Sunday, October 23, 2011

Guess what we got to do this weekend!

That's right, we got to go on a tour of a real live submarine!
Corey has a cousin that is in the navy, he is a Submariner. His boat was here in Annapolis this weekend. So he called to see if we wanted to come out and take a tour.
It was so cool!

This is the boat that took us out to the Sub.

Ry really loved the boat ride.

As we approached, this is one of the gun ships patrolling around the Sub.
There it was, our first view.

Ry and Corey's Cousin
Going down below...
This is the only picture we took inside, state secrets and all.

Ry after the tour, he loved it.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Palmer Lake

Here are some pictures of our time at Palmer Lake with The Grimmers and Ju & her boys.

What a beautiful view from the the deck!

So peaceful
Sweet Lucy, such a smart puppy!
Ry loved playing in the water, the lake was perfect!



I only have pictures of Kar skiing, but you should have seen her on the wake board. She was catching air!

Mark was having fun even if you can't tell by this picture.
Oli did it!
Millie, the water skiing pro! She was so fun to watch.
These three boys had alot fun playing together.


Oh yeah, I can ski! I was pretty proud of myself.
I know it's blurry, but I even got up on the wake board.
It was a really great time. I can't thank the Grimmers enough for letting us join them! And Julie for talking me into it.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Rocket Launch

video

I discovered shortly after we arrived in Florida that the Rocket Launch I was so anxious to see was scheduled at 3 am. My plan of being at Kennedy Space Center for the launch was not going to work as they are closed at 3 am. But, it did mean we would see a night launch if we could get up for it.
First it was schedule for early Wednesday morning. I set my alarm and when it went off we all got up. Ryan was especially excited, talking non-stop as only Ryan can. We went out to the beach and waited, there was a German guy out there waiting too. We waited until it was outside the launch window, and then went back to bed. The next morning they said on the news it had been postponed (mechanical issue). It was re-scheduled for the next night.
Again I set my alarm and we went to bed. Corey and I woke up at about 1 am due to a pretty bad storm. I check the website and it had been scrubbed due to weather. It was rescheduled for Friday night, which would be our last chance since we were leaving Saturday morning. That next morning when Ryan woke up he came straight to my bedside very upset I hadn't gotten him up for the launch. It took Corey and I both to convince him it hadn't gone up yet.

Finally on Friday night, Saturday morning, we got up and went down to the beach. This time there were alot of people on the beach so I felt pretty confident. We didn't have to wait very long. The whole horizon around the launch site lit up so bright. It was amazing!
I realize the video is probably kind of lame watching a light in the dark, I just like listening to Ryan's chatter.


Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Meet Stripes...

Ryan finally got his fish....
Ry was having trouble sleeping at night and staying in his bed. So we made a deal about getting this fish, that involved him doing better about sleeping in his bed. He finally met his end of the bargan and got his reward. We went to the pet store last night and he picked him out. Ry is very excited. (Of course, right on cue he woke me up last night, but he did stay in his bed and went back to sleep fairly easy)