Saturday, June 20, 2009

Florida Vacation

We have returned from Florida, all having had a wonderful week, particularly the girls. There were lots to see and do in Fort Myers, with the beautiful Islands of Sanibel and Captiva close. In the end, however, the pool by our condo was a clear winner…every day. We spent 3-4 hours each day basking away in the pool, it was a hands down favourite.

We did manage a few day trips, most notably a trip to Fort Myers beach, picking shells on the beaches of Sanibel Island, a walk in the local nature reserve and more. In truth it was probably a little too hot to do much other than swimming, each day was in the mid 90’s.

The girls were extremely well behaved (most of the time), they ate well, slept well, were generally in good humor which made it easy on us. It was very relaxing and we’d love to go back.

I have taken a few photos and posted them to our web album here.


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Sunday, June 14, 2009

Arrived Safely in Florida

I brought my computer with me this week (for a necessary reason that I may be able to disclose in a week or so) so I'll be able to give a short running commentary on how our week on the beach is going. Sorry no pictures though, not able to get them onto my work laptop.

Arrived safely yesterday, the girls did great on the flight (how long does it take to fly to Florida from Indy? - exactly the length of the movie "Little Mermaid II).

We are in this beautiful and pretty big condo, which looks out across the gulf of Mexico. There is a white sandy beach literally 2 mins walk and a swimming pool between us and there.

Managed to go shopping yesterday, we are going to self cater for the most part. This morning, with the girls ready to go at 7.00am (no room for hangovers) we were on the beach and in the sea by 8.30am. Roll forward to 11.30am having transitioned to the pool, the girls were exhausted. They are now both in bed for naps...hence my chance to read the papers and do this. Lynne has stowed away with a book and popcorn.

That's it for now....later

Friday, June 12, 2009

Happy Birthday!!

Short post to wish Clive (my youngest brother) a very Happy Birthday tomorrow (June 13th). Enjoy the day brother, not often it falls on a Saturday!!

We are all off to Fort Myers Florida tomorrow morning so there will be no updates for at least a week. I have just finished packing...swim stuff, shorts and t-shirts...Enjoy the week everybody, we'll be on the beach!!

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Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Did You Know?

I don't normally veer off family updates and similar items but I happened across this interesting video clip today. Made me think a little (no comments please). I was stunned to recognize how quickly the world of technology and other technical developments are moving along and that's from somebody who is clearly not up to date with all the latest developments. I do have a Facebook and MySpace page, I have blogged since 2005, I have a twitter account but have not yet embraced it, tried Google Chrome and many other items....and yet I feel like we are on a roller coaster. How long can I keep up interest in these developments and what happens if I throw my hands in the air and say no more?

Then there is geopolitical, educational, workforce, medical and many other developments. We truly are living in exponential times...what does it all mean?

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Were Going to Have Another Baby!!

Yes yes...we must be mad but nothing we can do about it now. We are all very excited here in West Lafayette with the news that we will be having another baby, due the first week of December (hopefully not on my birthday :)).

Lynne is feeling well now, after a very tired and nauseous first trimester. Her energy levels are much better at this point and the nausea has subsided (mostly).

We obviously still don't know the sex but will be eager to see if we can get a sneak preview.

Anyhow that's our news...enough for one day I'd say. I trust everyone's week is going well.

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