Friday, June 3, 2016

So popular

I've never been so popular in all my life!
Everywhere I go I seem to make new friends and have people wanting to stop and talk to me...but it's mysteriously all about my HUGE baby bump I got going on right now. I guess with only a few weeks left until Lil' W's arrival, it's pretty evident that I'm not just rocking a few too many tacos.
Those same "friends" will probably soon become my enemies once I'm asking then to "Back A-way. From the BABY!"
He's starting to get pretty low...

Sunday, May 29, 2016


It's true. Summer tends to be a time when pineapple themed items hit the racks, but this year it is definitely the year of the pineapple. From prints to patterns, coffee mugs to handbags (do people say handbags?) they're everywhere. And I am LOVING it!
I've had a pretty long and loving relationship with pineapples. In fact, I actually walked down the aisle holding a freshly picked pineapple from my bro-in-laws garden!

Now, I'm not saying that I formed this serious appreciation from watching the show Psych (because obviously, pineapples are just delicious) but I definitely think it deepened it. In each show, there's a "hidden" pineapple and when we would have viewing parties at one of my friends' apartments in college, we'd always try to spot it.

(Quote from one of the episodes)
Plus, you know, living it Hawaii didn't hurt either. Dole Plantation was one of my favorite places to even just drive past. You could smell the pineapples from the jeep; amazing!
I think a lot of people know Dole Whips from Disney, but I had never had one until visiting the gift shop at the plantation where they were made from fresh picked pineapples! It was divine!

Here we are, enjoying a dole whip with Mr. Husband's brother and his wife
(she's a kindred spirit and fellow pineapple enthusiast:) )
I actually think it all began on a fateful trip to PA one summer. I had seen several pineapples on various things (i.e. Barns, pillows, candles, etc) and wondered why they were everywhere. We looked it up and found out that pineapples are actually a sign of hospitality! So, I mean, being from the South... Hospitality practically runs in my veins...

More recently, my pineapples come in the form of lotions, tote bags, t-shirts and jewelry. However, when summer rolls around and I'm able to get my hands on a nice ripe one, I pretty much make my tongue raw eating so much. Also, a nice switch up from just plain pineapple is pineapple with a light sprinkling of Tajin seasoning. This is something  I had in Hawaii but was recently reintroduced to me by my big sister (who even got me a bottle to take home as they now carry at it one of my favorite places that we don't have here; Publix...that's a whole different blog post...).

It's pretty delicious, and it seems like it cuts the acidity a bit. It's hard to explain exactly how it tastes, but it gives it a somewhat savory flavor and just compliments the fruit so well. Definitely worth trying!

So there you have it. I just did a whole post about my passion for pineapples and how the world seems to have finally caught on...I guess it was only a matter of time...

Friday, May 27, 2016

Previously, on Sunshine on a Cloudy Day...

I FINALLY graduated!

And some of my family even got to come out for it!

Got to Island Hop with these two!

Moved out of our first home
Made a new home a whole country and half an ocean away (4,826 miles)
Experienced living in a place that has WINTER (Oh. My. Word.)

Get to see A LOT more of these people!!!

Finally get to go see these people more than once a year!
IT'S A BOY!!!!
And, in case this picture doesn't explain it well enough...he's coming pretty soon...
I am not really up to date on my blog etiquette (let's be honest, I have never been up to date on blog etiquette...) and I wasn't really sure if it's allowed to just come back and pretend it hasn't been literally years since I've posted. BUT, I feel like posting here is a little bit better than subjecting everyone who made the mistake of friending me on facebook to all my nonsense. 

But hey, if you choose to come here and "read all about it", that's your own fault!
I really am going to try to keep up with it this time...but I'm still not making any promises....

Not very reliably yours,
The Forecaster's Wife

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Sick of Writing

Growing up I always favored the Language Arts. Math and science were NOT my thing. After two straight weeks of paper writing (AND I'm still not done) I'm ready to scream.
I think the last time I felt this way was when I inadvertently took 5 Gordon Rule classes (meaning each one required at least 6000 written words for the semester) my first year at University. Yikes!

Anyway, I'm not going to say that's why I haven't been posting...but that's pretty much why I haven't been posting...

With 2 1/2 weeks of school left I'm feeling pretty drained...hopefully I can post more over the summer:)

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Did I mention...

It was Mr. Husband's birthday last week. This is us on his birthday. I'm so thankful for this man. He really is perfect for me!

Monday, January 21, 2013


Just a warning. My posts have been including links that I didn't put in myself. This must be blogger force advertising...but please don't click on the links unless I specifically say it's a link...I'm not sure if all of them are clean links.