Friday, July 30, 2010

Our Tybee Island Adventure!

Tybee Island is near Savannah, Georgia, on the coast near where South Carolina and Georgia meet. Its about an eighteen hour trip, we stopped in Fort Robins and stayed one night at Warner Robins Air Force Base, with Monica and she was able to come with us for a few days as well. This picture is in front of the little cottage we stayed in that week, isn't it cute!?!

It was about a two block bicycle ride to the ocean, which is where we spent most of our time. We rode our bikes everywhere, its about the best way to get around on Tybee Island! And, it was fun!

We rode to the beach every morning and spent a few hours there soaking it all in. We browsed all of the little gift shops, took pictures of the lighthouse (and everything else) Todd and Trevor played a little beach volleyball, we did a lot of relaxing! It was great, this was a very nice place to relax! I didn't get a picture of it but there is a really nice pier and there is the cutest place on the pier that make THE BEST pina coladas!

We just couldn't get enough of the ocean, I think it's my favorite place to be. I love the sound, the smell, the wind your hair, the shells and the dolphins! Todd always says, " don't you just feel so small in the world, when you are standing there looking out at it (the ocean)? It's so big!"

So, after a day in the sun, we would head home to our little beach cottage, maybe take a nap (*gasp*) and get cleaned up (our cottage had the coolest outdoor shower I have ever seen). We would head out for dinner, there were several fun places right on the Island. Our favorite was Fannies on the Beach, pictured below. It was all open with a view to the ocean and really good food! I

We were here over the Fourth of July, and it was so much fun to ride down to the beach, watch the sunset and then watch the fireworks from the pier.

I would really recommend taking the time to visit if you ever get the chance.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

"Me Time"

Have you seen the McDonald's commercials about "me time"? I love my "me time"! I can't believe it's the end of July already, where did the summer go? It has been a very busy one for us, lots of traveling, lots of work, lots of progress on the rental properties. The first week in July, Todd, Trevor and I traveled to Georgia to see Monica. We stayed on Tybee Island, it was wonderful. When we got back I was home for one day and then off toWest Des Moines with two of my girlfriends to attend the Creating Keepsakes Convention. We had a blast! Thank you to Kyle for letting us stay at his place. Sooo.... anyway, I have lots of pictures to share and stories to tell but I've been so busy catching up on what seems to pile up when you are having so much fun (laundry, house cleaning, bill paying, office work etc.) I will try to be better at updating my blog!

Friday, July 16, 2010

Chicken Salad, my way!

Had this for dinner last night, its quick and easy and probably my favorite summer meal.

Summer Chicken Salad
3 large chicken breasts - cooked and cubed
6 hard boiled eggs, chopped
1 cup sliced green grapes
1/3 cup slivered almonds
2/3 cup Hellman's Mayonaise
2/3 cup sour cream

Mix together the mayonaise and sour cream then add the rest of the ingredients in order. We like it served over romaine lettuce or on deli flat bread!