Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Gators #1...I'm so Proud?

Well, I may not be able to flaunt an Ivy League diploma, but at least I can say, yet again, that I graduated from a #1 school! It never seems to get old to say this...Go Gators!

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Our Trip to St. Louis

Um, Nick? I think the pillow's supposed to go on your neck...
(at West Palm Beach Airport)

Getting on the plane- thanks to Southwest!

Beck- ready to fly!

My brother Nick, Dad, and Mom

The Gateway Arch (a.k.a. Jefferson National Expansion Memorial)

Paul, Beck, Nick, Dad, and Mom at the base of the Arch

At the top (630 feet up!)

The Illinois side, from the top of the arch, with a view of the Mississippi River

The Missouri side (with a view of Busch Stadium)

The view at Peaceful Valley Lake (Owensville, Missouri)

Happy 14th Nick!

Jet-skiing is serious business (except for Nick)

Paul attempting to catch a fish at the lake

Paul showing off his "jet-ski skills"

Nick and Beck on the tube

Welcome to Busch Stadium, home of the St. Louis Cardinals!

The Cardinals Crew

Nick's Birthday message at the stadium

My cousin Angie, me, Mom, Paul and Beck during the Cards game

It was H-O-T at the game!

Six Flags over Mid-America (from the top of the ferris wheel)

On the Log Flume

Beck and Nick on the Scooby-Doo ride

On the Joker (no, I'm not kidding)

Batman the Ride- Nick and Beck, can you believe we rode this thing?!?

After the Tidal Wave (they don't call it that for nothing!)

Superman's Tower of Power- again, can you believe we rode this thing?!?!

We're up there somewhere (can you see our legs shaking and our teeth chattering?)

The sunrise (and our plane) before the flight out. We miss St. Louis already!!

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

No Bertha...No Problem!

Well, being in Southeast Florida certainly has its perks. You have the beach nearby, the year-round warmth, the sunshine, a good variety of food, and the Keys are just a day's drive away. There are also the well-documented downers: the humidity, the strange population, the crazy drivers, and the most fun of all- hurricanes. So I turn on the news lately, and we get this week's round of "what we're watching in the Atlantic;" namely, Big Ol' Bertha. It seems she's heading away from us, so I can stop holding my breath!
Back to home renovations and my summer E-Bay habit...