Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Anniversary Trip

Friday morning we dropped Mabel off with my parents and headed down to Myrtle Beach, SC for a long weekend getaway. I couldn't tell you the last time I went to Myrtle Beach (probably when I was in high school) and Nic had never been there so it was a fun adventure for all. We checked into our hotel shortly after arriving and of course walked down to the beach! The place we stayed was called Ocean Creek Resort and I highly recommend it if you're ever down on the Grand Strand. There is actually a real ocean creek that runs in between the property and the ocean (which at high tide looks more like a river) which was really neat because of all the wildlife in brings in with it.

That night we relived a part of my childhood by dining at the Sea Captain's House for dinner. I can remember several mornings of our family vacations, being dragged from my sleep to this restaurant for breakfast. To my parent's credit it is pretty cool though. The restaurant is housed in this old house that is literally right on the beach. In fact we waited for our table out by the sand dunes (not a bad wait I'd say)!

After dinner that night we went a little bit wild and crazy and went to play putt-putt. This was the first time I've played putt-putt with Nic in a LONG time (the first and last time was when I was a freshman in college 8 years ago). And as it turns out you can learn new things about your spouse years later- for instance, Nic never knew that I was a leftie when I played putt-putt (I think I actually forget about that too though). We picked the right course too because we discovered halfway into our putt-putting experience that the winner of the USPMGA Masters played this exact same course back in October!

Saturday we pretty much just sat on the beach all day reading and enjoying the ocean! Someone recommended The Princess Bride to me and I've ended up really enjoying it. That evening we went out to dinner again and just enjoyed having nothing to do. We packed up Sunday morning and headed home (with a stop to pick up Mabel of course). It was such a great weekend overall! My only complaint is that it was too short!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Four Years

Today we celebrate four years of being husband and wife. It's hard to believe it's been four years already-it really doesn't seem like that long ago to me. But then again when I really start to think about it, the memories of that day do seem to get a little bit blurrier as each year passes. I've been helping a friend with some of her wedding planning (and when I say helping I really mean inserting my opinion into the conversation as needed) and it seems that the pricing estimates and the names of printing companies that I could once quote off the tip of my tongue have long since left my brain. In fact the other day Nic & I couldn't agree on what time our wedding actually started, I said 4:30, he said 3:30. Turns out we were both wrong-it was 4.

But despite my failing memory, one thing still holds true, I love Nicholas Edward Uebel, more now than I did the day I married him. Marrying him truly was one of the best decisions of my life!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

April Uebel, Private Investigator

So I'm a pretty observant person. I can remember names and faces like nobody's business. I often joke with Nic that if I could only retain useful knowledge the way I do facts about people, maybe I would have actually obtained my one time dream of going to medical school.

But luckily over time I've come to appreciate all the gifts the good Lord has given me and attention to detail is definitely one of them. I was reminded of this the other night while out to dinner with some friends. At the end of the meal when the server brought the credit card receipt to be signed I looked down and happened to notice his pen said Gaylord Hotels. Now because I'm a frequent visitor to the big city of Nashville (ok really I only go there once/maybe twice a year) I happen to know that the Opryland Hotel as well as several other famous landmarks in Nashville are owned by (or at least used to be owned by) the Gaylord company. So immediately, without thinking that I should perhaps explain myself before I spoke, I said "I wonder if he's (the waiter) from Nashville. Gosh, I hope his family and house are ok if he is." The whole table proceeded to stare at me as if to say, "What the heck are you talking about?"

Now I know what some of you might be thinking right now-gosh April creep much? In fact I can see you shuffling your children away from me as I type this. But I disagree with your creeper claims-I think I missed my calling in life as a Private Investigator. I mean really, who else can solve all those mystery/detective dramas on TV before they show you "who did it?" As far as I can tell I'm the only one holding up my hand right now. Always keep your eyes open America you never know what you might see!