Friday, June 24, 2011

Flashback Friday: A Philly Fourth

Fourth of July 2009 was spent in Philadelphia. A group of us decided to celebrate our independence and great country with the Founding Fathers. The weekend was filled with tours of the city and historical sites, food tours (we ate a lot!), singing patriotic songs, fake tattoos, endless game of "Would You Rather...?", watching "17 Again" (two times in a row) in our hotel room, and quality time with the girls I love the most!

Preferred photo pose in front of Independence Hall

City Hall

LOVE these girls!

Patriotic tattoos!

Patriotic medleys performed all over town

Betsy Ross

Monday, June 20, 2011

Happy Father's Day to my dad....the triathlete!

I am so proud of my dad and his positive outlook on life. Over the last few years he has endured some pretty hard health challenges and has never once complained or given up. He has remained optimistic and always strived for the best outcomes. He battled diabetes for years, went to dialysis for over a year, lost the majority of his eyesight, had gastric bypass, suffered an extremely painful back infection and had a kidney transplant. And through it all he remained his same crazy, silly, fun-loving self. Thank you, Dad, for being such a great example of faith and patience. I love you!

To celebrate one year with his new kidney my dad and Uncle Chris participated in a sprint triathlon.

400 meter swim

11.5 mile bike (on a tandem bike)

3 mile run

They are both such great examples to me. Happy Father's Day and Happy 60th Birthday!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Paris, J'adore

A trip to Paris would be magical! My sisters and Mom are all entering this contest in the hopes one of us will win. Wish us bonne chance!

Monday, June 13, 2011

30 going on 13

The cake.....

The presents (thank you to my very generous friends)....

The Ladies.....

Thank you all for a FABULOUS birthday! I had a great time celebrating 30 years of life with some of my favorite people.