Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Thursday, December 25, 2008
Ahhhh, finally a moment to catch up. We are having nice sunny skies here in Holyoke, MA this Christmas day!! Our first one together (married) and we crammed in lots of fun and traveling. We spent Christmas Eve and part of Christmas Day with Adam's fam, and the rest of Christmas day and evening will be all about traveling back to Syracuse (listening to Christmas tunes, of course). It was a sweet past few days that was filled with non-stop activity and we were prettttty tuckered out by the end of it.
We had a whirlwind 48 hours (barely!) to spend in Florida. It was a perfect little trip... aside from some travel snafus that didn't dare get the best of us, and we just ate up the chance to get to spend time with our dear friends Kevin & Kristy!! They treated us to a fantastic seafood dinner on the water in Daytona Beach... Aunt Catfish's on the river (http://www.auntcatfishontheriver.com/) is Kevin's cousin's restaurant. Simply delicious!!! We got to taste shark & alligator. It was a good Southern meal!! Thank you so much Kristy & Kevin xox
I snapped some pics and posted the album on our other blog. Enjoy!!
So, there you go...a little update. Merry Christmas!!
Friday, December 19, 2008
We found a house that we were super interested in, therefore last week we decided to draw up an offer and get the ball rolling with that. Ok, ok...All to say, we have an update on our venture to buy a house. We're engaged!!! haha Well, I should say we've taken it to the next level... and our offer on this little charmer was accepted, only a couple of days after we wrote it up! Like we kept saying... when it's right, it will be right! God's timing is SO much better than ours. If all goes well, we will close on January 23rd (yeah, like in 30 some days), and be on our way to Daytona Beach after the hockey season!!! Our heads are still spinning a bit, as this all happened lightning fast! We've booked our flights to go visit our hopefully-soon-to-be home and leave December 21st. We are soooo thrilled about this place...best we've found yet. We are so thankful. Yipee!!!
Things are going good, though, and Team Pineault is working hard to make this work! I'll provide some "house stats" soon!!! Happy Fly-day :)
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Monday, December 8, 2008
Thanksgiving was great! Our first big holiday together as a married couple :) We crammed in a few friends around our table and had a gigantic, delicious meals. It was our 3rd annual turkey and it turned out fabulous. Anyway, great day of hanging out, watch the Macy's parade (of course) and 4:30am "black Friday shopping". Can't wait for Christmas!
Friday, December 5, 2008
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Beyond that, happy birthday to our friend Jeremie who just turned 7 years old yesterday. Jeremie has been following Adam since he was 4yrs old, when Adam played with the Moncton Wildcats. From the "Pineault" jerseys to signed hockey pucks, the kid has it all! Happy birtday kiddo!!!!
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Saturday, November 15, 2008
House update ~ We've been doing vitual tours of houses on internet and scoping out new listings. We found a few on the cutest little street that we are both very much interested in! But all-in-all, the house hunt continues to be both fun and exciting, while also a test of our patience. Since the house market has been on a rise in FL with short sales and foreclosures, we found that there are "snipers", like Adam & I would like to call them LOL, out there. Snipers, in our mind, are people who shoot offers in a flash at these housing opportunities. We are just so eager for the right fit to come along! But we are making an effort to enjoy the process as much as possible :)
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Dual citizenship & green card update; we did a thousand more calls yesterday and only have a handful of not-so-significant baby steps done. The big stuff is still ahead! Getting my new license from New Brunswick = 'not-so-easy'. I need a new driver's license for my new passport but I need to present myself in person in Moncton, New Brunswick but I can't leave the U.S. -> are you following this?!?! Can you say i-m-p-o-s-s-i-b-l-e. So what now?? It's wild... Adam has been SO helpful. Thanks sweetie!! :)
To make life even that much fuller, we've found a few houses that we're interested in!!! Without going into tooooo much detail, because I don't want you all getting too emotionally attached (ha), Adam and I found some houses in Daytona Beach Florida that we really liked. Lots of late nights filled with big decisions :) :) Even if these particular houses don't work out (including the above house), it's been a great chance for us to learn how this all works... and have we ever learned some things! We are both pretty even-keel about it all. We trust that the right thing will happen. If it's not this house, that's okay! But it sure is a cute little charmer! I'll keep ya posted. Nutty, huh!?
Finally, I found a great recipe the other night. And not to get all Martha Stewart on you, but I sort of experimented with cooking tilapia and it came out scrumptiously... The secret ingredients: parmesan cheese, melted butter, fresh lemon juice, dried basil, onion salt, celery salt and ground black pepper covered the fillets w/ the mixture and broiled in the oven... Deeeelish.
Ok, so I better get back to my day. Forms, Forms, Forms!! Calls, Calls, Calls :)
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Saturday, November 8, 2008
In other developments, the United States of "Adam Pineault" (like he often says haha) has a new President. Also, how great is this? I filled up the Commander for a whopping $36.00. That's a full tank. LOVE IT!! Finally, I've uploaded a few albums on my Windows Live blog. Halloween pics and all... Yay!
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Mandy, I can't imagine my life without your friendship. Our talks, our fits of uncontrollable laughter, our randomness that is almost like a language I often think only we speak, our ability to be there for each other in ways that comes from our past few years of learning how, and our like-spirits that gives us an amazing sister-like connection... these are some of the things I truly cherish when I think of who you are in my life! Happy Happy Birthday to you, Mandy!!! I wish I was actually there yesterday, but my memories of so many great times together will have to suffice. Miss ya & luv u sista!!!!