Thursday, May 21, 2009
Good thing we're headed to the beach tomorrow! :) Yay!!! My life/energy needs to be recharged and I can't think of a better way than to spend a few days in the sun! It's very gloomy weather here today, and has been all week actually, so that makes me feel a little gloomy too. You know when you just feel brain dead because you're so tired of the same routine? Yep, that's me right now. But it's nothing some sun, sand, friends and umbrella drinks can't fix! Happy Memorial Day weekend!
Friday, May 15, 2009
Here is the fabulous BF I mention. And, if you're wondering, that's a Gag Grouper he caught. I think we ate him the other night and he was pretty delicious. :) Matthew is pretty obsessed with fishing, so I've learned quite a bit about it lately, like...grouper are strong fighters when you catch them. They apparently swim near the bottom and are really hard to get off the bottom of the ocean. Snapper is not yet in season. Catching a Cobia is a big deal... very big deal. They also look like a shark swimming in the water. Salt water fishing is expensive. When you salt water fish a lot you're called a "saltie." Matthew never wins the "big fish" competition the boys have.
This is the boys on their last fishing trip. The water was pretty rough, so they were all kind of beat. Oh, and the big fish in the middle was a King Mackerel. He was pretty yummy too! :)
Now that I've been daydreaming, I'm also becoming more and more jealous that I can't go.
:( So, time for a little positive reinforcement:
Things I'm going to miss this weekend: Fishing with Matthew; a sunny day at the beach; a friend's wedding at the beach
Fun things I get to do this weekend instead: go to a good friend's baby shower; visit with old co-workers and have them gush over my cute new BF; sleep in late!!!; go shopping; spend a quite night with Matthew when he gets home; plan more beach trips :)
... ok, all better now!
Thursday, May 14, 2009
AER Golf Tournament: Each year we host a golf tournament to benefit Army Emergency Relief. AER is a wonderful organization that provides financial support for soldiers (active duty, retired & National Guard) and their families. Usually, our golf tourny is one of their biggest fundraisers, so we work really hard to make sure they have a good turn-out.
Cystic Fibrosis Great Strides Walk: We were a sponsor at the benefit walks in Dothan and Mobile this year. Kirby the Kangaroo, our mascot for our kids' savings program, went to both walks to play with the kids who were there. In this picture, Kirby got to pose with the antebellum girls in Mobile. Bless the people who had to be "Kirby" because it certainly was hot!
Troy Fest: Kirby has certainly been a busy kangaroo lately. He did the impossible and was two places at once since one of the CF Walks was the same weekend as Troy Fest. Each year in Troy, the city puts on an art festival to showcase local artists and vendors. It's a great event and a lot of fun. This year, our credit union was a presenting sponsor and the sponsor of a 'scrap exchange' program. Kirby and the crew from the scrap exchange not only set up shop at Troy Fest, but also went to area schools the days before Troy Fest to talk about recycling.
Annual Car, Truck and Boat Sale: This year was our 25th Annual Car, Truck and Boat sale in Daleville. My weekend was spent at the car lot making sure dealers & customers were happy, shuffling radio remotes and who interviews when and making sure the employees had the supplies/info they needed. Thankfully, my good friend Ben aka Captain Credit Union was on hand to answer any tough/real banking questions. My excuse is still "I'm new. I don't know the answer to that," anytime someone asks a hard question, so he was there to jump in and put me to shame. :)