Friday, January 7, 2011

The rest of the house pictures...

1000 sq. ft. rec room.

Laundry room wall cling.

Master bathroom.

6 ft. long tub. I might drown! I'm only 5'2"

Master bedroom with trey ceiling.


Back deck off eat-in kitchen and master bedroom.

Front of house. Overlooks 2 acres.

Back of the house. (duh.)

We are also buying the lot next door, as shown in this picture. Good thing we love to mow the lawn.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Our new home. Love it.

I love the textured hardwood bamboo floors.

One of the kids sinks in the Jack and Jill bathroom.

Family Room leading into Eat in Kitchen.

Current Formal Dining room to be turned into reading room/ library.

Opposite side of same room as above.

View of kitchen from eating area.

Playroom off the thousand square foot rec. room in the walkout basement.

Exercise room...treadmil to be added later...

Walking downstairs

Next five are different angles of the kitchen.

The front door.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Cruise to the Greek islands.

Here are some more pictures from yesterday on the islands.
I'll start with a "woo-woo" for Ben. (Although I've been gone so long, he can probably say "Ambulance" now.

Pritta on the boat last night. Cute hat!

Seagulls flying near our boat as the sun was setting.

Mom and Dad on the boat.

Fishing nets on the island of Poros, the second island we stopped at.

This was just a cool piece of glass that Capritta, our new friends Ashley and Amanda (sisters from New York), and I sat in front of.

Then we got creative cause we had fifteen more minutes until the ship left the port so we were killing time.

Here we are on the boat. I was writing in my journal at the time.

One Day Cruise in Athens, Greece.

These first pictures are from our day (yesterday) in Athens. We decided to do a one day cruise. It was beautiful.
This first picture is of the island called Hydra. My favorite, where we jumped off the rocks into the blue water and swam.

Swimming picture. It doesn't look real, right?

I was trying to make friends with a donkey... and not get tan lines.

Here's the water close up. Crystal clear.

We also got to see dolphins jumping and playing in the water.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Here and there in Italy and Greece.

A castle in Assisi, Italy.

The Parthenon at the Acropolis in Athens, Greece.

Me and Pritta in front of the Parthenon.

Me running a lap in the first ever Olympic Stadium in Olympia, Greece!!

Taking pictures of the water in Delphi, Greece.

On our boat in Capri, Italy, just before jumping into the Mediterranean Sea.

"The girls" in Delphi, Greece, with our waiter after lunch. First time I had REAL Gyros! So good!!!

Capri, Italy, where we swam.

Monday, June 21, 2010

The Vatican, the Sistine Chapel and the Colosseum

The first three are of the Colosseum. There aren't words to describe how huge it is. Amazing.

An angel in the Basilica of St. Peter.

A mumified Pope. weird.

Dad had to cover his knees with a scarf because you couldn't show your knees or your shoulders.

All of us outside the Vatican.

Inside the Vatican, walking to the Chapel.

The courtyard at the Vatican. The ball is complete bronze.

The front of the Vatican, where the Pope is seen from the balcony on tv.

What a day!!! We started out at the Vatican and the Sistine Chapel where we saw Michaelangelo's work on the front wall and ceiling of the Chapel from the Renaissance. It was breathtaking. So many things to look at...everywhere you look is a work of art. We saw the place where the Pope waves from when we see him on tv! We also went to the Basilica of St. Peter, where his tomb is. There, we walked through and saw where some of the previous Pope's have been either placed in tombs, mumified, or enshrined. We learned about mosaics and saw the art done with extremely tiny pieces of tile. The Vatican was so crowded (it gets 26-27,000 visitors every day!) Then we traveled to the Colosseum, where the Gladiators used to battle animals in front of thousands of spectators. They told us that the sand on the ground would be covered with blood and at the end of the battle each gladiator still alive would go to the emporer and the emporer would give either a thumbs up or a thumbs down. (Up meant they put on a good fight and they got to live.....thumbs down meant death.) After the morning excursions, we went back to the hotel and slept for 3 hours. We love our tour guide. He makes my dad laugh a lot. Hope you enjoyed some of the pictures from the morning excursion into Rome.