My 43rd Birthday Weekend

Saturday was my 43rd birthday.  Since it was my birthday and Memorial Day weekend, we decided to have a small family party to celebrate both. A birthday isn’t a birthday without cake!  Mr. SP and I enjoyed a pre-birthday cake on Friday, Mama made a cake for my birthday on Saturday, and my sweet friend […]

Anniversary and July 4th Weekend

Saturday was our 17th wedding anniversary.  We’ve never made a big deal out of our anniversary.  No cards, no presents, we just enjoy spending the day together.  Usually we are at the beach with family on our anniversary but not this year. To celebrate we went for a run (separately) and then spent the rest […]

Cute New Outfit

I am in love with this top and skirt.  The top is so comfortable and will be perfect for tennis or for the gym.  The skirt is very flattering, comfortable, and it has the cutest pleats in the back.  Both are from the Nike Holiday 2009 line.  I will confess that I’d be happy if […]

Once a Week Blogging

I have wanted to blog all week but my life is so boring right now that I couldn’t think of anything interesting about which to write.  School I have the best kids this year.  I thank my lucky stars each and every day when I walk into the building.  Last year it was a battle […]

Ahhh…. The Weekend!

A four day work week shouldn’t feel long, but it did! We had such a good time last weekend at the beach.  Two days of tennis, bike riding, beach sitting, and a lot of good food was just what the doctor ordered. I took this picture last Saturday night from the Wal-Mart parking lot of […]

Fun Weekend!

This weekend was full of fun and it wore me out! Friday morning a group of ladies gathered to play tennis with our friend who is visiting from Houston. After tennis we had a luncheon and sat around all afternoon talking. Here we are post tennis: Friday night Mr. SP and I were invited to […]

On Cloud Nine

Elsie and I just kicked some serious butt on the tennis court tonight. We played #1 doubles against the number one team in our division. The two ladies that we played were so sure of themselves and you could tell that they just knew that they were going to beat us. Elsie and I beat […]

Rain, Rain, Rain

I’m not complaining, we can certainly use every bit of rain that we can get after the last few years of drought, but it sure would be nice to spread it out a little bit. Tennis was cancelled last night because the courts were soaked, so we had a very fun evening celebrating Cinco de […]

Garden Day and Tennis

I was lucky enough to be able to attend two garden tours this week: Lynchburg and Roanoke. These tours are a part of “Historic Garden Week in Virginia” and are hosted by local garden clubs. I took the day off on Tuesday for Lynchburg’s tour. The Lynchburg garden club ladies did a fantastic job with […]


I couldn’t have squeezed one more thing into this day. It was sunny and in the low 60’s here without a cloud in the sky. It was nice to see the sun after so many cloudy, drizzly, cold and dreary days. I started the day with a 6 am cycle class with my friend, Suzanne. […]