Thursday, July 30, 2009


I haven't really posted in a while, but that's mainly because nothing has been going on. Just lots of working and studying. I'm taking the day off tomorrow and going with Kent and my mom to Havana {where my mom grew up}. We're going to visit my grandmother {who has Alzheimer's} in the assisted living home and then go to the house where my mom grew up and where my grandmother lived until she was put in the home. We'll be going through lots of stuff figuring out what to keep and what to get rid of. Not really a "fun" trip, but something that has to be done. Be back after the weekend!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

New Pet & Peppers

Meet our new pet. Kent named him Alfred and he's been hanging out around our house for quite a while now. The first time I saw him I went out to the garage to get a drink from the fridge and he scurried across the garage floor and nearly gave me a heart attack. I didn't like him and wanted to go away. I've gotten used to his presence now and if he's out there eating mosquitos then I don't mind him. After some investigating, it seems that he is a Five-Lined Skink.

Also, check out these habanero peppers we grew. Kent loves super hot food, so he ate these things. It gives me heartburn just thinking about it.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Friday with Fritz

Happy Friday {he has no shame}!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Cross Country Trek

Last Friday my brother {Matt}, sister-in-law {Jae}, and their 3-year-old daughter {Ella} embarked on their cross-country move from Seattle, WA to Newport, RI. It really doesn't get much more cross-country than that. Can you even imagine doing that drive?! Anyway, Matt has been documenting their journey here if you would like to check it out. They have been stopping at attractions along the way to liven it up a bit. So far they've been to places like Mt. Rushmore, Little Bighorn, and the 'Corn Palace'. Here's a picture of Ella at the Corn Palace, which she apparently enjoyed a lot more than Matt and Jae did. Today they make their way to Wisconsin.

In other news, I've officially started studying for the EPPP. This week's topic is 'Theories and Principles of Learning' {think Pavlov's dogs for those of you who took PSYC 101}. Fun times.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Friday with Fritz

Cheer up's Friday!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Back from Colorado

Kent and I just got back from spending a week in Estes Park, CO with his family and we had a great time! It was so nice escaping the brutal heat and humidity for a few days. It would take way too long to type out all that we did, so here are lots of pictures...and this is still only a small snapshot of all the stuff we did. Now it's back to reality {and heat}.
Kent and I spent the first night at The Stanley Hotel. This is where Stephen King wrote The Shining. The show Ghost Hunters has been there multiple times and Kent requested that we stay in the room where they found the most activity (Room 401). I was scared. Nothing happened. Well, except the TV turned off when I unplugged the iron...and our video camera scanned through screens we had never seen before....and the computer acted funny. But that's not ghosts, right?
Then on to this amazing house for the rest of the week {thanks to Kent's generous parents}
And here's the deck with hot tub right along the river {note that the hot tub at 100 degrees is cooler than it's been here in Florida}

Baby elk

Mule deer scrounging for food

Feeding baby ducks
Bear Lake

Enjoying the view
We played lots of mini golf

Moraine Park {while horseback riding}

Horseback riding through Rocky Mountain National Park

View at the top of the Aerial Tram {I faced my fear of heights- mainly because I knew I'd get to feed chipmunks at the top}

And here I am...
The Hole in One pose

Picture of the whole gang