Saturday, July 30, 2011


Laren has been working so hard these last 4 months (starting school at 6:30 am getting home around 6pm EVERY night) attending the Fort Myers Fire Academy and it is finally over!
He graduated last night!!! I couldn't be prouder of him.
Here are some pictures from the ceremony.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Family Night

Last night Laren had family night at his acedemy. It was really cool to see all that he has learned in such a short time. Unfortunately I came right from work and wasn't able to stop home to get my camera. I am waiting for a friend to email me some pictures. In the meantime, here are the few my sister was able to grab from her phone.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

My Latest Obsession

I went to my first jewelry party Friday night. I have heard a lot about them and was actually quite excited to go. I knew going into it that I would come out purchasing something. At least it was something I wanted (there is nothing worse than going to a Mary Kay or Pampered Chef party when you are in absolutely no need no new make up or kitchen products.)

This was a Park Lane party hosted by my brother-in-law's sister, I don't really know exactly what that makes her to me but I still refer to her as my sister-in-law. It started off like a usual house party with all the girls sitting around and the host showcasing her product. As she passed around the jewelry, I was amazed at how much I actually liked it. Not only was each piece beautiful but there was a variety for everyone there. She also talked about what celebrities where spotted wearing what pieces, this immediately got my attention!

The piece I loved was this pink and purple genuine swarovski crystal bracelet with a price tag of $495.00. My immediate thought was "oh my gosh..... what can is the cheapest thing I can purchase at his party?" I was thinking maybe I could come away with some stud earnings or something that wouldn't break the bank.

To make a long story short they have this great deal that made it possible for me to purchase a few things at a decent price. I walked away with the 4 pieces below....

I bought the silver one...

This picture doesn't do the necklace justice at all . It is a petite ball of Genuine Austrian Crystals.... It is so dainty.
I can't stop looking at the catalog and picking out what I want in the future. Plus if I host my own party I get a couple hundred dollars of free product. Maybe that is when I can purchase that beautiful purple bracelet.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Fire School

Laren is starting the Fire Academy at the end of this month!!!! We are so excited!!!!!

Sunday, February 27, 2011

I just thought I would post the pictures from our trip to the beach yesterday with my sister and her little ones. This weekend we went to Sanibel Island. I feel like a lot of our posts are the same.... pictures about what we do on the weekends. I am trying to be better about this whole blogging thing but the week days are so crazy and go by so fast it seems that the only time I get to sit down and blog is on the weekend. So here they are.....

Please excuse the fact that I am wearing NO makeup :/

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Siesta Key

Since we have lived here I have heard so many people talk about this place called Siesta Key. I knew it was one of the places I wanted to go while we are living here is Florida so yesterday Laren and I decided to spend the day there. It's a little island off the coast of Sarasota about an hour north of where we live. The beaches were so beautiful. I have never seen such a blue/green water before.

The only thing is that it was pretty cold. On Friday it was 81 degrees here so the beach sounded amazing. We still had a lot of fun though. We played catch on the beach, collected sea shells with our niece, Keira, and ate lunch and got ice cream at the local stores on the main beach walk.

That night my sister and her husband invited us to go with them to listen to one of their favorite local bands at this restaurant...
It's called Brew Babies.

The music was absolutely amazing. What was even crazier was that we sat right next to these two people.......

Ema Alagic and the Emir Bukovica (the lead singer of Emir and Frozen Camels). Emir is a rock star from Bosnia and Ema is his super model girlfriend.

Pictures from Siesta Keys coming soon!!!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Colorado Trip

Laren and I recently took a trip to Colorado... well actually he is still there and will be coming back to Florida this Friday. Here are the pics and a quick recap of some of the things we did the weekend I was there with him.

We took him mom to lunch at our all time favorite thai restaurant for her birthday. If you ever get a chance to eat here in Colorado. It is A.M.A.Z.I.N.G!!!!
This is the house Laren's parents are building
Laren golfing outside of his parent's place
Ethan's basketball game

The whole family ate dinner at this cute little pizzaria
Then we went ice skating. The rink was in the center of an outdoor shopping mall.

Our cute little niecesLaren's parents are SO cuteUs relaxing after ice skating