Friday, June 4

Big dreams

The blog will be silent for a few weeks, while me and my family are off on vacation, trying to reconnect with each other. It's been a hard few months around our house, lots going on and not alot of connecting happening. Nothing that a few weeks of complete and utter togetherness can't fix, right?

We are going to visit the Florida Keys and, hopefully, see some pristine beauty. I've been trying to track the oil migration, and so far things sound fine where we're headed. But you just never know, and frankly, either way it will be an experience for me.

I tend to find myself in strange, coincidental situations on vacation. On my honeymoon, while driving the Road to Hana, we encountered a lady climbing up from under a bridge (and a steep hill) in complete hysterics about her friend falling down the waterfall. Her body was later found in the ocean a few miles down the beach. I've been visiting my parents in Maryland for the hurricane (I can't remember which one now), and for the sniper (now that made for interesting choices on where to go visit!) And now we're headed near the scene of the biggest environmental disaster in America's history. Either way, I figure we're in for some interesting conversations!

So, we'll bring back some photos. I hope they will not be photos of what the Keys "used" to look like!

For now, I'll just leave you with a photo of my precious daughter graduating from Kindergarten today. A few tears were shed, but I know I cry at everything, so why not at your daughter's graduation?


  1. Hey Jen, I was cleaning out my "favorites" and realized I had your (old) blog in the middle of some other stuff and so I've added your new site so I can keep up! I have to admit, I find this blog easier to navigate! Hope you had a great time on vacation. See you at the Merc!

  2. Congrats on Kinder graduation! Such a cutie! That was one of my favorite occasions for both of my kids. Little Man just had his 5th grade promotion ceremony - middle school here we come...can it be? SO fast.
    He and his buddy were in the back row of the risers, and during the ceremony, at opportune times, they executed full, slow, synchronized spins, with no notice by the teachers or principal. I have to admit, it was hilarious. After awhile, audience members started noticing and's the smart ones ya gotta watch!
    Enjoy the vacay with the fam. They're always adventures, and always good memories for the kids, no matter what happens. Rest, relax and recharge!