Tuesday, December 6, 2011


For awhile now, Wezul has wanted a much taller tree.  I wanted a much fuller tree.  Wezul wanted a tree that was at least 12' and he wanted to place it by our stairs.  I wanted a much small, thicker tree, and leave it where we always have it.  Unfortunately, we could not find a tree that met both requirements.  After looking for over a year, we found this little tree.  It stand in at 9'.  It is much thicker than any previous tree we have owned.  

Despite coming in 3 ft shorter than Wezul wanted, he had to used the 6 ft ladder to place the star on the top of the tree.  We are both very happy with the final product.  This year, we were able to forgo using any "filler" ornaments.  This year, the tree is covered by ornaments that Wezul has purchased each year we have been together, and ornaments that were given to us both loved ones...whether they be family or friends.  Decorated the way a Christmas tree should be decorated...with meaning.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

7 Year Hitch

In February 2012, we will have been in our house for 7 years.  Our house will be 7 years old.  Apparently there is a 7 year hitch with houses just as there are with marriages.  The mechanics of our garage door are loud; however, on Veteran's Day, it decided it was not loud enough.  Thank goodness for holiday sales....
I know...he is reading the directions
Jason was a little excited I think.  He stayed up until 11 pm working on it.  Saturday morning we finished installing the working parts of it.

Yeah, putting up a garage door isn't too exciting.  

Sunday, November 6, 2011

It's that time of the year...

My husband, Wezul, has been bitten by the hunting bug again this year.  He had a brilliant idea, sell his old tree stand, buy a new, more expensive one, but, much lighter...

He decided to give the new stand a whirl at his hunting buddy's house...

As he inches his way up......

I assumed he was crazy because he asked me to marry him....

But now I know it is true....

Why in the world will you want to sit in a contraption like this in a tree...high off the ground...hello...humans belong on the ground not suspended in the air...(however, I may have a fear or two of heights)...but I have to say...it was fun to watch him get up there.  It didn't take him long...

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Breakfast of Champions!

Happy Halloween!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Thank You Hubby!!!!!!!

Need I say more...but I do have one goal...to see the Dirty Heads more than my Wezul-In-Law has seen Motley Crue live.  Four down and maybe 100 more to go...Haha!!!!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

2 days...and counting

Yes, 2 more days and counting.  As it has been correctly deduced, we are going to another Dirty Heads concert.  Woo hoo!!!  It will be my fourth concert since April 2010, and it will be Wezul's second show.  

To quote Barney Stinson, "Legen - Wait for It - Dary!!!!"  will be the only way to describe Tuesday night.  Compared to the prices of most tickets these days for the majority of the artists, these tickets are a steal, and we get T-shirts, signed posters, and did I mention, we get to meet the band.  

Wezul is awesome.  This is going to be a pretty cool way to spend my birthday...all though 10 days late.  :)  

Friday, October 7, 2011

Yes...he knows what I love...

Wezul knows what I love.  He is making sure to give me the most of it he can...what can be better than an NCSU decorated lemon/raspberry pound Edible Art cake?!?  11 more days until I receive another gift that I love........heehee! At least Wezul will be there to share in the LEGENDARY moment with me.  

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Chuckie in Action.......

Chuckie is not finished.  Still a work in progress.  You guessed it...our daytime jobs continue to get in our way of making significant progress.  ;)  

However, he is looking good.  Chuckie does need to go on a diet.  Even with the size reduction, Chuckie is still impossible for me to help Wezul lift it into place.  ;(  

Thursday, September 29, 2011

To quote Salt N Pepa...



Monday, September 26, 2011

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Smelly day on the river......

Not every day in the field is about a boat ride.  We are standing on a private dock along the New River in Jacksonville.  These are the instruments we use to collect water quality data.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

this is what PURE AWESOMENESS looks like...

Yup!  I am talking about Wezul!  

27 more days to go!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

What a bright idea....

Just a sneak peek at some of Chuckie's enhancments....

more to come later.....

Saturday, September 17, 2011


Our first NCSU football game of the season is today! Unfortunately, we will not be tailgating this go around, we both have a baby shower to attend in separate locations.  Tailgating will commence in a couple of weeks.  Come back and see Chuckie in action.  :)

Go Pack!!!!!

October is setting up to be a very festive month for us...there will be a LOT to blog about.  :)  Wezul has outdone himself.  Sit down everyone...he already finished my birthday shopping...I mean really...It is like Sept. 17th...this is the same guy who is normally figuring it out AFTER my birthday.  I think the latest he came up with something was in December or January one year.  Haha!!!

The knowledge of this...is a HUGE big freaking deal to me.  He can still surprise me.  Guess I am going to have to keep him another year.

I also know one of my gifts already...he had to tell me...because I had to take time off from work.  This is going to be a LEGENDARY night...clues to the complete awesomeness will come later closer to the event date.  :)

Monday, September 5, 2011

Thursday, September 1, 2011

¡Adios Agosto!

The only way to celebrate the end of a month that one believes has been cursed since day one...celebrate with a cupcake from Gigi's Cupcakes on the first day of the new month.

Saturday, August 27, 2011


All is good.  We lost power earlier this morning for about an hour.  However, we have not regained internet service, but we still have satellite so we can watch tv...but did you read "no internet service"...OH THE HORROR!!!

All kidding aside, all is well is Wezulwood!!!

UPDATE:  we are back online!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Fest - EPIC FAIL!

The Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Fest  did not live up to the hype.  Where do I begin?!?

  • $25 for a designated driver ticket.  Not allowed to taste anything (including the food).  I still bought me one.  Good way to promote responsible drinking...NOT!
  • $45 for VIP tickets.  If you look on the website now, they reduced them to $35 for advanced tickets that sold out.  Seriously, lower the price and penalize the people who bought tickets early?  
  • They touted a bacon tasting session for VIP members - once we get there - NO ONE knows anything about the bacon tasting.  We were unable to find bacon anywhere.  We look on the website afterwards, and there is no mention of the bacon tasting.  It had been removed since we ordered the tickets.  
  • "Free" BBQ tasting - 1 pig for hundreds of people while we were there.  Wezul only got two slivers of the stuff the pit master wouldn't portion out.  
  • You were able to buy BBQ.  Wezul bought a very TASTY Brisket Sandwich from Big Al's.  However, his sandwich was $10 with a small bag of chips.  
  • Soda and water were $2 a piece.  Yes, I did pay $2 for a 12 oz can of Mt. Dew.
  • Beer vendor selection was nothing more than what you find in the grocery store.
  • Chaos!  No one knew jack about what was going on who were working the event.  
However, there were a few aspects that Wezul and I thoroughly enjoyed.

  • Lusty Monk Mustard - a new favorite of Wezul's
  • After a second attempt of standing in a long line, Wezul got to sample a 24 year old scotch or bourbon.  He has no idea what it was, but he said it tasted pretty good!
  • The bourbon vendor selection was pretty good.  
  • Live bluegrass music.
In a nutshell, we will not pay to do this again unless it changes and becomes better organized.

It was fun; especially if you go with a group of friends.  However, being the Beer, Bourbon, & BBQ aficionado that Wezul is, it is about the sampling that matters.  It truly fell short for him.  

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Fest

It has fallen short of expectations.  NO bacon tasting to start with as promised.  More to come tonight.....

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Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Piggy piggy piggy!!!!!

While we were in Canton, Ohio, we were able to attend the Ballon Classic Invitational and Jackson-Belden Food Festival.  

Very cool!  The piggy balloon is by far my favorite of all the ones we saw launched into the air.  Yes, the piggy did have a curly tail.  ;)

Monday, August 1, 2011

This is Doug

Last night, we all went to the Winking Lizard Tavern.  We got to meet Doug, he lives in Canton, Ohio!  What a blast we had.  We also learned how to save a lizard....

It pays to be prepared.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Sometimes when live is live

It is the best............HLN...........

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Sunday, June 26, 2011

The Motto of Wezul + Environwx

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Book Ends

Wezul can be an unpredictable animal.  ;)  As I mentioned at the start of our anniversary trip, he "fixed" my wedding band issue.  I have to admit, I dropped a couple of pretty BIG hints via email.
He gave me two anniversary bands at my new ring size that now behave as "book ends" to keep my wedding bands on my hand without having to resize my wedding bands.  A solution that is working very well so far.    

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Flippin my lid for Flipper!

Today IS the DAY!  I can officially say, today is the BEST day of our vacation.  Wezul booked us on a dolphin tour.  Yippie!  We booked our tour with Captain Mike's Dolphin Tours.  

Love, love, love, dolphins.  Love them even more in the wild.  :)

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Gigi's Cupcakes

Oh my!!  This is the Midnight Magic Chocolate Chip cupcake from Gigi's Cupcakes in Savannah.
This is my little piece of heaven.  You might be able to make out Jason's scrumptious treat in the background.  He opted for the Peanut Butter Cup, go figure.  If you go to their website, you will be able to see that this is a franchise; however, it does NOT taste like a franchised bakery.  The cupcakes are just all you can want and more in a cupcake.  

Wezul and I are going to be looking them up the next time we drive through Lexington, KY.  

We will be taking a break from all the eating we have been doing to go on a little excursion tomorrow.  I am about to flip my lid with excitement.  Hopefully the pictures will turn out decent. 

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Squares and Heads

We started the day at J. Christopher's.  Afterwards, we decided to visit several of the squares in Savannah including Forsyth Park.

Afterwards, we found ourselves in the car.  We ended up at a beach on Hilton Head.  Why...why not?

Monday, May 23, 2011

Taking a bath...

So it's in the dirt.....at least he/she's trying

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Sunday, May 22, 2011

We have officially started to celebrate our 8th Anniversary!

Yesterday, we exchanged gifts.  Wezul SPOILED me!!!!!!!!  Completely unexpected.  Which is the Wezul I know and love...  Haha!!!   However, he surprised me...the thing I am most grateful for...fixed my wedding ring issue.  I have not been able to wear them both in a long time...and when I wear them together or just the wedding band, I am afarid of losing them.  Since we wedded, my ring size has fallen from a 6 to 5 1/4.  How...I'm not sure.  Today, I weigh as much as I did when I graduated from college, and my ring size then was a 6...same as the day I married...Big dilemma I had...is my wedding band, as most are during the ceremony, was blessed by the priest...I have had nightmares about what to do with  my "blessed"  wedding band.  Wezul to the rescue...his fix...will be unveiled next week....

As I have mentioned, we have decided to take an anniversary trip on our actual anniversary.  Since we both travel some for work, we know how to use the hotel system to find a bargain.  Plus, we made our saving credo work for us.  

This time we are staying next door to the hotel we normal stay at when we are in Savannah.  We decided to check into the Bohemian Hotel.  

What you see before you is the chandelier in our room... 
Definitely not my taste...but Wezul loves it...............

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Wham! Bam!! Thank You Ma'am!!!!!!!!!!!

Hold on to your hats...things should get pretty interesting next week!  Make sure you come back and check out all the goodness!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Wezul is ...............

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Sunday, May 1, 2011

We are so Proud!

Congratulations!  Most take 4 years (or more) to graduate from college.  You did it in 7 months!  We are all proud of you!  Great job!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!