Although I tried my hardest to snap some high-tech firework photos with my fancy SLR camera, I just couldn’t get the settings right to capture the fireworks on the Fourth of July. The show was over by the time I figured it out. Oh well. At least I captured some awesome sparkler shots.
I want to be this woman again.
I want to get over my fear of crashing or falling off my bike and get back on it again this year.
I want to compete in at least one triathlon this summer.
But most importantly, I want to be this fit again. I want these abs back.
Kirsten 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.
I’ve previously mentioned about my slight obsession with manhole covers ever since my husband decided to collect cuff links that resembled city sewer works. While visiting Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park in Downtown Tampa for the Gasparilla Festival of the Arts, my family and I stumbled upon another fancy manhole cover that I hadn’t noticed before.
Every time I see these fire hydrants around town, they remind me of Thing One and Thing Two from The Cat in the Hat.
Whoa. That’s a moon rainbow.
It’s a full on moon rainbow.
Oh my God!
It’s so beautiful.
What does this mean?!
This post was inspired by the Double Rainbow Guy.
I asked Allan not to buy me flowers for Valentine’s Day.
So instead, he bought a pad of flower-shaped sticky notes and left me love notes throughout the house.
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…
in my wallet…
and on my steering wheel.
His lovely creative love notes kept me smiling all day.
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.
With all the races I’ve done in St. Pete, how have I missed these magnificent pelican manhole covers?
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.
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.
Our new pirate recruits quickly caught on that the Gasparilla Parade is all about 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.
Although the girls decided they’d collected enough treasure, the Dads and Grandpa decided they need just a few more beads.
At the end, the girls proudly posed with their new found treasures.
Even Liam licked liked his booty.
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.
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.
Meghan, Allana and Emmalynn loved their sticky, soapy, “snowy” day fun.