I call this one Godzilla (for you Kelly and Conner)! These pups are quite large and scary looking!
Over on the island of St. John we saw all these Kayak's ready and waiting for people to hop and and enjoy the ride......
Here is the beach area right outside our hotel door. I love the bright yellow umbrellas don't you?My sandy toes...............
My hubby and daughter walking through the hotel area and beautiful bougainvillea flowers.
The hubs, Madeline and her hubby Peter on the ferry headed over to St. John's island.I tried to frame the water hitting the rocks below with the palm tree branches. This was the sunset at the end of the day...
Here we all are... standing on a small beach in St. Thomas looking out to St. John's Island.
The kayaking was awesome! Although....... my daughter Emily and I did have a little trouble steering our kayak and we ended up crashing into the other kayakers plus we also crashed into the bushes (or should I say the mangroves). Our guide taught us much about the mangroves and why they are so important ecologically and also why they are important to their economy. The mangroves are large rooted plants that help protect the shoreline and boats from Hurricaines. They also help protect new baby fish and in fact they call it a nursery for them. At the end of our tour our guide told us that we burned something like 700 calories!! Yeah for us!! After we kayaked to a small beach area we then donned on our snorkeling gear and began to look for amazing things in the water. Emily was a bit freaked out by having fish swimming so close to her in the water but finally overcame her fears and enjoyed the whole experience. It was a great day!
Here is a picture of a baracuda that we saw!
Sea Urchin that felt really prickly in your hand.Gigantic school of yellow striped fish!
the youngest half of the Style Sisters... Tiffany
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Ta Ta For Now......I must get busy making my friends parents 50th wedding anniversary video it is going to turn out great! http://www.capturelivevideos.com/ is my little side business. Take a peek sometime.
Look at this black and white kitchen....I love the stripes and big check patterned fabric. I really like the glass cupboard doors on some of the top cupboards. The built in bench seating is just so adorable. It looks so inviting. I want to be there right now having a lovely breakfast...or lunch...or dinner...or even just a snack. :) (photo from internet I don't remember where)
This is probably one of my favorite kitchens....I call it Sweet Potatoes because of the sign in the background. I love the butcher block counter tops, the warm golden wood floors, the little "leg" styling of the cupboards touching the floor, the glass cupboard doors and the simple black knobs. OH yeah and the cute chalkboard sitting on the counter. This just says come on in everyone and let's have a meal. Doesn't it? (Photo from country living July 2002)
Okay now this is another one I love...It just says warm and cozy doesn't it. Again another chalkboard in the kitchen (hanging in the back from a ribbon), glass doors, old fashioned knobs, wood floors and ivy topiaries. (photo from Remodeling Ideas Dec/Jan 2004)
Not only does she love to garden but she also just has a way of making her little oasis in the desert come alive for any and all who come to visit. It seems like every other month or so there is a wedding reception held in her yard or some other garden gathering or many a family member and their families coming to stay for a visit.
Mom makes sure there is always plenty of homemade delicious food to eat, she makes her own jams and jellies from the fruit trees in her yard and cooks with all her amazing herbs that she grows in her herb garden. She always has a plethora of homemade chocolate chip or apricot scones to eat for a delicious breakfast and homemade cookies, pies or cakes too. Mom creates a feasts for the eyes every time she sets the table to sit down and eat. Yes she is our own "Martha Stewart" but actually she has been Martha even before Martha existed!
Just look at the "Play house" and the big white bird cage with Ivy growing all around it. I don't know if you can see in the background of the photo but those two trees are fruit trees. One is an apricot tree and the other is a pear tree.
All the kids and grand kids love to go to Mom and Carl's house because there is always fun to be had. We play all kinds of fun games out in the yard like boccie ball, ping pong tournaments, squirt gun fights, Zip Bong, Dippity Dippity Dip (these two games are hysterical by the way). All the boys play football or baseball or even hit golf balls out there in the back. But the best part is just being together hanging out with the whole family!