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Keep Calm and Rock On for Epilepsy

purpleday Keep Calm and Rock On for EpilepsyKirsten of Gone Bananas is a Chick Gone Purple for Epilepsy Awareness and she is asking others to support this cause by posting a purple themed photo.  Link up your purple picture post at Gone Bananas and you’ll be automatically entered in her Passionate Purple Day Giveaway.

 

The “rules” as stated on Gone Bananas

The only rule is to be creative!

You can take pictures of your family decked out in purple, purple jam, kids painting with purple, flowers, balloons, etc.  The more creative the better!

The competition will run until March 28th, which is when Meg will pick a winner and we will send them a purple prize!

 

To show my love and support for Kirsten and Meghan, I’ll be a Chick Gone Purple for Epilepsy Awareness over the next two Wordless Wednesdays with purple themed photos.

 

I encourage you to keep calm and rock on do the same.

 

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 Keep Calm and Rock On for Epilepsy

Love Notes

I asked Allan not to buy me flowers for Valentine’s Day.

 

 Love Notes

 

So instead, he bought a pad of flower-shaped sticky notes and left me love notes throughout the house.

 

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 Love Notes

 

 Love Notes

 

 Love Notes

 

As I made my way through the rooms, my smile grew with each step. But the surprises didn’t stop there.  Love notes leapt out at me all day from inside the cupboards and the pantries…

 

 Love Notes

 

in my wallet…

 

 Love Notes

 

and on my steering wheel.

 

 Love Notes

 

His lovely creative love notes kept me smiling all day.

 

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Magnificent Manhole Covers

Allan and I have a rather unusual obsession with manhole covers. Tampa has some unique ones, but St. Petersburg does as well. While strolling along sidewalk with my sister a few weeks ago, I spotted the St. Petersburg sewer system for the first time and of course, I had to stop and take a photo and embarrass my sister.

 

 Magnificent Manhole Covers

 

With all the races I’ve done in St. Pete, how have I missed these magnificent pelican manhole covers?

 

 Magnificent Manhole Covers

Bring on the Beads!

Last Saturday, our scurvy crew loaded into The Black Pearl for a voyage to beautiful Bayshore Blvd, Tampa for the Gasparilla Children’s Parade.  For Grandma Elizabeth, Papa Rusch, Uncle Erich and Cousin Meghan, this would be their maiden voyage as they had never experienced a Gasparilla Parade before.

 

 Bring on the Beads!

 

The parade forecast was freezing by Florida standards, therefore, warm winter coats covered all our pirate apparel, but Meghan’s hook and dress were still visible.

 

 Bring on the Beads!

 

 Bring on the Beads!

 

Our new pirate recruits quickly caught on that the Gasparilla Parade is all about the beads.

 

 Bring on the Beads!

 

 Bring on the Beads!

 

Grandpa Rusch and Allana tucked in close to the railing, however, Emmalynn and Meghan had an unfair advantage sitting on their Daddy’s shoulders.  Even Grandma and Liam tried their hand at catching a few beads.

 

 Bring on the Beads!

 

 

Although the girls decided they’d collected enough treasure, the Dads and Grandpa decided they need just a few more beads.

 

 Bring on the Beads!

 

At the end, the girls proudly posed with their new found treasures.

 

 Bring on the Beads!

 

 Bring on the Beads!

 

 Bring on the Beads!

 

Even Liam licked liked his booty.

 

 Bring on the Beads!

 

Argggg!

 

 Bring on the Beads!

 

 Bring on the Beads!

Florida Snowmen

Since it rarely ever snows in Florida, we usually make our snowmen out of sand. But over winter break, Auntie Kirsten and Meghan taught the girls and me how to build snowmen out of Ivory soap, toilet paper and a little warm water.

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And as if that wasn’t messy enough, the girls made edible snowmen out of marshmallows, pretzel sticks, orange Tic Tacs, black decorating gel and jelly beans.  A little icing between each marshmallow glued the snowman’s body together.

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Meghan, Allana and Emmalynn loved their sticky, soapy, “snowy” day fun.

 Florida Snowmen

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