Finally heard from Cortney!

Cortneys mom has sent me a few text saying she has talked to Cortney a few time over the course of 4 days. I had not heard from her until today!

She made it to the lake where she will doing her research. She posted a picture on her blog and it is gorgeous.

I told her to be safe over there with all those wild animals and I ended up getting stung by a stingray yesterday and had to go to urgent care/er last night. Moat painful thing I have ever experience in my life. I got a shot and have to take antibiotics for the next week. Feeling much better now!

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Ouch

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View from the beach club

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Rhetts Bluff

Www.cortneytakesafrica.wordpress.com to follow Cortneys adventures!

Kiawah Day 1

I arrived in Charleston yesterday and had dinner with the family at Hanks downtown. Such good food and the BEST Peanut Butter Pie Ever!

Today was spent on the beach. It is alwasy gorgeous here.

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Started my new book today. I read her 1st Amish thriller; Sworn to Silence. Really reccomend all of her books.

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Nothing better than reading a good book on the beach in the sun.

Last PB Class for 12 Days

Sunset. Fernandina Beach, Florida.

I am on day 5/5 in a row at Pure Barre today. My body hurts. I had to squeeze in as much as I could before I leave tomorrow for Kiawah!

PB Guilt is a real thing. The quilt of missing 12 days of Pure Barre is really setting in. I honestly feel guilty. So guilty, that I looked up the downtown Charleston studio. That’s 45 minutes away and I think the beach/swimming/biking/tennis will all be way too much fun to leave. I will just remember to tuck :).

So last Friday, Pure Barre had a “Bring on the men” night. It was so fun and very funny. There were 8 guys in the class. They sweated and didn’t have clue what was going on but they were all sore after ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks PB Dayton, please host another men’s night soon.

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Megan took my nephew, Jaxon and I took Jordan.

I have not heard from Cortney since yesterday morning. I try not to worry. I am sure she is having fun and I hope she is taking a lot of awesome pictures!

Kiawah tomorrow. CAN.NOT.WAIT.

Thank you technology..

Cortney left for Africa on Friday. She arrived on Saturday and made it safely! Whew. I was worried and still am.

Around 4 on Saturday I was just hanging around the house when my phone went off. It was showing someone was “chatting” with me on gmail. I opened the chat and it was Cortney telling me that she had made it safe and if I was by my computer. I hurried and grabbed my computer and signed onto Skype. We skyped for 2.5 hours! It was great and I think it made Cortney fell better. She was in a very scary hotel in Dar Es Salaam. I was the first one she was able to get a hold of so I called Tristan (her fiancรฉ) and her parents! They were all very happy to hear from her. I tried to hold my phone to the computer so they could talk. After all the phone calls I know she was not going to sleep there so I stayed on Skype as long as I could. (She is 7 hours a head of me). We ended up watching the next episode of Life Unexpected (a TV show we watched then it got canceled and we are re-watching it :)). Here is the set up I had going on at home so we could watch together;

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Laptop propped up close to the TV. I had the volume loud so she could hear it. I even had to pause it at one point to run and find an extension cord so that my charger would reach to my laptop!

It was so good talking to her! I am glad she is having more fun now. She has moved out of Dar Es Salaam and is traveling around with Renalda waiting on her work permit to be finished!

I woke up to a G chat from her this morning! Thank goodness because I had not heard from her yesterday. (I was late to work because I was so concentrated on learning what she is doing, etc that it took me forever to get ready.) Plus, she kept saying “only 14 minutes left” so I knew we were on a time crunch. (Have to pay by minute for internet) She is much happy now which I am very thankful for!

Keep up with her; http://www.cortneytakesafrica.wordpress.com. I am thrilled because she is updating! Makes me very happy.

Enjoy your Monday. I am looking forward to my next chat/Skype with Cortney.

Cortney Takes Africa

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Cortney is off to the airport today about 11. She is looking at about 18.5 hours total on a plane.

She will leave Ohio at 1:20pm Friday and arrive in Africa at 9:40pm Saturday. (Africa is 7 hours ahead of us)

Keep up with her trip on her blog; http://www.cortneytakesafrica.wordpress.com. I really hope she will update for us haha!

Be safe, Cortney. Can’t wait to see you in 2 months. Love you

Cortney is Engaged!
Engaged!

Lake Trip with friends

Last weekend a bunch of us went to Devils Lake in Michigan. My friend, Ashley’s family has a lake house.

We had such a good time boating, jet skiing, drinking and floating!

The lake provided for some GREAT sunset pictures. I took maybe 40 but tried to pick just a select few ๐Ÿ™‚

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So pretty

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Sunset

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Booze cruise

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Gorgeous

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Floating

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Jet Skiing

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love this picture!

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LOVE!

Hope your weekend is fantastic!

I hate Goodbyes

My best friend, Cortney leaves tomorrow for Africa. She will be gone 2 months. 2 months without my best friend.

You can read about Cortney’s adventures here: http://www.cortneytakesafrica.wordpress.com

In honor of her leaving me let’s take a look back;

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HS trip to Virginia

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HS graduation

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College!

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Happy 21st Cort!

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Typical

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OU Sibs weekend

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Hanging out

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Bachelorette Party

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Wedding Fun

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Nashville!

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Stuck in the trunk

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We love the Bengals! WHO DEY!

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Kiawah!

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New Years 2012

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Dinner

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Flying in Style

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Night out in Charleston!

I love you Cortney. PLEASE be careful and have fun.

On top of her leaving, she just got ENGAGED to Tristan, her bf of about 6 years!!!!!!!

Please update your blog and Skype as much as you can ๐Ÿ™‚

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