Tuesday, August 31, 2010

It's that Time Again...

Not that any of you care at all, but it is that time of year again. They announced today the new Fall lineup for DWS. I am probably one of the very few who get a kick out of seeing who is on every year, don't ask me why. It doesn't take much to entertain me. First up, the girls:

R&B pop singer, Brandy

Florence Henderson

Jennifer Grey (Gee, I wonder if she ever danced before)?

Bristol Palin

Comedian/Actor Margaret Cho

From "The Hills", Audrina Patridge

Now the boys:
Singer, Michael Bolten

Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino from the show, "The Jersey Shore".

We all know David Hasselhoff.

Kurt Warner, NFL Quaterback

Kyle Massey from The Disney Channel.

Last but not least, Rick Fox, ex-NBA Champion.

I have been taking a bit of a blogging break lately, enjoying the last bit of summer that is left.
I hope everyone has a wonderful and happy Labor Day, and a great long weekend!
Be back soon.


Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Stella's Beach Day

Last Saturday we decided to make a picnic and head to the beach for something a little different for a change. When Amy asked Stella if she wanted to go for a boat ride....

this is how Stella responded!

Boat ride to the beach, she loves it!

Setting up our spot.

We packed fried chicken, macaroni salad, chips, water, Corona's, St. Paulie non-alcohol.

And Stella's red water bowl.

This is about as far as she would go in the water. She isn't too adventurous!

Back on the dock. This is my niece Katy from Kansas City on the left, with Amy.

Stella and John relaxing under some shade.

Stella had a very busy day today. Time for some R&R. We had a wonderful weekend filled with family, friends, fun, corn, crabs and lots of other yummy food.
I hope everyone is having a wonderful week. Summer is quickly winding down. I can't believe how fast it is going by this year!


Tuesday, August 3, 2010

My Son's Trip of a Lifetime

My son John, 24 and my nephew Billy, 18 just went on the trip of their life. They have been saving and planning for the last 5 years. They have always been very close and when Billy was 12 years old they decided that when Billy turned 18, they would go on a trip to Europe together. Well time flew, and he is now 18. They just got back from a 17 day trip through Europe. I'm very proud to say that they each worked very hard and payed for their entire trip themselves. The trip started out flying to Dublin. From there they took a ferry to Wales to go mountain climbing on Mount Snowdonia. Then to London...Paris...Nice....

This is a shot out of their Hostel window in Dublin.


On the ferry to Wales.

Here they are at the peak of Mount Snowdon, 3560 feet above Wales. All in all, my son said that this was the highlight of his trip. (Although I know he had fun on the rest of the trip).

Here they are in Wales at a very low-key hostel, that they obviously bonded with the owners and workers.

Then after 3 days, off to London. This is Abbey Studios where the Beatles recorded. Sure has changed a lot.

Abbey Road

They made it to Paris. See the huge Ferris wheel behind them?

People watching in Paris.

My son with another friendly tourist at the Louver Museum.

Not many pictures from Nice, but here are some fireworks. Spent 3 days here, then flew back to Dublin for another night and then home.

P.S. My son also got to see one his favorite singers, Diane Birch, in a small place in London. They had a great time! I missed him terribly, but the fun is over and it is back to work.

Happy August!