Wednesday, April 6, 2011

God Bless the USA!

Ok, I'm a terrible blogger and I know it. It's been way too long and I know it! This is also the second time I'm writing this particular blog because I just accidentally deleted it, so this will be shorter and sweeter than before!

Almost 2 weeks ago I returned from a wonderful trip back to the US of A...truly, the most wonderful place in the world! I spent 3 weeks there and even though I missed my husband and pups (actually, I only missed Brian & Susie), I loved every second! It began when my inlaws graciously picked me up from the airport, let me stay with them and then drove me to Breezewood to meet my mom! Thank you mom & dad r!!

It was wonderful to pull into 188 Riemer Rd. If you know me at all, you know I'm addicted to my family and have a really hard time being away from them. It was just so comforting to be back in familiar territory again! I saw lots of family in those 3 weeks, including my nephew and 2 nieces and it was just amazing to be in their presence again and witness their hilarity firsthand. I also attended my cousin Gina's absolutely beautiful wedding in Michigan and loved spending time with her and her mother/my godmother Nini all weekend! I also learned how to make ravioli with my famous grandma, which was an incredibly special day for me!

It wouldn't be a trip to Pittsburgh without seeing some of favorites (minus a few)! I was again reminded of how lucky I am to have the b-2 crew to call my friends! I absolutely LOVE those girls!

I also spent time with my DC friends on my way out and loved catching up with them, especially since they were people that I used to see on a regular basis!! Especially enjoyed getting my Wii Mario Kart on while wearing a snuggie... (Bonnie- you really should practice more!;))

Even though I loved being home, I obviously missed Brian terribly and it was wonderful to be reunited with him and I arrived back home to a houseful of fresh flowers !...(and food that I had made him 3 weeks prior, still in the fridge...hmm)...

Things have been pretty good since I've been back - weather has improved a bit and I'm back to enjoying my life of leisure -- lunches and coffee with girlfriends here! This past weekend, Brian and I left the pups at home and went down to the Dead Sea Movenpick hotel for the day. We got a day pass which was totally exorbitant, but it was still fun to get away for a few hours and enjoy the sun. We had a leisurely lunch, sat by the pool all afternoon and swam in the hydro-pool (code for lots of water jets) and enjoyed the indoor dead sea pool too. Pics from Movenpick:

Not much else new to report, but you can be sure that when there is, I'll post it 2 months late! A huge thanks to everyone who took the time and effort to see me when I was home! I really do love you all!