Friday, October 31, 2008
Monday, October 27, 2008
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Great texture in this one
Love the many colors, textures, heights
I would love to use herbs for nice-smelling landscaping - mint, rosemary...
Again, love the texture
bulbs give great color!
AND... here is what I'm working with...The first impression
(2) the wall to the left of the driveway. There's a trellis there for a climbing plant and two bushes. Only gets mostly shade and indirect sun.
(3) The bed on the back patio (where the outdoor table is) - indirect sunlight, but would love a hibiscus here.
(4) backyard (will move the woodpile and doghouse) FULL SUN!! This window is the living room window, so maybe something colorful to see out the window?
Problem-solving parameters: given photos above, want color, texture, herbs, want something to enjoy now, want something to enjoy through the winter, spring, summer (not have to be all same thing! Maybe a plan for the seasons - plant this that will flower in the spring next to this that is pretty in the winter... you know).
Thanks in advance for your advice! I need it! Hope you're all doing well.
Monday, October 20, 2008
Saturday, we visited another flea market (I'm beginning to think Florida really likes their glorified garage sales) and I picked up some beach cookie cutters and a couple neat-looking glass bottles - one with German words on it. Later that day, we went to Mexico Beach to check out their art and wine festival. The setting was beautiful - cozy inn on the beach, good live band, wine, local artists... and chock full of middle-aged singles! Rob and I must have missed the memo that this is where you go to meet people post-divorce. :-) It really just kicked off our weekend of being the only ones in attendance from our demographic, ie. see latest church scouting mission.
That night, the B-coursers (the B course is the F-15 class Rob is doing right now) from all 3 classes (senior class, baby class, and baby-baby class - I'm not sure if that's the right terminology) all met up and grilled on the beach and made a bonfire. It was a great relaxing night getting to know the other Eagle-associated people better.
OH! Big news! We got our TMO check from our do-it-yourself move!!! YAAAAYYYY!!!! And, although our check is substantial, I'm definitely NOT doing another full DITY move! Ever. So... I'll be ordering my new couch soon (the whole reason behind the DITY move)!! You'll all be getting before and after pics of the living room.
I'd also like to take this moment to share some of my new favorite things. I love the TV series "Pushing Daisies." Rob and I just finished season 1 on netflix and it is SO good! It's funny, colorful, lighthearted, and feel-good, like a bedtime story. It's just good! So, you should all check it out and thank me. While we're on the subject, I also love "Speed Racer" - yeah. It absolutely blows my mind. Not only is the plot, characters, acting good, but the visual stimulation is incredible! It's just so beautiful to watch! It makes me happy.
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
So, this past Sunday, we visited St. Andrews Baptist Church - in St. Andrews, FL - I know! I was kind of wondering about the Catholic Baptist church too. The Sunday school was really nice - the people were so sweet and the learning was interesting and applicable. The service was a lot more "baptist" than I've been used to in a long while. There was a huge choir and tons of instruments, an organ (!), pews, a balcony, and all the proper Baptist church setup. My very favorite: the worship leader has a mullet!! And not just the regular type - it's Frasier's baldness on top creeping upon Billy Ray Cyrus' curly locks in the back! Awesome. The message was about faith in God's plan and how it's not always like our plan... hmmm, do you think Rob and I can relate? :-) Just the latest in our church scouting.
Monday, October 6, 2008
Compare before and after:
Friday, we went to the squadron's first First Friday which actually fell on Oktoberfest. So, everyone went to downtown Panama City for German beer and bratwurst served up by the Knights of Columbus and more. So far, I'm really liking the Tyndall base area. The commissary is big and nice and has aisles such that when you're shopping during the day with all the retirees, they can stop in the middle of the aisle and you can actually go around them! Very nice. :-) Plus, have I mentioned that I LOVE living near the water. I told Rob that if we had to come back here for a tour, I wouldn't mind at all. He reminded me that I've already said that about Sheppard (we love you guys!) and that I will probably say it about all the bases we will live. I love that the military is taking me to all these interesting places for free!
Saturday, we worked on the boat and discovered that we don't actually know what we're doing. Plus, I dropped the mast on my head (OUCH!!) while we were putting it back up. Yeah, it hurt. There's a lot of ropes and pulleys that aren't connected or missing ('cause they're old) and we're not even sure what we need when we go to the store. I picked up a few books in the library about sailing (including Sailing for Dummies) but I still might end up hiring an instructor to teach us how to use our boat. Now, I'm really hoping to get the boat on the water before it turns cold!
In the meantime, enjoy these pictures and videos courtesy of your loving Moores in Florida! Plus, read Rob's posts - they are awesome!! I love my oh-so-talented husband!!
The nice bush growing through our deck:
Gus running happy on the beach:
Sunday, October 5, 2008
Saturday, October 4, 2008
I also thought you should see a close up of this one
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
The Box Room
OH! The big news! Rob's class date got moved up from the 30th! He now starts on Friday!! WHOA! I'm a little sad I won't be chilling out with my hot husband for the next month, but I'm happy for him and eager to see how the Lord is sovereign in this path as well! (Rob's original ENJJPT graduation class didn't have the F-15C as an option - but he got moved up to a different class then... so.... we'll see!)
Meanwhile, here's some fun pictures from our move.
Rob and a moth while filling up the moving van with diesel, check out the sweet God-given camo on this guy. There is actually shading on the "sticks", it looked like a professional artist had painted him.
This is where we live!!!!!!! Can you believe it?
Sunset at Boatyard Restaurant