Sunday, November 27, 2005

What a year

Wow! Today is one year we have been in Washington State! Wow it seems like 10 years…just kidding! We have done so much since we have moved here. The best part is one whole year of life without a hurricane!! That just doesn’t happen on the East Coast where I am from.
I still can’t believe we drove all the way across the country with two cars, three dogs and two humans! We had such an amazing time and are now able to laugh about all the crazy things that went on during that trip! Bentley going to vet in Texas, the rain in Texas, getting separated on the freeway in Texas, Thanksgiving in Santa Monica, being trapped on a mountain in the snow in Oregon, and finally making it to Washington to a rental house we rented over the net! Wow! That was adventure!
Since we have been here we have re-opened the business, closed the business, re-opened the business again, unpacked into a rental house, bought a house packed to move to our house, moved and un-packed in the new house, done a ton of remodeling, D is a new job and we have completed redone the website!
What a year!

Friday, November 25, 2005

Our Turkey Day

Did everyone have a great Thanksgiving? We did…it was a little different but still we had a great time. Last Thanksgiving we spent in Santa Monica, CA since we were
driving across the US anyway we thought why not stop there for Thanksgiving. Here we are with three dogs and we show up at the last minute just in time for Thanksgiving dinner!
Wouldn’t you love to have family like us? Well it ended up being fine other than Amos stealing a Turkey leg! D’s mom and step-dad we so happy to see us that they
arranged for us to stay the night at the Loews Hotel in Santa Monica and then the next morning we were on the road to complete our journey to Washington! Little did we know the adventure was just about to begin!
So when I say this Thanksgiving was a little different I wasn’t kidding! We spent the whole day at home being lazy until it was time to go to the Galley for our feast! It was indeed a feast! You might have thought you were at your grandmother’s house for Thanksgiving Dinner with an oddly large family! The meal was wonderful and we loved it! The upside of spending Thanksgiving there was….nothing to clean up the downside was…no leftovers. Oh we did bring food home Turkey and Ham! We just had to share it with the dog boys since they weren't able to join us!
Before eating we decided we want to have martinis after so we made a stop and bought everything one might need to do so. Including the glasses! We had a great night needless to say!

Thursday, November 24, 2005

Happy Thanksgiving!

I hope everyone has a safe and happy Tanksgiving Day!

Thursday, November 17, 2005

So cold...

The proof is here it is winter in the Northwest! Wow…we have been here for almost a year and while it doesn’t seem to be raining as much as this time last year it is definitely cold! We are making ever attempt to conserve using the gas heat because we have no experience with it. The rental house we were in last year had a wood stove and all the wood you could ever need!
I do feel a bit more adjusted to the cold or maybe prepared is a better word. When we arrived last year we had come from tropical climates and had no real winter gear. That clearly changed very quickly! We now own everything you could possible need to stay warm!

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Busy Busy Busy!

Wow…not only is this year taking off but I am so busy with the candles it is just a little insane. The newsletter is working great and seems to keep bringing the repeat business. I’m sure at this time of year most people are ordering for the holidays. In the middle of all of this I am trying to add new product and we are both working on the new site! Needless to say things are a little insane around here. Oddly enough these are the times I love. I enjoy very busy! I just hopethat the new website and new products continue this growth. I do have a feeling that as the holidays get closer this will slow down some but I believe that will be temporary

Monday, November 07, 2005

New routine

Well Dan is back to work at his new job and we are in the process of trying to settle into a new routine. After having all that time off and being at home everyday it is hard to try to get back into the swing of “working hours” and “bedtime”! We had a nice month long vacation (though we stated home) it was nice while it lasted.
It is a little odd now being home all day alone. I am so use to having him around. I find myself talking more and more to the dog boys. They also miss him! They sit in the window and wait for him to come home! None of us are looking forward to deployment.

Wednesday, November 02, 2005


I have been thinking for some time now that I would like to give the website a complete makeover. I’m thinking of a whole new direction to take it in. As with all new things it makes me a bit nervous. All ideas, no matter how good they seem at the time, can easily ended being a bad idea once acted upon. My feeling on this is simply how will you know until you try? I mean change is normally good and I just kind of feel like it has become….stale. Perhaps to rest of the world the look if fresh but I am afraid that for me it has lost all charm.

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Time to update

Time ready does fly when you are having fun! I haven’t updated anything here in such a long time! D has been off for the last month and so we have been hanging out and basically enjoying the time together. Soon he will be reporting to his new job and we aren’t sure how that is all going to work yet. So we begin another new adventure! It is hard to believe we have been here in Washington for almost a whole year.