Saturday, March 31, 2007


The Tin Man

Kev was the Tin Man in the LHPS third grade production of the Wizard of Oz this week. He was great!

Friday, March 30, 2007


Stress Test

I am not sure exactly how this works, but this is amazingly accurate. The picture below has 2 identical dolphins in it. It was used in a case study on stress levels at the Mayo Clinic and later at Fletcher Medical Center in Burlington. Look at both dolphins jumping out of the water. The dolphins are identical. A closely monitored, scientific study revealed that, in spite of the fact that the dolphins are identical, a person under stress will find many differences between the two dolphins .

The more differences a person finds, the more stress that person is experiencing.

Look at the photograph and if you find more than one or two differences you may need to take a vacation. You are welcome to come visit us in Florida for your vacation.

Just let us know when to pick you up at the airport.

Thursday, March 22, 2007


Save the Date!

Catie's jazz and ballet recital is May 19th! She wants us to buy out the front row, so let us know if you want a ticket. OBS is a little vague on the details, so I'm not sure if she has two recitals or she dances twice in one recital. I'm sure I'll find out eventually. Cate brought home her jazz recital today, and she's pretty happy about it. It's made out of shiny, mylar like material and fits her like a glove. I had to take it away and hide it so she doesn't wear it out before the show.

She'll wear a tutu for the ballet recital, and I'm sure that will also be coming home soon. She has a pretty busy day on Thursday, as she dances from 5-7 pm. That's a pretty long day for a seven year old.

Kev's a pretty busy guy too. On Thursdays he has Boy Scouts, followed by fencing and math tutoring at Kumon. He's been doing a lot of reading lately, and is almost done with the last Harry Potter book. He'll be ready for the new one when it comes out this summer. Tomorrow he has a big test on the multiplication tables, so he's been practicing a lot to get them right. He got all As and one A- on his report card this week.

I've joined a different choir. I decided to leave the Sweet Adelines because I found the Thurday night rehearsals from 7-10 too difficult given all of Kevin and Catie's activities on Thursdays. I'm singing now with the Easter Choir for Unity Church, and really enjoying it. We're a small choir - there are only about 10 of us - and it's a lot more fun. Our Director performs at the Peabody Hotel every Friday and Saturday night, so we may go to hear her play the piano.

Tuesday, March 20, 2007


Morning Crash

A loud KABOOM woke us up this morning around 6 AM. My immediate thought was that someone had crashed into the relatively new pillars to the side of the driveway. Joe started barking and ran for the front door, and Jim followed him to the front door in his underwear and a shirt. It was still pretty dark out, so it was hard to see what happened, but the trashman was sitting on our front steps resting his head in his hands. He had narrowly escaped being crushed by a driver who wasn't paying attention and had plowed into the back of the garbage truck. What a way to start the day. Luckily, no was hurt. The driver of the car was pretty shook up, and the trashman took the rest of the day off.

Monday, March 19, 2007


She's Better

Saturday, March 17, 2007


Before and After

Thursday, March 08, 2007


Getting Ready

We have been working on our house for the past several months getting it ready to sell. The neighborhood is improving, and we figure this is a good time to put the house on the market. Two new homes were built across the street from us in the past 6 months, and they are currently on the market for 1.8 million. Dollars. It's a little hard to believe.

We had new pavers installed about a month ago, which required us to remove all the old concrete around the house, and have it hauled away. Then we had all the trees in the yard trimmed, and the flotsom and jetsom from the hurricanes hauled away. Our yard is definitely looking bigger. The houses across the street had some extra fill they were having hauled away, so we had the workers dump the dirt in our yard to fill in some low spots. For a while we had some lovely mountains of dirt which the dogs liked to sit on and survey the neighborhood. Kev and his friends loved the dirt piles because they could play army and dig bunkers into the dirt. Kev's friend Jared told us we had the coolest yard in Winter Park.

Right now the entire yard is completely dug up with trenches for the irrigation pipes. So far none of the utilities have been cut, which is a good sign. We have a landscaping plan, and it should all look really beautiful in about a week. I can't wait. It has been really hard keeping all the dirt out of the house for the past few months.


This One's for Angelo

Catie wanted her big brother to see what she has been practicing for the Grandparents' Day Program at LHPS next month. She's singing in the show and performing for the Dance Team. The show is a take off on High School Musical.

Monday, March 05, 2007


Catie Ballerina

We just got home from Orlando Ballet. Catie has ballet class tonight for an hour, and then again on Thursday for 2 hours. Tiana and I stayed and watched her class. They are getting ready for their recital on May 19 (only 8 more classes to practice their dance their teacher kept reminding them!) which will be held at a local high school. Catie is really dancing, and it's wonderful to watch. She is the smallest one in the class, and not as advanced as the older girls, but she's doing so well.

Tiana is doing karate every day after school and has her yellow belt. She is very happy to demonstrate the new moves she has learned.

Jim, Alex, Kevin and Sarah went to a Magic game tonight. They have great seats, right near the cheerleaders.
I had a crazy, busy day but at least I started it right with a yoga class. I missed two weeks of classes last week because I've had a bad cold, but I'm getting back into my schedule this week. Tomorrow I'll be back to my Tuesday/Thursday schedule of water aerobics.

Sunday, March 04, 2007


A Day at the Beach

We took a drive over to New Smyrna Beach yesterday to check on our tenants who are there for the month of March. The weather turned cool and cloudy overnight, with temperatures in the 50's. Kevin's friend Jared came with us for the day, and despite the cold day and the colder water they managed to get pretty wet reenacting the D-Day Invasion.

It was even too cold for any tourists to be swimming.

Earlier in the week I accompanied Catie's 1st grade class to Oak Haven Farms in Sorrento to pick strawberries. We picked strawberries for about an hour, ate lunch and had a hayride.

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