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The first for our "Family" Blog

So, we stole this idea from Annie and Billy, but we think it's a great one.

Since we each have separate MySpace accounts, no one really knows what's going on with us as a family (and because Martin hasn't blog in over a year). So here is the place where you can come and check up on us and how we are doing in Florida.

It's been over a year since we have moved here, and we both just celebrated our one year anniversaries at our jobs. They are both going okay, Martin's better than Mary's, but at least they continue to pay the bills.

We celebrated Martin's 26th birthday by going to Disney World to the food and wine festival at Epcot. We also rode the newly refurbished Haunted Mansion, and it freakin' rocks!

We had a great time eating 'around the world.' We stopped off in Chili first, and ate some amazing food, we also made it a point to try some countries that we didn't try last year, like Turkey and Japan. We have always wanted to try sushi, and we have been told by EVERYONE that it tastes amazing, but we tried to eat it one time at HSU's Food Bazaar and almost puked! But, we figured since this was Disney, we wouldn't get food poisoning, so we picked up a Sushi California Roll in Japan! And to tell you the truth, we both really liked it! It tastes a good on it's own, but add a little soy sauce, and well, we liked it so much we thought about buying some tonight when we were grocery shopping!

In other news, we have also joined a kickball league. Now, most of you know that neither of us were ever really into organized sports, but we thought kickball would be a fun way to hang out with our friends, and maybe do a little exercising. Oh, and did we mention that we also are "required" to hang out in the official kickball bar? Yeah, so there's a little socializing going on as well. We had a "Graffiti Party" at the bar the week before last, and our friend Krystal made my shirt look awesome! Martin is our team coach, and we had our first game last night. We played the league president's team, so we weren't too disappointed to lose 4-0. We had a great time! And, we have sworn we won't lose again. We practice on Sunday afternoons, so maybe we will rock the next game!

We are so excited that Annie and Billy have moved down here, it's going to be so much fun hanging out with them and playing board games again. They are still three hours away, but hey, at least it's not seventeen! We are going to Whitney & Graham's for Halloween weekend, they are having their annual party, and for the first time we are going to get to go! It's great that we have made some new friends down here, but nobody takes the place of our people from home (Whit, Annie, Brandon, Adam). Then there's family. We really miss hanging out with our parents and our siblings. It's amazing but you never realize how much you love your sisters, brothers (in laws) until you can't just show up at their house and make them cook for you. We have both been a little homesick lately and have really been missing our mamas (and Nick and Brad). : ) But, we know we will see everyone at least by Thanksgiving or Christmas.

Speaking of, Martin's parents are coming for Thanksgiving and so are Annie and Billy! I can't wait to have a full house for Thanksgiving, and then we will be home three days after Christmas to see everyone else. But, we would LOVE to have people come visit before then, I really wish it was cheaper for everyone to get down this way. But, at least we have the internet and the telephone!

Well, guess that's all for now, feel free to leave comments and such at the bottom, we will TRY our best to update this page weekly so that everyone will know what's going on with us! Love you all and hope to see (anyone!) soon!

Love,
Mary & Martin

Comments

Abbott said…
I LOVE YOU BOTH SO MUCH!! We are so thrilled to be nearer (is that proper) to you guys too!!

It's been a tough day - but tomorrow we get to visit with you guys and I'm so thrilled!!

I love yalls layout on here - might have to do some editing on ours!! :)

We are STOKED about Thanksgiving as well!!

Love you both mucho!!
Anonymous said…
This is a great idea. I love your page.
Can't wait til Thanksgiving! Sounds like party time!
K
Desiree said…
Sounds like ya'll are busy people. I am glad to hear that you are doing well and having fun I will have to tell mike about Martin being a kickball coach. I bet he rocks! Have fun and I look forward to reading weekly updates
Anonymous said…
Fun site!!! I've got to convince Justen that we need to come visit you guys down in sunny Florida!!

~Amber

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