Monthly Archive: June 2014

Jun 19

Made our Bucket List: Dry Tortugas National Park

dry tortugas

Dry Tortugas National Park has long been on our bucket list though about 5 years ago we had reservations to on one of the boats that make the trip out to the island.  That particular Florida vacation was a greatest worst vacation we have ever been on.  I call it the greatest worst vacation because …

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Jun 14

Landscape photography Number 16: Colter Bay


Number 16 of my landscape photography series is a picture of Colter Bay located in Grand Teton National Park.  This particular picture was taken along the Lakeshore Trail.  If you ever find yourself in the Grand Tetons I highly recommend spending some time at Colter Bay which is one of our favorite spots in the park. I …

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Jun 12

Atlanta Cyclorama: Civil War Museum


Atlanta Cyclorama is a quick stop to a very unique attraction.  The Atlanta Cyclorama is home to one of the world’s largest oil painting which spans over 350 feet long and over 40 feet high.  Done it 1885-86 and put on display in 1893 the painting tells the battle of Atlanta in way that was …

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Jun 11

Top 10 National Wildlife Refuges


A visit to a National Wildlife Refuge is a great way to escape the summer crowds of America’s National Parks.  The wildlife refuges are often overlooked, but they can be scenic, filled with wildlife, have great hiking trails, and an excellent place to leave the crowds behind.  The great things about the National Wildlife Refuge …

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Jun 10

Shopping for some granite

Typhoon Bordeaux

Kenny is FINALLY off school for his summer vacation (well except for when he has practice for cross country or soccer) so that is freeing up more of his time to focus on some home renovations.  He has been going strong everyday getting one project after another tackled.  We also have our contractors hard at …

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Jun 09

The Adventure Continues….


We’re so excited to share the news that we are expecting baby bundle number two in December!!!!

Jun 08

Bold Prediction: World Cup 2014

2014 World Cup

As a fan of soccer or as the rest of the world calls it football I have been looking forward to World Cup 2014 since the last one ended four years ago.  This one is especially important to me for a couple of reasons the first being it will be my daughter’s first world cup …

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Jun 07

Basket full of Awesome


I was online a few weeks ago and ran across a website that was promoting community supported agriculture.    Here are some of the basics according to the website: A farmer offers a certain number of “shares” to the public. Typically the share consists of a box of vegetables, but other farm products may be …

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Jun 05

Our precious girl is TWO!!


I can’t believe our big girl is two years old today!  She is just the light of our lives and fills our days with joy.  We took our traditional birth minute picture and I thought it would be fun to share today.  Here’s our snuggle bug two year old…. And just one short year ago …

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Jun 04

Crash Update: moving past the hiccups

bedroom drywall

Karen here, I just wanted to give a quick update as to where we stand on the repairs from the car that crashed into our house waaaaaay back on Superbowl Sunday.  After we finally got everything approved with the insurance company and picked out a (fantastic) contractor, it didn’t take long for the repairs to …

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