Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Time at home.

I've been at home in Woodstock, IL this summer - working with my dad at his company and spending time with my family before I move to Gainesville, FL. I can't believe that I move one month from today! It seems as if it happened very suddenly. I am going to back to Muncie next week to pack/see people, and I will be back the last week of July as well.

I have really enjoyed spending time with my family - especially since I won't be seeing much of them when I move. Well, I'll see Cat A LOT since we're living together and I'll probably see my brother Jeff some, too. I am going to miss my family so much! My adorable nieces are just so precious to me and I am so sad that I will be missing so much of their young lives. If all goes according to plan, I'll be back relatively close in 3 years. Something to look forward to!

Enjoy the photos!

Little Slugger

Little Bug

Hot Wheels

Sammy! I love that we were holding hands for this photo! Giggles!

This pretty much sums of the shenanigans... Marie, Debbie and Curtis

Babysitting Bella - she woke up @ 4:30am and wouldn't go back to sleep. Until she was snuggled in bed with me. Yes, it was early, but I wouldn't trade those precious hours for anything. Anything.

Warming up in the baby pool before going for a real swim!

Bella is all sunblocked up and ready to go.



Currently reading: The Shack

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Florida visit pt 1

I went to Florida on June 1st. I was going to stay with my brother, who I hadn't seen in over three years, and to visit the University of Florida. Finding a place to live in Gainesville was also on my list. Thankfully, I was able to find a nice townhouse for my sister and I - it only took 6.5 hrs!!! So glad to have it taken care of. :) Here are some photos:

When I arrived in St. Augustine Jeff took me to a great lunch on the beach-

Later, we climbed this lighthouse-

This is a view from the top of the lighthouse-

Aw! Big bro and little sis together again-

He's just a big kid (and I bet I'll pay for this)!-

Ew! Big shrimp-

We chased down this brush fire-

As we got closer, the fire got worse-

This is my building at UF for the next 3 to 4 years: Turlington Hall-


Florida Visit pt 2

On Friday, Jeff took me to the St. Augustine Alligator Farm - there were lots of alligators, crocodiles, birds, small animals, etc etc etc. It was neat!

An albino alligator-

A very fat alligator; they don't get much exercise on the farm-

Black swans at the Alligator Farm-

The Alligator Farm is a nesting ground for hundreds of native birds, there is nothing keeping these birds here-

Finally had time to spend on the beach Friday afternoon-

My brother's dog Dexter is pretty cute-

The Castillo de San Marcos at night - the first line of defense for St. Augustine-

Saturday morning we took the ferry to Ft. Matanzas-

We went and saw a canon firing at the Castillo de San Marcos-