Sunday, January 28, 2007

We'll Take It!

This January has been an encouraging time for John and I. We feared that spending time in Colorado would lead to disappointment as we headed home for Florida. But it hasn't, we have been able to embrace it as home I think for the first time (at least for me) It has been nice to enjoy the warm weather and the rainstorms at night. We spent a short afternoon at a lake nearby and canoed and volleyballed with some students last weekend. We are even so bold to entertain the idea of staying in the same apartment that made me cry the first time I saw it. But now it is home and we love our little abode! It may be in the ghetto, it may get no sunlight at all and our bedroom window may be above a parking lot that inhabits drunk and loud college students on random nights . . . but home it is. come see it!

Thursday, January 11, 2007


Final score: 41 to 14 . . .
the losing teams Heisman winning quarterback had the worst game of his career . . .
a dome filled with 14,ooo fans watching on big screens in Gainesville . . .
University Ave in Gainesville packed for miles with fans age 2 to 70.
Less than clothed men and women running around in pure delight.
People climbing trees, light poles and each other in the streets and
almost walking home at 3am because buses stopped running . . .
that my friends is what it feels like to win the BCS National Championship! We are proud to be Florida Gators.

Friday, January 05, 2007

The Holidays in Colorado

John and I just returned to Florida after a month long trip to the home land. We loved every minute of our stay in Colorado. The snow was enough to last us for another year. Our time was filled with a conference in the springs, family, friends, eating food we don't get in Florida, playing card games, sledding, and shopping. I was lucky enough to even spend my 22nd birthday with my family. Most of my pics are from that festivity . . . I did a poor job documenting the rest of the trip . . . so . . .
My family was kind enough to hire entertainment for my birthday . . . I was just thinking it is a shame when you are too old for a couple of good clowns at your bash. My aunt and uncle I am sure are loving this exposure.
The crew who joined me at my favorite mexican restaurant.

The ones who manufactured me and created my day of celebration. Thanks Mom and Dad.

John took me out to the Broker Restaurant in Denver on my actual birthday. My succulent alaskan king crab legs were delicious and larger than my head. Thats how you know it is good seafood my friends.

And finally a little bit of my women . . . I miss having so many amazing women to share life with. I am still on the hunt for life-giving, long-lasting, forever friends friends in Florida. But I still have a special place in my heart for the women who bless me from so far away. Thanks for the encouragement you are.
John and I would like to thank the Hofmann's for being the amazing hosts that they are, their home was a delight. Thanks Mama Teten for creating a beautiful time for us in the springs, and thanks Mama Straight for taking such good care of us while we were home. We are looking forward to two-double-o-seven and all of the good things we have to look forward to.