Thursday, July 31, 2008
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Beautiful Beach Day....
We started off Sunday with a trolley ride around downtown St Augustine. We checked out the Old Mill, Fountains, Oldest School and Oldest Drug Store
Next we went across downtown to potters House of Wax where the kids took their best "swing" with Tiger Woods!
The kids picked different characters to photo with: Kelli picked Royalty, Nicholas picked Napoleon (hmmmm) and Vinny and Sal thought Star Wars was the best!
We arrived in St Augustine Saturday right at lunchtime! We had to try Caddyshack since Ed, Dad and Vinny love golf! We had a great lunch but the biggest hit was the boardwalk where you could feed huge fish and turtles.
Sunday we went to Santa Maria a restaurant on the water where you can feed the fish while you eat. The kids where given a huge basket of bread to feed to the hungry catfish down below.
We had to take a picture of the beautiful sun setting overlooking the water. After dinner the kids saved 3 last pieces of bread for those still hungry fish!
Monday we ventured to Saltwater Cowboys which is located on a marsh. The kids found crabs, tadpoles and small fish. We had a fun time eating inside an old fish camp and the kids received much praise for their manners at dinner.
Friday, July 25, 2008
Vinny had 2 great days of celebrating his 8th birthday. Wednesday Jen had a swim date at her house with Courtney's 8, Dawn's 4, Nancy's twins, Krista's daughter plus 7 more (mine and hers). That was the loudest Happy Birthday song with 22 kids singing! Thank you ladies for a great time.
Thursday Crystal invited us over to her new place and to the park. We had 11 kids between us (she has 3, I have 4, don't ask where 4 more came from!) which was very funny going to the park! We had an indoor picnic lunch and had a great time.
Thursday, July 24, 2008
Monday, July 21, 2008
After a long 9 month wait Kelli's court hearing was today. She is officially our Kelli Marie! Nana, Pop-Pop, Tyrene and Jen gathered in the court room with all 7 children to hear the great news. Nana and Ty-Ty gave Kelli her first cross necklace which she said she will wear forever and ever! Thank you to everyone who helped us with our adoption journey we were so glad to have you along for the ride.
does give you wings, exceptionally if you attended their annual Redbull Flugtag. What is FLUGTAG you ask? Flugtag means flying day in German.
Red Bull Flugtag challenges teams of everyday people to build homemade, human-powered flying machines and pilot them off a 30-foot high deck in hopes of achieving flight! Flugtag may mean "flying day" but all these crafts ultimately splash into the waters below. They are judged not only on their flight's distance, but creativity and showmanship as well. http://www.redbullflugtagusa.com/
This year Tampa hosted and we where able to attend as guests of Red Bull. The kids got a charge out of rating the flugtags with huge number cards. We hope Ed's company gets to participate next year because I have a ton of ideas! LOL
Noted by Nicole at 7:12 PM
Monday, July 14, 2008
Thursday, July 10, 2008
A Birth Certificate shows that we were born,
A Death Certificate shows that we died,
Pictures show that we lived!
That just because two people argue,
it doesn't mean they don't love each other.
if we understand that friends change.
they're going to hurt you every once in a while
and you must forgive them for that.
even over the longest distance.
Same goes for true love.
that will give you heartache for life.
to become the person I want to be.
leave loved ones with loving words.
It may be the last time you see them.
long after you think you can't.
no matter how we feel.
or it controls you.
what has to be done when it needs to be done,
regardless of the consequences.
of keeping score.
to kick you when you're down,
will be the ones to help you get back up.
I have the right to be angry,
but that doesn't give me the right to be cruel.
what types of experiences you've had and
what you've learned from them
and less to do with
how many birthdays you've celebrated.
to be forgiven by others.
Sometimes, you have to learn
to forgive yourself.
your heart is broken
the world doesn't stop
for your grief.
may have influenced who we are,
but, we are responsible
for who we become.
to find out a secret.
It could change your life Forever.
the exact same thing
and see something totally different.
in a matter of seconds
by people who
don't even know you.
you have no more to give,
when a friend cries out to you -
you will find the strength to help.
do not make you a decent human being.
are taken from you too soon.
The happiest of people
don't necessarily have the best of everything;
they just make the most of everything.
to all of the people that you believe in,
I just did