Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Back from the wilds of Florida with some big news

I have returned from the wilds of the Florida Panhandle. I got to spend some much needed time with my brother and his family before he deploys to the U.A.E. Hunter and Caroline are the cutest kids in my book but I might be biased.



Florida takes some adjusting to for this Northern city girl. Trash needs to be locked up in bear proof trash bins due to bears on base. Someone should tell the bears that the trash cans are bear proof. They still manage to rip them open. My sister in law ran out the front door to chase one away. My mother almost had a heart attack. My nephew was yelling "Bad bear! You broke my chalk!" The chalk was the only bear casualty as it got knocked over with the trash bin.

Food shopping at Walmart seems strange to me but that's where everyone does their food shopping there. You can buy your gallon of mayonnaise and ranch dressing and then buy a pair of stretchy pants all in the same place. I made sure to text Derek a picture of the tub of mayo as he despises it. I like mayo but even I was grossed out by the size.


We had a surprise birthday party for my brother. His birthday isn't until the end of August but since we won't be there for that we threw the party early. The theme was "white trash". My mother declared that she didn't have any white trash clothing. She's not lying, she really doesn't. I happened to have an animal print dress that got the job done.


There were kids everywhere and I was quite popular with them. This is Danika. She told me that I should have more legs so more kids could sit on my lap. I will look into that and see what I can do.



After the kids went to bed we played Cards Against Humanity. It was my first time playing and it's a pretty entertaining game. It's similar to Apples to Apples but more on the inappropriate side. I'm all about being inappropriate so clearly this game was meant for me.

The names of businesses in Florida are highly entertaining. You could go to Coyote's Bar or the Landing Strip for drinks. We did not because of the kids but I was tempted. I love dive bars. My favorite tattoo place was called "Mild II Wild". There was also Peggy Sue's hair salon which would probably be a good place for a perm. I did see a coffee shop that confused me a bit.


I googled the name and I think the owners must be big Jimmy Buffett fans. What a strange name for a coffee shop.

AND last but not least, I have some news to share. Derek and I are engaged.



He proposed last night in the living room. He called me over to his desk to look at something and so I'm thinking the cat got sick on his expensive keyboard. I'm looking all over the desk trying to see what he's talking about and then when I turn around he was on one knee proposing. His parents gave him the diamond when we went out to dinner before I left to visit my brother. He actually had me carry it around! I thought it was just old bills they brought. Derek finds this hilarious. He had the diamond set when I was in Florida. I was completely surprised and I don't think it's really sunk in yet! We haven't picked a date yet and everyone seems to be asking about plans and as of right now we haven't started planning. I mean I'm still kind of in shock.

I swear this will not turn into a wedding planning blog. I would never make you suffer through that. 

14 comments:

  1. Hey congratulations to you both! I was so busy reading about you bulk buying stretchy pants in Walmart that I missed the part about the ring!

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    1. I thought the Walmart part of my post was pretty good.

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  2. Squee! Congrats! And I can't stop laughing at the "you need more legs" line. Kids man!

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    1. Thank you! And yes she had me cracking up.

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  3. Super exciting news. I love that you were looking for cat vomit and got an engagement ring instead.

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    1. ring is better than cat vomit for sure

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  4. What fun! Gallons of mayo from walmart goes perfect with a white trash birthday! I've played cards against humanity - whatta hoot!

    Big congratulations on your engagement, and what a fun proposal story! So, the cat's okay with it I guess?

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    1. Ha ha yes the cat seems to be ok with it.

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  5. You need more legs?? Did she mean extending the ones you already have or growing more, like an octopus?? Lol.

    Congratulations!! :)

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    1. I think she meant growing more :)

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  6. Wow, that's a lot of mayo.

    Hey, nice rock! Mazel tov on your engagement! That's wonderful. I wouldn't mind hearing about your wedding planning, as long as you don't go all bridezilla on us. ;-)

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  7. That's a funny story. I guess you were relieved that it was ONLY an engagement rather than cat barf on the keyboard.

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