Only two more days left until a full week and fun and freedom!!! That is less than one whole hand, or four fingers worth-woohoo!! I am so excited that Spring Break is next week, can you tell? Jamie and I are taking off for Chicago first thing Friday morning to visit our dear friend Aimee and her husband Marc and will be there until late Wednesday. It should be so much fun, I have never been there- cannot wait!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Last weekend Jamie and I were able to spend the whole weekend outside- it was FABULOUS!!! We went canoeing on Saturday down the Rock Springs Run and then to Wekiwa Springs on Sunday (a cold water spring swimming area). The weather was beautiful and we had a blast!! On Sunday we were lucky enough to borrow a friend of Jamie’s Camera and underwater housing, which allowed for us to take pictures (and video) underwater- so cool!! None of the photos are super great, blow-up and post on your wall but they are really fun! Jamie made a video today while I was editing some photos from a shoot on Saturday (if you want to see that check out my work blog).
Here is the video and if you want click here to see a slideshow of the pictures (if you are looking for something to do). Happy Monday to you, the count down to Spring Break is on!!!!
The Mayflower is a retirement community in Winter Park where Jamie’s Great Aunt lives. We visit whenever we get the chance, which is not as often as we would like. However, she is a night owl, like us, so we can drop by at 10pm or sometimes later and it is not a problem. It is actually pretty funny when we go so late; we generally pass the night guard at the desk and there is no one in the halls.
Tonight, we took Piper with us to visit. The Mayflower allows for dogs to visit the residence, actually they encourage it. I felt kind of like we were sneaking in contraband, especially since it was so late when we went. But it was a great trip- Piper was good and it was nice to visit with Aunt Martha! We were able to walk there, it is about 3 miles round trip from the house, which added a mile to our usual nightly walk but it really didn’t seem much longer at all. Piper was really well behaved while we were there, other than being really nosy. Aunt Martha has a roommate so the curtain that divided the room was drawn and Piper kept wanting to check out what was on the other side. So she kept poking her head under the curtain to check things out. It was a nice addition to our walk this evening, enjoy the pictures.
I was reading another photography blog that I follow today and she posted a link to this article- it is a must see. A man skiing in Veil at the beginning of January had a mishap while riding the chair lift, which ended up in him going up the mountain- pants free. Check out the link, especially the photos, it will really make you think twice about going commando.
Yesterday on our way from the WP Farmers’ Market to Hot Dog Heaven, for our usual Saturday lunch, Jamie and I passed an open house sign- but not just any old open house, a luxury home open house. I was sold (sorry for the bad pun) and told Jamie that we needed to go back after lunch. I will let you in on a little secret, I LOVE to go into open houses! I love to look at peoples houses, see where they have things and plainly just to see what they look like inside. If you don’t already know, I am a people watcher. I love to watch people and try to “figure out” their lives/ stories. So maybe this unique fascination with homes has something to do with that, maybe it’s just another way for me to get to know someone. I don’t really know but either way I love it and I had so much fun.
Jamie loves to play racquetball and is quite competitive while he is playing, shocker I know! I don’t know what side of the family he gets that from- hmm, Vickers. Two days ago I drove out to near his office (off of Kirkman) to see him and Mickey play and to take some pictures. I thought that it might be fun to watch them and to see if I could get some cool “action” shots. Well, as it turns out the lighting stinks there, actually that is an understatement; it was a mixture of florescent and mercury lighting, which makes you either green or purple in pictures- neither of which is all too flattering. Needless to say, I didn’t get many good shots because of the lighting but it was fun. I even stood on the court while they were playing so I could get some shots that weren’t through the glass. I only got hit by the ball 2 or 3 times, although Mickey told me that they would be careful and every time I did he laughed and laughed!
My dear big brother turns the big 3-0 today. I know, WOW, he’s old! Oddly, I am having a difficult time grasping the concept that he is 30; if he is 30 than it means I am getting pretty close to 30 too and I am not sure that I am ready for that (look out Jamie in a couple of years).