New Year's celebration on our stretch of the beach

I've been feeling a little under the weather the past few days, but am starting to feel better now....

I love Dave so much. He actually sat through my favorite New Year's Eve movie: When Harry Met Sally. Yes I realize it's a "chick flick", but I love all the older couples finishing each others sentences, after 50+ years of marriage. That is my dream. To grow old with Dave, and to grow closer to each other, and never drift apart. Next New Years Eve, Dave gets to pick the movie! I can't wait to see what he picks!

Dave and I opperate our own vacation rental, house cleaning service. We forgot that we had a house to clean this evening, so around midnight, we took a 10 minute drive to the northern part of the island, and cleaned for around 45 minutes. I love being at that end of the beach. There's not as much light pollution,and we had the beach to ourselves. There is nothing like holding and kissing your one true love on the beach. Especially when it's 58° F in the 1st week of January no less!!!

Well, I have to be up for work in 7 1/2 hours, so I'll have to finish up later.

I hope you all are enjoying 2005 as much as I am.


Island Tiffiney


This was a beautiful Christmas Season for Dave and me!

Christmas time is the best time of the year! I have had the last 11 days off from work, and Dave is finished with classes until Jan. 17th!

Well, we went to Chapel Hill, NC over Christmas to spend the holiday with family. Dave's mother, Elaine (whom I love dearly), invited us to stay with her. We had a wonderful dinner of beef roast with potatoes and carrots, followed by exchanging of gifts. I will say that the serenity misting fountain was my favorite gift!
Blue Misting Fountain

Then we headed over to my sister Sheryl's place to spread Christmas cheer! We were fortunate enough to catch my whole maternal extended family at one place this year!

1. My mom, Debbie
2. My sister Sheryl, her husband David, and our nephew Brandon.
3. My brother Tim, his wife Brenda, our two nieces Ashley and Erica, and our nephew Justin.

Dinner at Sheryl's consisted of spiral sliced ham, lasagna, potato salad crackers and cheese, followed by homemade cherry pie and apple pie, homemade chocolate truffles, and pumpkin roll. We had a wonderful time exchanging gifts, eating, laughing, joking and talking.
Then Ashley and Erica introduced Dave and me to a game called Pit.
We both woke up with a sore throat from all the yelling!

Pit! card game.

What can I say except that we really enjoyed every minute we were able to spend with family, and the fact that this was our first Christmas as a "married" couple. I hope we have many more years ahead of us together.

It didn't end with Christmas though. My birthday is Dec. 28th, so we celebrated that doing one of the things that I like doing the most. Thrift store shopping and eating Teriyaki Chicken from Japan Express.

To be continued tomorrow......