Monday, July 26, 2010

What a month!!

So we're coming to the end of July 2010. We bought a new car (after a wreck, sad), celebrated Kate's 26th with a great house party, celebrated our 2nd anniversary with a great trip to Fredericksburg, & booked our next vacation. Oh, we also went to the Dallas Lady Gaga concert on the 23rd. Geeze, all in one month!

Fredericksburg was a huge success with us discovering a great little getaway only a few hours away. We enjoyed wine tasting at 5 different vineyards & discovered some delicious Texas wine. And, we had a great time walking around downtown Fredericksburg, window shopping, & tasting all the great food their restaurants had to offer. Seriously, every meal we had was excellent. We definitely want to visit more often. Even just to get away from the Dallas hustle & bustle, & enjoy a slower pace.

Our next vacay will be in Mexico, at Secrets Maroma Beach near Playa del Carmen. It's adult-only & supposed to be awesome. We'll let you know. We'll be going at the end of August & both of us can't wait!

I'd like to end by saying I love my wife, Kate, more & more every day. What a great 2 years it's been & I can't wait to continue this great adventure! Thanks for everything you do for our family, hun! I love you!


Thursday, July 15, 2010

Coming up on year 2

Quick recap since the last blog. The Murano (Pearl) is doing great & we love it.

We're both really, really looking forward to this weekend. We're gonna work a half day tomorrow then go to Austin. We'll stay the night at Kate's folks', leave the kids (dogs) with the grandparents, & head to Fredericksburg for a weekend of relaxing, wine, food, & shopping. It's a much needed getaway weekend. We hope to visit some interesting vineyards & drink some good Texas wine. Oh & BTW, it's all to celebrate our 2nd anniversary of our fabulous marriage. I'm also looking forward to driving Pearl more. Kate drives her on a daily basis so I don't see her in action that much. It will be fun to take her on the road trip, & we'll be driving cautiously the entire way.


Thursday, July 8, 2010

The Decision

LeBron is about to announce his decision on ESPN on where he's gonna sign his next contract with. My insider prediction: he stays in Cleveland. You heard it hear first. Take it to the bank. Call me after the show.


Wednesday, July 7, 2010

New Car Wednesday

So, after multiple test drives, financial applications, emails & phone calls from too many dealers, & negotiating, it looks like we're about to buy a new Nissan Murano from Courtesy Nissan. I think we're getting a good deal......if they in fact follow through with the deal I just talked to them about over the phone. It will be nice for Kate to have a car of her own again, & this car has everything she wants & needs. So, once she gets home we'll go up to finish the deal. Keep your fingers crossed for us & say a prayer. I've had enough of car dealers for about the next 3-5 years (until I get my Chevy truck!).

God has blessed us. We're very fortunate to be in a position to be doing what we're doing & living the life we're living.


Saturday, July 3, 2010

Car sizing-up

Today we're gonna go check out some cars but I wouldn't call it car shopping. Today is more like car sizing-up. We're tall people & we're also thinking ahead to a future family, so we're considering SUV's that we've never been in before. Therefore, we need to see how we fit in the various models & then decide which one we wanna go after. WE ARE NOT BUYING A CAR TODAY. But we will in the near future. I also think we'll finance through a bank, & hopefully get a better rate & take a little of the hassle out of buying a car. Today we will look at:

Nissan Murano
GMC Acadia
Ford Edge
GMC Terrain

We know what the Altima is like so no need to test drive that (if we decide to stick with a car). Going to dealerships & dealing with those lying vultures sucks, so wish us luck!