Thursday, February 25, 2010


The weather has been chilly down here in Charleston! We moved down here to escape snow and bitter wind chills. I went to an oyster roast with some friends at the end of January. It started out way too cold but the temperature picked up and it actually was pretty pleasant, just muddy. So, muddy my car got stuck, after I freaked out a little, we put it in snow mode and pushed it right out. It was really only stuck for about 10 seconds!
The next weekend we had a super bowl party and had a great turnout, it was really fun and the Saints won, so I was happy! I got to catch up with some friends and neighbors we hadn't seen in a while.
Then, Valentine's Day was upon us, Carl was out of town and I worked but it snowed that Friday. I was really nervous driving over all the bridges in case they froze, but it wasn't too bad. The best friend and coworker anyone could have, Erin Brister, drove me in on Saturday and we only hit one touchy spot. The drive was gorgeous with all the snow on the trees and the snow banks on the rivers!
Here are some pics of the oyster roast and the snow. Erin Brister is pictured at the oyster roast!!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Feb 2010!!

I am very excited to say goodbye to January and say hello to February. January was not the best month, for those of you who don't know Carl and I were pregnant and had a miscarriage. I went in to a doctors appt. thinking I was almost 12 weeks and turns out, there was no heartbeat. It was a really hard time, Carl and I went from feeling so blessed and excited to completely heartbroken. My parents drove down the next day and were here for a few days which was wonderful and we had an outpouring of cards, emails, calls and flowers from family and friends.
I'm pleased to announce it has been around 3 weeks and we are doing much better. My faith and hope has returned and I am focusing on the positive. I have started dieting and doing yoga, I am really focused on being as healthy as I can. My stress level was really high in December and I think all these changes will help that. I believe and pray that we will be pregnant again and when our baby makes an appearance it will be loved and adored.
We are trying to enjoy all this time we have and our life in Charleston.
I went to an Oyster Roast and had so much fun. There was live music and it was pretty warm for most of the day. My new Toyota Highlander fit everyone and all our chairs and then got stuck in the mud!! I freaked out a little but I put it in snow mode and some Erin, Brandy and Erik gave it a little push and we were free!
This past weekend we had a super bowl party and lots of people came. Friends from work and neighbors. Carl and I were both rooting for the Saints so we were happy!
This weekend I am working and Carl is going to a bachelor party then more events lined up! Flogging Molly concert, Brewvival (a craft beerfest, Carl's fave) and then Gabby is coming for a visit.
So, thanks to everyone for all the kind words and thoughts. I really did feel lucky to have such support in such a sad time. I wasn't sure if I should blog about it but it is my life and these things do happen. Hope is isn't too cold where you are, and if it is, come to Charleston for a visit!! Lots of love!