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Weekend Recap.

I guess it’s technically still the weekend for some of us who get this fine day off to celebrate our lovely Presidents!

And not to mention, SOON I’ll be on permanent weekends considering I have only F-O-U-R days of work remaining!!! Gah! I am so excited, I can hardly stand it.

Anywho, this weekend was such a great one, as expected.  With highlights (in no particular order) including:

  • the panang curry we ordered from sushi thai. i love this dish. always and forever.
  • our portable boat heater. valentine’s on the boat would’ve been ruined super cold without it.
  • blowing bubbles in the back yard with jer’s 2-year-old niece olivia. and watching her pour liquid bubbles all over herself. repeatedly. gotta love 2-year-olds!
  • the industrial sized, lifetime supply of cheese balls ashley and melissa picked up. simply amazing.

And a few things we could’ve lived without…

  • that crazy guy at north naples country club blasting random jams from his laptop (music was already playing in the bar btw).
  • extremely stiff shoulders and necks thanks to the incessant boat work we’ve been tackling.
  • having to return the THIRD foulie (aka foul weather jacket) I’ve ordered. what is my deal with these things not fitting?
  • and (still) horrible super-slow drivers in naples. ugh! it’s clearly still peak (snowbird) season here in Naples.:(

And a few quick highlights from our weekend…

On Friday, we celebrated valentine’s in style, just as planned with a fun little thai food + cupcake picnic down at the boat. I love easy celebrating like this. No fuss. No crazy stressful plans. Just a fun relaxed night, just the two of us (plus Ollie).

On Saturday, we took it easy and hung at the house with Jereme’s family since everyone was in town for the day.  I made sure to snap a few pics of the Shaidle fam all together…

On Sunday, we crossed a few more boat projects off the list!  Yay!  But I am WAY too tired to get any photos (from the big camera) edited for this post in a timely manner, so those will have to wait.:)In the meantime, here are a few quick iPhone shots from yesterday.

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Jessica - MJ SailingFebruary 17, 2014 - 2:19 pm

Cupcakes? That is the PERFECT way to celebrate Valentine’s Day!

Aunt JanFebruary 17, 2014 - 9:56 pm

What a beautiful Valentine’s Day spread Kimmie……YUM!
I really love the black and whites of the family, you’ve captured a beautiful moment!

Uncle PaulFebruary 18, 2014 - 12:40 am

Great family pics guys. I feel badly about your cold valentines day. Could you define super cold (Naples style) for me? It has been a tad cool here in Canada this winter. Ground hog day here cancelled Wiarton Willie froze to death. So sad. But we are confident 8 more weeks of winter as we still have not seen my gonads since December. Look forward to more of your stories off the high seas. Thanks for sharing

HeatherFebruary 18, 2014 - 2:47 am


LAHOWINDFebruary 18, 2014 - 2:33 pm

Hi Paul! Your comment just made my day. lol. Hilarious. We’re definitely suffering through this bitter Naples winter. 😉 Hopefully it’s not as bad up there in Canada. -Kim

LAHOWINDFebruary 18, 2014 - 2:33 pm

Thanks so much Jan! I especially loved those black and white shots too! :) -Kim

LAHOWINDFebruary 18, 2014 - 2:34 pm

What’s a celebration without cupcakes? Right?! 😉 -Kim