Saturday, April 28, 2012

Getting back on track...

So I haven't been keeping up with this like I planned to but at least it hasn't been a month since my last post. I think that deserves a gold star!

I have been have some issues and I'm broken... boo hiss. I was born with umbilical hernia and it decided to pop up at a most inconvenient time (well there is never a good time to have hernia. This is the first time I have ever experienced this and it is painful! I have been in a pain for a couple of weeks and went to the Dr. who sent me to the E.R. to rule out more serious things. And here I am! So we are working on getting this taken care of. I have mild umbilical hernia and it is ouchy! So I hate to know what it feels like when it is full fledged how that feels. Here is hoping to getting this resolved and never dealing with it again! (You know the power of positive thinking and all that jazz.)

If you know me I don't let things stop me, or at least I try not too. O has been all up on me about not doing stuff blah blah blah... umm how am I supposed to have fun!?

Well it hasn't stopped us too much, last weekend (which was also before I actually went to the Dr. and the Fun Police started regulating me) we went to the Metro Richmond Zoo to celebrate my friend and her son's birthday (who turned 1!) Two of my good friends both have children born one to two days after their own birthdays. Best Birthday presents ever if you ask me! I also think its pretty neat but they may not agree with me. (too bad!) The zoo was pretty fun and you could feed the animals and get pretty close. 

A Fabulous and Fun time was had by all! I love being able to see friends that I really should see more often, and really Richmond is not that far away at all! We also got a chance to stop by and see my friend Pocahontas and her little family and had a fun but too short catch up visit with them as well!

We are so looking forward to the summer and trips to the beach and making memories with friends and family this year. So much goodness is coming up in the next few months! Don't worry I will do better on keeping things up dated on here (ohh I am such a tease aren't I!?)

Much Love,
J and O

Friday, April 13, 2012

I know I know I suck.... keeping up with posts on the blog.(Yeah so you know this is going to be long one so get ready)

I have been seriously tired. That is all, not sure why just have been. So here is to getting my energy back and motivated to keep up with the blog and many other things. Lots of things have been happening at the McNeil house, the weather here in Northern Virginia has been super warm this spring. There pretty much was no winter at all. Most of March it was in the upper 60's and even the 80's a few days.
So Happy Spring! I don't know about you but I am so ready for Spring and Summer and the beach and lake trips. Suntans, margaritas, cookouts, concerts and fun times. I was born to be in the sunshine, I hate winter seriously I do and was pleasantly surprised by the warm winter.

I can seriously drink a million margaritas all day long... you don't believe me just ask my husband. I don't drink often (because usually I forced to be the DD and chauffeur my drunk husband around town just kidding I love you O!) but when I do drink I can drink O under the table.

I also got my craft on and made this Spring wreath. I am straight up proud of myself!

Easter was wonderful, went to church and celebrated the tomb being empty and Christ had Risen. I love Easter it makes everything feel new and reminds me of life and new beginnings and fresh starts. I mean really how lucky are we to have had Christ die on the cross for us! The Easter Bunny swung by our house too. The had a wonderful lunch and dinner with the family and even got a quick visit in with one of my oldest and best friends and her little family too!

See that Easter basket...and all that candy. Yummy right! Well I wouldn't know because O ate it ALL! Well not the Peeps (yet!) but everything else. Sadly I didn't even get one bite of that chocolate bunny. (O did feel guilty and bought me a new chocolate bunny though so he halfway redeemed himself... and he saved me a lot of calories and time in the gym too!)

We did have a cookout a couple weekends ago and enjoyed the early warm weather. Thanks to my addiction to Pinterest I found this awesome cake recipe and I must say the cake is delicious, I will definitely be making this again. It would be perfect for a brunch or shower too! Enjoy and find me on Pinterest! Till next time which I promise will not be too far away! Strawberry Buttermilk Cake