Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Weeki Wachee

To the delight of many of my friends, we went to Weeki Wachee Springs today to see the Weeki Wachee Mermaids.

I did not know how many people I knew have seen this Florida attraction when they were little until I moved here. It seemed to be a big draw 30 or 40 years ago. Yep they still do the famous mermaid feat of eating and drinking underwater!

We saw the Show "Fish tails" A hosted show that takes visitors on a behind the scenes look at how the mermaids having been entertaining visitors for 60 years.

I am glad I finally got to see this. Wish I could go back again soon.

I am not sure who enjoyed this more, the Girls who now want to become mermaids or

The boys...

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Cocoa Beach

This is a fun place to take anyone. We spent the day at the beach with our friends from Kansas. Paige and Shelby had hats on to keep off the sun from their sunburned faces. Go Red Socks!

Our friend Logan got a jelly fish sting. Now he will have a story to tell when he gets back in school.

Logan, Shelby and Sheri getting some sun.

Monday, July 28, 2008

What is wrong with this photo?

Mr. Hygiene without shoes! I was looking for him down the beach and I almost did not reconize him with out his shoes. Look at his face can you tell how uncomfortable he is. He was fine, although the hot sand burned his feet.

Still sooo goood looking after all these years.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Day at the park

Today was a little bit slower. We went just a few miles away to a Florida state park for a few hours of kayaking on the Weikwa River.

Stacy took the kids out on the river. I dropped them off, snapped a few photos then came back 2 hours later to pick them up.

They got rained on but kept on rowing. The rain never lasts very long here and it is best to wait it out and keep having fun.

This was a lovely spider that we saw right before they got on the water. It was about 5 inches long. YUCK!

Friday, July 25, 2008

Water... Water... and more Water!

We got all our ducks in a row and went to the water park early this morning.

The kids started it off in the lazy river and had a great time. This lady kept getting in the way of my photos.

Hello Logan!

This river goes all the way around the water park and has exits to let you off in the area you want to go to so you do not have to walk across the park.

We had a great time in the lazy river and did not want to leave. We went around and around, they kicked us out of the lazy river, I think we were the last ones in it. Once again I need to go to sleep. We have another long day tomorrow. Must get sleep...

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Day in the sun #1

We went to the beach today. I must say it is the best place to start your holiday.

We are having a great time. Our friends kids are here in advance of their parents so they can get a head start on the fun.

This photo cracks me up. What is going on with Shelby's legs?

We had some fun surfing, swimming, playing in the water...

Then we took time for a little break.

After the beach it was time for a Florida shower...that means dip in the pool to get rid of the ocean and sand before you get into the house.

I think it was a nice day and now I am going to bed.

Friday, July 18, 2008


Paige and some of her friends went out to do a little canoeing (SP?) today. They had a good time. Paige said she heard a wild pig and that they saw an alligator. I don't know, I think they could have been seeing and hearing things, but than again this is Florida.

Paige showing off her buff shoulders

Troy putting the canoe in the right spot for a great photo. Thanks Troy!

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Happy Birthday Paige!

It would not be a birthday for Paige without Katie and Alyssa...

the beach & rain...

and Cake from Cold Stone

Happy Birthday Paige!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Five months later...

Done! I finally got the curtains done. I bought this fabric back in February at the Webster flea market and wanted to make curtains for Pearls room and finally got around to it. Lets see... Feb, March, April, May, June, July...Hmmm right on time.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Published and on the cover!

Single Issue #19 of Summer 2008 Designer Quilts Magazine featuring: Possibilities, Jason Yenter, Cosmo Cricket, Willowberry Lane, Sheri Berry Designs, Jackie Robinson, and Bonnie Sullivan. Summer '08 issue is available after July 15, 2008.

Okay, so this is a shameless plug for my friend Sheri, but we are all proud of her talent and think the world should know about her.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Not Plaid

Thought I would share some beautiful flowers. Have a great weekend.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Does this bug you too?

I like to pay a fair price for a product and get what I pay for, don't you? Well I really hate how some companies are being dishonest and passing off less product for the same price. Here are two examples for you. You can see the whole story HERE. Also check out for other interesting ways we are getting shafted.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Is it smiling at me?

Paige cam running into the house "mom come see" I know when words like that come out of her mouth that I need to grab my camera. This little guy was hanging out on out truck. They are not the easiest thing to take photos of, I am not ever sure where to try to focus. They are so delicate that I am never sure if I am in focus, so I take a million photos and hope that one is crisp.

The face on this guy is very cute. Looks like he is smiling and belongs in a Pixar film.

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Who took this?

I don't know who took this but it is the nicest photo I have seen of me ever! I was enjoying reading a magazine in Leisa's court yard getting a few rays of sun on our resent trip. I need to make a place like this in my back yard, with out lizards, snakes, slugs, spiders, sticky frogs and Florida humidity. I guess. I mean, I would like this some place other than my back yard or I would like my back yard to be in Wisconsin, Nebraska or Michigan.

Friday, July 4, 2008

Farm fresh eggs...

Our friends Leisa and Dan had the most beautiful eggs in there fridge I had to take a photo. I would love to have these in my fridge. They were the most lovely colors not one of them were alike. I would have loved to see the chickens that they came from, I bet they were beautiful as well.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Yet another beach photo

This time in Michigan. I think this will be the last photo from our trip. I wanted to take more photos at the beach but time was not on our side. Too many places to try to fit into a single trip. We decided that we wont do that again. We will find a place on the Lake Michigan or we will find a great little cabin in the north woods on a lake somewhere and have everyone come and see us. Too much wasted time driving all over the place. We were glad that we went but it was a hard trip, and we had to make it longer than we wanted, to try to fit everyone in. We still did not get to see my brother and his kids. I really wish we could have seen them... anyway we did have a nice time, but we are glad to be home.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Mr. Squirrel out for lunch

This cute little guy was down town Holland Michigan having his lunch. He used paper and not plastic. I think he was having a nut muffin. We love to see black squirrels, we haven't seen any since we left Nebraska we had quite a few there. KC Tom this photo is for you. Done you wish your squirrels were kind enough to bring their own lunch to your back yard and not eat all your plants and dig up your yard...

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

40 never looked so good!

Okay, this photo is technically 39 but still looking pretty good to me. Happy birthday old man, see you there in 6 months.