Saturday, October 31, 2009


Isabella's Dance Team performed at the Boo Fest on Main Street yesterday! This was her first performance because she missed all of the performances last spring because of her surgery so she was really excited! The streets were packed but she did a great job dancing to Thriller!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

A Visit with Nana and Papa...

On Saturday, we took a drive to the east coast of Florida to visit Bruce's parents, Nana and Papa. We hadn't seen them in a while so it was a nice day of catching up!The boys were fascinated with the turntable and record albums!
Everyone had lots of fun with the ping pong table!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

The Creek...

When we lived in MD, the boys spent lots of time in the woods behind our house, playing in the stream and exploring the forest. After moving here, they traded in the woods for a creepy creek behind Jonah's friend, Ben's house! It seriously looks like a movie set...water the color of dark tea, spanish moss hanging everywhere...Ben's dad said it reminds him of Huck Finn. I try not to think about the creatures lurking in the water there ...the ginormous catfish, small gators, snakes and more snakes. The boys spend hours there fishing, building stuff and jumping off the side into the water. They built the dock you see in the picture and have hung ropes from the trees so they can swing into the water.

They come home stinky as all get out (usually Ben's mom lines them up against the house and hoses them down!), but the memories they're making are something I'm not willing to interfere with. What I do worry about is the two of them ending up on an episode of Monsters Within Me...or on the nightly news.

Friday, October 16, 2009


Last weekend, Evan and Bruce went out while Jonah was home sick with the Swine Flu. They caught two, huge catfish and had an awesome day on the intercoastal! It's always an awesome day on the boat...better known as Bruce's "happy place!"

They also saw their old friend, Mooch!

Friday, October 2, 2009

Playin' Hookie On The Bay...

Today, we got the kids off to school and then went out on the boat with our friends, the Wilsons and the Stilwells! We started at Regatta Pointe and headed up the Manatee River to Tampa Bay. Once we got to the bay, we were surrounded by a school of dolphins! I've been listening all summer to the boys talking about the dolphins and today was my day! They were so graceful and beautiful...they took my breath away!

Lindsey and Chris Wilson
Notice Bruce has no shoes? This is a recurring theme with him...he lives in paradise so he never wears shoes and then hops in the car without them!
We went up to the Pier at St. Pete's and had a yummy lunch at Cap'n Als. The best part was the fried pickle appetizer!
Kelly and Tim Stilwell