Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Coffee Shoppe and some Lip-Syncing



Recently, the majority of the fam stole a weekend away to the Dizzyworld area of Florida....just to take a break from "normal" life and sit back and relax for a bit.  (We missed you so much, RaeandJoseph!)
One of the more enjoyable evenings while we were there was just hanging at World of Coffee and ice cream shoppe. ....

which also had tea.....why did I not buy this sign!?!...




Our coffee and ice cream cone maker, Mr. Congenial...


To indulge or not to indulge... that is the question...






No text messaging here...


A whole lotta sharing going on...



Is she not a little elf !?!....



High school sweetheart...both with sweet hearts....






And somehow, during this hang-out session, the conversation took a turn to competition (are you surprised??)...lip-sync competition to be exact.  And in between the walk from the coffee shop....

Sidenote:  this sign is totally incorrect!  This pic is a depiction of the
right way!...

I think Christa agrees...


...and back to the condo with just enough time for the kids to get in their jammies, songs were decided and moves were practiced...and here, for the sake of posterity, are the amateur videos of the entertaining acts....

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Somehow, Mish and Charlie turned into Part I and II...

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And in true competition form, we were going to decide a winner,
 but in this case we all agreed...
everyone came in First Place!

p.s.  
notice I didn't partake...
I had all my moves down for a 
Proud Mary rendition,
but I had left my Tina Turner wig at home...oh well...
maybe next time!







Saturday, December 5, 2015

The Holidays Have Begun

 The menu was planned and divided up as to who was making what, names were drawn for the gift exchange, schedules synchronized (who can be where when), St. Augustine has been lit-up, the Holly Jolly Holiday Trolley is making its rounds, and our excitement continues to grow.  The holiday season has officially started! 

 Which made me look up the definition of holiday..."a day...on which ordinary business is suspended..."  In light of this paraphrased definition, I think everyday should be a holiday. 
SUSPEND ORDINARY!
Let each day have a smidgen of extra-ordinary in it!  Find it, create it!

 However, on the flip side of that extra-ordinary coin, right now I want to bask in the ordinary. The simple parts of the days of my life that bring pleasure, satisfaction, joy.  With Thanksgiving now history and Christmas just around the corner, I want to remember to take note of small events of each day that total up to a great big whole.  A whole lotta love!  Such as...

 Smiles...


 Nature...






 Architecture...






 Forever Friends...


 Ice Cream Shoppes...


 Triceratops...


 Projects...


 All things Gator...





 Birthdays...


 Family and Friends...


...just to name a few!

 So as we approach the date of the most celebrated birthday ever, remember to hone in on all of the ordinary events in your life.  Don't let them pass by unnoticed.  Because as you reflect back on them, you'll realize the the ordinary is in reality extraordinary!


And at this moment the ordinary has been suspended as the SEC championship game is on.
GO GATORS!
in light of the above definition...
Happy Holiday!