Sunday, July 27, 2008

If you live in St Louis and want to have a great photographer take great pictures of your family, you NEED to meet Michelle Ross. She owns Under Grace Photo and is incredible.
Here are a few snaps from Grand Cayman. We stayed at the Ritz and it lived up to the name. Even when Tropical Storm Dolly was keeping most in, it was fun. Of course my philosophy is that you are wet at the beach rain or shine. Benny and I had a blast at the beach and hottub when the storm was passing us by.

Having the Iguana Man come to a dinner party was a hit with the kids. We had a great time hanging out at the pool and the beach. We have water-loving babies. It was nice to reconnect with the Espy's and Prince's from CO and WY. Benny especially loved Brooklyn and Delaney Prince. We had an unexpected day in Miami on the way back and really enjoyed sight seeing.

We do our fair share of travelling, but there is no feeling like hitting the tarmac and driving back home.

I'll be posting more pictures, etc... For now there is laundry to do, and lot's of it!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Grand Cayman

If St Louis Grandpa can have his 70, Benny certainly can have his 3 things to do. First on the list is to pet the stingrays at Stingray City. This is where we were yesterday.

Saturday, July 05, 2008

Ten years ago, I believe we spent July 4th outside of Buena Vista, CO. Five years ago, we spent it in Highlands Ranch, CO, marveling the Denver fireworks. One year ago, we spent it in Ballwin...reliving the "boom boom fireworks" many nights over and over, thanks to Benny's obsession with not liking fireworks. Each of those nights are special in our memories. The same with this 4th. We spent it with friends old and new...even with friends from Romania. We really enjoyed catching with the Leopolds, chatting about the old days in CO, and loved spending time with the Martins. Highlights of this year include watching the kids chase rabbits through 3 yards, playing washers (man of the house is still undefeated), helping the kids catch fireflys, eating great food, watching the stellar fireworks put on by Kirkwood, and being able to eat outside with virtually no oppressive heat, bugs and humidity. We lit a cintronella candle, but I also sprayed (what I though was) very copious amounts of mosquito spray. Still not mastering the small things in life, I accidentally grabbed the ant and roach spray. Oh, it stunk...but hey, no critters of any kind after that. Ain't life great!