Thursday, February 23, 2012

What a different week this is!

Last week we watched this little man while his parents went on a little vacation somewhere sunny!
We took him on walks, to Bass Pro Shop, and to the Stars hockey game.  We also spent a good bit of time watching him run circles around us.  He isn't quite two yet, but he sure can move quickly.  It was great fun practicing being grandparents.

And this week, it's no more of this....
Louise and I are giving up sweets for Lent.  40 Days and counting!

The whole 40 day thing reminded me of when our church back in NC did the Purpose Driven Life study by Rick Warren and I decided that in addition to giving up something...sweets; I would also add in something extra for 40 days.  I am going to spend the next 40 days re-reading The Purpose Driven Life.  It will be interesting to look back at my comments and see what jumps out at me this time around.  Here I go...

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Napa - One of my favorite places.

In January we met some of Steve's Phytel team and their spouses in Napa.  It was a short weekend, but that's not a bad thing when most of the itinerary is wine tastings.  We really enjoyed ourselves and it was nice to enjoy the beautiful weather.  Years ago when we were there in January, it rained every day, so this was really a treat.
Here are a few pictures.

.Napa is such a special place.  I don't think I will ever get tired of going here.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Here's a glimpse...

After meeting up with 6 other college friend couples in Miami, we set sail on Norwegian Sky for a 4 night/3day adventure in the Bahamas.  We saw Freeport, Nassau, and the private island that Norwegian cruise lines owns.  That was our favorite stop as it was the only place that we were not bombarded by "solicitors".  I don't know about you, but I do not need one more beaded necklace, scarf, t-shirt or shells.

We had such a blast with our friends.  We laughed so hard we cried and even hit the dance floor on board a couple of different nights. 

The length of the cruise was just about right for all of us as most of us prefer the "fly by the seat of our pants" type vacation, but so glad we did this at least once.

View from our balcony.

This was just a fellow cruiser that wore white socks instead of sandals.  Hmmmm......