Black Bear

Yesterday evening I received a text from a friend saying there was a bear in their back yard and that he was headed towards town! Immediately following, Luke and I both received recorded phone calls from Florida Fish and Wild Life alerting us of the black bear and telling us to make sure our trash was indoors and our garages were shut. This isn’t the first black bear to make an appearance in our town…it’s actually becoming quite common! You can read about last years black bear here. I guess it’s just that time of year! In any case, Luke and I decided to go scout him out! We figured he couldn’t have gone far so we drove by our friends house and there he was! He roamed into someone’s driveway and took a look at their trash before sitting down next to a fruit tree. There he knocked fruit down with his paws to eat…it was actually kind of cute 🙂 As we drove over to find the bear we found it quite comical that basically everyone’s garage door was either open or their trash was out. There was even a group of people barbecuing in their driveway…that’s probably where he was headed! Eventually the police came and scared him away. Just a little small town entertainment 🙂
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Childhood Friends Reunite

Yesterday I had the opportunity to visit with a childhood friend that I haven’t seen since I was 4 or 5 years old! Our families were very close way back when we lived in Beaumont, Texas! Thanks to the lovely internet (instagram to be exact) I noticed Carolyn posted a pic of her daughter all dressed up, helping her pack for vacation. I asked where she was headed and soon found out that she was vacationing only about an hour or so away from where we live! We exchanged phone numbers and met for dinner, dessert and chatting last night. It was so wonderful to catch up and hear about how everyone in her family is doing. Can’t believe everyone is all grown up! I hope we can get together again sometime. Carolyn lives in Nashville with her husband and two young daughers. We just had some friends move there so maybe that’s an excuse to visit Nashville! Check out the pictures below for a walk down memory lane 🙂
BeaumontTexasIn the picture on the left we were playing dress up…notice Carolyn to the right of me… 😉 The picture on the right is at Carolyn’s birthday party. She is on the far left, her sister Christin is on the bike and I’m the one pouting in the yellow polka dot shirt.BeaumontTexas-1Above are some more pictures of us girls. The last picture is when Carolyn’s little brother John was born…fun memories! 🙂 And here we are now!2013-08-03-Reunited-1(crop)

Jake’s Senior Photos

Luke and I were in Charlottesville, VA for my brothers wedding and while we were there I had the opportunity to take my cousins Senior photos. Jake was a good sport putting up with my sister and I telling him where to stand and how to pose. I hope you have an awesome senior year Jake!! 🙂
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