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Wednesday, September 14, 2011


I love vacation.  Corolla, NC this year with the Weddermann's and Adams'.  The weather has been great.  Sun shinning and not too hot.  It's nice.  It's relaxing.  It's just perfect.

Monday, August 29, 2011

to be in 7th grade again...

The last few weeks of summer have made for some easy mornings.  I'm back to only driving 20 minutes to work and not having to be in till 9am has made for a late alarm:)  Untill school started that is.  Cale's bus arrived at 7:10am, which means it's barely light out when we get up.  Well I enjoyed the life of liesure for a little while anyway.  I wish you a great 7th grade year kiddo.  I hope that you study hard and learn lots.  I hope you get all the best teachers and that you don't sit next to all of your friends - all of the time, maybe just lunch!  Your growing up and I hope that you remember to be respectful and polite and smile lots.   

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Ross's desk is finally done!


Applying glaze

After I removed most of the glaze

The top of the desk is brown paper bags


Monday, April 18, 2011

Day 5

Another great day in paradise although I burned my buns a bit.  Today we went back to Jumbie Bay and stayed almost all day.  Jack and I snorkeled a bit and saw some pretty cool fish.  The boys mostly played in the surf.   

Then lunch out of the back of the Jeep and off to some exploring.  We dove over to Leinster Bay and Mase, Cale and I walked a trail while Jack and Ross sat on the beach for a little while. 

On the way back to the villa we finally saw the wild donkeys, stopped to pick up pizza and made it home to see a beautiful sunset.

Self portrait at Jumbie Bay

Ross and Jack @ Leinster Bay

Wild Donkey

Sunset looking toward St. Thomas

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Awe...day 4. Vacation is almost over

Today was Ross's official birthday and he wanted to hang around the villa...so Dad and he played around for a while...then he, Mason and Cale played cards.  We had some poolside visitors, I think the boys said their were 3 of them.  Then we all headed to Cinnamon Bay for a few hours.  Then off to Cruz Bay for some window shopping and ice cream.  We came home for a taco dinner and birthday cake with matches for candles!

Day 3

The crew

Friday, April 15, 2011

Day 2

Today we ventured to Salt Pond.  Getting there was an adventure.  We followed a herd of goats for a little while and drove on some road that felt like the asphault was going to fall right of the side of the mountain.  We parked and walked a few hundred yards to the beach.  Snorkeling was awesome.  We all saw some really cool fish.  I saw a stingray...it was a bit weird swimming with them.  Great time.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

After 12 1/2 hours we reached paradise.

After a long day of traveling...car ride to the airport, 2 planes, a taxi, a ferry, to get the rental car and finally to the villa, Kia Ora in St. John...we had a spaghetti dinner and took a dip in the pool.  The next day we hit the beaches.  WOW...just georgous...pictures do not do it justice.  The kids, and Jack, said that the clear water and snorkeling made up for no waves...I'd say it more than made up for no waves.  We went to 3 beaches today - I know Maho Bay was one of them.  Jack's nailed driving on the left but we're hoping that nobody nails us...crazy drivers here and EVERY car has dings.  We walked around Cruz Bay a bit and hit the Beach Bar and browsed a few shops.  Picked up some fresh fish at the Fish Trap but we were too beat to cook so we picked up BBQ at Smokey Joes and man o' man was it ever finger lickin good!  We are all looking forward to a few beaches tomorrow at the other end of the Island. 

Dinner and Cake

We are getting ready for vacation which falls on Ross's birthday so Grammy and Sammy came over for dinner and cake and we'll celebrate again in St. John.

Happy 12th birthday Buddaroo!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011


                                       Now that's one cool kiddo

One Lonely Hair

As my hair is turning gray the kids are getting hair in new places.

I was changing my sheets tonight and Cale came upstairs...he had that goofy kinda sly silly face on and was digging in his arm pit and said, "look Mom, it's a black one.  It's black right?"  I said, "Yes Cale" and boy oh boy did he grin...turned around and back downstairs he went.

What a goof!  But oh how I love him:)