re like me, your wish list is never ending. I don’t know how many times I’ve used the line, “If you get this for me, I’ll NEVER ask for anything again” and of course, since men say Women are never pleased, I’ll always have an ongoing list of things that I pine for:) Here’s a few things that are currently on my list:

1) A new camera. Or more specifically, a Nikon D3000. I have been wanting a new camera for a long time now, and although I have a new point and shoot (pocket size easy use), I really want to upgrade my other what I call “good” camera. In high school I tried to get my Dad to let me take Construction because that was the “easy A” class and the teacher also happened to be my neighbor and tennis coach…definitely an easy A! Plus it was a class with almost all boys and I don’t think the few girls that were in there ever really did any construction work… BUT, my Dad being the one always wanting his kids to strive and not take the easy way out, told me I should take something that I could learn something in and he suggested a photography course. So I reluctantly took a class full of students that were “artsy” that I never really had anything in common with. Let’s just say, I was hooked and I have loved photography ever since. I soooo thoroughly enjoyed that class and would love to take another class sometime to get a refresher and learn new things. I am no expert but I thoroughly enjoy taking my amateur Fuji camera that looks like a digital SLR but isn’t really, and makes fake shutter sounds, out into the yard and taking random macro shots and anything else I can find. So, I’ve been wanting a camera that can “do more” and I am hoping to have one by the end of this year!
2) Us Weekly subscription anyone? Me please! I am not ashamed to admit it, I looove celebrity gossip trash mags. I could stand in line at the grocery store all day just so I could read them. My favorite past time before I was married and had a 4-legged child was to sit in Barnes and Nobles with a strawberry-crème frappucino and a stack full of junk mags…oh the days. Anywho, I want a subscription so I have something to look forward to every week. If you would like to send me a subscription, I’ll send you my address;) 3) The iPhone 4G. My husband is now on his 3rd iPhone, and I am jealous. I am still (very blessedly) on my Mom’s phone plan because when we got married it was gonna cost a small car and your first born to cancel my plan through my mom’s line and get added to David’s. SO, we have to wait until my other plan ends until I can get switched to David’s when I can then get an iPhone! I got a new blackberry when Remi chewed up my old phone, but ever since I’ve gotten this phone I have had continuous problems with it. Mostly the keys not typing when I push them. What a pain. Also, I have never had internet on my phone, and (still don’t) and I absolutely can’t wait to have the world at my fingertips!
4) A pretty ruffled blouse. I don’t go a lot of places that I get to dress up for (although I’d like to! David wink wink;) but I have really been wanting a top like this:

A feminine ruffled top would look really cute with a pair of white jeans and pretty sandles. I need one. Oh and a place to wear it!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

What’s Been Going On

**UPDATE** Sometimes I write posts and then don't actually post them until a later date, which is what I did with this one. And David informed me that I said we just got Remi from the vet yesterday, oops! No, we got him the day after we got back but I wanted to be sure to update this post to say that:)

Last weekend we went to Cape San Blas for our annual camping trip. The weather was perfect, no rain all weekend, and nice and warm but still breezy. The only thing that was not enjoyable were the sand gnats and yellow flies but hey, if that’s the worst that happened then it was a good trip! We hung out on the beach, rode bikes, ate a lot of food, went fishing, and just relaxed. One of these years David and I would love to have our own camper and have our own space, but until then we’ll be bunking with the ‘rents! The whole time all we could think about was Remi, who we had to board the whole time we were gone. I hate that we don’t have a “dog watcher” for him because I feel awful leaving him at the vet. We were finally able to pick him up yesterday because they were closed Monday. What do you usually do with your dog when you go out of town? Another plus to having our own camper would be that we could bring Remi!

Not a lot else going on in the James household. I’m looking forward to a visit from Kim & Josh next weekend and also starting to plan a menu for the first Bunko at my new house! It’s funny because every house we looked at when we were buying I always checked out the kitchen/counter/serving areas to see if it was “Bunko-Suitable”. Ours is a great Bunko house so I’m looking forward to it. I’ve always had my turn hosting but it’s always taken place at my Mom’s house since that’s where I lived. So I’m excited to finally put all my fun serving dishes to use! I’m looking for ideas for food, got any favorite finger food suggestions?

What else, what else…oh ya, we have a Disney trip in the works. Not sure who, what, when or how long but I know that sometime this summer we are making a Disney trip! We’re way past due if you know us, and the weekly emails I get from them just makes me want to go so bad! We are going to have to renew our passes next time we go, but this time around they’re offering 15 month “annual passes” so we’ll get a little more bang for our buck. I am just so ready to go to the place that makes me forget all about reality and lost in a fantasy world!


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